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.

Battle of the Bands

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!

Which is the best up-and-coming band in Southern California? Come to the Fair's Battle of the Bands and find out! Each year, the finest regional bands perform in front of the public and a panel of distinguished music-industry judges, with a $5,000 first-place prize on the line. Drop in to hear one band, or the whole lineup! It's free with Fair admission. How can your band get in on this in future years? Please see the Battle of the Bands contest page.

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