The Orange County swap meet, known as The Orange County Market Place, is a weekend outdoor shopping event in Costa Mesa, California. Every Saturday and Sunday, except Easter Sunday and during the Orange County Fair, crowds flock to the O.C. Fair and Events Center to experience the food and fun.
Billing itself as America's most unique swap meet, the event promotes a variety of vendors and activities, including apparel, furniture, farm produce, sporting goods and electronics. Additional areas feature five-star homes, motorsport exhibitors, hair salons and children's toys. As of September 2015, opening hours are from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission costs $2 with no charge for children 12 and under. Free and paid parking options exist.