San Diego County Fair

Paul Ecke Jr. Flower Show

Enter the 2016 Paul Ecke, Jr. Flower Show competition now.

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Submit your entry today to win ribbons and prizes at the 2016 San Diego County Fair.

The entry deadline is May 13, 2016, by 11:59PM.

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2016 Flower Show Entry Information* [PDF format]
2016 Flower Show Step-By-Step Entry Instructions [PDF format]
2016 Local Rules [PDF format]
2016 State Rules [PDF format]
Set-up dates and judging: Please see Flower Show Entry Information document
Exhibit Dates and Location: Friday, June 3 through Monday, July 4
Sleep Train O'Brien Hall
*This document was replaced on April 25 because of a change in the date of the International Day from June 18 to June 25.

The Paul Ecke Jr. Flower Show features the region's largest exhibition of award-winning floral specimens. Spaces will be transformed into professional interiors, and floral vignettes and floral inspirations will be displayed throughout the exhibit. Competitions take place every three days for amateur and professional floral designs, showcasing more than 5,000 beautiful, fresh-cut blooms throughout the Fair.


My Big Fair Wedding Day

Bridal bouquetsThree lucky couples will be married at the 2016 My Big Fair Wedding Day on June 26. Each couple receives a full, actual wedding ceremony along with all the trimmings.

Couples planning their own weddings will be able to talk with wedding florists, photographers, videographers, bakers, and other vendors.

More information on My Big Fair Wedding Day.



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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.


Thank you to our 2016 Flower Show Donors

Alexander's Weddings & Events

J.R. Bluemer

Backyard X-Scapes

KT Orchids and Tropical Wholesale

Carmen Comer In Honor Of Jefferson Vance Comer

MiraCosta College Horticulture Department

Claudia O'Leary In Honor Of Andrew O'Leary

Obra Verde Growers

Cuyamaca College Ornamental Horticulture

Olive A Dream Trees

Cuyamaca College Botanical Society Floral Club

Olive Hill Greenhouses

Del Dios Gardens


Dos Gringos

San Diego Wholesale Florist

Etienne Foote In Honor Of Michael Foote

Shinoda Design Center

Fox Point Farms

The Flower Fields

Flowers of Point Loma

The Rancho Santa Fe Farmers Market

Jerome's Furniture

Twin Oaks Growers