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.
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!
Win cash prizes and ribbons
Artists can enter their paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, glass and mixed media for cash awards and ribbons in the San Diego County Fair Exhibition of Fine Art.
Fine Art Contests
HIDDEN: Find out more about the Fair’s art contests: Plein Air Painting, Miniature Masterpiece or (new this year in honor of our Fair Ozsome theme), the “Pawsome” Dog Portrait Contest! These contests happen on a single day during the run of the Fair and require advance or same-day registration.
These Fine Art contests have concluded for 2019. Results have been posted for each, on their respective pages in the Contests section.
Entry Deadline: Entries are closed for this competition.
Exhibit dates: May 31-July 4, 2019.
Results posted: On June 8, 2019.
Exhibit pick-up date: Saturday, July 6, 2019.
The Fine Print
Got questions? Here is more information about how to enter this exhibit.
Ray C. Brown
Tiffany Wai-Ying Beres