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.

One-Day Contests – Home & Hobby, Creative Youth

These are contests for cooking and crafts.
Creative Youth One-Day Contests
Home & Hobby One-Day Contests

Youth

CONTEST DESCRIPTION

CONTEST DATE

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
Sunday, July 5, San Diego Showcase Stage.

Adults

CONTEST DESCRIPTION

CONTEST DATE

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

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



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