OC Fair & Event Center

OC Fair & Event Center

Event Space, Fair, and Concert Hall
88 Fair Dr (at Newport Blvd), Costa Mesa, CA 92626, United States
Closed until Noon tomorrow (Show more)
  • Wed–Fri
    • Noon–Midnight
  • Sat–Sun
    • 10:00 AM–Midnight
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Yes (incl. American Express)

Home of the annual OC Fair.


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    Mary D.
    "Gotta have the Chocolate Covered Bacon!! Delish!"(7 Tips)
    Bryan B.
    "Seek out the Deep Fried Butter."(2 Tips)
    Garry S.
    "fried snickers are the best!!!"(2 Tips)
    "... bacon were good, but Chicken Charlie's fried zucchini & Juicy's BBQ turkey leg..."(2 Tips)
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  • chocolate covered bacon
  • fried butter
  • fried snickers
  • barbecue
  • hot dogs
  • concerts
  • fried oreos
  • beer
  • caviar
  • nachos
  • corn dogs
  • wine
  • desserts
  • tattoos
  • fried pickles
  • fried zucchini
  • pulled pork
  • books
  • pets
  • booths
  • Noura A.

    This is the second time I visited OC fair and its really a good place to spend with family or friends , the most thing i like is the variety of every thing😂 I prefer to go after 5pm.

    Noura Alghaith · August 31
  • Juan G.

    There are always events coming up and yearly events too. Make sure you're in tune with what is going on around town.

    Juan Garcia · August 26
  • Jazmine G.

    The mini farm was my favorite

    Jazmine Garcia · August 17
  • Nino C.

    Deep fried everything

    Nino Cruz · August 17
  • Hannah G.

    Bring looootsa money to try all the unique food. A bit pricey but still worth it (:

    Hannah Garcia · August 13
  • Angelea F.

    I had fun! Although they need to lower prices for everything, way too expensive

    Angelea Faith · August 8
  • Matei P.

    Go the OC Fair during August - Americana at its best!

    Matei P. · August 7
  • Melissa C.

    Deep-fried Oreos.

    Melissa C · August 3
  • Melissa C.

    May have to wait a bit for the buses from the Experian lot. Also buy tickets online or you'll be waiting forever in a 50 people long line.

    Melissa C · August 3
  • Shiny Faye S. ❤️🚺 A.

    ~ I love the rides and games!

  • Violet R.

    Very good rides and food they even had a fried caviar Twinkie for 125$

    Violet Rays · July 18
  • Roger

    Park across the street for free (you won't have to deal with the traffic inside the lot either)

    Roger · June 28
  • @Ubiquese h.

    Come every summer, always have a great time with the family.

  • Tatiana P.

    Craft beer is by the main event stage! Don't miss it, and don't get stuck with crap!

    Tatiana Peavey · August 14, 2014
  • Chris B.

    Fun times at the OC fair! The shops and wine tasting. And the collectable wine glasses are riedel

    Chris B · August 11, 2014
  • Greg J.


    Greg Jenness · August 9, 2014
  • Rj S.

    Pizza's okay!

    Rj St Thomas · August 9, 2014
  • Rj S.

    Get the Giant Western sausage!

    Rj St Thomas · August 9, 2014
  • Meredith M.

    Funnel cake is a fair must-have.

    Meredith Maimoni · August 8, 2014
  • Rex C.

    Super. For something hot try the sample taquitos at the Von's booth. In the wine court. 11am till 6 pm.

    Rex Chaney · July 13, 2014
  • ww

    Upside of going during World Cup is lines are short because usual fair-goers are watching the game; downside is that the remaining fair-goers are anti-World Cup isolationist Orange County folk

    ww · July 12, 2014
  • Annmarie H.

    Here's an interactive map of America's Family Pet Expo 2014! http://www.expocadweb.com/afoc14/ec/forms/attendee/indexTab.aspx

    Annmarie Hill · April 25, 2014
  • Annmarie H.

    Stop by the Animal Care Center of Huntington Beach's booth #764 to enter a drawing for $100 GIFT CARD to PetCo at the world's largest #ocpetexpo2014 @familypetexpo 4/25/14-4/27/14!

    Annmarie Hill · April 25, 2014
  • A Is 4 A.

