San Diego County Fair
Contests & Competitive Exhibits  

Paul Ecke, Jr. Flower Show

Flower Show

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Thank you to our
2014 Flower
Show Donors

Alexander's Weddings and Events
Claudia O'Leary
Dos Gringos: The Sunflower Guy
The Dutch Flower
Etienne Foote
Fox Point Farms
The Madd Potter
Mayesh Wholesale Florist, Inc.
MiraCosta College
Horticulture Dept.
Shinoda Design Center
Twin Oaks Growers Int'l, Inc.
Wholesale Flowers and Supplies

Register for the Flower Show

You may enter this contest by online registration only. Please download and read the Competition Information (below) prior to starting the registration process.

Enter Online (link)

Deadline for online entry registration is May 2. All entries must be submitted online by 11:59PM (PST).

Competition information

PDF documents and links will open in a separate window

General Information
Online Entry Instructions
Local Rules
State Rules

Fair Flower Festival and

5th Annual Floral Design Competition

Join us for the Fair Flower Festival on Sunday, June 15, featuring the 5th Annual Floral Design Competition, taking place at the Flower and Garden shows! This event will feature floral exhibits and design demonstrations by industry experts, design schools, top local growers, and garden clubs. This is the day everyone who is a part of the flower and floral design industry, or those who just love flowers, will be attending. This event will be held throughout the Paul Ecke, Jr. Flower and Garden shows, stages, and surrounding areas near the O'Brien Hall (to the left as you enter the O'Brien Gate). For more information see the calendar listing for this event.

Second Annual

My Big Fair Wedding Day

Be part of an all-day, live wedding event at My Big Fair Wedding Day on Sunday, June 29 from 10:00AM - 5:00PM. My Big Fair Wedding Day is free with Fair admission. Use the form below to register (deadline is June 1).

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Romance is in the air! Don't miss this unique event presented by the San Diego County Fair Flower Show, an opportunity to see beautiful, fragrant floral displays, talk to industry professionals and learn how to plan your own perfect wedding day.

Event highlights opportunities to renew vows; have professional "save the date" photos taken (free); celebrate with five lucky couples who will have the opportunity to say "I do!" during this event: it could be you!

Enjoy floral demonstrations on the latest wedding trends, visit with over fifteen leading wedding industry professionals, taste gourmet catering samples, get wedding décor inspiration, and much more.

Are you an engaged couple? Inquire now about Big Fair Wedding nuptials!

If you're engaged, tell us your special story and you may have the opportunity to be chosen as one of five lucky couples featured at this year's My Big Fair Wedding Day. Deadline to enter is June 1. You may be wait-listed if your inquiry is received before June 15. (No inquiries accepted after June 15.)

Fill out my online form.

We will provide a live ceremony with wedding officiant, altar arch, music, decorations, hair, makeup, appetizers, flowers, bouquet toss, wedding cake, cake-cutting and refreshments as well as pictures for an unforgettable magic day nuptials. Inquire above or email to learn more.

Participating vendors of My Big Fair Wedding Day include The Dutch Flower (floral designer); Clark Design Group (floral designer); Leaf it to Lexi (floral designer); Sweet Pea Flower Company (floral designer); La Petite Floral Design (floral designer); Becks Entertainment and DJ Services (disc jockey); Ceremonies De Vie (wedding officiate); Richard K Photography (photographer); Eleve Desserts (baker); Liz Dion Cosmetics (hair and makeup); Farm Tables and More (custom rurniture rental); June Bug Hair Boutique (custom handmade hair accessories); C & C Studios (custom handmade jewelry).

Save the date!

Sunday, June 29! Timeline: 10:00AM Event starts; 10:30AM First wedding; 12:00PM Second wedding; 1:30PM Third wedding; 3:00PM Fourth wedding; 4:15PM Fifth wedding; 4:30PM Bouquet toss; 5:00PM Event ends.

(Event and arch flowers provided by Mayesh Wholesale Florist)


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


Please contact the Exhibits Office at 858-792-4207 or email Someone is available to assist you Monday-Friday from 9:00AM to 5:00PM