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.

Be a Vendor

Be a Vendor

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Become a Vendor

Want to become a vendor or concessionaire at the San Diego County Fair and reach our 1.6 million visitors? The information you need to participate in the 2020 Fair is on this page.

Our basic criteria for selecting new vendors for the San Diego County Fair include:

  • Product balance within the Fair
  • Uniqueness and appeal of the product
  • Space availability
  • Ability to set up a professional, attractive display
  • Application presentation
  • Financial responsibility

While selections are not made on a first-come, first-served basis, we do advise you to return your completed application as soon as possible. The review process is ongoing, and when we find a qualified applicant who meets the above criteria we will look to book that applicant as space allows. The application is for selection consideration only, and is neither a commitment by the applicant or an offer by the 22nd DAA to rent space.

It is imperative that you fill out your application completely with all requested supporting documents and return via email to the email address listed on the Intro Letter and the application. Incomplete or late applications may not be considered. Photos of your products, menu items, and your booth or food stand in operational form must be included. (Refer to application for further information.)

If you have submitted an application, please do not contact our office regarding your status. The application review process is lengthy, and calls of this nature only prolong the process. We will contact you as soon as possible if we are able to offer you a space. Applicants will hear from our office regarding their application status no later than April 11, 2019.

  • Commercial Vendors – Commercial space rates go up to $4,080, based on 10ft. x 10ft. spaces, for the entire run of the Fair. See the rate sheet for details. You may state a preference for indoor or outdoor, but management determines exact locations.
  • Food Vendors – Food concessions rates are $1,500 minimum guarantee, or 25 percent of gross sales, whichever is greater.

The San Diego County Fair encourages our commercial, food, ride and game vendors to utilize sustainable practices such as utilizing LED lighting and locally-sourced ingredients. Visit our Green Booth Initiative page to see a list of vendors we’ve recognized for their efforts and willingness to provide entertinament and value to the San Diego community while simultaneously helping build toward a sustainable future.

Vendor Info

We are still accepting applications for the 2020 San Diego County Fair, for commercial vendors only. The food vendor application period is now closed.

Please note: The Intro Letter and the Commercial Vendor Application were replaced on March 24, noting that all applications must be emailed rather than mailed.


The application period is closed for the 2020 San Diego County Fair, but we have left information on the website for those who might be interested in applying in the future.

Intro Letter
Space Rental Rates
Commercial Vendor Application
Food Vendor Application

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