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OC Fair 2016 Free Admission and Rides!

Oh Yeah!  The OC Fair is here and guess what?  Free Admission and Rides to the OC Fair.  Yes, It is possible to visit the Fair and not spend a penny.  Take the Family to the OC Fair and have a fun free day!!!

Opening Day:

Free Opening Hour
FREE admission & parking

Friday, July 15, Noon-1 pm


Kids under 5 years old

Visit the Farm Animals, Free Petting Zoo, Magic Show, Garden Show and Live Entertainment just to name a few.

Read & Ride:

Read 2 books for 3 carnival rides (ages 5-11)

Completed book report forms can be redeemed for ride tickets at the Centennial Farm Information Booth during Fair hours. Tickets are valid July 15-August 14, 2016 only. Official OC Fair Read & Ride Form must be used in order to participate in program Download Read & Ride form. > http://www.ocfair.com/readandride

Active Military & Veterans

We Care Wednesday *Noon – 3 pm*
FREE admission and one (1) free carnival ride per person each Wednesday with appropriate donation (donation changes weekly.)

Acceptance of donated items is at the discretion of the OC Fair. Promotion is limited to one free admission and one free carnival ride per person. Guest must be present with donation to receive free ticket.

  • Food Drive July 20 (noon – 3 pm)

FREE admission with donation of 5 cans of food

  • Children’s Book Drive July 27 (noon – 3 pm)

FREE admission with donation of 3 new or 3 gently used children’s books

  • Clothing Drive Aug. 3 (noon – 3 pm)

FREE admission with donation of 5 new or gently used clothing items

  • School Supply Drive Aug. 10 (noon – 3 pm)

FREE admission with donation of NEW school supplies valued at $5 or more. Receipt required.

Accepted items: pens, pencils, crayons, notebooks, notebook paper, and school backpacks


Kids Day – Children 12 & Under FREE Fair admission All day.

Special Discounts

$2 Taste of Fair Food
Enjoy $2 samples of select Fair treats.  Valid Noon-4 pm 


*Seniors Day (60+)

$2 discount on Senior admission plus FREE Ferris wheel and merry-go-round rides all day.

Special Discounts

$2 Rides and $2 Games

Rides and games are only $2 each in the Main Carnival and Kiddie Carnival.  Valid Noon to 4pm.

Saturday & Sunday:

*Off-Site Parking (Weekends Only)
FREE parking and shuttle service available Saturdays and Sundays from the Experian parking structure off Bristol Street of the 405 Freeway. Follow signs to Experian. Shuttle operates from 10 am to 1 am.

Special Discounts

Rise & Shine
Early admission pricing every weekend of the Fair

$3 general admission

Saturday & Sunday 10 am – 11 am

Discounted tickets are sold until 11 a.m. and must be used by noon on the same day.