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Photos of Orange County Fair


The Orange County Fairgrounds and Exposition Center is host to a variety of events throughout the year..  


From an annual fair, to weekly Farmerr's Market, meetings, expositions, car races and Marketplace shopping, there's always something happening.


Orange County Fair is held in July and features carnival rides, a fairway with games, food booths and exhibit halls. There is also a rodeo and two concerts each night at the Arlington Theatre (below-left). Located at 88 Fair Drive (Fairview and Fair). 



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Since it began in 1950, The Orange County Fair has grown from one week to 17 days, with name entertainment, contests, exhibits, the latest thrill rides and food booths.   Orange County Fair & Exposition Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 TEL (714)708-FAIR 


Web Site: Check California Events Calendar at bottom of this page for updates, as well. 

The Fairgrounds also contain a popular 3-acre working Centennial Farmm  used as an educational center. TEL: 714-708-1619.  Major events open to the public range from Scottish Highland Games to Cat Fancy shows, to travel and home expositions.  There is something of interest for everyone. Check events calendar at to see if something tickles your fancy. 


Also at the Fairgrounds is the weekly  Marketplace. It features booths and kiosks with  sunglasses, fragrances, clothes, rugs, luggage, shoes, wigs and shampoos, framed art, kitchen crafts and more.  - Saturdays and Sundays in the Main Lot from 7 am - 4 pm. Admission $2 for adults. Children under 12 free. TEL: 949-723-6616.  


On Thursdays, the Orange County Fairgrounds hosts Farmers Market. - Located  in the Main Lot from 8:30 am to 1 pm. Admission: free, free parking provided in Main Lot. Orange County Farm Bureau  714-573-0374. 



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