San Diego County Fair
Concerts & Entertainment  

Del Mar Arena Shows

Each year, the Del Mar Arena features exciting animal and motor sports entertainment, such as horse and other animal shows, Monster Trucks, and much more. These shows are included with Fair admission unless otherwise noted. This was the lineup for 2014.

  Fire Expo and Demo Derby
presented by Viejas
JUNE 7, 10:00AM-6:00PM

The Burn Institute’s Fire Expo and Demo Derby presented by Viejas is a firefighting skills demonstration and demolition derby competition among firefighters from all over San Diego County. This popular event raises funds for an important cause, The Burn Institute. All of the funds collected will go toward fire and burn prevention education programs and support for burn survivors, including Camp Beyond the Scars, for children aged 5-17. Demonstrations will include an extrication from a burning vehicle and rappelling.

Schedule of events

  3rd Annual Spy Del Moto Derby
JUNE 8, 10:00AM-6:00PM

The Spy Optics Del Moto Derby Invitational is a series of motocross races featuring amateur and professional riders. Practice and qualifying wil be from 10:00AM to 2:00PM, and the main events will be from 4:00PM to 6:00PM.

Charity Fair
Horse Show
JUNE 11-13, 11:00AM-10:00PM
JUNE 14, 11:00AM-6:00PM

The Charity Fair Horse Show celebrates its 30th year at the San Diego County Fair this year. It is a benefit for the Pet Encounter Therapy and Therapeutic Riding programs at Helen Woodward Animal Center, and the Don Diego Scholarship Foundation. The show features American Saddlebred Horses, Hackney and Roadster Ponies, Morgan Horses, Friesian Horses, and Equitation and Medal Classes.

Southern California's Best Dance Crew
JUNE 15, 11:30AM-6:30PM

Professional and amateur dance groups of five or more compete for cash prizes and trophies. Each group is judged on its technical skills, showmanship, creativity, rhythm and costume. Find out more about this performance contest.

Del Mar Classic Horse Show
JUNE 18, 11:00AM-9:30PM

An equestrian event featuring the excitement of Hunter/Jumper horses and riders.

Timberworks Lumberjack Show
JUNE 19; NOON, 2:00PM and 4:00PM

The Timberworks Lumberjack Show offers spectators a unique blend of logging history, world-class competition, and plenty of hilarious comedy! The lumberjacks and lumberjills show their skills with chainsaws, axes and other tools, while competing in log rolling and speed climbing events.

San Diego International Beer Festival
JUNE 20-22

Five sessions, 400 beers, one glass. What's not to like? Beer lovers can sample award-winning craft brews from around the world at any of five sessions. For complete details and festival ticket prices, see the SDIBF website.

Tuff Truck Racing: Open Class
JUNE 24-25, 1:00PM and 5:00PM

Professional drivers compete against the clock in Tuff Truck Open Class Racing. Please note: These dates have changed since the original Del Mar Arena schedule was announced.

Beach Buggy Racing and Street Class
Tuff Truck Racing
JUNE 26, 1:00PM and 5:00PM

Professional drivers guide their beach buggies on a course of jumps and bumps, racing to complete the course in the shortest time. The show also will include Tuff Trucks racing against the clock. Please note: This date has changed since the original Del Mar Arena schedule was announced.

Demolition Derby
JUNE 27, 1:00PM and 5:00PM

Watch as drivers smash and crash into each other, until only one car is still able to move. In the VIP class, local celebrities vie for the honors. The demo derby also will have an open class. Please note: This date has changed since the original Del Mar Arena schedule was announced.

Antique Car Races
JUNE 28, 10:00AM-12:30PM

Members of the Horseless Carriage Club and Model T Club will compete in the Antique Car Races. Come see this fine collection of historic automobiles!

Terracross Championship Racing
JUNE 28 & 29, 1:00 and 5:00PM

Terracross is raced on a short, rugged course made for only the toughest off-road enthusiast, making it perfect for TV and spectator viewing. Multiple disciplines will go head to head against the toughest, roughest and muddiest terrain. Premier classes of racing include Pro Polaris RZR 1000, Pro Women's, Pro 4x4 Quad and Quad Speeding with Style. This event will be televised for later broadcast on CBS Sports Network.

Monster Trucks
JULY 1-4, 1:00PM and 5:00PM

Monster trucks return to the Fair for a series of contests and demonstrations. The schedule: July 1 - Monster Trucks Wheelie Contest & Trophy Kart Racing; July 2 - Monster Truck Free Style Contest & Jr. Outlaw Sprints; July 3 - Monster Truck Racing & Jr. Outlaw Sprints Racing; July 4 - Monster Truck Free Style Contest & Jr. Outlaw Sprints

The Big Bite Bacon Fest
JULY 5, NOON and 5:30PM

Bacon in every imaginable form is celebrated and tasted at this one-day festival. Choose between two sessions, one starting at noon; the other at 5:30PM. A VIP experience also is available. More information and prices on the BBBF web page.

Ezequiel Peña
JULY 6, 7:30PM

This event, the final concert in the Toyota Summer Concert Series, will be part concert and part equestrian show. It is included with Fair admission, but reserved seats also are available. Get more information on this concert.


ADA seating and ticket information

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