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Every effort will be made to respond to media inquiries in an expeditious manner, with a general guideline as follows:
- 72-hour response time for general inquiries
- 4-hour response time during key District-sponsored events like the San Diego County Fair
- 1-hour response time in the event the facility is utilized for emergency response services
Members of the media are encouraged to contact the Fairgrounds’ media relations team first with any and all Fairgrounds-related inquiries. NOTE: Board members do not respond individually to media inquiries, but rather refer those inquiries to the media relations team.
Normal Operating Hours
San Diego County Fair
June 8 through July 4, 2022 (closed Mondays & Tuesdays in June)
Phone: (858) 792-4227
Interested in covering the San Diego County Fair? Request a media credential at least 48 hours before your planned arrival.
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Recent News Releases
2023 San Diego County Fair Theme, Dates Announced
Adventure awaits next summer at the 2023 San Diego County Fair, as happy campers are invited to “Get Out There!” and explore the great outdoors, June 7 through July 4, 2023.
Nearly 1,000,000 visitors Re-United at the 2022 San Diego County Fair
A total of 973,508 fairgoers visited the San Diego County Fair during its 21-day season. After a two-year hiatus, the Fair returned with a power-packed theme, “Heroes, Re-Unite!” opening Wednesday, June 8 and closing with a fireworks-filled finale on Independence Day, Monday, July 4th. An average of 46,400 daily guests were elated to visit the beloved annual family tradition, which first opened its doors in 1880, some 142 years ago.
Fair Admission, Concert Tickets, Parking Passes Now Available On Site
With the purpose of giving guests additional flexibility and more buying options, all tickets and passes can now be purchased at the Fairgrounds with the use of a debit or credit card. While the Fair encourages purchasing all tickets and passes in advance online to avoid waiting in line, on-site availability will accommodate guests who prefer a more traditional system.
Fair Celebrates Community Heroes; Real People Who Do Extraordinary Things
This year’s Fair celebrates our neighbors right here in Southern California who have overcome monumental obstacles, shown great courage, and protect, nurture and bring joy to people around them.
San Diego County Fair Hiring Seasonal Workers
Be part of the team that puts on San Diego’s largest and longest-running community event! The San Diego County Fair returns to the Del Mar Fairgrounds this June, bringing seasonal job opportunities for those looking for a little extra work and a whole lot of fun.
2022 San Diego County Fair’s Toyota Summer Concert Series
Get the best seats in the house for this summer’s hottest concerts, when the San Diego County Fair’s Toyota Summer Concert Series goes on sale 10 a.m. Saturday, April 2 on Ticketmaster.com. Concert admission includes same-day admission to the San Diego County Fair.
Memories Blossom for San Diegans at HOME•GROWN•FUN
The Del Mar Fairgrounds welcomed a grand total of 271,732 guests to Home•Grown•Fun, presented by the San Diego County Fair, exceeding expectations and serving as a kick-off for both summer and California’s Reopening for many San Diego families.
Horsepark Committee to Present Recommendation to Fairgrounds Board at June Meeting
When the 22nd District Association Board of Directors (22nd DAA) meets on June 8, 2021, the Horsepark Ad-hoc Committee will present options to resume equestrian activities at the Horsepark facility in 2022.
Fairgrounds Hiring Seasonal Workers; HOME*GROWN*FUN Tickets on Sale Now
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.
Del Mar Fairgrounds Sprouts HOME*GROWN*FUN Event as Alternative to Annual Fair
Smaller in scale and limited in attendance, “HOME*GROWN*FUN presented by the San Diego County Fair” will offer a taste of fair favorites, including shopping, food concessionaires, a Ferris wheel and carousel, agricultural-themed exhibits, and demonstrations and entertainment designed to educate and delight families looking to get outside for some real-life, in-person, down-home, but still masked-up and socially-distanced fun! June 11-July 4, 2021 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.
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