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Family Fun – San Diego County Fair June 8 – July 4

News | 30th May 2013

San Diego County Fair June 8 - July 4

June 8 – July 4, 2013
(closed Mondays, except July 1)

Del Mar Fairgrounds
2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014

Adults – $14
Seniors (62 & older) – $8
Ages 6 to 12 – $8
Ages 5 & younger – Free

For fair hours and general info, please call this 24-hour recorded information line: 858-793-5555.

Are You Ready to Play?

“Game On!” is the theme for the 2013 San Diego County Fair! This summer promises to be filled with fun and games for 24 days. The fair will spotlight classic and nostalgic games we grew up with and show how games have evolved over the years. From board games and pinball to television, videos and computers, technology has enhanced the gaming culture beyond our wildest dreams.


Participation in the San Diego County Fair through Competitive Exhibits is a tradition that is truly the heart of the fair.


The San Diego County Fair just wouldn’t be the same without animals. You can see animals on display, farm equipment and popular shows.

Rides & Games

It’s just not the fair without rides and games, and the San Diego County Fair has the best!

Food and Drink

One of the main reasons people visit the San Diego County Fair is not only for traditional “fair fare” but also for upscale dining and food events.


You can find all sorts of products here that you just won’t find in stores. They will have all sorts of “shopper-tunities” for fairgoers.

Infield – Family Fun

The emphasis here is on kids and activities the whole family will enjoy.

Surfside Race Place

Located on the northeast corner of the fairgrounds, an off-track wagering facility that features thoroughbred racing from major racetracks around the country and operates every day the fair is open, except Tuesdays.

Car Shows

Some of the coolest cars ever made — woodies, muscle cars and hot rods — will be displayed every day just inside the arena gate.

Shopper Shuttle

The free shopper shuttles to Del Mar and Solana Beach offer a break from the kids, a nice restaurant meal, or browsing in the shops and then a quick return, all without losing your parking space!

Concerts & Entertainment

From nationally known entertainers to animal and motorsports shows, the San Diego County Fair is non-stop entertainment from the time the gates open until late into the night. Most of the entertainment is free with fair admission!

Below are links to the various concerts and shows followed by some of the incredible featured performers at this year’s event!

Featured Performers

  • June 8: The Beach Boys
  • June 11: REO Speedwagon
  • June 15: Steve Miller Band
  • July 1: “Weird Al” Yankovic
  • July 2: Adam Lambert

For an alphabetical list of all of the featured performers and the dates and times they are scheduled, please click here!

General Information

Cash and credit cards: MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express are accepted for admission, rides, and concert tickets. Also some food and vendor booths accept credit cards. ATM machines are available throughout the fairgrounds.

Mailing list: Information updated as it becomes available, so please check back. To receive announcements via e-mail, click here.

Parking: $10 per vehicle ($20 for RVs) in the fair’s paid parking lots. Free parking and shuttle service is available every day at Horsepark, 2.5 miles east of the fairgrounds at the intersection of Via de la Valle and El Camino Real. On Saturdays, Sundays and July 4, free parking and shuttle service is available at MiraCosta College’s San Elijo campus and Torrey Pines High School.

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