Fairgrounds Hiring Seasonal Workers; HOME*GROWN*FUN Tickets on Sale Now

Published On: May 6th, 2021

Tickets for HOME*GROWN*FUN presented by the San Diego County Fair are now on sale at sdfair.com. For the safety of our patrons, all admission and parking tickets MUST be purchased online, prior to the event and no walk-up tickets will be available.

All admission tickets are $10 and children 5 and younger are free of charge; parking is $12 per vehicle and has limited availability. In order to limit mass entry to the event, all guests must select their preferred arrival time at the time of purchase. Once inside the Fairgrounds, the length of stay is at the guests’ leisure.

HOME*GROWN*FUN will open each day at 11 a.m., close at 9 p.m. and will offer a taste of fair favorites, including shopping, food concessionaires, a Ferris wheel and carousel, agricultural-themed exhibits, demonstrations and family entertainment.

Del Mar Fairgrounds has numerous seasonal job opportunities available including Parking Attendants, Traffic Controllers, Security Guards, Ticketing Attendants, Janitors and Administrative positions. Join our team this summer at HOME*GROWN*FUN and apply online at delmarfairgrounds.com.

The Del Mar Fairgrounds is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants. HOME*GROWN*FUN will adhere to all state and county public health guidelines in effect at the time of the event and has developed a COVID-19 operational plan. Employees will need to follow all COVID-19 precautions for the safety of guests and staff.




From your kitchen favorites like CutCo knives, Vitamix blenders and that simple salsa maker to the largest selection of toe rings you’ve seen just about anywhere. HOME*GROWN*FUN will feature two large retail shopping halls full of gadgets and gizmos a-plenty that you just can’t seem to find anywhere else! Outdoor kitchens, bar-b-ques, spas and modular homes will also be on display with vendors available to discuss financing and installation options. 

Entertainment & “Edu-tainment”

It’s a race to the finish for the Swifty Swine Racing Pigs, and the four-legged stunt stars from Extreme Dogs will leap their way right into your heart! Learn something new at a crafty “make-and-take” demonstrations, be dazzled by Godfrey the Magician’s quick wit and sleight of hand, and venture through Agri-land to learn about California’s crops from cut flowers to coffee to San Diego’s favorite fruit, the avocado. At HOME*GROWN*FUN entertainment and education combine in a colorful outdoor experience including music, magic, demonstrations, contests and shows.

Rides that Go ‘Round

The Grand Wheel, colorful Carousel, and Happy Day Pony Rides will delight visitors of all ages at HOME*GROWN*FUN. After all, nothing beats the view of the sparking blue Pacific from the top of our Ferris wheel, a spin around a merry-go-round is sure to bring a smile to your face, and saddling up on Happy Day Pony Rides has been an equestrian introduction for generations of riders.

Fair Food Favorites

Whether you’re craving deep-fried favorites, smoky bar-b-que, sweets and treats, or something served on-a-stick, HOME*GROWN*FUN will have more than thirty food concessionaires to choose from, including fair favorites like Juicy’s, Biggy’s, Tasti Chips, Orange Julius, Texas Donuts, Chicken Charlie’s, Crutchee’s Ice Cream, Pink’s Hot Dogs, Australian Battered Potatoes, Who Fried the Cheese, Pignotti’s Gourmet Italian, Country Fair Cinnamon Rolls, Chuckwagon BBQ, Wood Pit BBQ, Kettle Corn, and Bob’s Corn-on-the-Cob. The menu is still coming together, so come hungry!


DATES:             Friday, June 11 through Sunday, July 4; closed Mondays and Tuesdays (18-day season)

HOURS:           11 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily

LOCATION:      Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar

ADMISSION:   All admissions are $10; children 5 and younger are free of charge

All admission and parking passes must be purchased online in advance; passes for children 5 and younger are available for download at no charge. There will be no onsite admission or parking transactions. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, to avoid overcrowding and help ensure easy and safe access, guests are required to select a preferred arrival time. Once inside the Fairgrounds, the length of stay is at the guests’ leisure.


NCTD Transportation & Admission Combo Ticket: $12 (all ages)

North County Transit District’s (NCTD) weekend COASTER service is back for some HOME*GROWN*FUN!

Avoid the stress and cost of parking by combining event admission with round-trip fare on COASTER, SPRINTER and/or BREEZE with our NCTD HOME*GROWN*FUN Tripper ticket. For only $12, our BREEZE Route 408, which originates at the Escondido Transit Center, will drop you off right at the event entrance. Or take the COASTER to Solana Beach Station and grab Route 408 to the entrance from there. Children 5 and under, ride for free!

With the Fun Tripper, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy some HOME*GROWN*FUN!

BREEZE Route 408 schedule coming soon at: http://www.GoNCTD.com


PARKING:        $12 per vehicle

Parking is limited and parking passes must be purchased online in advance; there will be no onsite parking transactions.

Arrival Time Ticketing (advance purchase only): 30–minute time slots will be available to select preferred arrival time.


WEBSITE:         sdfair.com



Interested in covering the HOME*GROWN*FUN? Due to the extremely limited availability of both parking and admission, credentials will be reserved for media actively working the event. Please direct all coverage requests to media@sdfair.com.




About the Del Mar Fairgrounds

Established in 1936, the Del Mar Fairgrounds is a world-class, multi-use, public facility with an emphasis on promoting agriculture, education, entertainment and recreation in a fiscally sound and environmentally conscientious manner for the benefit of all. The 22nd District Agricultural Association manages and operates the Del Mar Fairgrounds on behalf of the State of California, and is governed by a nine-member board appointed by the governor. Fairgrounds operations are primarily funded by revenues generated by hosting events, the largest being the annual San Diego County Fair. For more information, visit delmarfairgrounds.com.

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