San Diego County Fair

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.

While you're visiting the Del Mar Arena, be sure to visit our Community Partners, who will be sharing information about their non-profit organizations at booths set up in the south end of the arena.
2016 Community Partners List [PDF]

Note: Shows subject to change


Terracross Championship Racing

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, JUNE 24-25, 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.

Antique Car races photo

Antique Car Races

SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 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!


Vintage Moto X Racing and FMX Demo

SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 1:00 and 5:00 PM


Tuff Truck photo

Tuff Truck Racing: Open Class

TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28-29, 1:00PM and 5:00PM

Professional drivers compete against the clock in Tuff Truck Open Class Racing.

Beach Buggy photo

Beach Buggy Racing and Street Class
Tuff Truck Racing

THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 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.

Monster Truck photo

Monster Trucks, Mini Dwarfs
and Jr. Outlaw Sprints

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

Monster trucks return to the Fair for a series of contests and demonstrations.


ADA seating area is available at this venue. Please ask an Ambassador (in blue coats) to direct you. For special needs or concerns, please contact Amy Billburg at or 858-792-4217.

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