San Diego County Fair

Agricultural and One-Day Contests

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. Some contests even offer free admission!

Click the contest titles, where applicable, for more information and/or entry forms. We will post information on additional contests later this spring, as soon as it becomes available.

Contest Description

Contest Date

Creative Youth
One-Day Contests in cooking and crafts for ages 5-17

Dates vary

Home & Hobby
One-Day Contests in cooking and crafts for adults

Dates vary

Theme Costume Contest
Come to the Queen's Court Contest Area in Family Funville wearing your Steampunk or Alice's Adventures in Wonderland costume, and win a ribbon!

Daily, 2:30PM

Steampunk Attire Contest
Steampunk costumes and attire will be judged at the Ford Dealers Paddock Stage by audience participation, with trophies for first, second and third place.

Sunday, June 12, 1:00PM
Sunday, July 3, 2:00PM
Homegrown Produce Contests
for youth and adults.
Pre-registration required;
deadline June 13
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Home-Harvested Honey Contest
for beekeepers 12 or older.
Bring registration form on the day of the contest.

Saturday, June 11, 2016
Homegrown Zucchini Contest
for youth and adults.
Bring registration form on the day of the contest.
Sunday, July 3, 2016
CA Grown Zucchini Race Contest
for ages 5-12
Pre-registration required;
deadline Friday, May 27.

Saturday, June 18, 2016



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