Want to become a vendor or concessionaire at the San Diego County Fair and reach our 1.6M visitors?

The 2017 application period is now closed. Information about becoming a vendor for the 2018 Fair will be available in December.

Theme: Where the West Is Fun

Grab your cowboy hat, pull on your boots, and ride on over as we celebrate the legendary rough-and-tumble Wild, Wild West.


Friday, June 2 through Tuesday, July 4.
The Fair is closed the first four Mondays and the first three Tuesdays.

Vendor Operating Hours

You are required to have your booth or stand open and staffed during Fair operating hours. The Fun Zone and grounds close nightly at approximately midnight.

Tuesdays-Thursdays 11:00AM to 10:00PM
Fridays 11:00AM to 11:00PM
Saturdays 10:00AM to 11:00PM
Sundays 10:00AM to 10:00PM

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 that your $25 processing fee is received prior to the deadline. 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 7, 2017.

Commercial Vendors

Commercial space rates go up to $3,775, 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.


Download the information, rates, and application for new vendors.

Intro Letter
Space Rental Rates
Commercial Vendor Application
Food Vendor Application
San Diego County Fair at the Del Mar Fairgrounds