Everyone loves a bargain, so here are the top tips for saving some cash at this year's fair. Take advantage of these great deals, discounts and promotions at this year's OC Fair, through Aug. 13. For more information and a full schedule of Farm Fresh Fun, visit ocfair.com.
Super Pass - One of the best bargains is the Super Pass, which allows Fairgoers to enjoy all 23 days of the Fair for one low price. On sale now, Super Passes are $35 for general admission and $28 for seniors and youth ages 6-12. New this year: Super Pass holders who come to all 23 days of the 2017 OC Fair will win the Perfect Attendance Award and receive a free 2018 Super Pass.
Best Deal Ever - On Saturdays and Sundays, Fairgoers can take advantage of this promotion featuring half-price admission and carnival rides for half the usual number of tickets.
Veterans and active-duty military personnel - Admission is always free with ID and their guests can purchase up to six half-price tickets.
Read and Ride - Bookworms ages 5-11 can read two books to earn three free carnival rides. Download book report forms at bit.ly/ocfairread and redeem them at the Centennial Farm information booth.
Bounce-back tickets - Save your San Diego Fair (June 2-July 4) or Ventura County Fair (Aug. 2-13) tickets to get free admission to the OC Fair. Your OC Fair ticket gets you into the Ventura County Fair for free.
We Care Wednesday - Get free admission and one free carnival ride when you donate items to select local nonprofits between noon and 3 p.m. On July 19, bring five nonperishable food items to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank and the OC Food Bank. July 26, donate three new or gently used children's books for Think Together. Aug. 2, bring five clothing items to benefit Goodwill Orange County. Aug. 9, donate school supplies valued at $5 or more (receipt required) for Share Our Selves.
Unlimited carnival rides - Enjoy all the carnival rides you can handle for $30 on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Wristbands are sold until 5 p.m. and are valid until 8 p.m. You get two free games, too. Fair admission sold separately.
$3 Taste of Fair Food - Samples of select Fair treats are just $3 every Thursday noon-4 p.m.
Kids Day - Each Thursday, children 12 and under get in free all day.
Seniors Day - Free admission for those 60 and older every Friday.
$2 rides and $2 games - On Fridays noon-4 p.m. rides and games are just $2 in the main carnival and the kiddie carnival.
Free offsite parking on weekends - Park in the Experian structure at 475 Anton Blvd. (near the Bristol exit off the 405 Freeway), in Costa Mesa and catch a free shuttle to the Fair 10 a.m.-1 a.m.
OC Fair Express - Take an OCTA bus from one of nine locations direct to the Fair and receive a coupon for $3 general admission, one coupon per person. Bus fare is $2 each way on Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m.-midnight. For more information and locations, visit ocfairexpress.com.
The 2017 OC Fair is going on now through Aug. 13 and offers 23 days and nights of entertainment, food, rides, shopping, exhibits and more. The Fair is open Wednesdays through Fridays from noon to midnight, and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to midnight.
For more information, visit ocfair.com.