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.

Military Discounts

The information below is from the 2019 Fair, and it will give you an idea of what to expect in 2020. Please check back soon!

Military Free Day (hidden)

Opening Day is Military Free Day with tickets available only at base ticket offices. Get the scoop by clicking the button.

Military Free Day (hidden)

Military Discounts

Available only at base ticket offices.

Military tickets are available at base ticket offices only to those with appropriate military ID:

  • Active duty
  • Reservists
  • Retirees
  • Dependents
  • DoD employees

Ticket sales will begin sometime in early May. Scroll down to see ticket types and prices.

Military tickets are subject to availability.

To purchase these tickets on base, you will need to show appropriate military ID for active duty, reservists, retirees, dependents and DoD employees.

All military tickets are sold only at base ticket offices, not at the Fairgrounds.

For more information on prices and availability, call or visit any of the base ticket offices listed below:
Camp Pendleton: 760-725-5805 or 760-725-7094
Miramar: 858-577-4141 or 858-577-4126
Naval Air Station North Island: 619-545-9576
Naval Amphibious Base – Rec. Center: 619-437-3190
Naval Base Point Loma – Liberty Station Maxi Mart: 619-221-1005
Naval Base Point Loma – Clubhouse Rec. Center: 619-553-9138
Naval Base San Diego Exchange: 619-556-7498
Naval Base San Diego – Waterfront Rec Center: 619-556-2174
Naval Base San Diego – Admiral Robinson Rec Center: 619-556-2180
Medical Center San Diego: 619-532-7255
MCRD San Diego: 619-725-6343
North Island CWR: 619-545-1450

After May 2, contact your nearest base ticket office by phone or in person. You also may find information on base websites. If you have contacted a base ticket office and you still need assistance, Get in touch with our Box Office or call Group Sales at (858) 794-1096.

Ticket Types

Ticket Type

Price, including base service fee

About this ticket type

Unlimited Fair Admission $22 All 27 days of the Fair for one low price, ages 6 and older. Photo ID required for everyone using this ticket. Examples of appropriate photo ID include military ID, driver’s license, passport, school-issued ID, season pass (with photo) from another amusement facility, photo ID issued from a “missing child” organization. Persons who do not have an appropriate photo ID may not use the Unlimited Fair Admission ticket.
Single-Day Adult Admission $17.25 Ages 13-61
Single-Day Child or Senior Admission $14 Children are ages 6-12. Children 12 and younger are admitted free on Kids’ Day, which is every Friday. Children 5 and younger are admitted free every day. Seniors are ages 62 and older.
Beverage festival tickets Wine: $57
Beer: $49.75
Distilled: $24
Discounted tickets for the Fair’s beer, wine and distilled spirit festivals. More information is available on the following websites: San Diego International Beer Festival, The Toast of the Coast wine festival and Distilled Spirit & Cocktail Festival.
Value Pack $90.75 One parking voucher, four one-day admission tickets, four 2-for-1 soft drink coupons (valid for 16-oz drink), one Passport to Savings coupon book voucher, and one ticket with a barcode for carnival rides and games.
Important: Exchange Passport voucher at Passport to Savings booths inside the Fair to receive the coupon book. Barcode is valid for 20 ride or game tickets; extreme rides are excluded. Each ride or game requires more than one ticket; see Rides section of the website for quantity. Take barcoded ticket directly to each ride or game; do not redeem at ticket booth.
Military Pack $48.75 One parking voucher, two one-day admission tickets, two 2-for-1 soft drink coupons (valid for 16-oz drink). The Military Pack is perfect for patrons who want to customize their Fair package with a Pay-One-Price ride wristband.
Ride & Game Ticket $17.50 One ticket with a barcode for carnival rides and games.
Important: Barcode is valid for 25 ride and game tickets; extreme rides are excluded. Each ride or game requires more than one ticket; see Rides section of the website for quantity. Take barcoded ticket directly to each ride or game; do not redeem at ticket booth.
Fair Guide and Military Value Sheet Free Beginning approximately end of May, while supplies last, base ticket offices will also carry a printed program of major Fair events (Fair Guide), and a special Military Value Sheet with 26 Fair-vendor coupons.
Concerts The Fair offers special pricing on select Toyota Summer Concert Series tickets purchased at base ticket offices. This offer is over for 2019, but shows will continue nightly through July 4. See the complete lineup on the Toyota Summer Concert Series page.

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