Fair Fun for Less
In 2016, the San Diego County Fair will offer many ways to save and enjoy the Fair. Click the links on this page to get more information. Additional information will continue to be added, so check back often!
Ways to save on admission
Get the Best Pass Ever!
You know you can't see everything at the Fair in just one day, so here's your opportunity for big savings with the Best Pass Ever! Just $26 buys one person admission to all 26 days of the Fair; regularly $16 each day (adult admission). On sale now online For more info see the Best Pass Ever page.
Kids' Day! Tuesdays, June 21 and 28, 2016
Children 12 and younger are admitted free. (Admission for ages 6-12 other days is $9.)
Save on food
Taste of the Fair. On the Tuesdays the Fair is open (June 21 and 28), from opening until 5:00PM, you can buy $2 taste-sized portions of some of your favorite Fair foods, such as corn dogs, fudge, fish tacos and cinnamon rolls. So many choices!
Enjoy free attractions, shows, exhibits and events
Enjoy the exhibits: The Fair's Competitive Exhibits are free with admission. Enjoy the amazing creations made, grown or baked by your neighbors!
Enjoy the shows: Entertainment on nine stages, plus daily animal or motor sports shows in the Del Mar Arena. Nationally known entertainers are featured nightly in the Toyota Summer Concert Series on the Heineken Grandstand Stage and the Ford Dealers Paddock Stage. All entertainment is included with admission, with the exception of a few Grandstand shows.
Enjoy the events: Special events happen every day at the Fair, but most happen for one or a few days only. Most are included with Fair admission. Check the list so you're here for the event you'd most like to see.
Surfside Race Place, the Fairgrounds' race book facility, lets you place a wager on horse races from all over the country, watch your horse cross the finish line, and collect your winnings! Also, you can enjoy a sit-down lunch in air-conditioned comfort at Surfside Race Place, near the Del Mar Arena, Thursdays through Sundays. Surfside Race Place is open every day the Fair is open, except Tuesdays, and admission is included with Fair admission. More here...