Friday, July 02, 2010

Orange County Fair Discount Tickets and Deals

Orange County Fair
The Orange County Fair starts on July 16 and runs for 23 days until August 15. Tickets are on the expensive side with adult $10, Senior $7 and child 6-12 $5.00. Under six years kids are free. On top of the entrance fee there is a seven dollar parking charge. Then when you get inside there are ride coupons plus food and drink. A trip to the fair for a family of four can easily cost $100 dollars. So much for a cheap family outing. The fair does offer a few deals that can cut down on the cost of attending this year so if you plan ahead its almost affordable. Here is a list of discounts for the Orange County Fair:

Opening Day
FREE admission and parking from Noon – 1 PM. Valid only July 16, 2010.
Presented by Sparkletts
Salute to Heroes
FREE admission for active duty military with I.D., Valid all day July 16-August 15.
Kids Free Thursdays
Kids 12 and under receive FREE admission every Thursday. Valid all day.
Click here to download special single day Fun Zone contests information for children 3-18. (pdf)
Seniors Day Fridays
$5 admission for those 60 years or older, plus FREE Ferris wheel & merry-go-round rides. Valid all day Friday. Sponsored by Monarch Health Care.
Click here to download special Seniors Day contests information.
We Car Wendsdays
Food Drive
Wednesday, July 21 Noon – 6pm
One FREE admission and one carnival ride per person with donation of five canned food items. Benefits Second Harvest Food Bank and OC Food Bank. Sponsored by Ralphs.
Book Drive
Wednesday, July 28 Noon – 6pm
One FREE admission and one carnival ride per person with donation of one new children’s book or three gently used children’s books. Benefits Orange County public schools with the help of the LA Times Reading By 9 and BookEnds.
Clothing Drive
Wednesday, August 4 Noon – 6pm
One FREE admission and one carnival ride per person with donation of five gently used clothing items. Benefits Goodwill of Orange County.
School Supply Drive
Wednesday, August 11 Noon – 6pm
One FREE admission and one carnival ride per person with donation of one new school supply item valued at $3 or more. Benefits Orange County youth with the help of Share Our Selves.

Another way to save is t buy a season pass for about $30.00 and enjoy admission to the 2010 OC Fair for all 23 days. The OC Fair & Event Center is located at
88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, California 92626.