Be Part of the Fair
The San Diego County Fair has many opportunities to participate:
Vendors * Performers * Competitive Exhibitors * School Programs
Opening Ceremonies: Flag Raisers and National Anthem performers
Non-Profit Organizations * Sponsors * Job Opportunities
Your company can reach the Fair's 1.5 million visitors through many different types of sponsorships. The Fairgrounds has a sponsorship office that is staffed year-round.
Fair sponsor information and contacts
Vendor and Commercial Spaces
If you have an unusual product or food item, we’d like to consider it. All applicants go through a selection process based on several factors. The application period runs annually from early December through mid-March. Please click the link below for more information.
Winning a blue ribbon is a long-loved tradition of county fairs. Entry information is posted annually as it becomes available, starting in late January. Registration deadlines begin in early April and run through mid-May.
Competitive Exhibits information
Performers and Entertainers
The Fair features nearly 24,000 performers, from nationally known bands to children’s dance troupes. Applicants go through a selection process based on several factors. The application period runs from early January through late March.
The Fair employs about 1,800 people. If you are enthusiastic and like people, we would welcome you to apply to be part of the team that brings the community the San Diego County Fair. The Fair begins hiring in January for some jobs, but the majority of the hiring begins in April for jobs during the Fair (June and July).
School, Youth and Community Programs
Discover the many activities available to schools and students, some before the Fair begins and some during the Fair.
Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts raise the flags at the daily opening ceremonies, and singers and instrumentalists can apply to perform the National Anthem.
Flag Raising and National Anthem information
The San Diego County Fair has space for organizations to introduce their message to Fairgoers through displays, literature, or personal contact. For a small processing charge, organizations may use a 10' by 10' booth space during all or part of the 26-day event. To find out how to participate as a non-profit organization, contact Cathy Osgan at firstname.lastname@example.org