Press Release

2024 OC Fair will run July 19-Aug. 18, theme is ‘Always a Good Time’

COSTA MESA (Jan. 26, 2024) – OC Fair has announced that “Always a Good Time” will be the theme of the 2024 festival that will run July 19-Aug. 18, celebrating summer, community and making memories.
Admission tickets will go on sale online in February. This will be the fourth year the Fair will use a limited-capacity model and days are again expected to sell out.
The OC Fair Every Day Passport will also be offered, allowing guests to visit the Fair any day of its 23-day run without advance tickets or reservations required.
“The annual OC Fair is ‘always a good time’ and this year will be no exception,” said OC Fair Board Chair Nick Kovacevich. “Our staff is hard at work planning to once again welcome back the community for 23 days of fun and entertainment.” 
A special feature exhibit, “The Art of Music,” will return for a second year with new displays highlighting album covers, posters, artwork and interactive experiences. Also on display will be community fine art and photography entries, handcrafts, woodworking, agriculture competitions and more. Deadlines vary and details can be found at
The OC Fair Board voted to keep admission ticket prices the same as 2023, $13 general admission on weekdays (Wednesday, Thursday) and $15 on weekends (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). Tickets for seniors 60+ and kids 6-13 are $9 all days. OC Fair will again absorb the online admission ticket transaction fees. The Every Day Passport is $60 for visits to the Fair any day, without restrictions. Parking in 2024 will be $15.
Fair hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Sundays.
Tickets are now available to purchase for shows in Pacific Amphitheatre and The Hangar. ABBA LA and Bee Gees Gold will perform on July 20, Chris Young and Conner Smith will be in the Pacific Amphitheatre July 19 and Los Tucanes de Tijuana and Voz de Mando will be on stage July 14. Updates are available on and as well as on the new OC Fair Radio platform.
Tickets to performances in Pacific Amphitheatre, The Hangar and Action Sports Arena during the run of the OC Fair also include same-day Fair admission.
Returning OC Fair favorites include magician Frank Thurston, Brew Hee Haw craft beer festival, monster trucks, demolition derbies, All-Alaskan pig races and, of course, unique and memorable fair food. The Junior Livestock Auction will take place on July 27.
Also featured during the Fair at Heroes Hall will be The Vietnam War Through the Art and Photography of Ed Bowen. The SAAAB Story exhibit continues on the second floor educating visitors on the history of the Santa Ana Army Air Base. Admission is free with Fair entry.
The OC Fair is looking for local people to participate in the annual 2024 event. Community entertainment (unpaid) applications will be accepted through April 5 at Applications for vendors and concessionaires are now open at Sponsorship and marketing information is available at
The 2023 OC Fair had an attendance of 1,048,181 with 12 sold-out days.
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