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!


One-Day Contests

Each year, we have more fun contests to enter than Alice had adventures! The list grows each 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).



Sponsor Contests

Enter a contest from one of our generous partners! Check back in the spring of 2017 for possible contests you can enter.


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.

Best Dance Crew
Groups will be judged on their best hip-hop moves in this contest.

Adult solo singers compete for cash prizes, in front of judges who are prominent in the music industry.

In The Spotlight
Kids and teens take the microphone to see who "has the voice" in this singing contest.



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