Health & Safety Information

Current Protocols at OC Fair & Event Center

Masks are required for unvaccinated visitors inside OC Fair & Event Center buildings and recommended for all guests.

OC Fair & Event Center has implemented enhanced sanitizing procedures on high-touch areas.

Employees of OC Fair & Event Center have undergone additional health and safety training.

More vendors at the fairgrounds will offer cash-free sales.

OC Fair & Event Center is a GBAC STAR facility

GBAC STAR certifies that facilities are able to demonstrate that correct work practices, procedures and systems are in place to prepare, respond and recover from outbreaks and pandemics.


Restrictions for Mega Events in California, effective Sept. 20-Nov. 1, 2021

The California Department of Public Health is updating the general public health requirements and recommendations as follows, effective September 20, 2021.

Restrictions Applying to Indoor & Outdoor Settings

Definitions of Mega Events

Crowds greater than 1,000 (indoors) attendees
Crowds greater than 10,000 (outdoors) attendees

Vaccine Verification /
Negative Testing

Required for Indoor Mega Events
Recommended for Outdoor Mega Events
Self-attestation may not be used to verify status as fully vaccinated or as proof of negative test result for indoor settings. For outdoor settings, it is recommended not to use self-attestation to verify status as fully vaccinated or as proof of negative test result.

Capacity Limitations

No restrictions

Physical Distancing

No restrictions for attendees, customers, and guests


Follow current CDPH Guidance for Face Coverings


Recommend following CDC recommendations.

– Information from the California Department of Public Health


OC Fair & Event Center (OCFEC) is committed to providing a healthy and safe environment for all guests on property, including event tenants, contractors, volunteers and employees, and will use reasonable efforts to implement health and safety-related procedures and protocols. However, due to numerous factors outside of our control, including the uncertainty of availability of personal protective equipment, supplies and materials, ever-evolving governmental orders, directives and guidelines, and the regular dissemination of new public health information, OCFEC makes no representations, warranties or guarantees, express or implied, regarding the implementation of health and safety-related procedures and protocols, all of which are subject to change.

Due to the dynamic nature and rapid evolution of public health emergencies and the responses of governmental officials, conditions on OCFEC property may change more quickly than health and safety-related procedures and protocols can be updated. As a result, you should not rely only on the specific procedures or protocols that are in place at the time of your visit to OCFEC.

While OCFEC looks forward to welcoming everyone to the property, OCFEC sincerely encourages all visitors to closely consider all current local, state and federal guidelines and all available public health information prior to visiting OCFEC.

Official COVID-19 information

Check these agency websites for the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 and public health directives.