San Diego County Fair
Contests & Competitive Exhibits  

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.

Entry information coming soon.

A Letter from Jerry Brown, Governor, State of California

Brown Letter

A greeting from the Governor to California's agricultural fairs. The Governor acknowledges the "amazing resources California provides the world — including livestock, crops, artwork, baked goods and crafts — through your exhibits and expertise" and the "vital role" played by, among others, the San Diego County Fair, "in the agricultural community and the fairs network."

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A Letter from Karen Ross, Secretary, CDFA

Ross Letter

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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Competitive Exhibits Department

Creative Youth   Design In Wood
Fine Art   Flower Show
Garden Show   Gems, Minerals & Jewelry
Home & Hobby   Homebrew Competition
Homemade Cheese   Homemade Wine
Best of K-6 Schools   Livestock & Animals
Photography   Student Showcase
Ongoing and Special Events
Family Funville   My Big Fair Wedding


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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