The San Diego County Fair is open through July 4. In the interest of public safety, activities involving direct animal interaction at the Fair have been suspended.
All guests are encouraged to wash their hands after any contact with animals or their living area, as well as prior to eating or drinking.
Creative Youth Contests
The information below is from the 2019 Fair, and it will give you an idea of what to expect in 2020. Please check back soon!
Enter a cooking or craft contest!
Kids and teens: Enter one of our Creative Youth cooking or craft contests, and you’ll get free admission to the Fair, plus the chance to win a blue ribbon!
Similar contests for adults are on the Home & Hobby Contests page.
The Fine Print
Got questions? Here is more information on these contests.
Contest materials available: Mid-February, 2019.
Contest dates: Contests take place on Fridays and Saturdays in June, 2019.
Registration deadline: Bring your item and the entry form to the O’Brien Gate on the contest date for free admission to the Fair. Then bring your item to the Creative Youth Tent for judging.
Congratulations to those who won awards and ribbons in the 2019 Creative Youth Contests. In most of these contests, the Danish method of judging is used. This means that every entry that reaches a certain standard is awarded a blue ribbon.
Results will continue to be posted through the end of the Fair.