San Diego County Fair
Contests & Competitive Exhibits  

Contest Information

Cook, bake, sing, dance or blow a bubble! The San Diego County Fair has a whole bunch of ways you can show off your talent and go home with a blue ribbon! Some of the Fairís contests require entry in advance, but for others, you can enter on the spot.

Entry information on the 2015 Fair contests will be posted in this section between January and May. Contests with early registration deadlines will be posted first. Please check back, or subscribe to the Fair's email list to receive notification when information is online.



Performance Contests

The San Diego County Fair has several music, dance and public speaking contests. Entry information for Battle of the Bands, Southern California's Best Dance Crew, Singer/Songwriter and In The Spotlight will be available in early January.

Battle of the Bands

You got the sound. Do you have what it takes to win the big prize? Open to bands of three or more members. The 2015 contest information has been posted. Take a look, and get your band ready to enter!


Oratorical Contest

The 2015 entry information for this contest is not yet ready. Click the contest title to see who won this contest in 2014.


Best Dance Crew

You say you can dance? Then let's see it! The 2015 contest information has been posted. Take a look, and get your dance group ready to enter!


Singer-Songwriter

You are a solo artist who does original material. Show us what you got, and you could win big. The 2015 contest information has been posted. Take a look, and get ready to enter!


In The Spotlight

This new singing contest is open to youth and teens (ages 8-17). The contest information has been posted, so warm up your vocal chords and get ready to enter!

Are you a professional or amateur entertainer who is interested in performing at the Fair? Look at the Perform at the Fair page for more information.

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