    Every body here is talking about their favorite cuisines, but what about those who can't speak and ask for some food. Every day think that if I have my parents. Read more

    A Is 4 Adoption · October 25, 2013
  • A Is 4 A.

    Much excited to celebrate this special Halloween with my special adopted princess. Read more

    A Is 4 Adoption · October 24, 2013
  • Dan T.

    OC Beerfest is a terrible event. Don't waste your money. Bought VIP tickets to get in at 11:00AM. It's now noon and I'm still not in the gate.

    Dan Thomas · October 19, 2013
  • Laura T.

    Beerfest is horribly organized-starting time for "VIPs" pushed back a half an hour with no notice.

    Laura Thomas · October 19, 2013
  • Adrienne S.

    Yarnosphere big waste of time

    Adrienne Sheinwald Moss · October 12, 2013
  • Elle S.

    Make sure you go to Chicken Charlie's booth!!!

    Elle Shanee · August 11, 2013
  • Sandra F.

    No OC Fair parking across the street at City Hall, but it's a convenient spot for drop offs (and pick ups.)

    Sandra Foyt · August 9, 2013
  • Kristina R.

    My favorite time of year is fair season!! My favorite fair food= fried pickles. A good place to spend a cheat day from your diet.

    Kristina Roman · August 5, 2013
  • Sonja R.

    Get here early & get in for $3.00! Park at the college for free.

    Sonja Rule · August 3, 2013
  • Mike M.

    Fun but not worth the money. Spend $22 at Hot Dog on a stick for 3 dogs, 1 fry and a lemonade. Wtf? $10 parking, $11 per head to get in. Then $20 for kids rides. And 1 $10 beer. $85 bucks gone.

    Mike Mehnert · August 2, 2013
  • Slamm A.

    More Bacon than you can shake a stick at!!

    Slamm Andrews · July 28, 2013
  • Edward E.

    Pulled pork nachos ftw!!!!

    Edward Elchico · July 27, 2013
  • Kevin H.

    Especially on "We Care Wednesdays", the offramp from the 55 gets backed up. Might want to plan an alternative route or at least check traffic before you leave.

    Kevin Hamano · July 26, 2013
  • Tanner C.

    With a group of 3 or more get a refillable/large drink.

    Tanner Conklin · July 24, 2013
  • Andrea H.

    I went twice and it so much fun both times. I saw extreme rodeoso fun.

    Andrea Hernandez · July 21, 2013
  • Denise P.

    Great place for entertainment! !

    Denise Perez · July 15, 2013
  • Ari K.

    Bacon bombs!!

    Ari Klusmeyer · July 15, 2013
  • Vanessa R.

    I love it that beach breeze makes it amazing!!

    Vanessa Ramirez · July 14, 2013
  • Craig G.

    Get there before 11am on weekends & the entry fare is on $3 instead of $11

    Craig Gomez · July 14, 2013
  • Troy H.

    Take the shuttle from the Experian building on Anton Blvd near South Coast Plaza. Parking and the shuttle are free! Shuttle drops you off right at the entrance to the Fair.

    Troy H · July 14, 2013
  • Mike C.

    I like beer

    Mike Cutts · July 14, 2013
  • Rachel

    Bah!! Beer is so expensive! Bring your own in a styrofoam cup or something

    Rachel · July 13, 2013
  • Shannon J.

    when enjoyin ur dog don't sit downwind of the turkey leg smoker. You'll smell like a monster turkey leg all night long. Boy, I can't wait to get n my bed alone with my dogs (can u say "action" 2nite)

    Shannon Jacquez-Jaramillo · July 13, 2013
  • Denise P.

    Going tomorrow to see Steel Pulse....hope the weather is good!!

    Denise Perez · July 12, 2013
  • Kelly R.

    Come see all the animals local kids have been raising-support 4H and FFA!!

    Kelly Roberts · July 12, 2013
  • Beth T.

    Come visit BodyTopia in Crafters Village!

    Beth Tildesley · July 9, 2013
  • OC Weekly

    What a better way to spend a summer day or night than at the annual OC Fair! With delicious, unique, mouth watering fair food, rides, games, concerts and more, the family will have a blast!

    OC Weekly · April 9, 2013

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