Since 1969. Orange County's favorite swap meet. 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. Year-round Sat-Sun, EXCEPT during the fair and on Easter Sunday. No pets allowed. The Market Place provides a vast array of various merchants with a selling area extending over 20 acres. Adjacent to the selling area, are 40 acres of available parking. While most parking is free, the Orange County Fair and Event Center does offer "Preferred Parking" through Gate 1 for a nominal fee. The general public is charged a fee for admission to the selling area but Veterans, U.S. Military Personnel and children under 12 years of age are admitted free.