'It's Time for Fun': 2021 Orange County Fair kicks off in Costa Mesa

The 2021 Orange County Fair kicked off Friday in Costa Mesa with the theme "It’s Time for Fun."

Like many large events in 2020, the annual fair was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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The OC fair runs from July 16 through August 15 and will run each day with the exception of Mondays and Tuesdays. On Wednesday and Thursday, the fair will be open between 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and on weekends, the fair will be open until midnight.

Daily attendance will be capped at about 45,000. Normally, daily attendance can be as high as 60,000 with weekend attendance hitting 85,000

Fair officials said masks will be required for unvaccinated guests inside OC Fair buildings.

Those who wish to attend are required to buy tickets in advance and tickets will not be available for purchase at the gate.

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Single-day admission prices can be found below:

Wednesday and Thursday:
General (Ages 13-59) - $12
Senior (Ages 60+) - $7
Youth (Ages 6-12) - $7

General (Ages 13-59) - $14
Senior (Ages 60+)
Youth (Ages 6-12)

Children 5 and under are free.

The fair will also offer food, concerts, and a carnival for additional fees. 

For more information, visit ocfair.com.