Creative Youth Contests
Kids can enter cooking and craft contests for fun, free Fair admission, and ribbons!
Home & Hobby Contests
Adults: Show off your cooking and crafts skills in contests during the Fair. Participation gets you free admission!
Can your zucchini-growing skills earn you a blue ribbon? Get planting for the Homegrown Zucchini contest!
Fine Art Contests
Paint a scene on site at the Fair, or bring your petite creation to win cash awards and ribbons!
Best Dance Crew
We’re sorry to tell you that this competition has been cancelled for 2017. Thanks for your interest!
Nominate a community-minded person to be one of our Hometown Heroes!
Home Harvested Honey
Bring your jar of raw honey on June 10 to win a ribbon at the 2017 San Diego County Fair.
Join the motorcycle ride to the San Diego County Fair on June 17, and win a ribbon for the Best Bike!
Bubble Gum Blowing
Can you blow the biggest bubble? Win a ribbon if you can in our Bubble Gum Blowing Contest! Open to all ages; we provide the gum.
Be the fastest to eat a piece of Coco’s cream pie without using your hands, and you might win a ribbon in our daily Pie Eating Contest.
Adults: Show your moves in one of several dance steps in our Ballroom Dance Contest. You could win a trophy or ribbon!
Three O’Clock Fun
Try your skill at hula hoops, sack races and other old-fashioned fun, and you might win a ribbon! 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 at the San Diego County Fair.
The fastest crawlers can win ribbons and bragging rights in this once-in-a-lifetime contest, a perennial Fair favorite.
Join in the fun of our theme contests! This year, we’ll have contests such as Cowpoke Vest Relays, Stick Horse Roping and Cowboy Hat Toss, just to name a few.
Boomers and Beyond
Every Thursday, adults can test their knowledge of the “good old days” (’50s, ’60s and ’70s) in our Boomers and Beyond trivia contest!