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2019 OC Fair Discounts and Deals

There are so many great deals at the 2019 OC Fair that there is a way to experience Acres of Fun for free or at a discount every single day.

OC Fair Discounts

Here’s how to save:

We Care Wednesdays: Each Wednesday through Aug. 7, fairgoers can donate to one of our local nonprofit partners’ supply drives for free general admission plus one carnival ride per person. (Excludes the Titan ride.)
The offer is valid from noon to 3 p.m. and donations are accepted at all entrance gates, Blue Gate, Yellow Gate or Green Gate.

July 17: School supply drive for Share Our Selves – Donate new school supplies valued at $5 or more. Receipt required.
July 24: Canned food drive for Second Harvest Food Bank and OC Food Bank – Donate five cans of food.
July 31: Children’s book drive for Think Together – Donate three new or gently used children’s books. No coloring books/workbooks or audio books.
Aug. 7: Clothing drive for Goodwill – Donate five new or gently used clothing items.

Kids Day: On Thursdays, kids 12 and under receive free Fair admission all day. Also, children 5 and under are always free. Bonus tip: A fun activity for kids on Thursdays will be the OC Fair Scavenger Hunt, where hunters can pick up a card from Kidland, Explorium or Centennial Farm, complete the tasks assigned and earn prizes.

Read & Ride: Children ages 5-11 can read two books to earn three free carnival rides after downloading and completing a book report form. Completed book report forms can be redeemed for ride tickets at the Kidland Information Booth during Fair hours. (Excludes the Titan ride.)

Seniors Day: On Fridays, seniors 60 and older receive $5 Fair admission plus free rides on the Ferris wheel and merry-go-round all day.

First Responders and Law Enforcement Week: On Aug. 7-11, active-duty and professional staff of the police, sheriff, fire and emergency services departments receive free Fair admission, with the option of purchasing up to four tickets for guests at half-price. Issuing agency ID is required.

Military and veterans: Active-duty military and veterans receive free Fair admission, with the option of purchasing up to six tickets for guests at half-price. Military ID is required.

For all the latest OC Fair discounts – including carnival ride and wristband deals – see for more information.

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