San Diego County Fair


Dates, Hours, and Admission


2016 Dates

The 2016 San Diego County Fair ran from Friday, June 3, opening at 4:00PM, through Monday, July 4. The Fair was closed all Mondays (except July 4) and the first two Tuesdays. (Closed dates were June 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 and 27.)

This is information from the 2016 San Diego County Fair.

Please check back next spring, when we will have dates, hours and admission information for the 2017 Fair!

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Millionth guest

Eric Gilliland Was Our
Millionth Guest !!!

When Eric Gilliland of Rancho Bernardo walked through O'Brien Gate about 5:00PM on Saturday, June 25, carrying his daughter, Claire, he became the 2016 Millionth Guest. Eric not only became an instant celebrity, but he was showered with confetti and loads of gifts from the San Diego County Fair. Eric came with his family, which also included his wife, Stephanie, and baby daughter, Brooklyn. Congratulations, Eric, and thanks for coming! (The 2016 attendance was more than 1.6 million.)

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2016 Operating Hours

In the chart below, please note:

smbullet Grounds close when the Fun Zone closes; grounds closing time is approximate. Some nights it will close a little earlier; some nights, a little later. Parking lots close about one hour after the grounds close.
smbullet Some exhibits close earlier than listed; primarily, exhibits in Family Funville. Also, Kids Zone in Family Funville closes about one hour before the Fun Zone closes.

Day

Gates & Buildings

Fun Zone

Friday, June 3
(Opening Day)

4:00PM-11:00PM

4:00PM-Midnight

Tuesdays*

11:00AM-10:00PM

Noon-11:00PM

Wednesdays
& Thursdays

11:00AM-10:00PM

Noon-11:00PM

Fridays

11:00AM-11:00PM

Noon-Midnight

Saturdays

10:00AM-11:00PM

11:00AM-Midnight

Sundays

10:00AM-10:00PM

11:00AM-11:00PM

Sunday, July 3

10:00AM-11:00PM

11:00AM-Midnight

Monday, July 4
(Closing Day)
10:00AM-11:00PM 11:00AM-Midnight
* The Fair is closed Tuesday, June 7 and 14, and all Mondays except July 4
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2016 Admission Prices


Adults (ages 13-61) $16
Ages 62 and older $9
Ages 6-12 $9
Ages 6-12 on Tuesdays
(June 21 and 28)
Free
Ages 5 and younger Free
Best Pass Ever
(season pass; all 26 days;
More Info)
$26

 

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More Information

smbullet Deals and Discounts

smbullet Ticket Information

smbullet Group Sales and Parties at the Fair

smbullet Parking and Public Transportation

Recorded Information Line

24-hour recorded information: 858-793-5555
Fairgrounds phone number: 858-755-1161