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San Diego County Fair
Date and Time: June 1 through July 4, 2018
Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds (map)
Cost: Varies based on event
Age Restrictions: All ages welcome

There are so many fun things to do in San Diego during the summer, you could easily overlook the San Diego County Fair. However, with over a month’s worth of events and entertainment, there’s really something for everyone at the County Fair.

Fun for All Kinds of Guests at the County Fair

There is entertainment for everyone at the San Diego County Fair. The elderly, as well as the very young, will likely enjoy the various animal activities, such as goat milking, livestock shows, butterfly houses and even a petting farm.

Teenagers and adults may prefer the fun of a live concert. There will be dozens of performances at the fair, ranging from Barenaked Ladies and The Fray to Noah Cyrus and an assortment of tribute bands. The Fair is also home to a number of entertaining festivals. From June 15 through the 17, there’s the San Diego International Beer Festival. There’s a Distilled Spirit and Cocktail Festival on June 23 and a Gospel Festival on the same day.

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Of course, you can’t forget the rides! There will be ride attractions for adults and children alike. Little kids will enjoy cruising on ATVs or spinning the Dizzy Dragon. The Twister, The Big Top Swinger and the Sling Shot may all entertain more mature thrill seekers.

Seasonal Tickets Could Be a Good Decision

For local residents, the best deal is probably the Season Pass. You can attend the fair for 26 days of fun for just $28. You can purchase these passes online by clicking here.

The price on this ticket is so low, compared to daily admission, that it’s still a good deal even if there are only a few days left in the County Fair season this year. You can pay for admission at the gate each day for roughly $20, depending on the package you want.

You can buy a four-pack of tickets at San Diego Costco locations for just $76.99. The pack also includes 50 ride coupons, four drink coupons and a parking pass. Those coming on their own may prefer the $41 ride pack, which includes admission for one and 50 ride coupons. However, if you intend to come more than once, the Season Pass is probably the most affordable option.