Farm Fresh Fun at the 2017 Orange County Fair

This weekend, the 2017 Orange County Fair swings into action for a month filled with “Farm Fresh Fun.”

The OC Fair starts off this Friday, July 14 and runs until Sunday, August 13.  Hours are noon to midnight Wednesday through Friday; on Saturday and Sunday, the fair opens an hour earlier at 11 AM.  That’s more than enough time to eat, sip, and ride the summer days away in Orange County.

The Cost of Admission: Getting In for a Deal with the Super Pass

Tickets to the OC fair will vary depending on which day you visit and the time of day you arrive.  To keep from having to refer to your watch and calendar, consider the Super Pass.

For $35/adult, the super pass gets you into the fair and then pays you back in dividends.  Here’s a rundown of the Super Pass privileges:

  • One day admission for each day of the 2017 fair (go more than once!)
  • Express entry at all admission gates, 2017 OC Fair souvenir pin, carnival value book, and 20% off OC Fair merchandise
  • 2-for-1 tickets for select events
  • Express entry at all admission gates, 2017 OC Fair souvenir pin, carnival value book, and 20% off OC Fair merchandise2-for-1 tickets for select events
  • 2-for-1 tickets for select events at Pacific Amphitheatre, The Hangar & Action Sports Arena
  • Discount tickets for OC Brew Hee Haw
  • Purchase up to 10 single-day general admission Fair tickets for $10 each

For the best deal you could spring for a Super Pass, wrangle some $10 tickets for your friends, and then head over to the OC Brew Hee Haw!

OC Brew Hee Haw, Saturday-Sunday, July 15-16

The OC Brew Hee Haw is a craft beer roundup that offers unlimited 2-ounce tastings of 80 craft beers along with a commemorative glass.  The lineup includes local favorite King Harbor Brewing Company and a host of other top tier brewers. Tickets are $55 but if you get the Super Pass, you get a discount on admission.  The Brew Hee Haw is only during the opening weekend so don’t miss out on this one!  For more info, check out the Brew Hee Haw website.

Get a Taste of the Fair at a “Fair” Price

On Thursdays you can experience another deal that turns the fair into a mini food festival.

From noon to 4 PM on Thursdays, $3 gets you smaller portions of some of your fair favorites like funnel cake, lemonade, tri-tip, cotton candy and more.  Get a few samples and you won’t feel bummed that you blew your diet on just one turkey leg.

Music and Entertainment Worthy of a Blue Ribbon

The 2017 OC Fair musical lineup is one for the record books.  There’s something for everyone with styles ranging from R&B to country to rock and roll.  Some of the highlights include the B-52’s on July 20 (it’s a Thursday!  See above), Kenny Rogers on July 30, and the Isley Brothers with the Commodores on August 10.  For comedy enthusiasts, Gabriel Iglesias kicks off the Fair’s lineup on Friday, July 14.

For a complete lineup and more details, browse to the Pacific Amphitheatre website.

Whether you go for the rides, the food, or the music, I hope I see you at the 2017 OC Fair!

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