Frequently asked questions

If you don’t find what you’re looking for here, just give us a call at (714) 708-1500 or email us at ocfinfo@ocfair.com and we’d be glad to help you.

Can I get directions to the OC Fair & Event Center? We’re located in Costa Mesa near the intersection of the 405 and 55 Freeways. Here is a map and driving directions.

What’s going on at the OC Fair & Event Center this weekend? There’s something for everyone every day at the OC Fair & Event Center. Check out our events calendar.

I’m attending an event this weekend at the OC Fair & Event Center. Which entrance should I use? The OC Fair & Event Center has multiple gates which are opened and closed depending on the events being held on any given day. Watch for signs as you get closer to the OC Fair & Event Center for information about which gate to use.

I’d like more information about the Orange County Market Place swap meet on the weekends. The Orange County Market Place is operated by Spectra most weekends throughout the year. For information, please visit their web site at ocmarketplace.com.

Can’t wait to visit Centennial Farm at the OC Fair & Event Center! What are the hours and what’s the cost? Centennial Farm is a three-acre working farm at the OC Fair & Event Center, open to the public most days throughout the year and free to the public. Here is more information on Centennial Farm.

Love, love, love the annual OC Fair. Where can I get more information? We love the Fair, too! There is more information in our Fair section.

My company would be an ideal vendor at the OC Fair. How do I apply? The deadline to submit an application to become a vendor at the annual OC Fair is typically in March of each year. Here is vendor information.

How do I find out about handicapped access to OC Fair & Event Center? Here is Equal Access information.

I’m hugely talented and my performance will blow you away. How do I become a performer at the annual OC Fair? If you’re really that good, then visit our Fair entertainment section.

I’d like to ask the OC Fair & Event Center for a donation to my upcoming fundraiser. How do I do that? The OC Fair & Event Center is happy to support 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations. Our typical donation is four general admission tickets to the annual OC Fair. To make a request, please write to us on your organization’s official letterhead, include information about the fundraiser and who it will support, and be sure to provide your 501(c)3 number. Mail the request to: OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Attn: Donation Request.

I’ve heard you have an awesome Farmers Market at the OC Fair & Event Center. Where and when? The Farmers Market can be found each Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of the Pacific Amphitheatre Box Office.

Is smoking allowed at the OC Fair & Event Center? During the annual OC Fair, smoking is not permitted anywhere, even outdoors. During the rest of the year, smoking is not permitted inside any buildings or structures or within 20 feet of any building or structure.