San Diego County Fair

Tickets and Promotions

  • Adults $16
  • Age 62 and older $9
  • Age 6-12 $9 (free on Tuesdays)
  • Age 5 and younger free

Ways to Save


Buy Tickets


The Best Pass Ever
Deals & Discounts
Passport to Savings
Military Discounts
Group Sales
Reading Certificate

Albertsons|Vons everyday discount tickets
Toyota Summer Concert Series
Ford Dealers Paddock Series
Tea Time In Wonderland
Distilled: San Diego Spirit & Cocktail Festival
Pepsi Pay-One-Price Ride Day

Cash and credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express) accepted.

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Buy Tickets Online

Links to online sales are posted with the information for each activity. Please see those website pages. Or, see the Del Mar Fairgrounds page on the Ticketmaster website.

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Buy Tickets During The Fair

During the Fair, this is where you can buy tickets:

Hours:
Open 9:30AM Saturdays, Sundays; 10:30AM all other days (half hour before the gates open).

Ticket Locations:
O'Brien Gate, Arena Gate, West Gate. On busy days, the Durante Gate also will be open.

Payment:
Cash and credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express) accepted.

Discounts:
We have many promotions with our partners on admission tickets. Please see the Deals & Discounts page for more information.

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Concert Ticket Booths

Hours:
Open 9:30AM Saturdays, Sundays; 10:30AM all other days (half hour before the gates open).

Locations:
• O'Brien Gate, north side of the Main Parking Lot.
• Grandstand Concert Ticket Booth in the Plaza de Mexico opens every day of the Fair at 1:00PM.

Payment:
Cash and credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express) accepted.

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Will Call Tickets

Hours:
Will Call opens at 10:00AM Tuesday through Friday; and 9:00AM on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, July 4.
Will Call closes at 10:00PM Tuesday through Thursday and Sunday; and 11:00PM on Friday, Saturday and Monday, July 4.
Opening Day, June 3: 11:00AM-11:00PM

Location:
Left of the O'Brien Gate as you enter. If you arrive at the West Gate, please tell the ticket seller you have will-call tickets. They will phone ahead so you may be admitted.

On days the Fair is closed (June 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 and 27), the Box Office will be open at the O'Brien Gate will-call booth from 10:00AM to 2:00PM. Patrons can purchase Fair tickets, concert tickets, festival tickets, as well as pick up will-call tickets on those days.

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Additional Ticket Information

• 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.
• 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. For information on Fair parking fees, click here.