Media Center

Media Toolbox

You are essential to spreading the word about the Fairgrounds, our people and our programs. We aim to offer you content that’s accurate, timely, relevant…and even interesting!

This media center is intended to offer you tools of your trade – the information and visuals you need to tell a story.

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.

Media Office

  • Normal Operating Hours

    San Diego County Fair
    June 7 through July 4, 2023 (closed Mondays & Tuesdays in June)

  • Office: (858) 792-4262
    Mobile: (858) 399-0221


Interested in covering the San Diego County Fair? Request a media credential at least 24 hours before your planned arrival.

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Recent News Releases

507, 2022

Nearly 1,000,000 visitors Re-United at the 2022 San Diego County Fair

July 5th, 2022|

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.

1406, 2022

Fair Admission, Concert Tickets, Parking Passes Now Available On Site

June 14th, 2022|

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.

1805, 2022

San Diego County Fair Hiring Seasonal Workers

May 18th, 2022|

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.

2303, 2022

2022 San Diego County Fair’s Toyota Summer Concert Series

March 23rd, 2022|

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 Concert admission includes same-day admission to the San Diego County Fair.

407, 2021

Memories Blossom for San Diegans at HOME•GROWN•FUN

July 4th, 2021|

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.

605, 2021

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

May 6th, 2021|

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 

1404, 2021

Del Mar Fairgrounds Sprouts HOME*GROWN*FUN Event as Alternative to Annual Fair

April 14th, 2021|

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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