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"Let's Go Retro!" Challenge


Share your memories with us, and you just might win the ultimate Fair experience!

Dust off those photo albums and shoeboxes full of memories, because we want to see your most RETRO snapshots from the past. Share your photos from the 1950s through the 1990s that capture the trendiest fashions, iconic hangouts, outlandish fads, and best of all—the San Diego County Fair...or the Del Mar Fair, as we were called from 1984-2002!


You could be one of our many winners!

By the Decade Winners
We'll select a winning photo from each decade: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s and '90s. Each winner receives 4 Fair admission tickets and a parking pass, valid any day of the 2024 San Diego County Fair.

Best Retro Fair Photo: The best Retro Fair photo, as selected by the Fair, will take home the Grand Prize, an ultimate VIP experience at the San Diego County Fair, including:
  • Fair Admission for 4
  • 4 Tickets to the Grandstand concert of your choice
  • Preferred Parking
  • 250 Ride Credits
  • $200 Food Vouchers
  • $500 Visa Gift Card


We'll feature selected photos on the Fair's social media pages and in our "Let's Go Retro" theme exhibit at the 2024 San Diego County Fair!

Don't miss your chance to turn back the clock and make history with the "Let's Go Retro" photo contest. Submit your entries today and let the nostalgia begin!

Examples of GOT photos

Show Us Your Retro

Fill out the form below and attach your most RETRO photo from the '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s or '90s — even better if your retro photo is from the San Diego County Fair (or Del Mar Fair, if you prefer!) Bonus points if you share it on social!
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