SAN DIEGO COUNTY FAIR POSTPONED TO 2021 AMID COVID-19 CONCERNS
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Be a Vendor

Be a Vendor

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Become a Vendor

Become a vendor or concessionaire at the San Diego County Fair and reach our 1.6 million visitors!

Fair Postponement Info

Current vendors will be contacted individually in the fall of 2020 to begin the booking process for the 2021 Fair.

Vendors will have the option to secure 2020 rates by rolling over space fees already paid. Otherwise, refunds will be processed through the Concessions department.

Questions? Contact concessions@sdfair.com.

Vendor Info

SELECTION PROCESS

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 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.

GREEN BOOTH INITIATIVE

The San Diego County Fair encourages our commercial, food, ride and game vendors to use sustainable practices, such as LED lighting and locally-sourced ingredients.

We have left space rental rates on the website for those who might be interested in applying for vendor space in the future. This information may change for the 2021 Fair; please check back when our 2021 application period begins in December for more information.

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Space Rental Rates
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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 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.

  • 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 entertainment and value to the San Diego community while simultaneously helping build toward a sustainable future.

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