Frequently Asked Questions
How can I get more information about events at the OC Fair & Event Center?
For more information regarding particular events being hosted at the OC Fair & Event Center, please contact the event organizer listed with that event on ocfair.com.
Contact information including phone number and website are listed with the event on the Events Calendar.
Is there a parking fee for events at the OC Fair & Event Center?
parking for the majority of events at OCFEC is $5 for general parking and $8 for preferred, unless otherwise noted.
Are pets allowed inside the OC Fair & Event Center?
With the exception of guide, signal or service dogs, animals are not allowed on the property.
Can I purchase tickets at the box office?
Admission for select events at OC Fair & Event Center are available at all Ticketmaster locations, online at www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at (800) 745-3000 or at the OC Fair Box Office at the pacific Amphitheatre.
The OC Fair Box Office at the pacific Amphitheatre is located at 100 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626.
OC Fair New Year's Eve Block party (Sat., Dec. 31, 2011): Starting Dec. 2, the Box Office will be open special hours for purchases of admission and parking: Wednesday 3-9 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
I'm visiting from out of town, could you recommend a hotel?
For a list of our preferred hotel partners, click here.
How do I get a booth at the Orange County Market place?
For information regarding the Orange County Markeplace,
contact Tel phil Enterprises at (949) 723-6660 or visit www.ocmarketplace.com.
The Orange County Market place is open from 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday, except for five weekends during the OC Fair in July/August.
What commercial and concessionaire opportunities are available for the annual OC Fair?
For current information regarding commercial opportunities at the OC Fair, click here.
What sponsorship opportunities are available for the annual OC Fair?
For sponsorship information at the OC Fair, click here.
What opportunities are available to perform at the annual OC Fair?
Most of the Fair's paid entertainment is booked through the Entertainment Department. They can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are part of an organized local performance group or school interested in performing for free, contact email@example.com. The online application to be considered as a Fair performance is available here.
What about year-round children's programming at the OC Fair & Event Center?
There are many events and shows held throughout the year that are perfect for children and adults. In addition to the annual Fair, the OC Fair & Event Center also hosts the annual Youth Expo, an educational expo that gives Orange County students the opportunity to participate and be recognized for their talents and efforts. Another on-site attraction is Centennial Farm, a 4-acre working farm open to the public all year featuring livestock and gardens.
Is there an admission fee to visit Centennial Farm?
Centennial Farm is free and open the the public seven days a week, unless otherwise noted. public hours are Monday-Friday
1 p.m.-4 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
What about job opportunities at the OC Fair & Event Center?
Most of our hiring is done in preparation for the annual OC Fair. The OC Fair & Event Center actively recruits seasonal part-time employees in the Spring.
Check out our employment page for more information.
Where is the OC Fair & Event Center?
Located in Costa Mesa, California, near the junction of the 55 freeway, the 405 freeway and 73 toll road between Newport Blvd and Fairview on Fair
Dr. Click here for maps and directions.
How can I submit a public records request?
Requests for public records can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who owns the OC Fair & Event Center?
The 32nd District Agricultural Association, doing business as the OC Fair & Event Center, is a state entity within the Division of Fairs and Expositions, California Department of Food and Agriculture.