Come visit "Homegrown Fun", the 2021 San Diego County Fair at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, from June 11 to Sunday July 4 2021. The fair is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. There will be plenty of fun, concerts, shows and rides. Limited tickets and parking will be available, and yes, there will be fireworks on the 4th of July. As part of the Homegrown Fun theme, you may submit pictures of pandemic-related home project you've completed this year for a special presentation.
Make your reservations before they sell out!
Photo credit Jill Smith
In 2021, the SD fair theme is Home Grown Fun. Some events will not be held this year to minimize crowded areas. Here are some fun things to do this year:
Watch the swift Swine Pig Races
See the daredevil Extreme Dock Dogs
Learn about Agriland
Ride the Carousel
Make and Take activities
Ride the Ferris wheel
Food, yes the unbelievable fair food is back
See the Strolling Entertainers
Enter a contest or demo
Fireworks on the 4th of July. Viewing will be best from West Avenue and West Gate area; Grandstand seating will NOT be available.
Here are some items from prior years.
Live Concerts - A variety of live concerts are offered on select dates, including country, rock, and Latin music.
Beer or Wine Festival - Enjoy the San Diego International Beer Festival or The Toast of the Coast Wine Festival.
Animals - animal exhibits include sheep and goat pasture, pig pen, cattle pasture, pets, poultry, rabbits and pigeons.
Old-fashioned contests at AgriFair - Bean bag toss, squash toss, onion toss, prune pit spitting, cherry tomato eating and more. Much more fun than computer games!
World of Horses - Features 20 different breeds of horses. Free behind-the-scenes tours daily.
Junior Livestock Auction - Saturday date TBD will be the auction of these blue ribbon winning animals raised by the 4-H, FFA and Grange kids.
Rides and Games - The San Diego County Fair has some of the best rides. The Fun Zone features 39 exciting rides, and Kiddieland has more than 40 rides for the younger kids. Many games of skill too. See if you can win some prizes at the county fair!
Food - Where else can you get such a variety of food. Can you handle those deep fried fair food?
Exhibits - Exhibits include fine art, exhibition of photography, gems, minerals & jewelry, home and hobby show, creative youth and best of K-6 schools, and student showcase.
Del Mar Fairgrounds Address: 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Del Mar, California | Google Map
Phone Number: 24-hour recorded information: 858-793-5555
Del Mar Fairgrounds phone number 858-755-1161
Dates: SD Fair open from Jun 11 to July 4 2021 except it is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Tickets will be limited.
San Diego County Fair Hours: This year, reservations are required. You must reserve an arrival time, but are welcome to stay as long as you like. Open 11 AM to 9 PM.
Parking: $12.00 per vehicle for general parking
Regular Admission Ticket Prices: Admission price for 2021 is only $12.00 adults and kids ages 6 an dup, age 5 and under free. Tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be available to purchase at the event. Or for just $12, you can get a special deal to ride the train or bus from north county and avoid parking fees.
Fair Coupons - In prior years there have been lots of ride discounts and special coupons. These will not be available in 2021. Here are some offers from prior years.
Costco San Diego County Fair Discount Tickets - Check at Costco for some great savings. While supplies last. Last year the deal was $76.99 for 4 general admissions to San Diego County Fair. Includes four 2-for-1 drink coupons, one passport to savings coupon book, 1 parking pass, and 50 ride tickets.
Military discount tickets - available for purchase on base only with appropriate Military ID: active duty, dependents, reservists, retirees, and DoD employees. Military discounts are not available at the Fair admission gate. For more information on prices and availability, call or visit a base ticket office near you.
Camp Pendleton 760-725-5805
Naval Station 619-556-2174 or 619-556-7498
Medical Center 619-532-7255
North Island CWR 619-545-1450
March Air Reserve Base 951-655-4123
Dog Rules: - No dogs allowed except service dogs.
San Diego County Fair Directions: - From Interstate 5 in Del Mar CA, take the Via de la Valle exit and head west (a left turn from the freeway exit if you are northbound; a right turn if you are southbound). Take Via De La Valle to Jimmy Durante Boulevard and turn left. Follow signs and the instructions of parking personnel to Fair parking.
Also free parking and shuttle service is available every day at Horse park, 2.5 miles east of the Fairgrounds at Via de la Valle and El Camino Real. On weekends, and July 4, try the free parking and shuttle service at Mira Costa College San Elijo campus or Torrey Pines High School in San Diego, Calif.
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