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.

We will continue to post information on Fair contests. Please check back, or subscribe to the Fair's email list to receive notification when information is online.

One-Day Contests
Home & Hobby, Creative Youth


These are contests in which you participate during a day you attend the Fair.
Creative Youth One-Day Contests
Home & Hobby One-Day Contests
Information on other one-day contests (Agricultural contests, art contests, photo contests, a fun "drop-in" contests for youth and adults)

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

Who has the sound that will win the big prize? The finalists have been announced, so mark your calendars for June 26 to enjoy a great show and see who will win!

Oratorical Competition

The Oratorical Competition took place June 14; congratulations to the winners! (Click ther contest title to see the list of names.)

Best Dance Crew

This competition took place June 14. Results and photos of the winners have been posted; congratulations to first-place winners Mighty Shock San Diego (youth) and South Bay All Male (teen/adult).


Congratulations to Aubryn, this year's winner of the Singer-Songwriter Contest on June 19.

In The Spotlight

Congratulations to Mikaila Felix (youth division) and Shelby Sanborn (teen division), winners of In The Spotlight singing contest June 23 and 24!

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. We are still accepting people for the wait list.


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