San Diego County Fair

May 24, 2016

One of the best things about summer is that with the coming of this season, it means that the San Diego County Fair is just around the corner! This county fair has come to be known as one of the best family-friendly adventures you can do over the summer. Here, enjoy fun games and rides, festivities, concerts, contests and so much more! The San Diego County Fair will take place from June 3rd-July 4th. Tickets are now on sale!

This year, the theme for the fair will ‘Mad About the Fair’. With this theme, you can look forward to decorations inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Be sure to take part in the grand-scale tea party inspired from the novel. In addition, there will decorations that have been influenced from steampunk as well as cosplay, wacky machinery, great literature and more. Aside from all the great decorations, one of the best things about the annual County Fair is all the great food! Where else can you enjoy deep fried oreos, hot dogs, and all the other fried-foods-on-a-stick that you can imagine. While you’re there, don’t forget to ride on the Ferris Wheel because once you’re at the top, you’ll be granted incredible views of the Pacific Ocean.

The County Fair will be closed every Monday except for July 4th and will also be closed Tuesday, June 7th and 14th. Wednesdays and Thursdays the fair will be open from 11am-10pm and Fridays the fair will be open from 11am-11pm. On Saturdays, the fair will be open from 10am-11pm and on Sundays it will be open from 10am-10pm. The Grand Opening will be on Friday, June 3rd and it will be open from 4pm-11pm. Tickets for adults is $16, children 6-12 get in for $9 and children 5 and younger get in for FREE. For more information visit

If you will be coming to the San Diego Fair from out of town and want to get the most bang-for-your-buck in SD, consider staying in one of the budget-friendly extended stay hotels in San Diego.