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San Diego County Fair 2017  At The Del Mar Fairgrounds

CALI Strong at the San Diego County Fair / Del Mar Fairgrounds 2017

June 2nd to July 4th

FREE Socks with select purchases at the San Diego County Fair!
FREE Socks with select purchases at the San Diego County Fair!

Start your summer off right with CALI Strong at the San Diego County Fair! For the very first time, CALI Strong is presenting our fresh 2017 merchandise line-up. The fair will be the public’s first chance to purchase the newest CALI Strong skateboards boards, beach cruisers, shoes, t-shirts hoodies, hats, and clothes. All of CALI Strong’s Shoes come with free designer socks.

FREE pair of socks with select purchases at the Del Mar fair.  

FREE Socks with any Hat, T-shirt, Shoe, Hoodie,  Skateboard or Jacket purchase in Booth #3313. Plus get VIP Discounts and Special San Diego Fair Only Items!

CALI Strong San Diego County Fair 2017 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Seaside Tent Booth 3313
CALI Strong San Diego County Fair 2017 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Seaside Tent Booth 3313
CALI Strong Full Color Skateboard Grip Tape Is Durable & Grippy
CALI Strong Full Color Skateboard Grip Tape Is Durable & Grippy
Mini Cruiser Throwback Penny Board Killer
Mini Cruiser Throwback Penny Board Killer

Map of the San Diego County Fair

San Diego County Fair Del Mar Fairgrounds Map 2017
San Diego County Fair Del Mar Fairgrounds Map 2017
Del Mar Fairgrounds at night for the San Diego County Fair
Del Mar Fairgrounds at night for the San Diego County Fair

History of the San Diego County Fair

The San Diego County Fair was once known as the Del Mar Fair. Consistently, more than one million people attend annually! That dwarfs the attendance numbers of the nearby Ventura County Fair. Almost 1.5 million people visited the San Diego County Fair in 2015 with daily attendance reaching 60,000. The 2016 fair set an all-time attendance record for the annual event, drawing more than 1.6 million people over 26 days. At 26 days, it also was the longest fair ever!

Glow-in-Dark Pink Penny Board 22" Mini Cruiser & LED Light Wheels
Glow-in-Dark Pink Penny Board 22" Mini Cruiser & LED Light Wheels
CALI Strong Clear Penny Board 22" Mini Cruiser & LED Light Wheels
CALI Strong Clear Penny Board 22" Mini Cruiser & LED Light Wheels

Following the Ventura County Fair by only six short years, the San Diego County Fair was first started in 1880. Several of the state festivals from that period are still held today. It was merely an agricultural fair when it opened in 1880, and it went from place to place until it eventually reached its permanent home in Del Mar. Del Mar was chosen for its proximity to the 101 and the Santa Fe railroad line.

The name, San Diego County Fair, was not widely used to refer to the event until 2002. Before that, it had been called the Southern California Exposition, the Southern California Exposition and San Diego County Fair, and the Del Mar Fair. Some residents still make reference to it as the Del Mar Fair.

CALI Strong San Diego Fair Shoe & Sock Special
CALI Strong San Diego Fair Shoe & Sock Special

The trademark feature of the fair used to be a beauty pageant. It was an annual feature from 1936 to 2003. The winner was initially called the Queen of the Fair. Then winner’s title was changed to the Fairest of the Fair. It was discontinued in 2004 because of a legal squabble and the high cost of maintaining the beauty pageant.

San Diego County Fair 2017 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds

San Diego County Fair 2017 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds

The fair has had a theme every year since 1998. In 2015, it was “A Fair to Remember” and for 2016 the theme is “Mad About the Fair“.  This year’s theme “Where the West is Fun” will give visitors a chance to explore the rough and tumble Wild West. There will be country music, a rodeo, Fiesta del Charro, a Frontier Town, and a themed exhibit with a saloon, art, and history displays about this period of time in America. The Original People of this western land, their lifestyle, preserved lands, and culture which also will be exhibited in various ways throughout the fair.

For the 2017 fair, attractions & exhibits include the following:

Asian Festival: Saturday, June 3

Asian Festival: Saturday, June 3

  • Asian Festival: Saturday, June 3, at the Paddock. A celebration of Asian & Pacific Islander culturesrepresenting China, India, Japan, Philippines, Korea, Hawaii, Polynesia, and Vietnam. Featuring traditional and popular entertainment, martial arts, food, and local non-profit organizations. New this year: An Asian art exhibit at 17 Hands Restaurant & Barand Sake flights at the Paddock Tavern.
  • Gospel Festival: Saturday, June 24, brings gospel music to many stages throughout the Fairgrounds all day, ending with a Grandstand concert featuring Hezekiah Walker & Tasha Cobbs, all free with admission.
  • Mariachi Festival: on Sunday, June 11, at the Fiesta Stage, there will be a full afternoon of authentic Mariachi and Folkloric Dance groups from San Diego and Baja California. New this year: Tequila sampling and a piñata striking session for the public. The “Fiesta del Charro” will be in the Del Mar Arena, and Roberto Tapia will perform Mexican regional music, rounding out the day’s festivities on the Grandstand stage that day.
  • Out at the Fair: Saturday, June 10, at the Paddock and Coors Light Rock On Stage. A full day of family-friendly entertainment and activities celebrating the LGBTQ community, including Diva Drop, Dunk a Hunk, the Newly Married Game, musical performances, and female impersonators, featuring Simply Barbra. New this year: An Art Exhibit celebrating LGBTQ culture will be displayed in the 17 Hands Restaurant Bar.
  • Whole Life Festival: Saturday, July 1, brings the Whole Life Festival to the Paul Ecke Jr. Garden Show area, presented by Think Blue, featuring healthful and upbeat lifestyle choices for natural living. There will be demonstrations, lectures, authors, and organic growers all sharing their ideas about health and well-being.

