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Volume 6, Issue 61  | July 30, 2021

OC Fair sells out for first time, advance ticket buy required due to limited capacity

For the first time ever, the OC Fair sold out on Saturday, July 17. With limited daily capacity this year, advance ticket purchase is required. Other days are also on track to sell out, so fairgoers are encouraged to plan ahead and buy their admission tickets at, or on the 2021 OC Fair mobile app – there are no service fees.

Concerts and shows in the Pacific Amphitheatre and The Hangar include same-day Fair admission for performances taking place during the OC Fair, which ends its run on August 15.

OC Fair sells out welcome

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Photos courtesy of the OC Fair & Event Center

Fairgoers of all ages will find something memorable this year

Key things to know about the 2021 OC Fair:

–A limited number of tickets are available each day.

–Advance online ticket sales only – no transaction fees.

–Tickets are good only for the date purchased; please choose dates carefully as there are no refunds.

–Same-day Fair admission is included with tickets to concerts during the Fair.

–OC Fair is not currently planning to increase capacity which is capped at 45,000 daily.

–Masks are required indoors for unvaccinated guests.

Tickets are $12 for weekday general admission (Wednesday, Thursday) and $14 for weekend general admission (Friday, Saturday, Sunday). Admission for seniors (60+) and youth (ages 6-12) is $7 every day and children 5 and younger are free.

OC Fair sells out llama

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This llama is making a new friend

The 2021 OC Fair mobile app is now available with information on daily activities as well as a map, news & information and tickets. Search for “ocfair 2021” in your app store.

The Fair will open each day at 10 a.m. and close at 11 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays and midnight on weekends.

General parking is still $10, $20 for buses and limos, credit card only. The free shuttle from Experian and OCTA’s OC Fair Express bus service will not be available this year. Carnival tickets are also on sale now so fairgoers can skip the ticket booths, and tickets for concerts in The Hangar and Pacific Amphitheatre can be found at

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