Welcome to Competitive Exhibits
Competitive Exhibits have been a tradition at fairs as long as fairs have existed. Explore the San Diego County Fair's award-winning competitive exhibitions of creative work, livestock, floriculture and more! Exhibits are free with Fair admission. In addition to world-class displays of work, exhibit areas also have demonstrations, contests, guest speakers, and other activities.
More than 50,000 items were submitted during the Fair and displayed in our various exhibits. For exhibitors who did not pick up items after the conclusion of the Fair, please contact the entry office at (858) 792-4207
Tips for entering competitive exhibits
Many exhibitors wait until the last minute to complete the registration process. Do not procrastinate! When exhibitors are in a hurry, that is when errors are made or your computer decides to crash or you have a question after hours and no one is available to help. The entry materials are posted well over a month in advance of the deadline, so start the process early!
Read information provided in the "Competition Information" section prior to starting the online entry process. These guides help ensure you are entering the correct classes and understand the deadlines, rules, etc. in advance of submitting your entries. Remember, when you click "submit" at the end of the entry process you are agreeing that you have read, understand, and will abide by all rules and regulations set forth in those materials.
Fill out each required field accurately. Double check your typing before moving on. All the information you enter is what will be printed on the tags that go on your work during the Fair, the information on awards we provide to the media, the emails we send to you and the award checks we mail at the conclusion of the Fair. You want to be sure things like your name, address, and email address are entered correctly.
Have your credit card ready. All fees are payable online via credit card.
Finally, be sure to add sdfair.com to your email accounts as an "OK sender." All of our reminders and information will be sent to your email address and you don't want to miss out.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Someone is available to assist you Monday-Friday from 9:00AM to 5:00PM