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    OC Fair 2023: Here’s a one-stop shop for what you need to know
    • July 12, 2023

    The OC Fair kicks off Friday for 23 days of feeding your adrenaline with thrill rides, hoping to beat the odds and win that giant stuffed animal and trying food combos that shouldn’t really exist, but taste good at the fair.

    The fair will run through Aug. 13 in Costa Mesa and we’ve pulled together everything you need to know to plan your visit, pick a show and get inside.

    More thrills

    Three new rides join the lineup of thrills on the midway including Slingshot, which will be catapulting the brave into the air reverse-bungee style.

    It’s classified as a high-level thrill ride.

    Joining it are Raptor, a roller coaster, and Joker360, with spinning carriages at the end of a giant arm.

    Also new this year are the Flying Royals, an acrobatic act that is taking up residency near the Green Gate and will wow visitors every 30 minutes from 2 to 9 p.m. daily.

    Did you miss singing karaoke with a live band for your backup? It is returning nightly at the Plaza Pacifica Stage. Other fan favorites are magician Frank Thurston, comedian and hypnotist Mark Yuzuik and the All-Alaskan Racing Pigs.

    2023 OC Fair set to open with familiar favorites, new thrills

    The basics of the OC Fair: What can you bring into the fairgrounds? How much is parking? What’s the best deal if you are a frequent fairgoer. Basically, here is what you need to know to park, pay and get inside.

    What’s on the menu: Fair food has never been one to follow culinary rules, so check out these nine outrageous foods being sold this year, and find out what a hotdog has to do with an egg roll.

    Go hungry: In addition to attention-grabbing new items, vendors will be serving a wide range of fair favorites. Read more on grubbing at the fair here.

    Music in the air: There are the nightly concerts at The Hangar and Pacific Amphitheatre. Tickets to those shows include admission to the fair.

    OC Fair 2023: Concerts coming to The Hangar this summer and how to get tickets

    OC Fair 2023: What’s coming to Pacific Amphitheatre and how to get tickets

    ​ Orange County Register