This fair is a yearly event and definitely one to look forward to. From June 3 through July 4, you can be a part of the biggest event of the year! Yes, this year's theme is "Mad About the Fair" inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, enjoy the amazing event with lots of fun activities, rides, and great food! It's a world of imagination brought to life at the San Diego County fair. One way to describe the event? AWESOME!!!

People from many places come here at San Diego County Fair for one simple reason and that is to have fun. Not only this event is fun for kids, this can also be enjoyed by adults, and or, the kids at heart.

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The Fair is closed all Mondays except on July 4th. Other than that, you can enjoy the rest of the remaining days with Alice and have a tea party with the Mad Hatter on Sundays.

Now, whenever I think and hear San Diego fair, one of the things that come to my mind is the deep-fried food! Yes! a whole bunch of choices for a delightfully, mouth-watering deep-fried food that can be seen, bought and tasted.

Here are a few of the must-try dishes:

  • Charlie Chicken's tasty Shrimp Fried Rice On-a-Stick, Deep-fried chicken, and waffles on-a-stick, deep fry Kool-Aid. 
  • Pink's Lord of the Rings and Tasti- Burger’s Hatter’s Mad Mashup Burger
  • Chuckwagon Deep-fried Cinnamon Apple Rings 
  • Linda's Deep Fried Pizza 
  • French Toast Bacon Bombs and Mini donuts
  • Fried pineapple
  • Corn dog and foot-long in a bun
  • Indian Fry Bread and Blooming Onions
  • Deep fried nachos and Deep Fried Lemonade
  • Deep fried Fish Tacos and Fish Fries

As if the food isn't enough, head to the bar and choose from their wide selection of drinks. The Drink Me Bar in the "Mad About The Fair" theme exhibit lures you to try their “Topsy Turvy” cocktail in a cool glowing glass. Happy Hour is from 5:00-7:00 PM, from Tuesday through Friday and Daily Wine Tasting is at 4:00PM and 5:00PM.

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And when you're not bulging with food and gratifying drinks, you can use up your energy on Fun Zone Rides, Thrill Rides, and Kids Zone Rides. This year, they added a few new rides like Flipper, Freestyle, US Zipline (Family Funville by the tunnel), Fun Slide, Happy Swing, Monster Truck, Safari Train, and Survival Island to make your experience more adventurous.  

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Here is the list of Weekly and Special Day Events in San Diego County Fair:


Pepsi Pay-One-Price Days - Every Wednesday and Thursday
 (June 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30 plus select "online-only" days)

Seniors' Day - Every Thursday

Día de la Familia -  Every Sunday

Tea Time In Wonderland - Every Sunday

Special Days: 

In The Spotlight Contest

Tuesday, June 21, Youth

Wednesday, June 22, Teens 

Tuesday, June 21 and June 28- Kids' Day
Tuesday, June 21 and June 28  - Taste of the Fair
Saturday, June 25  -Distilled: Spirit and Cocktail Festival
Sunday, June 26-  SoCal Showdown (Archery Gold-Medal Championship)
Sunday, June 26- Mixed Martial Arts

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