San Diego International Beer Festival

San Diego International Beer Festival
San Diego International Beer Festival

From June 16th to June 18th 2017

The San Diego International Beer Festival has become one of the biggest beer festivals and competitions in the U.S.! With more than 400 beers from around the world to choose from, beer aficionados will enjoy hard-to-find specialty craft brews alongside local Del Mar favorites. Enjoy educational demonstrations with recognized industry professionals to food pairings prepared by So Rich Chocolates and Venissimo Cheese.

Food of the San Diego County Fair

San Diego County Fair Foods
San Diego County Fair Foods

Organizers say there will be more than 100 food vendors sprinkled across the fairgrounds cooking up more than 1,000 different items. Some of the foods added to this year’s lineup include:

Bacon-Wrapped Cactus
Deep Fried Nachos
Kool-Aid Hot Wings
Fried Pizza
Deep Fried Lemonade
The Krispy Kreme Ice Cream Chicken Sandwich
Peanut Butter Meatballs
Lasagna Sandwich
Waffle Sunrise Sandwich
Krispy Kreme Chicken Ice Cream Sandwich: Fried chicken. Doughnuts. Ice cream.
Krispy Kreme Chicken Ice Cream Sandwich: Fried chicken. Doughnuts. Ice cream.

Live Free Performances All Summer With Admission

There’s a lot more to be seen & experienced at the fair. See the animals, go on rides and play games, and enjoy delicious meals & drinks. There is also a wide selection of live entertainment including singers, bands, artists, performers, and comedians. The San Diego Fair is attended by over a million people, and there is a ton of stuff to do.

It’s a good idea to go more than once each season.

Lady Antebellum: Live at the 2016 San Diego County Fair

Fair Exhibition of Photography

With more than $25,000 in prizes and awards, this exhibit is one of the largest competitive photographic shows on the West Coast.

A panel judged show, it is open to professionals and amateurs throughout the world. About one-third of the images entered are chosen for display.

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CALI Strong USC Series
CALI Strong USC Series
CALI Strong UCLA Series
CALI Strong UCLA Series

San Diego County Fair Admission Ticket Rates

TicketPrice
Adults
Ages 13-61
$18
Seniors
Ages 62 and older
$11
Kids
Ages 6-12
$11
Kids
Ages 5 and younger
Free
Prices listed do not include Ticketmaster fees
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Season Pass: The Best Pass Ever for $26!

The Best Pass Ever is good for  26 days and costs only $26! The Fair’s season pass lets you into the Fair as much as you like for one low price – $26 for all 26 days of the Fair. When you have a Best Pass Ever, you save money on our ticketed festivals and concerts, because you already have paid for your Fair admission!

Buy Season Pass

San Diego County Fair Parking

Parking at the Fairgrounds costs $13 per vehicle and is cash-only. Preferred parking is also available for $23 per car in a specially-marked parking zone just past the main entrance.

Free parking is available at three off-site lots, too, and then attendees can take a free shuttle service into the fair that leaves from the lots every 15 to 20 minutes. Those lots are located at Horsepark (14550 El Camino Real), MiraCosta College’s San Elijo Campus (3333 Manchester Ave.) and Torrey Pines High School (3710 Del Mar Heights Rd.).

On-Site Parking

General Parking$13.00
Preferred Parking$23.00

Off-Site Parking

Fair Day/DateHorseparkTorrey Pines High SchoolMiraCosta College San Elijo
Friday, June 21:00PM-closingnot availablenot available
Saturdays9:00AM-closing9:00AM-closing9:00AM-closing
Sundays9:00AM-closing9:00AM-closing9:00AM-closing
Wednesdays-Fridays (through June 16)10:00AM-closingnot availablenot available
Wednesdays-Fridays (starting June 21)10:00AM-closingNoon-closingnot available
Tuesday, June 2710:00AM-closingNoon-closingnot available
Monday, July 39:00AM-closing9:00AM-closing9:00AM-closing
Tuesday, July 49:00AM-closing9:00AM-closing9:00AM-closing
CALI Strong America Series
CALI Strong America Series

San Diego County Fair Hours

San Diego County Fair Calendar

The dates for the 2017 San Diego County Fair are June 2 through July 4. The Fair is closed Mondays (except July 3) and the first three Tuesdays.

