Daring diners – this OC Fair is for you!

COSTA MESA (July 14, 2021) – The OC Fair concessionaires have been concocting tasty new treats to delight fairgoers who have been waiting for their favorite summer tradition to return – crazy Fair food!
This year’s OC Fair will run July 16-Aug. 15, Wednesdays through Sundays, with limited attendance. The theme is “Time for Fun!”
With so much to choose from, here’s a handy guide to this year’s new food at the OC Fair:
Latin flavors
• Taco de Lengua – Pepe’s Mariscos Fresh Mexican Seafood
• Taco de Tripa – Pepe’s Mariscos Fresh Mexican Seafood
• Fresas y Lechera Churro – Big Dogs
• Watermelon Taco with Tajin – Cowboy Kettle Corn
• Sugar-Rimmed Lemonade with flavors including chamoy – Squeezers 
Hot and spicy
• Waffle cone with buffalo chicken and mac & cheese – Chicken Charlie’s
• Hot Cheeto -n- Cheese Burger – Biggys
• Hot Cheeto -n- Cheese Pickles – Biggys
• Spicy Deep-Fried Hot Dog Bites – Pink’s Hot Dogs
Sweet stuff
• Banana Cream Funnel Cake – Dutchmens Funnel Cake
• Fried Ice Cream – Fried A Fair
• Chocolate Chip Nutella Ice Cream Sandwich – Totally Baked Cookie Joint
• Candy Apples: Mermaid, Unicorn or Baby Shark – Sweeties and Sweet Dreams
• Cotton Candy Taco – Sweeties and Sweet Dreams
• 50/50 Brownie Parfait with Bavarian cream – Mom’s Bakeshoppe
Crazy combos
• Chicken Lumpia (can top with ice cream) – Chicken Charlie’s
• Fried Chicken Funnel Cake – Dutchmens Funnel Cake
• Buffalo Brownies (can top with ice cream) – Chicken Charlie’s
• Italian Nachos – Pignotti’s in Wine Courtyard
– and so much more fun food on sticks, deep fried, wrapped in bacon and topped with whipped cream!
OC Fair classics and favorites will return, bringing fairgoers giant turkey legs, deep-fried sweets, bacon-wrapped corn dogs, great BBQ, cotton candy and ice cream galore.
Deal alert! $3 Taste of Fair Food on Thursdays is back. Guests can get a sampling of food and treats for only $3 each every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (extended hours!!) Fun-sized samples include funnel cake, tri-tip, lemonade, cinnamon rolls, tacos, gelato, cotton candy and more. See $3 Taste of Fair Menu (Thursdays only).
The Wine Courtyard will be open during the Fair. Hosted by the Orange County Wine Society, the courtyard features award-winning wines that are available for purchase by the glass as is food and lighter fare.
The OC Fair has added more shaded tables and seating areas for dining and has increased sanitization procedures to help keep everyone safe.
Tickets to the Fair must be purchased in advance (no fees!) on ocfair.com. Fairgoers should make sure to get tickets for special days and group adventures now, since limited daily capacity days could sell out.
Key things to know about the 2021 OC Fair:
· A limited number of tickets are available each day
· Advance online ticket sales only – no transaction fees
· Tickets are good only for the date purchased; please choose dates carefully – no refunds
· Same-day Fair admission is included with tickets to concerts during the Fair
· OC Fair is not currently planning to increase capacity
· Ticket prices will not increase
· Sales are no longer restricted to California residents
· Masks are required indoors for unvaccinated guests
Tickets are $12 weekday general admission (Wednesday, Thursday) and $14 weekend general admission (Friday, Saturday, Sunday). Admission for seniors (60+) and youth (ages 6-12) is $7 every day and children 5 and younger are free.
The 2021 OC Fair mobile app is now available with information on daily activities as well as a map, news & information and tickets. Search for “ocfair 2021” in your app store.
The Fair will open each day at 10 a.m. and close at 11 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays and midnight on weekends.
General parking is still $10, $20 for buses and limos, credit card only. The free shuttle from Experian and OCTA’s OC Fair Express bus service will not be available this year. Carnival tickets are also on sale now so fairgoers can skip the ticket booths, and tickets for concerts in The Hangar and Pacific Amphitheatre can be found at ocfair.com/entertainment.
More information is at ocfair.com/thefair. Got questions? Check out our FAQs.