Freebie of the Week: "All the world loves a fair," including us. Which is why we're thrilled the Orange County Fair is offering so many complimentary ways to savor the sights, sounds and smells of one of the county's oldest traditions. Opening day is today; free admission and parking will be granted from noon to 1 p.m. every Thursday, kids 12 and younger get in free. Planning to go on a Wednesday? For free admission, one carnival ride and some good endorphins from helping out charity, bring five canned food items on July 21; one new children's book or three gently used children's books on July 28; five gently used clothing items on Aug. 4; or one new school supply item valued at $3 or more Aug. 11. Our other favorite bargain: $1 fair food tastings from noon to 4 p.m. on Fridays. Your waistline may not thank you, but your taste buds will. Deep-fried Twinkie, anyone? For more information, call (714) 708-1500 or visit ocfair.com.