Visit the Fair every day for just $32!
The ultimate Fair admission deal is the Best Pass Ever. This season pass is valid for all 27 days of the 2019 Fair for just $32. The savings start on Day 2 for adult admission, and Day 3 for senior or child admission. So even if the Fair has already begun, the Best Pass Ever is a great way to save if you come more than once! When you are a Best Pass Ever holder, you save on other ticketed events (such as concerts) because you already have admission. Buy yours today – they make great gifts for birthdays, housewarmings and other special occasions!

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Book an Oz-some Party!

Host your next social or corporate event at the San Diego County Fair. We offer five event venues that can accommodate 25 to 1,700 guests for as little as $42 per person (which includes Fair admission, a reserved party area and picnic barbecue options). Our team creatively offers numerous ideas to make every experience a show-stopper for our guests.

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Del Mar Bingo
Every Sunday

Grab your daubers and lucky charms and come out and play on traditional paper cards and fun electronic machines. Support our Friends of the Fair charity while you win BIG prizes! Someone wins $1,000 every Sunday. Doors open at 1 p.m. Bingo starts at 3 p.m.

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Pelly’s Mini Golf
Every day

Have fun while learning about the ocean as you play Pelly’s Ocean Adventure and Pelly’s Surfin’ Safari – two 18-hole mini golf courses which feature life-like marine animals and holes themed after local surf breaks. Make your special event a hole-in-one when you plan it at Pelly’s – it’s the perfect spot for birthday parties, company team-building opportunities, and more.

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Surfside Race Place
Thursday through Sunday

Make your best off-track bets on adrenaline-pumping horse racing televised from major racetracks across the country. Surfside Race Place also features lunch specials, a sports lounge, casual dining, a Las Vegas-style Race Book and more.

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Your Event at the Fairgrounds!

Celebrate your event in one of our luxury Grandstand skyboxes perched on the race track or our restaurants overlooking the beautiful Paddock green. From intimate family gatherings of 50 to large corporate events of 5,000, the Del Mar Fairgrounds can accommodate occasions large and small, casual or elegant!

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Del Mar Events Calendar

Gem Faire
March 1 – 3

Gem Faire, established in 1989, has become a world-renowned marketplace for the finest in gemstones, beads, jewelry, minerals, fossils, meteorites, lapidary equipment, metaphysical items and much more at great prices!

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Spring Home/Garden Show
March 1 – 3

Now in its 34th year, this three-day extravaganza offers inspiring real “Garden Masters” landscapes (created exclusively for the show), hands-on demonstrations, hundreds of home-improvement products and services, exhibitors, educational seminars, plant sales, and face-to-face consultations with top experts. You’ll find everything pertaining to home and garden, both inside and outside.

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San Dieguito Cotillion
March 2 & 30

Ballroom dancing and etiquette classes are offered for children to build their manners and confidence in social settings. Membership required.

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Trojans in the Paddock SCelebration
March 2

A concert performance by “Spirit of Troy” USC Marching Band & Song Girls includes dinner, cocktails and dancing. “Coach” John Robinson will emcee. There will be photo ops with Traveler, the USC horse mascot. Celebrating 50 years of Trojan League Associates of San Diego County, this event raises funds for scholarships to USC students from San Diego County.

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32nd Annual Koi Show 2019
March 2 – 3

Come see show-quality koi compete for awards and recognition. The show is free to the general public. Merchants of koi/pond products will be on site.

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The Franchise Show
March 2 – 3

Interested in starting your own business? Visit The Franchise Expo/Show to get all the necessary information to buy a franchise opportunity and take the next step in achieving success.

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FIRST Robotics Competition – San Diego Regional
March 8 & 9

The FIRST Robotics Competition brings high school teams from around the world, to compete in a sporting-like event with robots the teams designed, built, and programmed. The competition is free and open to the public where attendees can watch 125-lbs. robots compete in fast-paced competitions, and walk through the pits were teams are working on their robots.

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Oddities and Curiosities Expo
March 9

For lovers of the strange and unusual, you’ll find vendors displaying all things weird plus sideshow performers and live human suspension throughout the day at this one-of-a-kind traveling oddities event.

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San Diego Cake Show
March 16 – 17

Watch this incredible cake competition featuring astounding works of art in sugar, fascinating classes by world renowned cake artists, fabulous shopping from the caking industry’s top vendors and free stage demos for all ages.

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SDCCU Used Car Sale
March 16 – 17

SDCCU and Penske Automotive Group, Inc. will be partnering to offer our biggest selection of inventory ever and auto loan rates as low as 2.99 percent APR! Over 600 gently used, low-mileage cars, trucks, SUVs, hybrids and luxury vehicles. No-haggle pricing will be clearly marked on each vehicle. All trade-ins welcome, paid for or not. Free BBQ, refreshments and parking. Onsite alarm and LoJack® installation available.

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Taste California Wine Tasting
March 17

Family Winemakers will host its annual tasting of family-produced and hard-to-find California wines. The Sunday tasting is a one-day event featuring award-winning small, family-owned wineries that create wines from many of the state’s fabled wine growing regions.

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Off-Road Nights Expo
March 23

Check out the ultimate action sports-inspired dirt lifestyle expo featuring leading industry vendors, exhibits and displays, along with a car show and off-road racing. The event cultivates the brands that represent each of its core disciplines, from off-road racing and UTVs, to rock crawling, adventure vehicles, Jeeps, motocross and more. The expo will also feature UTV Rhythm Racing, UTV Freestyle, Quad Racing and Jump Champs Truck racing throughout the day.

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24th Annual Ugly Dog Contest
March 24

This is a family event where dog lovers can enter their pets into any of the 10 categories, which include: ugly dog, best costume, best mutt, most handsome, most beautiful, cutest puppy, most unusual markings, looks like their owner and best trick. Military and senior discounts available online. Get your tickets on or before Feb. 24 and save. We will be collecting dog food for The Helen Woodward Animal Center’s ANIMEALS program for seniors.

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Bridal Bazaar
March 24

Get ready for San Diego’s largest spring bridal show and wedding expo, where you can shop for everything for your wedding in one place, on one day. You will find aisle after aisle of inspiration for your wedding. With nearly 200 exhibits by San Diego’s most trusted wedding professionals, you can see, touch and experience everything you’ve seen online. Plus you can chat with the experts, see the latest trends, get new ideas and take advantage of special deals offered only at the Bridal Bazaar.

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Fred Hall Fishing, Tackle, Travel & Boat Show
March 28 – 31

Cast your line at San Diego’s largest fishing, boat and outdoor recreation show of the year! The Fred Hall Fishing, Tackle, Travel & Boat Show features nearly 500 booths and hundreds of boats. Over 200 outdoor recreation seminars are happening through the run of the show. Like all Fred Hall Shows, there is a full day’s worth of family fun activities that take place both inside and outside.

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2019 San Diego Tour de Cure
March 31

Whether you are a first-time rider or an avid cyclist, a competitive or novice runner, or just love to walk, we have an activity that is perfect for you. There are five cycling routes to choose from, which offer picturesque coastal routes and spectacular views of San Diego’s best beaches and some of the small quiet mountain ranges in North County. The 5K walk and run is a fun family event for all ages!

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Reptilian Nation Expo
March 30 – 31

Thousands of reptiles, amphibians, arachnids and supplies will be for sale from breeders and vendors. Check out a live venomous snakes shows plus educational exhibits and presentations.

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Take a peek at our online calendar for upcoming events happening at Horsepark. Events are free to watch! Horsepark is located two miles east of the Fairgrounds, on El Camino Real and Via de la Valle.

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