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.
Plein Air Painting
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!
Paint or draw a scene at the Fair
Artists can paint or draw a scene at the San Diego County Fair in our popular Plein Air Painting contest, and win cash prizes, ribbons, and recognition!
The Fine Print
Got questions? Here is more information about this contest.
Entry deadline: Entries are now closed for this contest.
Contest dates: Thursday, June 20, 2019.
First – Jack Ragland, Fallbrook
Second – Matthew Pinkey, Santee
Third – Sean Hnedak, San Diego
Water Media, Drawing, Pastel or Other Media
First – Keiko Tanabe, Carlsbad
Second – Brian Meyer, Lemon Grove
Third – Luis Juarez, San Diego