OC Fair Announces Plans To Return This Summer

The Orange County Fair is set to resume this summer, with modifications, after being canceled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

This year’s fair is themed “Time for Fun” and will be held at the fairgrounds in Costa Mesa from July 16 through August 15, according to a news release from the OC Fair and Event Center.

OC Fair officials are working with public health experts to develop COVID-19 protocols to keep fairgoers and workers safe. The plans currently are based on projections from public health experts on the pandemic this summer, but could change if there is another surge, officials said.

Anyone who wants to attend must get tickets in advance and there will be limited capacity to allow for physical distancing. Face coverings will be required.

Tickets, which will be at 2019 rates, will go on sale May 1 on the fair's website, ocfair.com.

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