OC Fair 2018 Discounts & Deals!

Posted Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

 

The OC Fair is in town—you probably already knew that. But! Do you know how to get the most bang for your buck? We’ve rounded up all the deals you’ll ever need to make your trip to the county fair a memorable and inexpensive one.

 


Regular Single-Day Admission Prices

Wednesday-Friday:
General (13-59) – $12
Senior (60+) – $7
Youth (6-12) – $7
Children 5 and younger are free

 

Saturday-Sunday:
General (13–59) – $14
Senior (60+) – $7
Youth (6–12) – $7
Children 5 and younger are free

 

Parking
General Passenger Car – $10
General Buses & Limos – $20
Parking is cash only. There are no in–and–out parking privileges. General parking is not available for advance purchase.

 


Daily Deals!

 

San Diego / Ventura & OC Fair Bounceback
Save your San Diego County Fair or Ventura County Fair ticket stub for one free admission to the OC Fair, July 13 – August 12.

 

Pacific Amphitheatre & RCS Ticket Bounceback
One free ride on La Grande Wheel XL in the Main Midway with each concert ticket stub. Valid the night of the concert only.

 

Active Military & Veterans
Active-duty military and veterans receive free OC Fair admission and are eligible to purchase half-price general admission tickets. Promotion is valid all 23 days of the OC Fair. Military ID is required. Free admission is not applicable for spouses or dependents. A maximum of six half-price general admission tickets may be purchased. This offer may not be combined with any other offers.

 

Read & Ride
Does your child like to read? Bookworms ages 5-11 can read two books to earn three free carnival rides! Download the book report form. Completed book report forms can be redeemed for ride tickets at the Centennial Farm Information Booth during Fair hours. Tickets are valid July 13 – August 12, 2018, only. Official OC Fair Read & Ride Form must be used in order to participate in program.

 

Super Pass
The 2018 OC Fair Super Pass includes admission to all 23 days of the Fair. It can be purchased at the OC Fair & Event Center Box Office, The Hangar Box Office during the Fair or any OC Fair admission gate through Friday, August 10, 2018. 

Super Pass Prices
General (13-59) – $40
Senior (60+) – $33
Youth (6-12) – $33

 


 

Limited Time Deals

 

First Responders and Law Enforcement Week – August 8-12
Free admission to active-duty and professional staff of the police, sheriff, fire and emergency services departments August 8-12. Issuing agency ID is required.

 


 

Wednesdays

 

We Care Wednesdays (12-3 p.m.)
Bring donations on Wednesdays to support local, non-profit organizations and earn free admission to the OC Fair and one carnival ride per person. Donation requests are different each week.

Donation Schedule

  • July 18 – School Supply Drive – Bring new school supplies valued at $5 or more, such as pens, pencils, crayons, notebooks (items must be sealed; no coloring books or workbooks.)
  • July 25 – Canned Food Drive – Bring five canned food items to support Second Harvest and OC Food Bank.
  • August 1 – Children’s Book Drive – Bring three new or gently used children’s books to support THINK Together.
  • August 8 – Clothing Drive – Bring five gently used clothing items to support Goodwill OC.

Donations are accepted at public entrances (Blue Gate, Yellow Gate or Green Gate). Donations are not accepted at Gate 5 off Arlington Drive, and free admission will not be honored after 3 p.m.

 

$35 Unlimited Carnival Ride Wristband
Enjoy all the rides you can handle for one price. (Sold until 5 p.m. Valid until 8 p.m. Wristbands must be purchased onsite.  Required Fair admission sold separately.)

 


 

Thursdays

 

Wear Overalls Day (12-3 p.m.)
Guests in overalls will receive free admission. Bring out your inner farmer!

 

$3 Taste of Fair Food (12-4 p.m.)
Enjoy $3 samples of select fair treats. Because you can’t go to the fair without eating the food!

 

Kids Day
Children 12 & under receive free fair admission all day.

 

$35 Unlimited Carnival Ride Wristband
Enjoy all the rides you can handle for one price. (Sold until 5 p.m. Valid until 8 p.m. Wristbands must be purchased onsite.  Required Fair admission sold separately.)

 


 

Fridays

 

Seniors Day (60+)
$5 Senior admission plus free ferris wheel and merry-go-round rides all day.

 

$2 Rides and $2 Games (12-4 p.m.)
Rides and games are only $2 each in the Main Carnival and Kiddie Carnival.

 


 

Saturdays

 

Best Deal Ever (11 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
Half-price general admission. Plus: Carnival Special is half-off ticket redemption – that’s half the number of tickets, same amount of fun! This offer may not be combined with any other offers.

 


 

Sundays

 

Sunday Fun Day (11 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
Half-price general admission. Plus: Carnival Special is half-off ticket redemption – that’s half the number of tickets, same amount of fun! Or, get a $35 unlimited ride wristband. Valid 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wristband is sold until 1 p.m., valid until 4 p.m. This offer may not be combined with any other offers.

 


 

Weekends

 

Free Off-Site Parking (Saturday & Sunday)
Free parking and shuttle service is available on Saturdays and Sundays from the Experian parking structure located off the Bristol Street exit of the 405 Freeway. The shuttle operates from 10 a.m. – 1 a.m. Saturday & Sunday only.

 

OC Fair Express Bus Service
Buses depart from nine locations on Saturdays and Sundays from July 14 – August 12 and run from approximately 10 a.m. to midnight. OC Fair Express costs $2 each way, or 75¢ for seniors 60+ and persons with disabilities. When you ride the OC Fair Express, you will receive a coupon for $4 OC Fair admission, that’s a $10 savings!

 

 

And that’s a wrap! If you know of any other deals to our beloved OC Fair be sure to leave them down in the comments and share your photos with us @kidsguidemagazine or on Facebook! Have fun Kidsguide families! 🙂

 

 

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