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.

Homebrew

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!

Enter Your Homemade Brew

Amateur brewers compete for medals and ribbons in the San Diego County Fair Homebrew competitive exhibit.

Commercial brewers — and those who aspire to be — can check out the San Diego International Beer Festival website.

The Fine Print

Got questions about this competition? You may find the answer here.

All amateur brewers 21 and older. You can not enter if you have applied for State or Federal licensing, or are a professional brewer. The Fair has a separate competition for professionals, called the San Diego International Beer Festival.

The processing fee is $10 per entry. Processing fees are non-refundable.

There is a limit of one entry per class, with no limit to the number of classes you enter.

Ribbons, donated awards, and for the entry judged Best of Show, an offer by Home Brewing Company to brew the Best of Show beer and serve it at the San Diego International Beer Festival.

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

Entry Information

Entry deadline: Entries are closed for this competition. 
Results posted: June 7, 2019 (see below).
Fair dates: 
May 31 – July 4, 2019.

The 2018 Best of Show winning beer has been brewed (with the winner at Garage Brewing Co) and will be served at the 2019 San Diego International Beer Festival on stage at the Sunday session. The same honor will go to the Best of Show for 2019; that beer will be brewed and served at the 2020 SDIBF.

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Entry Information
State Rules
Local Rules

Beer Judges

The Homebrew competition is looking for qualified beer judges. If you have competition judging experience, please apply.

Apply To Be A Beer Judge

2019 Results

Results By Last Name
Results By Class/Division

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