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 Wednesday July 4 2012 92,407 "Weird Al" Yankovic and fireworks
7 Sunday July 2 2000 90,406 Banda Cuisillos
8 Monday July 3 2000 89,507 Oak Ridge Boys
9 Sunday July 3 2011 88,767 Jenni Rivera
10 Sunday July 2 1989 88,587 Howard Jones


Annual Attendance — 2005-2014

Number
of Days
Year Attendance
(*indicates year an attendance record was set)
Average Per Day
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
22 2005 1,214,902 55,223

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