San Diego County Fair

Home and Hobby

2016 Competition Deadline: Friday, May 6.
Competition information will be posted sometime between mid-February and mid-March.
Location: Second floor, West Grandstand

Home and Hobby features competition and contests in home crafts such as cooking, baking, sewing, needlecrafts and more, as well as quirky collections, and homemade beer and wine judging.

One Day Contests are open to adults 18 and older. 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.

Thank you to our 2015 Home & Hobby Donors

American Sewing Guild
Brett's BBQ
The Curious Fork
Knitters Brewing Company
Machine Knitters Guild of San Diego
Misti Washington Gourd & Basket
Muchas Manos de San Diego EGA
Pampered Chef
Porcelain Artists of San Diego
San Diego American Needlepoint Guild
San Diego Bead Society
San Diego Brush Whackers
San Diego North
Coast Knitters Guild
San Diego Polymer Clay Guild
Seaside Quilter's Guild
Silvergate Lacers


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 Someone is available to assist you Monday-Friday from 9:00AM to 5:00PM