OC Fair & Event Center

OC Fair & Event Center

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

Home of the annual OC Fair.

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  • "... deep fried Snickers & chocolate covered bacon were good, but Chicken Charlie's fried..." (7 tips)
  • "... waste your time on the deep fried Klondike Bar!" (2 tips)
  • "... recommendation for the spinal exam at the Klopfer chiro booth. And the..." (2 tips)
  • Sony

    Congrats on running the craziest 5K of your life! Grab a banana or some protein at the finish line to replenish….you deserve it. #Walkman Read more

    Sony · November 30, 2012
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  • OC Fair & Event Center

    Every Thursday from 9-2 is the Farmer's Market at the Oc Fair & Event Center

    OC Fair & Event Center · September 9, 2010
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  • 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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  • Brent H.

    Don't buy $11 beers, BYOB!!!

    Brent H. · February 20, 2010
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  • Daniel p.

    acropolis records will be booking the biggest halloween party of Orange County!

    Daniel p. · September 21, 2010
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  • R.

    Food Trucks every Thursday 11-2. Free admission +parking.

    R. · May 12, 2011
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  • Annmarie H.

    Visit Animal Care Center of Huntington Beach's Booth during Americas Family Pet Expo for a free new client exam and enter to win free prizes like an iPod, frontline and more April 16-18

    Annmarie H. · April 17, 2010
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  • Mike C.

    I like beer

    Mike C. · July 14, 2013
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  • OC Fair & Event Center

    Our New Year's Eve Block Party is approaching! Tickets on sale now. Follow OC Fair NEw Year's Eve Block Party on foursquare for updates.

    OC Fair & Event Center · November 8, 2012
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  • Mary D.

    Gotta have the Chocolate Covered Bacon!! Delish!

    Mary D. · February 19, 2010
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  • Garry S.

    fried snickers are the best!!!

    Garry S. · August 9, 2010
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  • OC Weekly

    From games, rides, concerts, shows, and who can forget the unforgettable fair food, there is always something to do at the OC Fair. You’ll find this spot enjoyable as well as extremely entertaining!

    OC Weekly · April 3, 2013
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  • Jeff O.

    Deep fried kool aid!

    Jeff O. · July 15, 2011
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  • R.

    Every Thursday 11-2 Food Truck Fare w gourmet trucks & Farmers Market (9-1). Free entry/parking.

    R. · April 11, 2011
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  • DMSR 3.

    Too many fried foods and everything is HUGE...do we really need BIG food? Then they wonder why people are overweight.

    DMSR 3. · August 9, 2010
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  • Josh L.

    Totally fried avocados were totally hella good!

    Josh L. · July 18, 2009
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  • Lucas V.

    I WILL become mayor here

    Lucas V. · July 23, 2010
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  • Rachel

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

    Rachel · July 13, 2013
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  • Jeff O.

    Deep fried kool aid!

    Jeff O. · July 15, 2011
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  • Chris G.

    One of the greatest fairs in the country.

    Chris G. · December 1, 2010
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  • Boutiquing E.

    Every Thursday the food trucks line up - stop by for nomnom lunch options!

    Boutiquing E. · November 11, 2010
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  • Jeanette R.

    Make sure to try the chocolate covered bacon!

    Jeanette R. · August 1, 2010
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  • samson g.

    u can bring it own drinks in bottles or containers.

    samson g. · July 21, 2010
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  • Christine T.

    Get in free today with 5 cans of food!

    Christine T. · July 21, 2010
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  • Slamm A.

    More Bacon than you can shake a stick at!!

    Slamm A. · July 28, 2013
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  • 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 J. · July 13, 2013
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  • Denise P.

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

    Denise P. · July 12, 2013
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  • R.

    This is not the official page. Year round page is OC fair & event center. Fair time is 2013 OC Fair

    R. · April 15, 2013
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  • OC Fair & Event Center

    The 2012 OC Fair is July 13-August 12. "Home Sweet Home"

    OC Fair & Event Center · June 7, 2012
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  • nick g.

    Most of the parking lot attendants are idiots.

    nick g. · August 5, 2011
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  • Kenneth C.

    Fried oreos will change your life.

    Kenneth C. · July 16, 2011
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  • Tuan T.

    Deep fried koolaid

    Tuan T. · July 16, 2011
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  • Chris G.

    The OC Fair is amazing. Make sure you check it out.

    Chris G. · December 1, 2010
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  • Bryan H.

    Weird al?

    Bryan H. · August 15, 2010
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  • Matthew A.

    Deep fried chocolate covered bacon ftw. And also, PIG RACING!

    Matthew A. · August 9, 2010
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  • Bety

    88 Fair Drive Costa Mesa, Ca

    Bety · August 8, 2010
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  • Nick P.

    Definitely try the chocolate covered bacon and the Krispy Kreme Chicken Sandwich - don't waste your time on the deep fried Klondike Bar!

    Nick P. · August 6, 2010
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  • Dwayne B.

    The chocolate-covered bacon is great! The deep-fried butter... meh.

    Dwayne B. · August 2, 2010
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  • Christopher

    Free spinal exams at Klopfer Chiropractic booth. Got mine, it was awesome!

    Christopher · July 18, 2010
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  • 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 A. · October 25, 2013
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  • A Is 4 A.

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

    A Is 4 A. · October 24, 2013
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  • 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 T. · October 19, 2013
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  • Laura S.

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

    Laura S. · October 19, 2013
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  • Adrienne S.

    Yarnosphere big waste of time

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

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

    Elle S. · August 11, 2013
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  • 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 F. · August 9, 2013
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  • 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 R. · August 5, 2013
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  • Sonja R.

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

    Sonja R. · August 3, 2013
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  • 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 M. · August 2, 2013
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  • Edward E.

    Pulled pork nachos ftw!!!!

    Edward E. · July 27, 2013
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