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.

Best of PreK-6th Grade

Enter Your Classroom Projects

Pre-school and elementary school teachers can enter their classroom work in the Best of PreK-6th Grade non-competitive exhibit at the San Diego County Fair.

The Fine Print

Got questions? Here is more information about entering this exhibit.

Teachers of students in pre-school through 6th grade, in schools located in San Diego County and Tijuana. Military youth programs also are eligible.

Individual students are not eligible for this exhibit, but should instead enter their work in Creative Youth. Teachers of 7th grade through community college may enter their classroom work in Student Showcase.

There are no processing fees for this exhibit. Each student who participates will receive one complimentary Fair admission ticket, and the teacher will receive one complimentary adult admission ticket. All classrooms will receive a special Fair rosette ribbon.

Each student may enter one item or participate in one group project.

Individual students are not eligible for this exhibit. Students aged 5-17 can enter individual projects in Creative Youth.

Teachers of 7th grade through community college may enter their classroom work in Student Showcase.

The Fair has many fun and educational programs for students in these grade levels; among them:

Field Trip Program: Bring your students to the Fair for a field trip.

Plant Grow EatElementary school students grow edible plants in their classrooms and bring them to the Fair for judging.

School Tours: The Fair comes to K-3 classrooms in April with a program of animals and activities.

One-Day Contests: Many of our one-day contests have an educational component, such as our Speech Contest or our Creative Youth Contests.

Get in touch online or call us at (858) 792-4207.

Entry Information

Please note: State rules are not yet available, and will be posted when they are.

Online entry available: Early January, 2020.
Entry deadline: 
Friday, May 15, 2020.
Delivery of entries: Tuesday, May 19, and Wednesday, May 20, 2020.
Teachers with more than 100 entries, please contact the Entry Office for an appointment time, (858) 792-4207.
Exhibit dates: June 5-July 5, 2020.
Entry pick-up date: Tuesday, July 7, 2020.

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Enjoy a free day at the Fair!

Thanks to Mission Federal Credit Union, all school staff working in San Diego County can enjoy a free day at the Fair, on selected Fridays (which also happen to be Kids’ Day). For all the details, please see the School Staff Appreciation Day page in the Deals and Discounts section.

What To See And Do

Learn more about all the fun activities in this exhibit during the Fair!

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