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24Hr Film Festival

Groups of 3-10 people will have 24 hours to film at the Fair, edit and submit a short movie.

Baby Derby

The fastest crawlers can win ribbons and bragging rights in this once-in-a-lifetime contest, a perennial Fair favorite.

Ballroom Dance

Adults: Show your moves in one of several dance steps in our Ballroom Dance Contest.

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Battle of the Bands

Your band of 3 or more can win the big $5,000 first prize in this annual contest.

Boomers and Beyond

Adults can test their knowledge of the '50s, '60s and '70s in this trivia contest!

Bubble Gum Blowing

Can you blow the biggest bubble? This contest is open to all ages; we provide the gum.

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Creative Youth Contests

Kids can enter cooking and craft contests for fun, free Fair admission, and ribbons!

Family Look Alike

Family members who look like each other can win ribbons in a series of Family Look Alike Contests.

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Home & Hobby Contests

Adults: Show off your cooking and crafts skills in contests during the Fair. Participation gets you free admission!

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Home Harvested Honey

Honey harvesters can win a ribbon at the San Diego County Fair in this contest.

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Homegrown Produce

Who grows the best garden fruits and veggies? See how yours compare!

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Homegrown Zucchini

Can your zucchini-growing skills earn you a blue ribbon? Open to any age gardener.

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Hometown Heroes

Nominate a community-minded person to be one of our Hometown Heroes!

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Miniature Masterpiece

Enter a small piece of art, either 2D or 3D, and win a ribbon for your masterpiece!

Most Patriotic Contest

Don your red, white and blue, put on your stars and stripes, and enter our Most Patriotic Costume Contest!

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My Big Fair Wedding Day

One lucky couple will win a free wedding at the Fair during this one-day event in the Garden Show.

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Photo Shootouts

Take a great Fair photo, and you could win a cash award and a blue ribbon! Open to adults 18 and older.

Pie Eating

Be the fastest to eat a piece of Coco's cream pie without using your hands, and you'll win a ribbon.

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