On the Infield: Family Funville
Things to Do!
The San Diego County Fair has a special place for family fun — Family Funville, located in the racetrack infield. The emphasis here is on kids and activities the whole family will enjoy.
Most activities in this area are open all day until 9:00PM; exceptions are noted.
Family Funville has so much to see and do that we need two pages to explain it all. This page has information on entertainment, contests and the Kids Zone ride area; click for information on Family Funville exhibits (including Creative Youth and Best of K-6 Schools), The Farm at Family Funville and the San Diego Pavilion.
Information on this page is subject to change; please check back for updated information.
Family Funville Things To Do
NEW! Fiesta Village — This brand-new attraction offers Latin-themed fun for all ages, including dancing, musical performances, crafts, contests and more. Try authentic Mexican food and treats, and get your picture taken in front of our 160-foot-long mural! Artisan crafters from Mexico and Central America will show you how they make their unique items. Take a trip south of the border right here at the Fair!
Kids Zone — More than 40 rides sized just for toddlers and young children. Find out more on the Rides & Games page. Kids Zone opens at noon (11:00AM Saturdays, Sundays including July 4), and closes at 10:00PM (11:00PM Fridays and Saturdays).
Albertsons | Vons Funville Stage — This stage has great entertainment all day long by community groups performing a variety of dances, plus martial arts, singers and more.
Fiesta Stage — Fun and funny shows happen all day, every day on this stage. Each lasts 30 minutes. Come see:
Calamity Jo's Safety Show, 11:30AM
Godfrey the Magician, 11:00AM
Twinkle Time, a bilingual song-and-dance show for kids and kids-at-heart, three times daily Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Fido 500 and Puppy Party Playpen — Every day at noon, 4:00PM and 7:00PM, miniature dogs head to the "racetrack" at the east end of the lake for the Fido 500! Then at 12:30PM, 2:30PM and 4:30PM, head to the Puppy Party Playpen in the San Diego Pavilion to pet and enjoy the antics of these delightful canines.
MCAS Miramar Military Display — Military equipment from World War II, the Vietnam War and Desert Storm will be on display celebrating important anniversaries from those conflicts. Brought to you by the Flying Leatherneck Museum and Miramar Air Show.
NEW! Vintage America camping display — Fifty years ago, family camping was very popular in the U.S. This display brings back those days with an authentic 1959 Airstream trailer, filled with all the vintage supplies that families took on their journeys. You'll find it between the Creative Youth tent and The Farm at Family Funville.
The Wild West Turkey Stampede — Four half-hour shows daily; check the Fair Daily Schedule for times. The Wild West Turkey Stampede is a fun and educational show that will make you laugh as lots of turkeys tear around a pint-sized arena trying to catch Big Red, a remote control trick truck towing turkey treats. Don't miss this industry award-winning show and Fair fan hit!
Family Fun Contests — Contests every day where you and your family can make great memories and win a blue ribbon. Contests include Sack Races, Three-Legged Races, Horseshoe Toss, and Three O'Clock Fun (at 3:00PM, of course). During the Fair, see the One-Day Contests page for more information.
Contests at The Farm at Family Funville — Families also will have fun entering the contests at The Farm. Daily contests you can enter on the spot include Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest, Worm Races and Corn Husking Contest.
If you are a master vegetable grower, pick your best and enter one of our produce contests. Some of these require pre-registration; others do not.
Entry information on produce contests