San Diego County Fair
Contests & Competitive Exhibits  

Contest Information

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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.

One-Day Contests

These are contests in which you participate during a day you attend the Fair. Some offer free Fair admission, others require pre-registration.
Creative Youth One-Day Contests
Home & Hobby One-Day Contests
Information on other one-day contests

Agricultural Contests

Is your zucchini the biggest in the neighborhood? Click the link below to find out more about our agricultural contests.
Information on agricultural contests

Enter to win concert packages

Win a FAIR VIP dinner package, sponsored by Arco — Eight of the concerts in the Toyota Summer Concert Series offer an elegant dinner experience in the Fairgrounds' famed Turf Club. Thanks to Arco, two people each will win a dinner package for four people.


Liverpool contest winner

Woody is the winner!

Congratulations to Woody Sutherland of San Diego, who is headed to Liverpool, England, after winning the Fab Fair's Liverpool Sweepstakes. Woody unwrapped the winning poster on the Heineken Grandstand Stage, just before the Fab Four concert on June 26. Check out the great trip he won, from the Fair and Visit Liverpool.




Performance Contests

The San Diego County Fair has several music, dance and public speaking contests. Finalists have been announced, so check the list and come cheer them on! We also are posting names and photos of winners as the contests occur.

Battle of the Bands

See who won this contest, which was Friday, June 27! Click the title to find out.

Oratorical Contest

See who won this contest, which was Sunday, June 8! Click on the title to find out.

Southern California's Best Dance Crew

See who won this contest, which was Sunday, June 15! Click on the title to find out.


See who won this contest, which was Friday, June 20! Click the title to find out.

Ultimate Triple Threat

Ultimate Triple Threat is open to youth and teens in three categories: dancing, acting, and singing, seeking the triple talented among us. Singing results from June 25 and 26 have been posted, and the Ultimate Triple Threat winner will be crowned on July 2.

Are you a professional interested in performing at the Fair? Look at the Perform at the Fair page for more information.


If you would like to receive reminders on deadlines and other entry information, please sign-up for the Del Mar Fairgrounds mailing list.