The San Diego County Fair is open through July 4. In the interest of public safety, activities involving direct animal interaction at the Fair have been suspended.

All guests are encouraged to wash their hands after any contact with animals or their living area, as well as prior to eating or drinking.

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 11:00AM-Midnight
Sundays 11:00AM-11:00PM
Monday, July 1 Noon-11:00PM
Tuesday, July 2 Noon-11:00PM
Wednesday, July 3 Noon-Midnight
Thursday, July 4 11:00AM-Midnight

Box Office Hours

May 31-July 4

Box office hours are when you can buy admission and concert tickets during the Fair. These times are subject to change. Questions? Get in touch with our Box Office or call (858) 792-4252.

Day Hours
Friday, May 31 3:00PM-11:00PM
Wednesdays & Thursdays 10:00AM-10:00PM
Fridays 10:00AM-11:00PM
Saturdays 10:00AM-11:00PM
Sundays 10:00AM-10:00PM
Monday, July 1 10:00AM-10:00PM
Tuesday, July 2 10:00AM-10:00PM
Wednesday, July 3 10:00AM-11:00PM
Thursday, July 4 9:00AM-11:00PM

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 May 30: 10:00AM to 5:00PM, Tuesday-Saturday.

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

On the Fair’s closed days
(Mondays and Tuesdays in June)

Will Call is open on the days the Fair is closed so Fair guests can pick up tickets left at Will Call, or buy Fair admission, concert and festival tickets. Will Call is located at the O’Brien Gate, informally known as “the main gate.”

Days Hours
Mondays and Tuesdays (through the end of June; does not apply July 1-2, 2019) 10:00AM-2:00PM

The Fairgrounds Box Office will open in March, 2019. Until then, Best Pass Ever season pass holders who would like to buy concert tickets should call the Box Office at 858-792-4252.

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