Gate Hours

DayHours
Friday, June 24:00PM-11:00PM
Wednesdays & Thursdays11:00AM-10:00PM
Fridays11:00AM-11:00PM
Saturdays10:00AM-11:00PM
Sundays10:00AM-10:00PM
Tuesday, June 2711:00AM-10:00PM
Monday, July 310:00AM-11:00PM
Tuesday, July 410:00AM-11:00PM

The Fair is closed Mondays (except July 3) and the first three Tuesdays.

Fun Zone Hours

DayHours
Friday, June 24:00PM-midnight
Wednesdays & ThursdaysNoon-11:00PM
FridaysNoon-Midnight
Saturdays11:00AM-Midnight
Sundays11:00AM-Midnight
Tuesday, June 27Noon-11:00PM
Monday, July 311:00AM-Midnight
Tuesday, July 411:00AM-Midnight

Closing time varies according to demand.

Box Office Hours

DayHours
Before June 2Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00AM-6:00PM
During the FairOne hour before the gates open to gate closing time
On Fair closed days
June 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20 and 26
Will Call is open 10:00AM-2:00PM
Monday, July 310:00AM-11:00PM
Tuesday, July 410:00AM-11:00PM

San Diego County Fair Location

Address: 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
Phone: (858) 755-1161

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San Diego County Fair Seaside Tent Booth #3313
San Diego County Fair Seaside Tent Booth #3313
FREE Socks with select purchases at the San Diego County Fair!
FREE Socks with select purchases at the San Diego County Fair!
FREE Socks with select purchases at the San Diego County Fair!
FREE Socks with select purchases at the San Diego County Fair!
FREE Socks with any skateboard purchase at the San Diego County
FREE Socks with any skateboard purchase at the San Diego County
FREE Socks with select purchases at the San Diego County Fair!
FREE Socks with select purchases at the San Diego County Fair!
FREE Socks with any skateboard purchase at the San Diego County
FREE Socks with any skateboard purchase at the San Diego County Fair!
FREE Socks with select purchases at the San Diego County Fair!
FREE Socks with select purchases at the San Diego County Fair!
FREE Socks with select purchases at the San Diego County Fair!
FREE Socks with select purchases at the San Diego County Fair!
Jake Kiefer who works at Play It Again Sports (Pacific Beach) visited CALI Strong at San Diego County Fair Seaside Booth #3313
Jake Kiefer who works at Play It Again Sports (Pacific Beach) visited CALI Strong at San Diego County Fair Seaside Booth #3313
Samantha visited us at San Diego County Fair Seaside Booth #3313 and she bought her Dad CALI Strong head to toe for Father's Day.
Samantha visited us at San Diego County Fair Seaside Booth #3313 and she bought her Dad CALI Strong head to toe for Father's Day.
At the San Diego County Fair Seaside Tent Booth 3313, Samantha just hooked up the endless wave board with matching socks from her Dad. Who could tell that face no?!
At the San Diego County Fair Seaside Tent Booth 3313, Samantha just hooked up the endless wave board with matching socks from her Dad. Who could tell that face no?!
At the San Diego County Fair Seaside Tent Booth 3313, Kenny rockin' the Pink CALI Strong Camo Socks!
At the San Diego County Fair Seaside Tent Booth 3313, Kenny rockin' the Pink CALI Strong Camo Socks!
CALI Strong Block Glow T-shirt Black
CALI Strong Block Glow T-shirt Black
The family that wears hats together, stays together at the San Diego County Fair Seaside Tent Booth 3313!
The family that wears hats together, stays together at the San Diego County Fair Seaside Tent Booth 3313!
At the San Diego County Fair Seaside Tent Booth 3313, check out our return customer sportin' his hat and grey camo socks buyin' the next generation of Cali Strong reppin'. Michael says Cali Strong is one of his favorite brands!
At the San Diego County Fair Seaside Tent Booth 3313, check out our return customer sportin' his hat and grey camo socks buyin' the next generation of Cali Strong reppin'. Michael says Cali Strong is one of his favorite brands!
Bros sportin glow in the dark hoodies from CALI Strong at the San Diego County Fair Seaside Tent Booth 3313!
Bros sportin glow in the dark hoodies from CALI Strong at the San Diego County Fair Seaside Tent Booth 3313!
Check out Hunter in his new maroon heather tank from CALI Strong at the San Diego County Fair Seaside Tent Booth 3313!
Check out Hunter in his new maroon heather tank from CALI Strong at the San Diego County Fair Seaside Tent Booth 3313!
It's a gun show in the CALI Strong tent at the San Diego County Fair Seaside Booth 3313!
It's a gun show in the CALI Strong tent at the San Diego County Fair Seaside Booth 3313!
CALI Strong Socks
FREE Socks with any CALI Strong Hat, T-shirt, Shoe, Hoodie, Skateboard or Jacket purchased at the San Diego County Fair Seaside Booth 3313!
CSC Classic Glow In The Dark T-shirt Burgundy
CSC Classic Glow In The Dark T-shirt Burgundy

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