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OC Fair & Event Center

OC Fair & Event Center

Event Space, Fair, and Concert Hall
Costa Mesa
  • Mary D.
    "Gotta have the Chocolate Covered Bacon!! Delish!"(7 Tips)
    Adam S.
    "Tried the Deep Fried Butter... tastes pretty good!"(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)
108 Tips and reviews
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  • Thomas F.
    Petexpo fail. One huge line to get tickets and another even bigger line to get in. Their is no point for two lines epic fail
  • Albert C.
    Albert CuregMarch 21
    Exit out gate ten
  • James D.
    James DoDecember 30, 2016
    All rear round it's the same fair with the same rides with the same novelty foods, just different themes but same old over priced place to get heckled by all the haggard carnies trying to get your $$
  • Paul T.
    Paul T.August 13, 2016
    Lots of parking options not counting the public transit possibilities. The grounds are well taken care of and easy to navigate.
    Upvoted Apr 9
  • Sally M.
    Sally MorrisJuly 29, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    I love the fair. It's so fun to see new things and items...old and classic standards, also.
  • Ryan P.
    Ryan PalmerMarch 30, 2016
    Limited parking
  • Stephen N.
    Stephen NobleJanuary 19, 2016
    Gun show, then went to the swap meet for free. It was a nice Saturday. Haven't been to the OC swap meet since I was a youngin. Still the same.
  • Furry Beanbag O.
    Depends on what you are here for
  • N G.
    N GameroDecember 20, 2015
    Foot long...
  • Joellen Q.
    Joellen QuickNovember 5, 2015
    Le cirque. Amazing show!
  • Noura A.
    Noura AlghaithAugust 31, 2015
    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.
  • Juan G.
    Juan GarciaAugust 26, 2015
    There are always events coming up and yearly events too. Make sure you're in tune with what is going on around town.
  • Jazmine G.
    Jazmine GarciaAugust 17, 2015
    The mini farm was my favorite
  • Hannah G.
    Hannah GarciaAugust 13, 2015
    Bring looootsa money to try all the unique food. A bit pricey but still worth it (:
  • Angelea F.
    Angelea FaithAugust 8, 2015
    I had fun! Although they need to lower prices for everything, way too expensive
  • Matei P.
    Matei P.August 7, 2015
    Go the OC Fair during August - Americana at its best!
  • Melissa C.
    Melissa CAugust 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Deep-fried Oreos.
  • Melissa C.
    Melissa CAugust 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Shiny Faye S. ❤️🚺 A.
    ~ I love the rides and games!
  • Violet R.
    Violet RaysJuly 18, 2015
    Very good rides and food they even had a fried caviar Twinkie for 125$
  • Roger M.
    Roger MaJune 28, 2015
    Park across the street for free (you won't have to deal with the traffic inside the lot either)
  • @Ubiquese h.
    Come every summer, always have a great time with the family.
  • Tatiana P.
    Tatiana PeaveyAugust 14, 2014
    Craft beer is by the main event stage! Don't miss it, and don't get stuck with crap!
  • Chris B.
    Chris BAugust 11, 2014
    Fun times at the OC fair! The shops and wine tasting. And the collectable wine glasses are riedel
  • Greg J.
    Greg JennessAugust 9, 2014
  • Rj S.
    Rj St ThomasAugust 9, 2014
    Pizza's okay!
  • Rj S.
    Rj St ThomasAugust 9, 2014
    Get the Giant Western sausage!
  • Meredith
    MeredithAugust 8, 2014
    Funnel cake is a fair must-have.
  • Rex C.
    Rex ChaneyJuly 13, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Super. For something hot try the sample taquitos at the Von's booth. In the wine court. 11am till 6 pm.
  • ww
    wwJuly 12, 2014
    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
  • Annmarie H.
    Annmarie HillApril 25, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Here's an interactive map of America's Family Pet Expo 2014!
  • Annmarie H.
    Annmarie HillApril 25, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    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!
  • A Is 4 A.
    A Is 4 AdoptionOctober 25, 2013
    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.
    A Is 4 AdoptionOctober 24, 2013
    Much excited to celebrate this special Halloween with my special adopted princess. Read more
  • Dan T.
