Monday, December 6, 2021 (2:32 pm)

OC Fair named No. 7 in North America based on attendance by industry publication

The OC Fair is ranked No. 7 in North America – and top in the state – based on attendance in 2021, according to the list of top 5o Fairs released by

Even with daily capacity limits in place, the 2021 OC Fair, which ran from July 16-Aug. 15, attracted 1,055,770 guests during the 23-day event. 

Fair officials are proud that the annual OC Fair guest survey results showed that attendees ranked this year’s festival as rating 4.20 out of 5 for overall enjoyment, and a 4.52 for the new advance ticket sale process.

Guests rated their favorite aspects of this year’s OC Fair as food, animals and exhibits. Some 16 percent of attendees were first-timers while the average years attended was 4.5.

See a full list of top fairs by attendance here, as  reported by