Special Events

Mark your calendar for these special events scheduled at the 2017 OC Fair.



Opening weekend at the 2017 OC Fair
Saturday, July 15 & Sunday, July 16

Admission: $55 presale, $65 day of event
FEELESS Ticketing
(when choosing TicketFast print-at-home tickets at Ticketmaster.com)

Admission includes:

  • More than 80 Craft Beers from Top Breweries
  • Commemorative Collectable Festival Glass
  • FREE OC FAIR Entrance
  • Shaded Seating and Tables
  • Free Ice Cold Water
  • Music & Dancing
  • Games, Contests and Prizes
  sold-outSaturday, July 15
 Noon – 4 p.m.
sold-outSaturday, July 15
6 – 10 p.m.
Sunday, July 16
Noon – 4 p.m.
Admission     Buy Now

More information at ocbrewheehaw.com 



July 21, 2 – 4 p.m. & 5 – 7 p.m.

Come visit with members of the Los Angeles Chargers
and the Charger Girls as they support the Heroes Hall Veterans Foundation


Concessionaires Cup Challenge
Indulge your inner Foodie! The Fair’s concessionaires will showcase their best items in ten categories!

July 26 – 1 p.m.



Watch as local youth competitors showcase their livestock entries during the annual Junior Livestock Auction. Orange County 4-H and FFA members will auction their award-winning market swine, broilers, calves, goats, beef, rabbits, lambs and turkeys to raise funds for future educational endeavors.

Located in the Livestock Show Ring on Saturday, July 22. Buyer check-in and registration opens at 9 a.m. Auction begins at 10 a.m.

There are many ways attendees can help and support youth 4-H and FFA participants:

  • Purchase an animal
  • Purchase through the Buy-Back Program
  • Provide funds through the Add-On Program
  • Donate to the Centennial Farm Auction Fund

For more information on becoming a bidder at this year’s auction, please email livestock@ocfair.com.

Visit the OC Fair Competitions website for details on entering the Jr. Livestock Auction.



Gather your family and friends for the 9th annual OC Fair Fun Run 5k.

Sunday, August 6 8 a.m.

For more information, visit ocfair5k.com



Sample an array of award-winning wines from the 2017 OC Fair Wine Competition presented by the Orange County Wine Society, Inc. Adults can taste Gold, Silver and Bronze wines for $3 for 2 one-ounce tastes daily or purchase other wines by the glass for $8 for an 8-ounce glass. Enjoy the Express Bar from 5-9 p.m. with 8-ounce wines for $8.

Each weekend, wine enthusiasts can enjoy themed wine seminars which offer each paid participant 8 one (1)-ounce tastings, a commemorative OC Fair wine glass, 2017 OC Fair Award Book and assorted nibbles. View complete Wine Seminar schedule and prices. Seminar admission does not include OC Fair admission.

For more information about the Orange County Wine Society, Inc., please visit ocws.org.


City Days Celebration

Visit the OC Fair on your City Day as we honor local towns within Orange County. City representatives will lead Fairgoers in singing the national anthem during a community flag raising at 12:30 p.m. The OC Fair offers Orange County residents a $2 discount admission coupon at their local city hall.

Date Cities
Wednesday, July 19 Orange, Tustin, Villa Park
Thursday, July 20 Dana Point, Irvine, Newport Beach
Friday, July 21 Costa Mesa – Meet the LA Chargers!
Wednesday, July 26 Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods
Thursday, July 27 Lake Forest, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano
Friday, July 28 Fountain Valley, La Palma, Santa Ana
Wednesday, August 2 Anaheim, Los Alamitos, Stanton
Thursday, August 3 Aliso Viejo, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita
Friday, August 4 Laguna Beach, Seal Beach
Wednesday, August 9 Buena Park, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Westminster
Thursday, August 10 Fullerton, Placentia, Yorba Linda
Friday, August 11 Brea, Cypress, La Habra