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You are essential to spreading the word about the Fairgrounds, our people and our programs. We aim to offer you content that’s accurate, timely, relevant…and even interesting!

This media center is intended to offer you tools of your trade – the information and visuals you need to tell a story.

Every effort will be made to respond to media inquiries in an expeditious manner, with a general guideline as follows:

  • 72-hour response time for general inquiries
  • 4-hour response time during key District-sponsored events like the San Diego County Fair
  • 1-hour response time in the event the facility is utilized for emergency response services

Members of the media are encouraged to contact the Fairgrounds’ media relations team first with any and all Fairgrounds-related inquiries. NOTE: Board members do not respond individually to media inquiries, but rather refer those inquiries to the media relations team.

Interested in information about the Del Mar Fairgrounds?

Visit the Del Mar Fairgrounds Media Center.



Monday-Friday • 9am-5pm

June 12–July 7, 2024
Wednesday-Sunday • 9am-11pm

Office: (858) 792-4262
Mobile: (858) 399-0221


Interested in covering the San Diego County Fair?
Request a media credential at least 24 hours before your planned arrival.


Our Digital Press Kit includes a tip sheet with important Fair information and a description of this year's theme, as well as high resolution photography, video b-roll, news releases and more.

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May 7, 2024 — Saturday Night Fever Runs Rampant During the Fair
“Saturdays at The Sound” are theatrical, glow-in-the-dark musical experiences for all ages
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May 2, 2024 — Get 25% More Fair BlastPass Credits Online Before June 12
Pepsi Pay-One-Price unlimited ride wristbands are at their biggest savings now
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Apr. 26, 2024 — Fair’s Fine Art Exhibit offers more than $20,000 in prize money
Fair offers community participation, exposure for talented artists
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Apr. 25, 2024 — Time is running out to enter Fair’s Design in Wood Competition
26 different classes are available this year, and the best work will receive ribbons, trophies, certificates, and cash prizes
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Apr. 23, 2024 — Fair calls on Gemologists to enter Gems, Minerals & Jewelry Exhibit
Participants compete for over $10,000 by exhibiting collectible mineral specimens, faceted gemstones, lapidary works, fossils, and jewelry
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Apr. 22, 2024 — Fairs calls on “green thumbs” to submit entries for Garden Show before May 17
$54,000 in total prize winnings is up for grabs at this year’s Exhibit
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Apr. 18, 2024 — The Fair’s Paul Ecke Jr. Flower Show is Receiving Entries from Floral Designers
Participants are encouraged to attend Exhibitor Meetings to learn more
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Apr. 9, 2024 — National City declares June 12 as San Diego County Fair Day
11 additional cities and the County of San Diego are also confirmed to issue Proclamations
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Apr. 4, 2024 — Fairs calls on talented folks to enter Competitive Exhibits
Entrants can show off their masterpieces for cash, ribbons, and some sponsor-related winnings
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Apr. 2, 2024 — Fair looks to bring on 1,000+ temporary workers for the season
Indoor & outdoor jobs available in a variety of departments

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Mar. 28, 2024 — Entry deadlines coming up soon for San Diego County Fair’s “Home Made” Competitive Exhibits
The Fair’s competition this year spotlights Barbie, ‘Retro’ food & styles, cooks, crafters, collectors, winemakers and more
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Mar. 22, 2024 — Entries now open for the San Diego County Fair’s Exhibition of Photography; Workshop scheduled Saturday
Between 1,400 – 2,000 images adorn the photography exhibit each Fair, with more than $25,000 in prizes available each year
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Mar. 5, 2024 — Smokey Robinson added to the Toyota Summer Concert Series
The ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s music legend is scheduled to perform June 26. Ticket pre-sales begin at 10 a.m. March 6
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Feb. 21, 2024 — The Toyota Summer Concert Series at the 2024 San Diego County Fair includes Pop, Country, Hip Hop, Rock, R & B, Reggae and Latin Favorites

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Feb. 5, 2024 — Plant*Grow*Eat program now accepting applications from schools Pre-K - 6
Popular agricultural program associated with the San Diego County Fair has reached 250K students in 30 years
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Jan. 25, 2024 — Fair For All ticket donation program now accepting applications
Initiative provides complimentary Fair admission to underserved community members
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Jan. 22, 2024 — San Diego County Fair's Street Banner Program accepting new participants
For the 2023 Fair, 17 communities from three cities participated in the beloved program
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Sept. 12, 2023 — 2024 San Diego County Fair Theme and
Logo Revealed

The county's largest annual event will be a 20-day blast from the past next summer in a celebration of everything "retro"
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