San Diego County Fair
Contests & Competitive Exhibits  

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. These contests open to Youth, Adults or All Ages.

Youth

CONTEST DESCRIPTION

CONTEST DATE

Homegrown Produce
Pre-registration required by Friday, June 5.
Show 1 Saturday, June 13
Show 2
Saturday, June 20
Show 3
Saturday, June 27
   
Homemade Harvested Honey
Open to beekeepers 12 or older;
bring registration form
on the day of the contest.

Saturday, June 13
   
Zucchini Race
Zucchini Race participants must be
between the ages of 5-12.
Pre-registration required
by Friday, May 29.

Saturday, June 20
   
Homegrown Zucchini Contest
Open to youth and adults.
No pre-registration required.

Sunday, July 5
   
Baby Derby
A 25-foot carpeted "race track" awaits
little crawlers 12 months and younger.
No pre-registration required.

2:00PM
Wednesday, June 17, San Diego Showcase Stage.
Saturday, June 27, Albertsons | Vons Funville Stage.
Sunday, July 5, San Diego Showcase Stage.

Adults

CONTEST DESCRIPTION

CONTEST DATE

Homegrown Produce
Pre-registration required by Friday, June 5.
Show 1 Saturday, June 13
Show 2
Saturday, June 20
Show 3
Saturday, June 27
   
Photo Shootouts
Online registration only; entry dates vary by contest class.
Digital Cameras I Saturday, June 13
Digital Cameras II
Saturday, June 20
Cell Phone Photos
Saturday, June 27
   
Homemade Harvested Honey
Open to beekeepers 12 years of age or older;
bring registration form on the day of the contest.
Saturday, June 13
   
Plein Air
Online registration only no later than Saturday, June 20.
Thursday, June 25
   

Small Image Contest
Download, complete, and submit form on contest date.

Thursday, July 2
   
Homegrown Zucchini Contest
Open to youth and adults. No pre-registration required.
Sunday, July 5
   
Boomers and Beyond
A trivia contest for Fairgoers 60 and older. No pre-registration required.
Thursdays at 12:30PM, San Diego Showcase Stage



All Ages

COCO'S PIE EATING CONTEST

Contestants are called up by age groups as they vie for their chance at a blue ribbon. We supply the pie, the bib, and the wipes. No hands allowed!
Date and time: Daily at noon
Location: Plaza Stage
Registration deadline: No pre-registration.

THREE O'CLOCK FUN

Daily at 3:00PM at the Fiesta Contest Area. Join us every day for good family fun, including sack races, hula hoop contests and more.
Date and time: Daily at 3:00PM
Location: Fiesta Contest Area in Family Funville
Registration deadline: No pre-registration.

FAMILY-FRIENDLY CONTESTS

Date and time: 3:30PM (unless otherwise noted)
Location: Fiesta Stage or the Fiesta Contest Area in Family Funville
Registration deadline: No pre-registration.
Specific contests and dates:
Best Animal Noise: June 6, 12, 13 and 30
Family Look-Alike Contest: June 24 and 28
Father/Child Look-Alike Contests: June 21 (Father's Day; this contest also will be at 1:00PM on the Plaza Stage the same day)
Most Patriotic Costume Contest: July 4 (This contest also will be at 1:30PM on the Plaza Stage the same day)

SUPER BUBBLE GUM BLOWING CONTESTS

We provide the bubble gum, you provide the bubbles.
Date and time: June 10, 17, 25 and July 3.
Location: Fiesta Contest Area in Family Funville
Registration deadline: No pre-registration.

BALLROOM DANCE CONTEST

Ballroom dancers of all abilities may compete in any or all of these dances: Waltz, West Coast Swing, Tango, Cha-Cha, Salsa, Jitterbug and Disco.
Date and time: Sunday, June 28 at 2:00PM
Location: San Diego Showcase Stage
Registration deadline: Sign up at the stage by 1:30PM the day of the contest.



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