It’s Time for Fun and the OC Fair is the place to find it.
The OC Fair returns from July 16 to Aug. 15, after working with public health agencies to develop guidelines for fairgoers to keep them safe while they enjoy carnival rides, fair food, entertainment, competitions, and animal exhibits. The safety plans for the 2021 OC Fair are based on health agencies’ projections for the summer and could change if conditions change.
“We are grateful to plan for an exciting, and safe, OC Fair this year,” said OC Fair Board Chair Natalie Rubalcava-Garcia. “This milestone will allow the community to come together to celebrate the future and generate much-needed opportunities for economic development and growth in Orange County. The Board and staff have done a fantastic job of responsibly managing our finances and preparing to meet safe reopening guidelines to not just make it through the pandemic, but to emerge resilient and ready for 2021 and beyond.”
Concessions, rides and vendors will be limited and spaced out to provide safe social distancing during the fair, which is themed “Time for Fun” to celebrate the return of the joy and excitement the fair brings. Admission tickets go on sale May 1 at OCFair.com.
“We have worked through many different scenarios for the 2021 OC Fair and we are so excited to move forward with this plan because it means that we really can bring back the fun, and that’s why I love this year’s theme,” said Michele Richards, OC Fair & Event Center CEO. “We want everyone to continue to follow health guidelines and get vaccinated so we can finally celebrate summer together again.”
Advanced ticket sales are required and a limited number of visitors will be allowed entrance to the fair.
Ticket prices will remain the same as they were for the 2019 fair, the Fair Board decided. Ticket prices are $12 for general admission and $7 for children and seniors on Wednesdays and Thursdays, $14 general admission and $7 for children and seniors on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The fair will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.