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Become a Vendor or Food Concessionaire

Want to become a vendor or concessionaire at the San Diego County Fair and reach nearly a million visitors? Our application period for new vendors runs from January to March.

Our basic criteria for selecting new vendors for the San Diego County Fair include:

  • Product balance within the Fair
  • Uniqueness and appeal of the product
  • Space availability
  • Ability to set up a professional, attractive display
  • Application presentation
  • Financial responsibility
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Food Concessionaires

Food Concessionaires offering a wide variety of dining opportunities are located throughout the Fair.

Please download & read our Food Concessionaire Handbook before submitting your online application.

Application Deadline: Friday, March 15, 2024

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Commercial | Retail Vendors

Commercial or retail vendors are featured in three large shopping halls, along with various outdoor booth opportunities.

Please download & read our Commercial Vendor handbook before submitting your online application.

Application Deadline: Friday, March 15, 2024

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Space Rental Rates

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While selections are not made on a first-come, first-served basis, we do advise you to return your completed application as soon as possible. The review process is ongoing, and when we find a qualified applicant who meets the above criteria we will look to book that applicant as space allows. The application is for selection consideration only, and is neither a commitment by the applicant or an offer by the 22nd District Agricultural Association to rent space.

It is imperative that you fill out your application completely with all requested supporting documents, and that your $40 application fee is received prior to the deadline. Incomplete or late applications may not be considered. Photos of your products, menu items, and your booth or food stand in operational form must be included. (Refer to application for further information.)

Due to the volume of applications that we are receiving please do not contact the concessions department regarding the status of your application. If you are approved, a member of the Concessions Department will contact you.
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