San Diego County Fair
General Information

History: Attendance Milestones

Top Ten Attendance Dates in History

Rank Day Date Year Attendance Grandstand Artist
1 Friday July 3 1998 101,867 Van Halen
2 Monday July 3 1995 101,096 Brandy
3 Friday July 3 1992 98,925 Richard Marx
4 Sunday July 3 2005 93,979 Lupillo Rivera
5 Thursday July 4 2013 93,745 Happy Together Tour and fireworks
6 Friday July 3 2015 92,948 Kansas
7 Wednesday July 4 2012 92,407 "Weird Al" Yankovic and fireworks
8 Sunday July 2 2000 90,406 Banda Cuisillos
9 Monday July 3 2000 89,507 Oak Ridge Boys
10 Sunday July 3 2011 88,767 Jenni Rivera


Annual Attendance — 2006-2015

Number
of Days
Year Attendance
(*indicates year an attendance record was set)
Average Per Day
25 2015 1,503,508 60,140
24 2014 1,457,130 60,714
24 2013 1,425,200 59,383
24 2012 1,517,508 (highest attendance in history) 63,229
22 2011 1,412,113* 64,187 (highest per-day average attendance)
22 2010 1,338,500* 60,841
22 2009 1,274,442 * 57,929
21 2008 1,235,698 58,843
22 2007 1,265,997 * 57,545
22 2006 1,205,719 54,805

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