What to Expect at the San Diego County Fair

Zack Garhart
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Step Right Up to the Thrilling San Diego County Fair!

With the famous San Diego County Fair around the corner, we’ve outlined a few things for you to expect and how to plan for the event! Get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey filled with excitement, laughter, and mouthwatering treats at the one and only San Diego County Fair!

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What is the San Diego County Fair?

The San Diego County Fair, also known as the Del Mar Fair, is an annual extravaganza that draws in crowds from far and wide. Located in the vibrant coastal city of Del Mar, California, this fair is the epitome of summer fun. With its lively atmosphere and countless attractions, it promises an adventure you won’t want to miss.

So, what can you expect when you step foot into this wonderland of entertainment? Brace yourself for a kaleidoscope of sights, sounds, and tastes that are sure to suit tastes and preferences of all ages. From exhilarating rides that defy gravity to awe-inspiring live performances and a multitude of delectable food options, the San Diego County Fair has something for everyone.

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Let’s start with the rides.

If you’re a thrill-seeker, prepare to have your adrenaline levels skyrocket on the heart-pounding roller coasters that twist, turn, and loop through the fairgrounds. Challenge your friends to a race on the bumper cars or test your bravery on the towering Ferris wheel, where you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views of the coastline. And don’t forget the classic carousel—hop on a majestic horse and let your inner child take the reins.

When it comes to entertainment, the San Diego County Fair pulls out all the stops. Get ready to groove to the beats of live bands, discover hidden talents at mesmerizing magic shows, or be amazed by awe-inspiring acrobatics. The fair showcases a diverse range of performers that cater to all tastes, so you’re sure to find something that tickles your fancy.

OK, I’m getting hungry!

The San Diego County Fair is a food lover’s paradise. Indulge in an array of mouthwatering delights. From sizzling barbecue and gourmet burgers to deep-fried delicacies and colorful cotton candy, the fair offers a culinary adventure like no other. Be sure to try the famous funnel cakes, loaded nachos, and juicy corn on the cob—they’re absolute must-haves!

For those seeking a break from the hustle and bustle, take a leisurely stroll through the fair’s exhibition halls. Marvel at stunning art installations, browse through local artisan crafts, and get up close with adorable farm animals. Don’t forget to snap some Instagram-worthy photos to immortalize your adventure and share it with your friends who couldn’t make it.

A few pro-tips:

Before you go, here are a few tips to make the most of your San Diego County Fair experience. First, arrive early to beat the crowds and secure the best parking spots. Don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes and dress in layers, as the weather can change throughout the day. And make sure to check the fair’s schedule for special events and performances, so you don’t miss out on any of the highlights.

For another glimpse at what it’s like to experience the County Fair, check out this video!


Once you’ve enjoyed all that the fair has to offer, head on over to our awesome Backpacker Hostel at Mission Beach!

Now that you’re set to it up the Fair, get ready to let loose, try new things, and make memories that will last a lifetime. Embrace the thrill, indulge in delicious treats, and soak up the vibrant atmosphere—it’s time to write your own fairytale at the San Diego County Fair!

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