Boomers and Beyond
Adults can test their knowledge of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s in this trivia contest!
Can your zucchini-growing skills earn you a blue ribbon? Get planting for the Homegrown Zucchini contest!
Bubble Gum Blowing
Can you blow the biggest bubble? This contest is open to all ages; we provide the gum.
My Big Fair Wedding Day
Three lucky couples will be wed in the Fair’s Garden Show, and brides/grooms can connect with wedding service providers.
San Diego County Fair 5K
Start your Fair day early with a fun 5K run through the Fairgrounds the morning of June 17.
Nominate a community-minded person to be one of our Hometown Heroes!
Join the motorcycle ride to the San Diego County Fair, and win a ribbon for the Best Bike!
Be the fastest to eat a piece of Coco’s cream pie without using your hands, and you’ll win a ribbon in this daily contest.
Adults: Show your moves in one of several dance steps in our Ballroom Dance Contest.
Three O’Clock Fun
Try your skill at hula hoops, sack races and other old-fashioned fun! Every day of the Fair at 3 p.m.
Family Look Alike
Family members who look like each other can win ribbons in a series of Family Look Alike Contests.
The fastest crawlers can win ribbons and bragging rights in this once-in-a-lifetime contest, a perennial Fair favorite.
Most Patriotic Costume
Don your red, white and blue, put on your stars and stripes, and enter our Most Patriotic Costume Contest on July 4!
Join in the fun of our Western theme contests! Stick Horse Roping, Cowboy Hat Toss, and more!
Best Dance Crew
We’re sorry to tell you that this competition has been cancelled for 2017. Thanks for your interest!