Find out what attendees are saying about the OC Fair along with helpful “getting there” tips

The OC Fair is an event that is enjoyable for people young and old, from all backgrounds. But what is it about the Fair that people find so enticing?

The Fair shared what guests loved about their experiences – and why they keep coming back year after year. Here are some of their answers:

Cindy: I love the energy here and the people are just great and everyone is really happy. The food’s good, the entertainment’s spectacular and the weather is just incredible, and it’s really nice to be here today.

Find out what attendees performer

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Spectacular entertainment keeps fairgoers coming back

Peggy and Don: This is always a great place to come. The weather is beautiful, all the good food and we like to come to a concert. We make it pretty much every year.

Kathy: I love the concerts that they have here – I’d come back to see three or four more shows.

Cynthia and Sky: We love coming to the fair to see concerts, eat, have a good time, walk around, people-watch, go on rides and play games, and try all the new foods.

Sal: We come out to see the animals. It’s something interesting that you get to see. In Southern California, where we live, you don’t really get to see that many of the animals.

Larry: I grew up in a farm in Ohio and so I love all the agriculture and the animals. I just love going out and seeing them all, staring at them, reading about them, learning about them.

Find out what attendees piggies

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The piggies are always a crowd pleaser

Olive: I like to come to the fair because there’s a lot of my favorite stuff here, like cotton candy and popcorn.

Priscilla: What I like about the fair are the butterflies.

Audrey: My favorite part of the fair is the massage – and the pony rides.

Rinah: I love the food and the rides and just coming every year and seeing everything. There’s always something to see and it’s fun. 

If you are planning on going to the Fair, here are some helpful “getting there” tips:

–Traffic advisory: Plan to arrive early, especially for OC Fair ticketed events, including concerts. Ride-hailing services, public transportation, carpooling, OC Fair Express bus (Saturday and Sunday) and free offsite parking at Experian (Saturday and Sunday) are highly recommended.

–The OC Fair Express buses depart from nine locations on Saturdays and Sundays during the Fair and run from approximately 10 a.m.-12 a.m. If riding Metrolink, riders can show their valid Metrolink ticket and ride the bus for free. OC Fair Express costs $2 each way, or 75 cents for seniors 60+ and persons with disabilities. Riders of the OC Fair Express will receive a coupon for $4 OC Fair admission. For details, visit

Free parking and shuttle service is available on Saturdays and Sundays from the Experian parking structure at 475 Anton Blvd., located off the Bristol Street exit of the 405 Freeway. The shuttle operates from 10 a.m.-1 a.m. Saturday and Sunday only.

The taxi, Uber and Lyft drop-off/pick-up site is located on the corner of Arlington and Fairview at the OCC parking lot. This is across the street from Gate 3 and the Green Gate admission booth.

If you do drive, check the latest traffic and 405 Project updates on Google Maps and Waze. Full construction updates are available on the OCTA website and OCTA’s interactive map.

The 2019 OC Fair continues through August 11 and offers days and nights of entertainment, food, rides, shopping, exhibits and more. Hours are 12 p.m-12 a.m., Wednesdays through Fridays, and 11 a.m-12 a.m., Saturdays and Sundays. 

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