Hours: Opening to 10:00PM (Sunday-Thursday); 11:00PM (Fridays and Saturdays); 12:00AM (July 4) Location: Second floor, West Grandstand
This is the place to enjoy many different things in one place, from traditional quilts to quirky collections, and homemade beer and wine, there is something for everyone. Collections range from memorabilia to antiques, to the truly unusual, much of it fit for a Ripley's Believe it or Not. Look for the many One Day Contests, open to any member of the public wanting to participate. Participation gets you free admission to the Fair simply by bringing your entry and contest form to the front gate during the allotted time. Various clubs and guilds provide demonstrations of their craft. A state-of-the-art kitchen houses daily cooking demos and other fun ideas to get creative juices flowing. Check the program for specific times and schedule.
Please note: The deadline for entering Home & Hobby was May 8.
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This display is a collaboration with Balboa Park's Veterans Museum presenting "trench art," a collection of drawings and items made in the trenches during World War II.
Also known as Tony the Vet, LaBue will join us daily and demonstrate art. Tony is a senior disabled wartime vet who is an advocate and public speaker. The founder of Arts Alive, Arts for Veterans and deported vets. Make-a-card for a VA patient and more.
The Tinker's Common
Soldering fabrics, quilt piecing, Victorian ribbon work, and an incredible fruit and vegetable carving demo.
New Kitchen Demonstrators
These include The Curious Fork, a Pinterest demo, and So Rich Chocolates is doing a beer and chocolate pairing.
We are excited to have Ro Zinniger, a sugar artist and instructor with Ro Z's Sweet Art Studio, Michael Turko of KUSI's Turko Files, and Chef Charity George of d'zrt Cake Studio judging our decorated cakes. Both appeared on TLC's Fabulous Cakes.
Get Inspired on Pinterest
Create a craft inspired by Pinterest and pin your project using the hashtag #SanDiegoFair.
The contests below are for adults ages 18 and older. No pre-registration required. Bring the form(s) below on the day of the contest. Local and state rules apply to many of these contests. If you'd like to watch the judging, please check the Fair program for times. Most contests will be at 1:00PM.