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Jeff Dunham

ON THE  GRANDSTAND STAGE

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!

Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham is a global comedy superstar and one of the world’s most inventive entertainers. Dunham, a Guinness World Record holder for “Most Tickets Sold for a Stand-up Comedy Tour,” has built an entertainment empire over years of non-stop touring and innovation. With over a million YouTube subscribers amassing over a billion views, he has carved out his own unique space in the comedy world leading to record-breaking viewership with his comedy specials on Comedy Central, NBC and his latest, Jeff Dunham: Relative Disaster, a special he filmed in Dublin, Ireland is currently streaming on Netflix.

A Texas native, after graduating from Baylor University, he moved to Los Angeles and soon became a sensation on the national comedy club circuit. He later conquered the comedy world by becoming a multi-platinum selling DVD artist and achieving record-breaking ratings on both cable and network TV. Dunham’s 2015 stand-up special Unhinged in Hollywood debuted on NBC Primetime and was a huge hit by many measures. The special was re-broadcast on Comedy Central and was the top-rated special of the year for the entire network. Dunham’s previous stand-up specials, Arguing with Myself, Spark of Insanity, A Very Special Christmas, Controlled Chaos, Minding the Monsters, and All Over the Map have garnered record-breaking numbers by either claiming ‘most watched’ or ‘highest rated’ on Comedy Central.

Dunham has made many cameo appearances across television and film, from the Emmy Award-winning comedy series 30 Rock, Angie Tribeca, and Dinner for Schmucks, starring Steve Carrell and Paul Rudd.

His autobiography, All By My Selves: Walter, Peanut, Achmed and Me, landed Dunham on the New York Times’ Best Seller list three weeks in a row. Dunham has also been awarded Billboard’s Top Comedy Tour for three years based on box office sales. Dunham is currently on the road through the end of the year with his cast of characters.

Adding to an amazing list of recent accomplishments, Dunham’s contribution to the world of show business and comedy was recently recognized when he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, commemorating over two decades of superstardom.

Ticket Types

Floor with Dinner Package

$151

Dinner package includes tickets in the center section, dinner in the Del Mar Turf Club, and preferred parking. Concert seating is closest to the stage.
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Floor

$69

Reserved; tickets are seat-specific. You will be closest to the stage, looking up at it.
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Terrace

$69

Reserved; tickets are seat-specific. The view is level with the stage. Center-section terrace seats are at four-person tables with wait service for food and beverages.
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2nd and 4th levels

$54

Reserved; tickets are seat-specific. 2nd level seats are slightly behind and higher than the Terrace seats; 4th level seats are at the front of the Grandstand balcony. Both areas have unobstructed views.
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3rd and 5th levels

$34

Unreserved; General Admission. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. 3rd level seats are behind the 2nd level; 5th level seats are behind the 4th level, all under a roof supported by pillars (some seats have obstructed views).
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If you have Fair admission

From $15

If you already have Fair admission (examples: Best Pass Ever season pass, Exhibit entrant), you can buy this concert ticket type, which does not include Fair admission. These tickets are sold exclusively through the Fair's Box Office.
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Seating Policies

  • All concert tickets include Fair admission.
  • Ticket prices do not include Ticketmaster fees. Tickets may be purchased without booking fees at the Fairgrounds Box Office.
  • Infants may be held on an adult’s lap. In ticketed areas, anyone who occupies a seat must have a ticket. Crying infants will be cause for audience member relocation.
  • No unauthorized solicitation of business of any kind
  • No standing in aisles or corridors to watch the show.
  • No standing on seats
  • Saving more than two seats is prohibited.

Violation of any of the above is cause for eviction from this show.

Toyota Summer Concert Series Dinner Menu

Dinner service begins 2 1/2 hours prior to show time and closes 30 minutes prior to the start of the show. Dinner packages must be purchased prior to the day of show.


Appetizers

Available at an additional cost of $18. Select one.

Del Mar’s Famous Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail

Imported and Domestic Cheeses | Grapes | Strawberries | Figs


From the Garden

Select one.

Mixed California Greens | Cherry Heirloom Tomatoes | Grilled Sweet Summer Corn | Cucumbers | Pickled Onions | Focaccia Croutons | Champagne Vinaigrette

Go Green Organic Butter Lettuce Salad Seasonal Berries | Laura Chenel Goat Cheese | Caramelized Walnuts | Peppered Berry Vinaigrette


The Main Event

Select one.

Grilled King Salmon | Asparagus | Marinated Haricot Vert | Yellow Wax & Cannellini Bean Salad | Apple Cider Vinaigrette | Tarragon Honey Mustard Glaze

All Natural Brandt Beef Short Rib | Roasted Sweet Corn Mash Potatoes | Baby Carrots |
Garlic Broccolini | Burgundy Bordelaise Sauce

Grilled Chicken Breast | Artichokes | Oven Roasted Tomatoes | Manchego Polenta |
Lemon Caper Butter

Grilled Zucchini “Cannelloni” Wild Mushroom Ragout | Golden Quinoa | Romesco Sauce

Served with Freshly Baked O’Brien’s Boulangerie Dinner Rolls & Creamery Butter


Sweet Ending

Select one.

Double Chocolate Ganache Cake | Fresh Raspberries | Chocolate Sauce

New York Style Cheesecake | Fresh Blackberries | Raspberry Coulis


Camera Policies

Photography is prohibited during this performance.

  • No cameras, including camera phones
  • No recording or photography of any kind

Violating any of the above is cause for eviction from this show.

Frequently Asked Questions

When can I get into the concert area?

Doors to the Grandstand typically open 90 minutes before the show begins. This is an approximate time and may vary depending on crowd size and other factors.

If you are in a general admission area where it is first-come seating, a line-up area will be designated with signage in the Plaza de Mexico area. If you have a ticket with a specific seat, enjoy the Fair activities until you’d like to come to your seat.

My tickets are at Will Call. How do I pick them up?

Tickets ordered through Ticketmaster for pickup at Will Call will be available the day of the concert starting at 10:00AM. The Will Call booth is at the O’Brien Gate, informally known as the “front gate.” At the booth, present your Ticketmaster confirmation number, along with a valid ID (state-issued driver’s license or ID card, passport or military identification).

Can I get something to eat or drink during the concert?

Yes. The stage area has many food-and-beverage locations, or you can buy something from a Fair food vendor and bring it into the concert area.

Can I use my camera?

Not for this show. See Camera Policy.

What are the authorized ticket sellers for Fair concert tickets?

There are only two authorized ticket sellers: Ticketmaster and the Fairgrounds Box Office. We strongly recommend you never purchase Fair concert or festival tickets from any other source. Tickets purchased from non-authorized sources could be counterfeit or stolen, which means the ticket will not be honored, and you will lose the money you paid.

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