Parking

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.