Information



LOCATION

OC FAIR & EVENT CENTER

COSTA MESA, CA

88 Fair Drive,
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

BOX OFFICE & TICKETING

Contact

Will Call

Will Call opens 2 hours prior to show time. Valid, government-issued photo ID required for will call pick up. Matching valid, government-issued photo ID required for all credit card purchases. i.e. The person who’s name is on the card MUST be present for ticket purchases.

Accessibility

OC Fair & Events center and all on-site amenities are 100% wheelchair accessible.

Accessible parking is located in the lots closest to the venue, with overflow in other designated locations. Please have proper placards and ask to be directed by Parking & Traffic Staff inbound to venue.

Children

Children ages 10 & under free with paid adult admission.

PARKING & DROP-OFF

Parking Advisory

Alcoholic beverages, barbeques, camping and tailgating are not permitted in any event parking lots. This is strictly enforced. OC Fair & Events Center is not responsible for damage, loss or theft – please park at your own risk. Guests are highly discouraged from leaving valuables in vehicles.

General Parking

Parking is charged by the venue upon arrival

Accessible Parking

Accessible Parking is located in the lots closest to the venue, with overflow in other designated locations. Please have proper placards and ask to be directed by Parking & Traffic Staff inbound to venue.

Drop-Off & Pick-Up

Rideshare drop off and pick up allowed from rideshare lots. Please have your driver look for designated areas.

ACCOMMODATIONS

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VENUE POLICIES

General

All shows go on RAIN OR SHINE · Alcoholic beverages, barbeques, camping and tailgating are not permitted in any event parking lots. This is strictly enforced· The use of drones is prohibited. The general policies listed below are subject to change on an event-by-event basis.

Food & Beverage

Must be 21+ with valid, government-issued photo ID to consume alcohol. IDs are checked at all points of sale, and ID checkpoints and wristband distribution points are located throughout the venue for select shows. Shoreline Amphitheatre has a zero tolerance policy for underage drinking and violators will be ejected. The following are permitted for most shows: · Food, provided it fits in a clear plastic bag, no larger than one (1) gallon in size. One (1) bag per guest. · One (1) factory sealed plastic bottle, 20 oz or smaller, containing a non-alcoholic beverage (not frozen) per guest.

Camera/Video

In general, small (point-and-shoot) digital and disposable cameras are allowed in the venue for most shows. Professional equipment including video recording equipment, removable lens cameras, and any laptops/tablets/iPads/Kindles/E-Readers/GoPros/drones are NOT permitted. Flash photography is not permitted. The venue has the right to restrict ALL CAMERAS, at any time, without prior warning.

Enhanced Security

Your safety and security is most important to us, and to that end, we have implemented enhanced security measures. Part of these efforts will require your cooperation and assistance.

Concessions

Located throughout the venue. Vegetarian options available. Enjoy some food and beverage at the numerous concession stands located throughout the venue plazas. Check out the food trucks at the Stage Right Plaza!

Alcoholic Beverages

Craft beer, wine, liquor located throughout the venue. Visit Lucky's Bar on the main plaza for a craft beer or shot of your favorite whiskey. You must be 21 years of age or older with a valid government-issued photo ID to consume alcohol. Big Adventure has a zero tolerance policy for underage drinking, violators will be ejected from the venue.

Lost & Found

Lost & Found is located at the Information Booth near the front entry

ATM

There are ATM machines located throughout the venue.

Medical

The medical tent will be onsite for your convenience. If you are in need of medical assistance, notify ANY staff member immediately.

Security

Security staff are located throughout the venue. If you are in need of security assistance, notify ANY staff member immediately. Your safety and security is most important to us, and to that end, we have implemented enhanced security measures. Part of these efforts will require your cooperation and assistance.

ALLOWED:

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  • Clear Bags / Backpacks (See Bag Policy)
  • Clear, Non glass refillable water containers.
  • Hydration packs with no more than two main compartments and one smaller compartment—must be empty upon entry
  • Cell phones and portable chargers/external batteries
  • Fanny packs (not clear is OK)
  • Sunglasses & hats
  • Powder makeup
  • Lighters and sealed packs of cigarettes
  • E-cigs/vapes (will be inspected upon entry)
  • Prescription Medications – Must be in prescription bottle with valid ID to confirm.
  • Sealed lip balm & gloss
  • Sealed sunscreen lotion (inspected upon entry)
  • Sealed packs of gum
  • Breast Pump | Diaper Bag (both will be inspected upon entry)

Prohibited Items

Please do not bring or please return the following items to your car. Festival will not be responsible to watch over items that can not be allowed into festival.

