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2016 San Diego County Fair

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2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd
Del Mar, CA 92014

Region: North County Coastal

Date: Friday, June 3 and continuing through Monday, July 4.  Opening at 4:00 pm.
(The Fair is closed on Mondays, except July 4, and the first two Tuesdays.)

Best Pass Ever – 26 days, $26

If you’re “Mad About The Fair,” then you need your very own Best Pass Ever! The Fair’s season pass lets you into the Fair as much as you like for one low price – $26 for all 26 days of the Fair.

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Cash and credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express) accepted.

Go mad for the 2016 San Diego County Fair!

Mad About the Fair is the theme of the San Diego County Fair opening at 4:00PM on Friday, June 3and continuing through Monday, July 4. (The Fair is closed on Mondays, except July 4, and the first two Tuesdays.)

Mad HatterYou’ll love our grand-scale tea party featuring the renowned Lewis Carroll classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,fused with influences from steampunk, cosplay, great literature, wacky machinery, and all the fun and magic you have come to expect.

Featured Attractions

Just a few of the many delightful attractions and entertainment featured at the Fair, every day or intermittently. More…


The San Diego County Fair just wouldn’t be the same without animals. You can see animals on display, farm equipment, popular shows. More…

Rides and Games

It’s just not the Fair without rides and games, and the San Diego County Fair has the best!More…

Food and Drink

One of the main reasons people visit the San Diego County Fair is not only for traditional “Fair fare,” but also for upscale dining and food events.

School Programs

Whether you would like to enter an exhibit, apply for a scholarship, or participate in a school program, there are many ways for students, educators, and schools to be a part of the Fair! More…

Family Funville

Rides, games, contests, exhibits, entertainment — all with an emphasis on kids and activities the whole family will enjoy. So much is happening here that we need two pages to tell you all about it!
Family Funville Things to Do — entertainment, rides and games, contests
Family Funville Things to See — exhibits, The Farm at Family Funville, San Diego Pavilion

Surfside Race Place

Located on the northeast corner of the Fairgrounds, an off-track wagering facility that features thoroughbred racing from major racetracks around the country and operates every day the Fair is open, except Tuesdays. Surfside also is the location of some great exhibits during the Fair. More…

Car Shows

Some of the coolest cars ever made — woodies, muscle cars and hot rods — will be displayed every day just inside the Arena Gate.


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