Deals at the OC Fair | Newport Mesa Moms

The Ferris Wheel is up and the OC Fair is here, with opening day July 13, 2018.  You already know you want to go, the only question now is when.  Plan your visit to get the best deals!


July 13 – August 12

Wednesday-Friday: Noon – Midnight
Saturday-Sunday: 11am – Midnight
Monday-Tuesday: Closed


  • Children 5 and younger are always FREE
  • FREE admission & parking on Opening Day (July 13) from noon – 3pm only
  • We Care Wednesdays from noon – 3pm only, FREE admission + one ride with donation (click HERE for donation details)
  • Guests in overalls will receive FREE admission on Thursdays from noon – 3pm only
  • Children 12 & under receive FREE admission on Thursdays
  • Active-duty military and veterans are FREE with military ID
  • August 8 – 1 2 only, active duty and professional staff of police, sheriff, fire and emergency services department are FREE with valid ID
  • FREE admission with reserved seating in the Pacific Amphitheatre, The Hangar, and Action Sports Arena
  • Turn in your San Diego County or Ventura County Fair ticket for one FREE admission


  • Earn 3 FREE carnival rides:  children 5-11 can read 2 books and submit completed book reports (get FORM here) to the Centennial Farm Information Booth in exchange for tickets
  • $35 unlimited carnival ride wristbands (sold until 5pm and valid until 8pm) on Wednesdays & Thursdays
  • $3 samples of select Fair treats from noon – 4pm on Thursdays
  • $5 Senior admission + FREE Ferris wheel & merry-go-round rides all day on Fridays
  • $2 rides and $2 games from noon – 4pm on Fridays in the Main Carnival & Kiddie Carnival
  • 1/2 price general admission and 1/2 off ticket redemption from 11am – 1pm on Saturdays
  • 1/2 price general admission and 1/2 off ticket redemption, or purchase a $35 unlimited ride wristband from 11am – 1pm on Sundays (wristband sold until 1pm, valid until 4pm)

For more information, visit the OC Fair Home Page HERE.

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