2018 San Diego County Fair

How Sweet It Is // June 1 thru July 4

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

Event Description:

2018 San Diego County Fair returns June 1 — July 4!

Get ready for treats that will tempt all of your senses! “How Sweet It Is” is the theme for the 2018 San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons|Vons. Visitors will discover, with kid-in-a-candy-store wonder, just how sweet the fair truly is.

HOURS (Closed Mondays and Tuesdays in June):

  • June 1: 4 p.m.-midnight
  • Wednesdays, Thursdays and July 2-3: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
  • Fridays: 11 a.m.-midnight
  • Saturdays and July 4: 10 a.m.-midnight
  • Sundays: 10 a.m.-11 p.m

You’ll leave the ordinary world behind the minute you step into this magical sweet spot overflowing with opportunities to truly savor summer with the excitement of a wide-eyed kid. Whether it’s sampling rainbow-colored unicorn foods, soaking up the glittery ocean views from atop the Ferris wheel, discovering how nature’s sweet fruits grow and ripen, or enjoying the fair’s golden-ticket entertainment, your toughest decision will be choosing what to indulge in first. The San Diego County Fair is the largest annual event in San Diego County, and one of the top five fairs in the United States and Canada, drawing approximately 1.6 million visitors annually.



  • Adults – $19
  • Kids 6-12 and seniors 62+ – $12
  • Kids 5 and under – Get in FREE


  • Save 20% on adult admission when you purchase Fair tickets at Albertsons and Vons grocery stores ($15 instead of $19). Seniors and children’s tickets are just $11.
  • “Kids Days” feature FREE admission on all Fridays in June for kids 12 and under.
  • “College Day,” Friday June 8, features $10 Fair admission with student ID (at the Fairgrounds box office on the day-of only).
  • The best deal of all: For just $28, you’ll get unlimited entry to the Fair with the “Best Pass Ever!”