Tune your radio to 1680 AM for up-to-date information on parking lot operations and space availability.
The information below is from the 2018 Fair, and is subject to change for 2019. Please check back!

Many options for Fair parking

The San Diego County Fair has many parking options, both on-site and off-site.

During the Fair, turn your radio to AM 1680 for real-time parking updates.

Want to park off-site and save money?

Fair insiders know that you can save money by using one of our off-site parking lots, with free shuttles to the O’Brien Gate.

Off-site parking dates and times are listed below.

On-Site Parking

General Parking $15.00
Preferred Parking $25.00
  • Oversized vehicles, such as RVs, are not permitted. Vehicles must be able to fit in a single parking space.
  • Cash and credit cards are accepted for parking fee payment.
  • Parking fees apply to motorcycles as well as vehicles. Motorcycles have a designated parking area in the Main Lot.
  • On-site lots open at 8:00AM on weekends and July 2-4, and 9:00AM on weekdays when the Fair is open. (The Fair is closed Mondays and Tuesdays in June.)
  • On 2018 Opening Day, June 1, the lots open at 1:00PM.
  • Lots close about an hour after the grounds close.
  • Trams service the Fairgrounds lots, and run continuously.
  • Certain items may not be brought into the Fair. We suggest you review our Guest Services section so you will know what to leave in your car.
  • See our Guest Services section for information on parking for disabled patrons. Every lot, both on-site and off-site, has parking for disabled guests.

Off-Site Parking

Fair Day/Date Horsepark Torrey Pines High School MiraCosta College San Elijo
Friday, June 1 1:00PM-closing not available not available
Saturdays 9:00AM-closing 9:00AM-closing 9:00AM-closing
Sundays 9:00AM-closing 9:00AM-closing 9:00AM-closing
Wednesdays-Fridays (through June 17) 10:00AM-closing not available not available
Wednesdays-Fridays (starting June 20) 10:00AM-closing Noon-closing not available
Monday, July 2 10:00AM-closing 9:00AM-closing 9:00AM-closing
Tuesday, July 3 10:00AM-closing 9:00AM-closing 9:00AM-closing
Wednesday, July 4 9:00AM-closing 9:00AM-closing 9:00AM-closing
  • Off-site parking lots stay open about an hour after the Fair closes for the night. Closing times are approximate.
  • Parking at off-site lots is free on a space-available basis.
  • No RVs or oversized vehicles. Each vehicle must fit into a single parking space.
  • Free shuttles service these lots and run continuously between the lot and the O’Brien Gate (main gate).
  • Each lot has disability-designated parking.
  • Shuttles are available for wheelchairs and guests with disabilities.
  • No smoking, drinking or eating on the buses.
  • Off-site lots are lighted.
  • Certain items may not be brought into the Fair. We suggest you review our Guest Services section so you will know what to leave in your car.
San Diego County Fair at the Del Mar Fairgrounds