2013 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.
These are contests that you participate in the day you come to the Fair. Some offer free Fair admission; some require pre-registration. Many of the individually listed contests on these pages have links with more information.
1-Day Contests for Adults (18+)
1-Day Contests for All Ages
1-Day Contests for Kids and Teens
Pocket Pets [PDF], held Sunday, June 9
Zucchini Races [PDF], held Saturday, June 22
Home Harvested Honey Contest [PDF], held Saturday, June 15
Homegrown Produce Contests [PDF], Saturdays, June 15, June 22, June 29
Homegrown Zucchini Contest [PDF], Saturday, June 22
Southern California's Best Dance Crew
Cantautor Latino Contest
If you're interested in performing at the Fair, including contests like those listed above, click here! Although most entrance opportunities for 2013 are now closed, you may be placed on a waiting list, or take this opportunity to look over the necessary forms required to perform in 2014.
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