We Care Wednesday at OC Fair- Food Drive

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Gayle Anderson was live in Costa Mesa for the WE CARE WEDNESDAY FOOD DRIVE at the Orange County Fair. The 2014 Orange County Fair is now open through Sunday, August 10th. This year’s fair, with the theme, “Summer Starts Here,” consists of 23 days of food, exhibits, rides, animals and shopping. With all of the discounts, promotions and deals offered by the OC Fair, all of this fun can be enjoyed without breaking your bank.

Fairgoers can save on admission and give back to the community by participating in the WE CARE WEDNESDAY weekly donation drives, which offer FREE admission and one FREE carnival ride per person with the proper donation. Donation requirements change weekly. Click HERE for this year’s schedule and guidelines.

Today's WE CARE WEDNESDAY donation drive is a food drive benefiting the Orange County Food Bank and the Second Harvest Food Bank Orange County. Donate 5 cans of food and receive free admission plus one FREE carnival ride per person from Noon to 3 PM TODAY.

The Orange County Food Bank and the Second Harvest Food Bank supply nearly 35 million pounds  of food annually to hundreds of Orange County churches, soup kitchens, shelters, senior centers, and social service organizations. Those organizations provide food to homeless individuals, unemployed persons, individuals with disabilities, seniors living on fixed incomes, and the working poor.

Please note: Promotions are honored only during their specified time frame. Please prepare to arrive early. Don't let  traffic or lines keep you from enjoying these popular discounts and deals. "We Care Wednesday" donations will NOT be accepted at Gate 5 off of Arlington Drive. Visit the Blue, Green and Yellow Gates to make donations.

The 2014 OC Fair offers a variety of ways for guests to save on admission, food and fun. Active military and veterans receive FREE admission with I.D. every day of the Fair. This offer is not valid for spouses or dependents. Through the OC Fair’s Read & Ride program, children (ages 5-11) who read 2 books and write a brief book report can receive 3 FREE carnival rides. Click HERE to download the book report form. Submit book reports to the Information Booth @ Centennial Farm for FREE ride tickets (Valid July 11- Sunday, August 10, 2014). Every Thursday is Kids Days where admission for children 12 and younger is FREE all day. On Fridays, it's Seniors Day, when guests (60 and older) receive $2 off a senior admission ticket and FREE ferris wheel and merry-go-round rides all day. Every Saturday and Sunday, early birds can save with the Rise & Shine promotion, featuring $3 general admission from 10 AM to 11 AM. A complete list of admission discounts and other promotions can be found HERE.

The best way to enjoy the OC Fair for a great price is with a 2014 Super Pass, valid for admission all 23 days of the 2014 OC Fair plus discounts on concerts, action sports and carnival. The Super Pass offers 23 days of admission for the pass holder, express entry at the Fair gates, discounts on select concerts and ticketed events and a carnival value book. The Super Pass is currently available HERE or from the on-site Box Office (open limited days).

The 2014 OC Fair is open Wednesday-Friday from Noon-Midnight and Saturday-Sunday from 10 a.m.-Midnight. The Fair is closed Monday and Tuesday. Single-day general admission is $12 for adults, $7 for seniors (60 and older) and youth (ages 6-12) and free for children 5 and younger.

Concert tickets, action sports reserved seats, and single-day general admission are available for purchase from any Ticketmaster outlet (in-store or Ticketmaster.com) or from the on-site Box Office at the Pacific Amphitheatre. For current Box Office hours, please visit OC Fair.

The OC Fair continues through Sunday, August 10, 2014

2014 Orange County Fair
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 708-1500

If you have questions, please feel free to call Gayle Anderson at 323-460-5732 or e-mail Gayle at Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com