2018 OC Fair Is Here: "Free Your Inner Farmer"

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The OC Fair starts today and everyone is invited to come out and "Free their Inner Farmer!" The theme of the 128th annual Fair is a salute to the people who put food on our tables and nourish our spirits.  

The gates open at noon and close at midnight today. The Fair runs through Aug. 12, open Wednesday through Sunday.  

There are deals every day of the Fair, including today's free admission and parking until 3 p.m. promotion. New this year is Overalls Day – every Thursday all fairgoers wearing overalls get in free from noon to 3 p.m. Visit ocfair.com/deals for all the great discounts.  Fair season means its time for guests to carry on with their family traditions of playing in the fountain, seeing the Russell Bros. Circus, watching the pig races, cheering on the demolition derbies, snapping selfies and singing along with their favorite tribute bands.  

All this only-at-the-OC Fair fun, food and entertainment comes just once a year!

2018 OC Fair theme: "Free Your Inner Farmer" Dates: July 13-Aug. 12, Wednesday-Sunday Hours: Wednesday-Friday, noon-midnight; Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-midnight  Admission: Wednesday-Friday: $12 general, $7 senior (60+) and youth (ages 6-12), free for children 5 and younger and veterans/active-duty military with ID Saturday-Sunday: $14 general, $7 senior (60+) and youth (ages 6-12), free for children 5 and younger and veterans/active-duty military with ID  Parking: $10 cars, $20 buses and limos. Free offsite parking and shuttle is available Saturdays and Sundays from Experian in Costa Mesa; shuttle runs 10 a.m.-1 a.m.  

OC Fair Express: Catch the bus from one of nine OC locations on Saturdays and Sundays for $4 round trip, and get a $4 Fair admission coupon. Seniors ride for $1.50 round trip. More info: ocfairexpress.com.      

The 2018 OC Fair is July 13-Aug. 12 and offers 23 days and nights of entertainment, food, rides, shopping, exhibits and more. Hours are noon to midnight Wednesdays through Fridays, and 11 a.m. to midnight Saturdays and Sundays. OC Fair is located off the 405 and 55 freeways at 88 Fair Drive in Costa Mesa. For more information, visit ocfair.com or call (714) 708-1500. 

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