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Frequently Asked Questions

Centennial Farm

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 during the school tours season are Monday-Friday 1 p.m.-4 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit the Centennial Farm page for current hours.

I have questions about tours at the Centennial Farm.
Please email centennialfarm@ocfair.com or visit the Centennial Farm page.

Can I rent straw bales from the Centennial Farm?
Yes, we have straw bales for rent. Click here for more information.


Events at the OC Fair & Event Center

Is smoking allowed?
Smoking is not permitted on the OC Fair & Event Center property, including in and around the Pacific Amphitheatre (seating, concourse, walkways, etc).

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 rates are $8 for most events outside the annual OC Fair. Check the Events Calendar for a specific event’s parking fee. Visit the OC Fair page for parking rates during the summer Fair.

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.

I lost something while on your property, who can I contact?
The Safety & Security Department handles Lost & Found and can be contact at (714) 708-1588.

For items lost at the weekend Orange County Market Place, please contact them directly at (949) 723-6660.

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 open limited days & hours and is located at 100 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626.

Do you offer camping space?
The OC Fair & Event Center features a campground that can be rented per space or as a whole. Visit the Area Lodging & Camping page for more details.

How can I sell food or promote my company at the weekly Food Truck Fare?
To sell food at the weekly Food Truck Fare you must have an actual food truck that is licensed to operate in Orange County. To be considered, please send your information including company website link, Twitter/Facebook link(s) and menus and/or photos of your food truck in an email to rwachner@ocfair.com.

To promote your company or products at the weekly Food Truck Fare, please send your company information and what you plan to promote in an email to rwachner@ocfair.com. Please know due to health department regulations we do not allow sampling.

Can I rent the Millennium Barn for my wedding or next event?
Yes, the Millennium Barn, along with several other buildings, is rentable for private events. Visit the Book An Event page for more details and to fill out a request form.

How do I get a booth at the Orange County Market Place?
For information regarding the Orange County Market Place, 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 and select weekends throughout the year.

I'm visiting from out of town, could you recommend a hotel?
For a list of our preferred hotel partners, click here.


The OC Fair

When is the Pacific Amphitheatre Box Office open?
Box Office is open only when tickets for the OC Fair go on sale.

Are posters/signs for events inside the OC Fair are allowed?
Posters/signs for events inside the OC Fair are allowed. They may not be mounted on a stick or pole and the maximum size is 28”W by 22”H. Any guests with signs that obstruct a view may be asked to put it away for the duration of the event.

Is smoking allowed?
By state law and in the interest of public health, smoking shall not be permitted in or within 20 feet of any State of California building, including the Santa Ana Pavilion area, OC Promenade area, Centennial Farm, Pacific Amphitheatre seating area, and Arena grandstand and bleacher seating areas. This policy includes the use of electronic cigarettes, vaporizers and oil/wax pens.

During OCFEC-produced events (i.e. OC Fair, Imaginology) smoking and the use of electronic cigarettes, vaporizers and oil/wax pens will be limited to areas designated by the Association.

Year-round event promoters may adopt more restrictive policies at their discretion, and with the prior approval of the Association.

Are pets allowed inside the OC Fair?
With the exception of guide, signal or service dogs, animals are not allowed on the property.

Is there a parking fee for the OC Fair?
General Parking Passenger Cars: $10
General Parking Buses and Limos: $20
Pacific Amphitheatre VIP: $30

I lost something at the Fair, who can I contact?
The Safety & Security Department handles Lost & Found and can be contact at (714) 708-1588.

I'm visiting from out of town, could you recommend a hotel?
For a list of our preferred hotel partners, click here.

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 commenter@ocfair.com.

If you are part of an organized local performance group or school interested in performing for free, contact commenter@ocfair.com.


The OC Fair & Event Center

Is there 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 Imaginology, 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.

How do I learn more 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 Rd. 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 cpra@ocfair.com.

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.

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