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The Orange County Fair shows its appreciation to first responders, emergency personnel and law enforcement by offering free admission to active-duty or professional staff of police departments, sheriffs offices, fire stations and emergency services departments for an entire week. Furthermore, they can purchase up to 4 general admission tickets at half price for guests attending with them.
Other pocket-your-cash deals: There are plenty of other discounts to take advantage of at the Orange County Fair, such as We Care Wednesdays where guests can donate school supplies and other items to a local nonprofit; $3 Taste of Fair Food Thursdays during certain hours; and Seniors Day when people 60 or older pay just $5 entry into the OC Fair and receive complimentary rides on the merry-go-round and Ferris wheel!
Get an array of unique fair food and carnival classics like Chicken Charlie’s Kool-Aid chicken sandwich, Fried a Fair’s fried Nutella, and Papi’s Puffy Tacos’ puffy taquitos. Additionally there is traditional fair fare like funnel cakes and corn dogs as well as a wine courtyard for tastings.
The OC Fair features an array of retail vendors, from specialty clothing to food and other household goods. Popular stores include Custom Neon, Rick Hinderer Knives, ROAD iD, Rothy’s Roxy and Eight Sleep.
General admission on weekdays is $12 and $15 on weekends – an increase of $1 from last year’s prices. Those aged 6-12 and seniors 60 and older pay $7 any day of the fair, while children 5 and under are admitted free.