    Dan ThomasOctober 19, 2013
    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.
  • Laura T.
    Laura ThomasOctober 19, 2013
    Beerfest is horribly organized-starting time for "VIPs" pushed back a half an hour with no notice.
  • Adrienne S.
    Adrienne Sheinwald MossOctober 12, 2013
    Yarnosphere big waste of time
  • Elle S.
    Elle ShaneeAugust 11, 2013
    Make sure you go to Chicken Charlie's booth!!!
  • Sandra F.
    Sandra FoytAugust 9, 2013
    No OC Fair parking across the street at City Hall, but it's a convenient spot for drop offs (and pick ups.)
  • Kristina R.
    Kristina RomanAugust 5, 2013
    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.
  • Sonja R.
    Sonja RuleAugust 3, 2013
    Get here early & get in for $3.00! Park at the college for free.
  • Mike M.
    Mike MehnertAugust 2, 2013
    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.
  • Slamm A.
    Slamm AndrewsJuly 28, 2013
    More Bacon than you can shake a stick at!!
  • Edward E.
    Edward ElchicoJuly 27, 2013
    Pulled pork nachos ftw!!!!
  • Kevin H.
    Kevin HamanoJuly 26, 2013
    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.
  • Tanner C.
    Tanner ConklinJuly 24, 2013
    With a group of 3 or more get a refillable/large drink.
  • Andrea H.
    Andrea HernandezJuly 21, 2013
    I went twice and it so much fun both times. I saw extreme rodeoso fun.
  • Denise P.
    Denise PerezJuly 15, 2013
    Great place for entertainment! !
  • Ari K.
    Ari KlusmeyerJuly 15, 2013
    Bacon bombs!!
  • Vanessa R.
    Vanessa RamirezJuly 14, 2013
    I love it that beach breeze makes it amazing!!
  • Craig G.
    Craig GomezJuly 14, 2013
    Get there before 11am on weekends & the entry fare is on $3 instead of $11
  • Troy H.
    Troy HJuly 14, 2013
    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.
  • Mike C.
    Mike CuttsJuly 14, 2013
    I like beer
  • Rachel
    RachelJuly 13, 2013
    Bah!! Beer is so expensive! Bring your own in a styrofoam cup or something
  • 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)
  • Denise P.
    Denise PerezJuly 12, 2013
    Going tomorrow to see Steel Pulse....hope the weather is good!!
  • Kelly R.
    Kelly RobertsJuly 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Come see all the animals local kids have been raising-support 4H and FFA!!
  • Beth T.
    Beth TildesleyJuly 9, 2013
    Come visit BodyTopia in Crafters Village!
  • OC Weekly
    OC WeeklyApril 9, 2013
    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
    OC WeeklyApril 3, 2013
    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!
  • Travel C.
    Travel Costa MesaDecember 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The New Year's Eve Block Party is the biggest NYE party in Orange County. Follow the link for a chance win 6 FREE tickets from Travel Costa Mesa. Read more
  • OC Fair & Event Center
    OC Fair & Event CenterNovember 8, 2012
    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.
  • Steve C.
    Steve CJuly 14, 2012
    Saturdays and Sundays $2 admission before 11 am. Great deal!
  • OC Fair & Event Center
    The 2012 OC Fair is July 13-August 12. "Home Sweet Home"
    orangecounty.comMarch 2, 2012
    The 5th annual Musink Tattoo Convention and Music Festival kicks off tomorrow! Click here for a brief rundown of what's to come, and how it all got started. Read more
    orangecounty.comFebruary 23, 2012
    come enjoy the Gem Faire tomorrow! Click here for more information. Read more
  • Jesse M.
    Jesse MacKennaJanuary 23, 2012
    Looking forward to the Barrett Jackson Collectors Sale in June
  • nick g.
    nick garciaAugust 5, 2011
    Most of the parking lot attendants are idiots.
  • Cheryl J.
    Cheryl JonesJuly 29, 2011
    Anyone there that can check on my rabbit?
  • Jenn
    JennJuly 25, 2011
    The deep fried Snickers & chocolate covered bacon were good, but Chicken Charlie's fried zucchini & Juicy's BBQ turkey leg are must haves at the OC Fair!
