OC Fair Deals and Discounts + What’s New for 2019!

The Orange County Fair is back for Acres of Fun! They will have 68 rides and 58 games offering fairgoes a ton of things to do. Ray Cammack Shows (RCS), the Fair’s carnival and midway provider, brought three new rides this year in addition to Titan. Ice Jet in the main carnival is a polar bobsledding adventure and Circus Train and Tea Cups are additions to Kidland.

Get in FREE on opening day (Friday, July 12th) from noon to 3pm! There are many ways to save so be sure to check out the schedule and download the apps.

Titan, the largest traveling booster ride in the U.S., makes their debut in California offering 32 lucky fairgoers the chance to be the first riders. Special tickets will be handed out at Blue Gate as the Fair opens. Titan rockets riders 17 stories into the air experiencing 4G acceleration and speeds of up to 60 mph, making it the most spectacular ride in the carnival. Now, the tallest ride in the Fair, it is 30 feet taller than La Grande Wheel XL, and it weighs 280,000 pounds.

Ways to Save!

There are several ways to save at the OC Fair. For example, all reserved seats in the Pacific Amphitheatre, The Hangar and Action Sports Arena include FREE Fair admission. See more ways below!

OPENING DAY – Free ‘Til Three on Friday, July 12 (12-3 p.m.) – Enjoy free admission and parking on Opening Day of the 2019 OC Fair – Friday, July 12, only. Valid noon-3 p.m. 

First Responders and Law Enforcement Week is Aug. 7-11 – FREE admission to active-duty and professional staff of the police, sheriff, fire and emergency services departments Aug. 7-11 with option to purchase up to 4 general admission tickets for your guests at half price. Issuing agency ID is required.

Fun Pass app

There are two carnival areas: Main Carnival and Kidland. With the FunPass app, you’ll be able to purchase passes, reload passes, check out the value and purchase history. You can also share it between family and friends. More info can be found at ocfair.com/carnival. TIP: buying early gets you extra tickets!


Fair Bounceback – Save your San Diego County Fair, Riverside County Fair, San Bernardino County Fair, or Ventura County Fair ticket stub for one FREE admission at the OC Fair, July 12-Aug. 11.  Ticket must be surrendered at the gate to redeem offer. Save your 2019 OC Fair admission ticket for one FREE admission at the 2020 Riverside County Fair (Feb. 14-23).

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 – 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 Kidland Information Booth during Fair hours. Tickets are valid July 12-Aug. 11, 2019, only. Excludes Titan ride.


  • $35 Unlimited Ride Wristband – Ride until 8 p.m., sold until 5 p.m. – includes 2 free games and 1 ride on the Titan; all other rides are unlimited.
  • We Care Wednesday Drives (12-3 p.m.) – Donate on the specified dates listed below for FREE general admission to the OC Fair and one carnival ride per person. Offer valid noon to 3 p.m. General admission tickets may not be used on any other day. 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.


  • $3 Taste of Fair Food (12-4 p.m.) – Enjoy $3 samples of select Fair treats. Valid noon – 4 p.m.
  • Kids Day – Children 12 & younger receive FREE Fair admission all day.
  • $35 Unlimited Ride Wristband – Ride until 8 p.m., sold until 5 p.m. – includes 2 free games and 1 ride on the Titan; all other rides are unlimited.


  • Seniors Day (60+) – $5 Senior admission plus FREE Ferris wheel and merry-go-round rides all day.
  • $2 Rides, $2 Games until 4 p.m. (Excludes Titan ride) – Ride the spectacular new Titan for ½ the tickets!


  • Best Deal Ever! – Half-price general admission ($7) and carnival rides are half the tickets to ride – from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday & Sunday
  • Sundays only: $35 Unlimited Ride Wristband available – ride until 4 p.m., sold until 1 p.m. Includes 1 ride on the Titan; all other rides are unlimited.

Super Pass

The 2019 OC Fair Super Pass is available for purchase online at ticketmaster.com and at the Pacific Amphitheatre Box Office. 

General (13-59)     $40
Senior (60+)          $33
Youth (6-12)          $33

2019 Orange County Fair – Acres of Fun!

July 12 – August 11, 2019

Closed Mondays and Tuesdays

OC Fair & Event Center
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 708-1500

The 2019 OC Fair runs July 12 through Aug. 11 and offers 23 days and nights of entertainment, food, rides, shopping, exhibits and more. Hours are noon to midnight Wednesdays through Fridays, and 11 am to midnight Saturdays and Sundays.

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. Follow the signs to “Experian.” The shuttle operates from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday & Sunday only.

OC Fair Express Bus Service

Buses depart from nine locations on Saturdays and Sundays from July 13 to Aug. 11 and run from approximately 10 a.m. to midnight. If riding Metrolink, you can connect to the OC Fair Express at the Anaheim Canyon, Santa Ana, Irvine or Anaheim-ARTIC Metrolink stations. Simply show your valid Metrolink ticket and ride the bus for free. OC Fair Express costs $4 roundtrip, or $1.50 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!

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