The information on this page applies to the 2015 San Diego County Fair, which ended July 5. Information on the 2016 Fair will be posted in the spring of 2016.
Enjoy a short video compiled from scenes of our previous year's Fair, including some of the exhibits and entertainment, the sillier moments, outtakes and flubs, the amazing undertaking that produces the Fair through a set of brief statistics, plus a tribute in pictures to some of the incredible team of dedicated people that bring you the San Diego County Fair each year.
Dates, Hours, and Admission
The dates for the 2015 San Diego County Fair were June 5 through July 5. The Fair was closed Mondays and the first two Tuesdays. (Closed dates were June 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 29).
Grounds close approximately one hour after gates close; some exhibits close earlier; Kids Zone closes about one hour earlier than Fun Zone. Days highlighted in color have special hours.
GATES & BUILDINGS
Friday, June 5
Please note: The Fair was open Tuesday June 23 and 30
Friday, July 3
Saturday, July 4
Ages 62 and older
Ages 5 and younger
Box Office and Ticketing Information
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ADDITIONAL TICKET INFORMATION
Payment: Major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express) are accepted throughout the Fair. Individual vendors may accept only some of these credit cards. For convenience, several ATM machines are placed throughout the Fair. Paid parking lots accept cash only.
If you would like to leave the Fair and return the same day, get your hand stamped as you leave. If you leave a paid parking lot, you will need to pay again when you return.
Deals and Discounts
The Fair has many deals, thanks to our generous sponsors. Please see the Deals and Discounts page for details.
Parking and Public Transportation
Use the links below for information about transportation options for the Fair.
Biking can be a very inexpensive, hassle-free, and exercise-rich way to get to the Fair. Search for bike routes here or here.
Directions. Need help locating the Del Mar Fairgrounds?
Fair Map. Once you've arrived, this map will help you locate all the fun rides, activities, booths, and exhibits. It will also assist you in navigating to restrooms, ATMs, facility restaurants, and information booths.
Parking. From paid parking to free shuttles off-site, we have many convenient options for those who choose to drive to the Fair.
Public Transportation is one of the easiest, least expensive, and safest ways to get to and from the Fair, even for those who wish to enjoy the Fair late into the evening!
The Fair Tripper is an easy and inexpensive means to get to and from the Fair. The Fair Tripper tickets include Fair admission and round-trip on the COASTER and SPRINTER trains and the BREEZE bus system.
Recorded Information Line
24-hour recorded information: 858-793-5555 Fairgrounds phone number: 858-755-1161