The 2018 OC Fair theme invites Fairgoers to embrace simple joys, get back to basics and “Free Your Inner Farmer.” The theme was announced last week for the Fair which will run July 13-Aug. 12, 2018.
This is the second year of a three-year initiative to focus OC Fair themes on agriculture. The 2017 theme was “Farm Fresh Fun,” a nod to agriculture products. “Free Your Inner Farmer” salutes all the people involved in raising and enjoying the fruits of agriculture. The 2019 Fair theme will focus on land and the environment.
OC Fair admission and parking prices will not increase in 2018. General admission will remain $12 for Wednesday-Friday and $14 on weekends, senior and youth tickets are $7 every day. Parking is $10. Military service members and veterans always get in free and can purchase up to six half-price general admission tickets for friends and family.
Popular discounts and promotions will also be back for the 2018 OC Fair including the opening day Tree ‘Til Three deal, the Read and Ride program for children and We Care Wednesdays offering free admission and a carnival ride to Fairgoers who bring donations for local nonprofits. There will also be seniors days, kids days and discount days for carnival ride wristbands. Admission for children age five and younger is always free. A full list of deals and discounts will be posted on ocfair.com.
The Fair will be open Wednesdays through Sundays from noon to midnight and closed on Mondays and Tuesdays July 13-Aug. 12, 2018.
The 2017 OC Fair attracted 1,334,753 Fairgoers and brought in $34.5 million in revenue. This year, 1,456 seasonal employees worked at the Fair and a similar number will be hired in 2018. Employment opportunities are posted at ocfair.com/jobs.
OC Fair Super Passes, which provide admission to all 23 days of the Fair, are on sale now at the lowest prices that will be offered, $30 for general admission and $23 for youth and seniors. Prices will increase on March 1 and again on June 1.
Super Passes come with two-for-one discounts on select shows at Pacific Amphitheatre, The Hangar and Action Sports Arena along with discounts on food and an offer to purchase additional Fair tickets for only $10. The passes are sold at ocfair.com/superpass.
Announcements and ticket sales for Fair entertainment will start in January.