The information on this page applies to the 2015 San Diego County Fair, which ended July 5. Information on the 2016 Fair will be posted in the spring of 2016.
The San Diego County Fair just wouldn't be the same without animals. You can see animals on display, farm equipment, animal shows and of course, the ever-popular Junior Livestock Auction, where San Diego County's young people auction the animals they have hand-raised during the past year.
Fun animal programs at the Fair
This exhibit is located in the Wyland Center (the building with the whale mural). Here you may learn about farm animals, visit the petting zoo, shop in the Albertsons/Vons Super Kidsmarket, and more.
Large Animal Schedule
Large animals are located in the Livestock Barn and Barn W. This is the area to see cattle, goats, pigs, and more competing for the blue ribbon. Adults and youth bring their animals to be judged and displayed during the Fair. Different animals are here each week of the Fair.
Small Animal Schedule
Small animals are located in the Agrifair building, where rabbits, pigeons, poultry, and more compete for the blue ribbon! Adults and youth bring their animals to be judged and displayed during the Fair. Different animals are here each week of the Fair.
Junior Livestock Auction
Don't miss the live action of a good old-fashioned livestock auction. 4-H and FFA youth auction their blue ribbon-winning market animals to the highest bidder. It is a great way to purchase hand-raised, locally grown beef, lambs, pork, goats, chickens, and turkeys and support local youth. Many youth use the funds to pay college expenses. Interested buyers can contact the Livestock Office at (858) 792-4283 for more information or get more details on the Junior Livestock Auction page.
World of Horses at Family Funville
See more than 20 different horse breeds in this exhibit located next to The Farm at Family Funville. Please remember to always wash your hands thoroughly when coming into direct contact with animals at the Fair. A barn animal safety worksheet is available at these animal-related events upon request.