The OC Fair 2012

what is summer without the county fair? so over here, we are super excited that the OC Fair is opening THIS WEEKEND! there are so many exciting activities for the family to enjoy. lot’s of fun exhibits, shows and entertainment. this year’s 2012 OC Fair is themed Home Sweet Home and will bring 23 days of food, rides, exhibits, animals, music, concerts, action sports and fun.

free with fair admission
here are many free exhibits and family-friendly that are included with Fair admission.
daily free entertainment: in addition to the lineup of children’s dance troupes, magicians and local bands, every day visitors can enjoy the amazing acrobatic feats of the Peking Acrobats, the cute competitiveness of the All-Alaskan Racing Pigs and the beauty of the stilted and costumed Dragon Knights.
• Learn & Experience: children of all ages can enjoy the hands-on exhibits and games in the Fun Zone or view award-winning artwork and home art competitive entries in the Visual Arts and Home Arts Galleries. free demonstrations are held daily in each building as well as on the Exhibit Promenade Stage.
• Get Competitive: nightly, children can compete in food eating contests in the Fun Zone and every singer in the family can belt out their favorite tunes with the support of a live band and in front of a live audience during the Karaoke Rockstarz.
• Special Exhibits & Entertainment: learn about the wonderful world of chocolate from “bean to bar” in the Chocolate Unwrapped exhibit. everyone is invited to Yarn Bombing Day on July 15 when knitters will cover Fair Square with colorful knitted and crocheted yarn art. the Fair will be hopping with the return of Pogopalooza on July 26-28 the extreme pogo stick competition. the Girl Scouts will commemorate their 100th anniversary with a special daily exhibits, performances and demonstrations on July 27. the iconic Budweiser Clydesdales will be on display August 1-12 in Livestock with demonstrations, plus a nightly trot through the Fair. new this year, the Oasis Camel Dairy will share their alternative to the dairy cow with exhibits and daily milking demonstrations from August 1-12.
• Free Action Sports: action sports fan can enjoy demolition derbies, canine-agility demonstrations, motocross, BMX jumping and more in the Action Sports Arena. limited free-with-Fair seating is available at each show on a first-come, first-seated basis. reserved seats are available for purchase and include free Fair admission.

general information 
fair hours 
open Wednesdays-Sundays, July 13-August 12
wednesday – friday: noon – midnight
saturday – sunday: 10 a.m. – midnight
general $11, seniors 60+ $8 children 6-12 yrs $6, children under 6 FREE
super pass 
fair fans can buy the exclusive Super Pass and enjoy admission to the 2012 OC Fair everyday!
$7 per vehicle, $12 Preferred Parking
the OC fair has made it easier for families to attend the fair. check out these promotions that help you get free admission to the fair!
opening day – july 13th 
FREE admission and parking from noon – 1 pm
heros get in free
FREE admission for active duty military with I.D.
kids free thursdays 
kids 12 and under receive FREE admission every thursday.
seniors day 
fridays $6 admission for those 60 years or older, plus FREE Ferris wheel & merry-go-round rides.
taste of food fair fridays 
$2 tasting of fair food $2 ride & game fridays $2 ride & games 12 noon – 4pm
rise & shine
$2 general admission on sat. & sun. 10-11 am
read & ride
children 5-11, read 2 books, get 3 free carnival rides.
carnival promotions – every wednesday and thursday
$30 unlimited carnival ride wristbands, plus 2 free games
(sold until 5 pm – valid until 8pm)
we care wednesdays 
bring a donation between noon and 6pm and receive free fair admission!
Food Drive Wednesday
July 18: noon – 4pm
Book Drive Wednesday
July 25: noon – 4pm
Clothing Drive Wednesday
August 1: noon – 4pm
School Supply Drive Wednesday
August 8: noon – 4pm
this year’s fair is going to be a great one. don’t miss out on creating those special memories with the family. for more information about the Orange County Fair including directions, click here.
{ photo credits: OC Fair. disclaimer: i received complimentary tickets to the OC Fair. All opinion expressed are mine! }


  1. Love the OC fair!! Can’t wait to go.

  2. Yeah! We can’t wait for the OC Fair to start!

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