Getting out of the house is often hampered by the fact that most houses are located inside a bigger and fancier house. Step outside of the house outside of your house with today's Groupon: for $15, you get a season Super Pass to the OC Fair (up to a $25 advance value, or up to $30 at the fair) held Wednesdays–Sundays, July 15–August 14, in Costa Mesa. Advance passes for children 6–12 are $15, and active military members with ID and children 5 and younger are admitted free.
The OC Fair celebrates all-ages fun with 23 days of outdoor amusement—including daily free concerts, nostalgic rides, and carnival snacks. Super Pass holders can scoot to the express lane at the entry gates every day of the festival, then enjoy VIP benefits such as two for one terrace seats to select Pacific Amphitheatre concerts. Snag a 20% discount to select events in The Hangar and at the Action Sports Arena, bopping along to ABBA tunes or witnessing dogs barking Miranda rights at lawbreakers during the OC Police Canine Association Show.
This year's theme, Let's Eat!, promises even more tummy-pleasing treats than usual, with a Thursday speaking and demonstration series from famed chefs including Duff Goldman, Michael Voltaggio, and Strega Nona. Revelers also receive a coupon book good for two bottles of water with a $10 food purchase in the carnival, one souvenir drink refill in the carnival, a buy-one-get-one-free carnival game, and a one-way trip along the Skyride, where they can catch glimpses of carousel horses plotting afterhours poker games.
88 Fair Dr.
Costa Mesa, California 92626