Orange County Children’s Book Festival

About the OC Children’s Book Festival

Virtual Festival Day and Time

Saturday, September 26, 2020


• Main parking in Lot E off Merrimac Way
• Additional parking in Lot D and Lot C
• Overflow parking at Fairgrounds Lot

Click here for a map and directions.


There are numerous Food Vendors who offer a variety of kid favorite choices in the food court.  YUMMY!

For more details on who will be coming and what’s happening on each of our multiple stages please go to the Stages page. We look forward to seeing you and your family in 2020 at the ‘Best Children’s Book Festival in the World’.

Festival attendance is
FREE to the public!

The Orange County
Children’s Book Festival
Celebrating its 17th year in 2020!

2019 Festival Poster


Click here to download the 2019 Festival Guide!

Each year the OC Children’s Book Festival gets better and better and this year promises to be the best one yet!  There is something for everyone that loves books.  We invite you to join other families that know reading is the secret to a happy and successful life.

Come and explore all the pages of our web site and be sure to tell all your family and friends to experience a remarkable day in Orange County.

What to do at the
Orange County Children’s Book Festival

There really is something for children of all ages to experience at the Orange County Children’s Book Festival.  We know you’ll find our numerous book and educational vendors offering the latest in services and new ideas.  You will be able to buy books too!  Newest selections and personally autographed books make great holiday gifts. And with more than 3,000 titles available, this makes the Festival one of the world’s largest bookstores.

Everyone enjoys the multiple stages with the author and illustrator presentations and they are mesmerized by the professional storytellers.  At the Main Entertainment stage you can relax and enjoy the family friendly entertainment and hear our celebrity authors share ‘inside scoop’ about their latest books.  There will be absolutely something for everyone!
Want more?  Sure!

How about a trackless train ride around the OCC campus for kids and parents? Or kids can visit the model trains with interactive controls.  And many exhibitors have kids crafts in their booths.

There’s also an abundance of and family fun activities such as face painting, crazy hair styling, and animal petting area, musicians, dancers, balloons, readings, drawings and so much more.  It’ll be a day your family will be talking about for weeks and weeks.  Our dream is that every child will be asking over and over”is it time for the book festival yet?’