2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014
2016 School Programs and
We invite you to participate in the 2016 San Diego County Fair! Whether you would like to enter an exhibit, apply for a scholarship, or take a field trip to the Fair, there are many ways to be a part of the Fair! For more information, please email email@example.com.
This is information from the 2016 San Diego County Fair.
Fliers have been left in place for teachers and parents to get an idea of the programs we offer. Please check back next spring, when we will have information on school programs at the 2017 Fair!
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Summer STEAM Maker Festival
Explore the STEAM Maker Festival on June 15 and 16, 2016, from 11:00AM to 4:00PM, free with Fair Admission.
This two-day event, held the same days as the Field Trip Program, will feature free activities including make-and-take stations, daily build challenges, a drama workshop, K-Zone, challenge display area, and more!
Free Challenges: Sign up to participate in a challenge at sdfsmf.org (space is limited). Challenges include a Recycled Fashion Show, Engineering Recycle, Robotics Competition and more.
Come see classroom and individual projects from schools and youth from all over San Diego County! Entry categories include: art, graphic design, student landscapes, photography, general technology, community service projects, crafts, missions, writing, educational projects, and more.
Exhibit competition information available: Early February
Exhibit deadlines: Late April through mid May. For specific information, visit the webpages listed below:
Garden Show: School and club landscape projects, ages 9-17
Read to Earn Fair Admission
Students 12 and younger who read 10 books can complete the Reading Certificate and receive free admission to the Fair!
2017 Reading Certificates will be posted next spring; please check back!
During the Fair, visit the California Grown Exhibit for a Scavenger Hunt worksheet that will take you through several fun and educational exhibits. Earn a Fair Theme Patch along the way.
Fairgoers 12 years and younger are admitted free every Tuesday that the Fair is open. Kids' Days feature entertainment and contests that are loads of fun for our youngest guests. Look for updated information on the Kids' Day page closer to Fairtime.
The San Diego County Fair has many one-day contests. Some are for cooks, some are for crafters and some are for people who just like to have fun. For more information, see the Contests section of our website.
The Fair has multiple educational programs and opportunities to showcase 4-H projects!
Incorporate agriculture into your curriculum! This free program starts in the spring with Fair staff delivering materials to your classroom for students to grow their own plants. In June, students take a field trip to the Fair and bring their plant, learn more about agriculture and receive ribbons for their hard work! Open to schools in session when the Fair is open.
The application deadline is usually the first part of April.
School visits: Mid April to late May
Program dates: These will be announced in the spring of 2017.
Provides college scholarships to outstanding San Diego County high school seniors who have participated in the San Diego County Fair or other Del Mar Fairgrounds events. For information and the application, visit www.dondiegoscholarship.org/scholarships.
The application period runs sometime to January to mid-March.
If you would like to receive reminders on deadlines and other entry information, please sign-up for the Del Mar Fairgroundsmailing list.
Please contact the Exhibits Office at 858-792-4207 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Someone is available to assist you Monday-Friday from 9:00AM to 5:00PM