Costa Mesa's Neighborhood Blog: Orange County Fair 2013

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Orange County Fair 2013

Orange County Fair 2013


OC Fair 


I've loved going to the OC Fair for as long as I can remember whether it was the animals, the pig races, the rides, the exhibits or the food, it didn't matter, I loved and still love all of it.

Orange Couny Fair






These days I get to enjoy it with my own family. Please see The Orange County Fair through the Eyes of a Four Year Old.  

How about you, what are your favorite memories of the OC Fair? Please let me know in the comments below.


OC Fair 2013 Details

The 2013 Orange County Fair runs from July 12 to August 11.

It is closed Mondays and Tuesdays.  

Ticket prices as follows:

Children under 6 - free

Children 6 - 12 - $6

60 and over - $8

Everyone else - $11  


The fair is open noon to midnight Wednesday through Friday and 10am to midnight Saturday and Sunday.  


Orange County Fair



Wednesdays- Unlimited wristbands. Cost is $30 and must be purchased before 5pm. Wristbands are good until 8pm. Also includes 2 free games.


Wednesday - July 17, 2013 - Free admission and one free carnival ride with donation of 5 cans of food. Good only between noon and 4pm.

Wednesday - July 24, 2013 - Free admission and one free carnival ride with donation on one new children's book or 3 gently used children's books.

Wednesday - July 31, 2013 - Free admission and one free carnival ride with donation five new or gently used clothing items.

Wednesday - August 7, 2013 - Free admission and one free carnival ride with donation of new school supply worth $5 or more.  

Thursdays - Unlimited wristbands. Cost is $30 and must be purchased before 5pm. Wristbands are good until 8pm. Also includes 2 free games.

Thursdays - Admission for kids under 12 is free all day.

Fridays - $2 off for those 60+ $2 rides and $2 games from noon to 4pm $2 Taste of Fair - noon to 4pm.

Saturdays and Sundays - $3 admission from 10am to 11am.

Active Military and Veterans are free each day with ID.

Children can earn 3 carnival rides by reading 2 books. For more details please see OC Fair.      




Originally posted at: Orange County Fair 2013


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Comment balloon 7 commentsChristine Donovan • July 14 2013 11:49PM


There are a lot of great deals and discounts available for this fair.  I like the fairs down in SoCal.  They seem a bit more fun and interesting than the ones we have up here.

Posted by Bryan Robertson almost 7 years ago


Enjoy the Orange County Fair.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) almost 7 years ago


I don't think there's a better way to celebrate with family locally, than by attending a County Fair. This is where many memories are made - where the real people live, work, play, and help each other.

I think this is a very important blog and message you're putting out to others!

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) almost 7 years ago

Christine I always wanted to go to the Fair when we lived in Massachusetts...(almost 20 years ago) no here we are and the Orange County Fair has been on my list of places to go for the past 19+ years so here it is I still have not been. OK the plan is we will schedule it for next year:)

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) almost 7 years ago

Christine the OC Fair I am sure is a fun place to take the family.  The animals are always a big favorite,

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) almost 7 years ago

Christine, Fairs are so much fun...the WV State Fair is August 9-17...the biggest fair in the state. 

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) almost 7 years ago

Christine, this has to be a summer highlight, and will be so enjoyable with your 4 year old!

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) almost 7 years ago

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