San Diego County Fair

Welcome to Competitive Exhibits

Competitive Exhibits have been a tradition at fairs as long as fairs have existed. Competition information for the San Diego County Fair's award-winning competitive exhibitions of creative work, livestock, floriculture and more will be available starting about mid-February. Deadlines for each competition have been posted; see the specific page for more information.

Competitive Exhibits

Creative Youth   Design In Wood
Fine Art   Flower Show
Garden Show   Gems, Minerals & Jewelry
Home & Hobby   Homebrew Competition
Homemade Wine   Best of K-6 Schools
Livestock & Animals   Photography
Student Showcase    

A Letter from Karen Ross, Secretary, CDFA

A letter of acknowledgement to the San Diego County Fair's Exhibits Department for "showcasing the many facets of the great agricultural community of California," from Karen Ross, Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture.

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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