The Orange County Market Place operates every Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa.FWY (55) and Fair Drive in Costa Mesa.
Admission is $ 2; children under the age of 12 are admitted free.
The Orange County Market Place®, America's most unique swap meet, is a celebration of food, fun, value and the entrepreneurial spirit. With some two million visitors each year, the Orange County Market Place has grown to become the centerpiece of the Orange County outdoor shopping experience.
With over 1100 merchants and nearly 4 miles of walking aisles, the selling area extends over 20 acres. Adjacent to the selling area, are 40 acres of available parking. While most parking is free, the Orange County Market Place does offer "Preferred Parking" near an entrance for a nominal fee. The general public is charged a fee for admission to the selling area but active duty U.S. Military Personnel and children under 12 years of age are admitted free.
We take pride in offering a fun, family oriented environment to the millions of visitors who come each year to enjoy the day with us. We strive to provide our visitors with clean facilities, and friendly and courteous employees. Security and emergency medical services are provided during operating hours and aisles are kept free of debris by maintenance personnel. "Directories" of sellers and products are made available to customers, and customers may also use the "Merchant Information Services" at the Directory Booth to locate a particular product or seller. The Orange County Market Place does provide Information Services at the Information Booth to assist customers and sellers with questions, lost and found items, missing persons and general information. We also offer a variety of quality food and beverage items throughout the Orange County Market Place.
The variety, quality and value of merchandise and the customer service offered to our visitors are very important parts of the Orange County Market Place. The policy of the Orange County Market Place is to offer 100% customer satisfaction to all customers. We feel that by sellers providing 100% customer satisfaction we will maintain and promote our customer base.
We are continually searching for "entrepreneurs" who will not only participate in the Orange County Market Place but also enhance the Orange County Market Place. We are searching for creative entrepreneurs who will involve the customer, and bring the customer back again and again.
We have found through our business experience that most people want to have fun and the best way for them to have fun is to be involved in something. We see our job as trying to involve the customer in whatever we do.
We offer true "Entrepreneurial Opportunities" and we encourage your participation in the continuing evolution of the Orange County Market Place.