San Diego County Fair

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!

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One-Day Contests

Each year, we have more fun contests to enter than Alice had adventures! The list will keep growing throughout the spring on our One-Day Contest page. These contests include art, photo, cooking, crafts, agriculture, look-alike, dancing and costume contests (plus a lot more).

(Please note: The one-day Competitive Exhibits contests have been moved to this page.)

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Sponsor Contests

Enter a contest from one of our generous partners!
Win a Prius from Toyota
Win a VIP concert experience with The Jacksons from Sleep Train (this contest ends June 24)

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Performance Contests

The San Diego County Fair has several music, dance and public speaking contests. Click the contest title for more information.

Battle of the Bands
Bands of three or more members compete for cash prizes and recognition at this contest on Sunday, June 26. Finalists have been announced.

Best Dance Crew
Groups will be judged on their best hip-hop moves in this contest, set for Sunday, June 12. Finalists have been announced.

Singer-Songwriter
Adult solo singers compete for cash prizes, in front of judges who are prominent in the music industry. Contest date is Sunday, June 19. Finalists have been announced.

In The Spotlight
Kids and teens take the microphone to see who "has the voice" in this singing contest, set for June 21 and 22. Finalists have been announced.

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