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  • Bad Vibes / Bad Attitudes
  • Backpacks, Purses, Duffle Bags, Camelbacks (see Clear Bag Policy)
  • Weapons, knives, firearms or anything that security / police deem a weapon
  • Colors / Patches Of Affiliation
  • Open Packs Of Cigarettes
  • Balls or Frisbees
  • Any Inflatables
  • Glass of any kind, including glass bottles
  • Outside Food and Drinks
  • Tents of any kind
  • Narcotics and drug paraphernalia. Marijuana is still illegal to consume in public.
  • Alcohol of any kind
  • Drones or any other unmanned aircraft.
  • Marker pens and spray paint
  • Chairs / Hammocks / Other Lounging Equipment
  • Water Guns and Water Balloons
  • Bicycles, skateboards, rollerblades, scooters (motorized or push), hover boards, Segway’s.
  • Chains or other spiked jewelry
  • Fireworks or other explosives
  • Glow Sticks
  • Totems / Flags / Flag Poles
  • Megaphones, PA Systems, Air Horns
  • Coolers Of Any Kind
  • Pets (Service Animals Exempt)
  • Video Recording Equipment
  • Professional Cameras and Camera Equipment
  • Audio Recording Equipment
  • Amplified sound devices (Wireless speakers, etc.)
  • Flyers / Stickers
  • Selfie sticks

Security has final say on allowed and prohibited items.

FESTIVAL Cosplay Guidelines

Costume Prop Policy

No functional props or weapons are allowed. No functional props or weapons are allowed. All realistic simulated weapons are prohibited. Simulated or costume fantasy props are allowed as a part of your costume, subject to prior approval by security and compliance with the following:

All costume props and weapons must be inspected at the Costume Prop Check Station, located by the front entrance to the festival.

If you do not want to have your costume props inspected or tagged, or if you are not willing to comply with these policies, please do not bring your costume props to the festival.

  • All costume props must conform to state and federal law
  • Edged weapons are prohibited (swords, knives, throwing stars, etc.)
  • Impact weapons are prohibited (clubs, aluminum and metal bats, hammers, martial arts weapons)
  • Firearms are prohibited
  • Airsoft guns are prohibited
  • Archery weapons are prohibited (cross bows, bolts, bows and arrows of all types)
  • No steel handles
  • Projectile costume props must be rendered inoperable
  • Nerf guns are allowed, but ammunition of any kind (foam or otherwise) is prohibited
  • Fanstasy props (which do not resemble real weapons) will be allowed. This includes, light sabers, plasma phasers, etc.)
  • Items such as bullwhips, ropes and lassos are allowed, but must remain rolled and secured at all times.
  • Incendiary or flammable weapons are prohibited, including any items that are capable of igniting sparks or flames, burning, exploding or combusting.
  • Do not display your props in a threatening or menacing manner. (For instance, it's ok to pose for a picture, but cosplayers should not brandish props while walking the around the Festival.)
  • Keep props in Festival areas. If you leave the premises or go out into public for any reason, please put away any and all props immediately.
  • Props may not be brandished, even for photos, in the Amphitheater or Comedy and EDM tents. Anyone caught doing so will immediately be removed from the venue.
  • After each person's costume prop has been checked, it will be tagged by security and you will be given a wristband to wear to designate that your weapons have been checked.
  • Security will escort you to the Security Desk for inspection if your costume prop is not tagged.

No costume is not a costume!

Our festival is a family friendly event, and costuming worn should reflect that basic premise. The minimal dress standards are full-coverage bikini top, and full-cheek coverage swimsuit bottoms. In all cases local and state decency laws will be applied.

  • Male attendees are strongly encouraged to wear dance belts under any thin-fabric pants (bodysuits, tights, etc.).
  • Precautions should be taken against costume malfunctions (e.g. double-sided tape, pasties, etc.).
  • Footwear must be worn at all times; stocking feet without shoes are not sufficient.
  • Festival staff reserves the right to insist on modifications of costumes.

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