  • Larry A.
    Larry AppersonJuly 21, 2011
    Steve Miller Tonight!!
  • Kenneth C.
    Kenneth CannatelliJuly 16, 2011
    Fried oreos will change your life.
  • Jason Y.
    Jason YoongJuly 16, 2011
    Don't come
  • R.
    R.May 12, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Food Trucks every Thursday 11-2. Free admission +parking.
  • R.
    R.April 11, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Every Thursday 11-2 Food Truck Fare w gourmet trucks & Farmers Market (9-1). Free entry/parking.
  • Jorge F.
    Jorge FelixDecember 15, 2010
    Check out the Farmer's Market and support local OC farmers!
  • Chris G.
    Chris GDecember 1, 2010
    One of the greatest fairs in the country.
  • Chris G.
    Chris GDecember 1, 2010
    The OC Fair is amazing. Make sure you check it out.
  • Boutiquing E.
    Boutiquing ErinNovember 11, 2010
    Every Thursday the food trucks line up - stop by for nomnom lunch options!
  • Daniel p.
    Daniel parkSeptember 21, 2010
    acropolis records will be booking the biggest halloween party of Orange County!
  • OC Fair & Event Center
    OC Fair & Event CenterSeptember 9, 2010
    Every Thursday from 9-2 is the Farmer's Market at the Oc Fair & Event Center
  • Theresa D.
    Theresa DudleyAugust 15, 2010
    Hope to see you at ZZ Top concert Sunday 8/15.
  • Bryan B.
    Bryan BishopAugust 15, 2010
    Seek out the Deep Fried Butter. Amazing.
  • Bryan H.
    Bryan HelmsAugust 15, 2010
    Weird al?
  • Adam S.
    Adam StantonAugust 13, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Tried the Deep Fried Butter... tastes pretty good!
  • DMSR 3.
    DMSR 3121August 9, 2010
    Too many fried foods and everything is we really need BIG food? Then they wonder why people are overweight.
  • Garry S.
    Garry SuharliAugust 9, 2010
    fried snickers are the best!!!
  • Matthew A.
    Matthew AllenAugust 9, 2010
    Deep fried chocolate covered bacon ftw. And also, PIG RACING!
  • Bety
    BetyAugust 8, 2010
    88 Fair Drive Costa Mesa, Ca
  • DADDY C.
    DADDY CAKESAugust 6, 2010
    Come see DADDY CAKES on Aug16th perform on the Fun Zone Stage. Http:// or
  • Nick P.
    Nick PagliochiniAugust 6, 2010
    Definitely try the chocolate covered bacon and the Krispy Kreme Chicken Sandwich - don't waste your time on the deep fried Klondike Bar!
  • Dwayne B.
    Dwayne BoringAugust 2, 2010
    The chocolate-covered bacon is great! The deep-fried butter... meh.
  • Jeanette R.
    Jeanette RodriguezAugust 1, 2010
    Make sure to try the chocolate covered bacon!
  • Eric R.
    Eric RainesJuly 25, 2010
    Second the recommendation for the spinal exam at the Klopfer chiro booth. And the chocolate covered bacon is nasty.
  • Lucas V.
    Lucas VocosJuly 23, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    I WILL become mayor here
  • samson g.
    samson gonzalesJuly 21, 2010
    u can bring it own drinks in bottles or containers.
  • Catherine S.
    Catherine ScottJuly 21, 2010
    Check out Oreo the Goat at Heifer International's booth in the Millennium Barn (close to the blue gate). He is awesome!
  • Christine T.
    Christine ThomasJuly 21, 2010
    Get in free today with 5 cans of food!
  • carolina r.
    carolina rJuly 19, 2010
    Deep fried klondikes were delish!
  • Christopher
    ChristopherJuly 18, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Free spinal exams at Klopfer Chiropractic booth. Got mine, it was awesome!
  • Suhail L.
    Suhail LunaAugust 8, 2014
    Felices!! 🎠
  • Tuan T.
    Tuan TranJuly 16, 2011
    Deep fried koolaid
  • Jeff O.
    Jeff OvalleJuly 15, 2011
    Deep fried kool aid!
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