Dates & Times

Dates & Times

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Fair Dates

The 2019 San Diego County Fair opens May 31 and runs through July 4.
The Fair will be closed Mondays and Tuesdays in June.
(Open Monday, July 1, and Tuesday, July 2.)

Gate Hours

Gate hours are when you can enter the grounds. The Fair stays open after the gates close for the night; see Fun Zone hours for those approximate closing times. These times are subject to change. Please check back a day or so before you attend for the most accurate information.

Day Hours
Friday, May 31 4:00PM-11:00PM
Wednesdays & Thursdays 11:00AM-10:00PM
Fridays 11:00AM-11:00PM
Saturdays 11:00AM-11:00PM
Sundays 11:00AM-10:00PM
Monday, July 1 11:00AM-10:00PM
Tuesday, July 2 11:00AM-10:00PM
Wednesday, July 3 11:00AM-10:00PM
Thursday, July 4 10:00AM-11:00PM

Fun Zone Hours

The Kids’ Zone ride area closes one hour earlier than times listed below. Closing time varies according to demand. These times are subject to change. Please check back a day or so before you attend for the most accurate information.

Day Hours
Friday, May 31 4:00PM-midnight
Wednesdays & Thursdays Noon-11:00PM
Fridays Noon-Midnight
Saturdays Noon-Midnight
Sundays Noon-11:00PM
Monday, July 1 Noon-11:00PM
Tuesday, July 2 Noon-11:00PM
Wednesday, July 3 Noon-Midnight
Thursday, July 4 Noon-Midnight

Box Office Hours

Buy tickets for Fair admission, concerts and festivals at the Fair Box Office, located at the O’Brien Gate (the “main” gate; look for the statue of Don Diego).

You can also buy these tickets online through Ticketmaster; a convenience fee will apply. Questions? Get in touch with our Box Office or call (858) 792-4252.

Through March 30: 10:00AM to 5:00PM, Thursday-Saturday.
April 2-May 30: 10:00AM to 5:00PM, Tuesday-Saturday.

Days Hours
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10:00AM-5:00PM

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