The San Diego County Fair opened June 3 and we’ve got the scoop on how you can make sense of your dollars in Del Mar.
Multi-Day Pass ($26)
Get the most out of the 26-day fair with the multiple-day pass, which allows one person admission to the fair on any day from June 3 to July 4. Avid fair goers can purchase the multi-day pass online now through July 3, or at San Diego County Albertsons and Vons stores now until June 3 (with added $2.50 convenience fee). Regular individual-day tickets are priced at $16 for adults and $9 for seniors and kids ages 6 to 12.
Albertsons & Vons $4 Fair Days
Albertsons and Vons stores are giving you a chance to come to the fair for just $4. You can get admission into the fair for just 16 quarters on June 3, June 4 and June 8 when you buy these specially-priced tickets sold only at San Diego County Albertsons and Vons stores. You can also save $3 on adult admission when you purchase your tickets in store. Senior and children’s tickets will be sold in stores at regular price.
Ford Dealers 4 for $44
Visit a San Diego County Ford dealer for a coupon that will help you save $20 off a regular adult ticket prince. With the coupon, you can purchase four adult admission tickets for $44.
Toyota Dealers 2 for 1
Stop by a San Diego County Toyota dealership and get a 2-for-1 adult admission ticket coupon and save $16.
Group Ticket Sales
Get great deals on admission when you order online for 20 guests or more. Order $1,000 or more in group tickets at least three weeks prior to the start of the fair and receive two complimentary Del Mar Thoroughbred Club summer race meet tickets.
Visit Groupon for limited-availability ticket deals for groups of two and three.
For The Family
Kids’ Day will be celebrated June 21 and 28, and all children ages 12 and under are admitted on the house.
The San Diego County Fair thanks you for your service. Visit the Military Discounts page for more details on how to save at the fair.
The San Diego County Fair and Mission Federal Credit Union are teaming up to reward teachers, no matter where their school is located, with a pair of free tickets to the fair on June 17 or 24. Employees of public or private K-12, colleges and universities can present their employee ID at any of the 27 Mission Federal branches and claim two tickets while supplies last.
If you have been unemployed in the last 12 months, you and a guest can get into the fair for free on Wednesday, June 15. Guests and Golden State ADVANTAGE card holders can present an unemployment check stub (issued between July 2015 and June 2016), an EDD debit card with a photo ID, or a Golden State ADVANTAGE card at the will-call window next to the O’Brien Gate.
Rides and Games
Take advantage of available Value Packs to save money on admission and rides, and play games for just $2 on the Wednesdays and Thursdays that the fair is open (June 8,9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30).
Pepsi Pay-One-Price Ride Days ($35)
Give your kids all they can handle in one day on Fun Zone and Kids Zone rides with an unlimited-access wristband. Visit Fun Zone and Kids Zone ticket booths to purchase wristbands inside the fair, or purchase a voucher online. You can save even more with a $5 discount coupon when you buy qualifying Pepsi products at Albertson or Vons starting May 25. Click here for a list of Pepsi Pay-One-Price Ride Days and coupon details.
Lunches brought from home are allowed as long as you follow a few easy rules. Alcohol, glass containers and metal knives will not be allowed inside the fair, and beverages must be factory sealed before entry.
Find Kids’ Meal Deal signs at participating food booths throughout the fair and your child will receive a meal that includes an entrée, side dish and drink, as well as a free child’s admission pass, with paid adult admission, to 10 local attractions.
Taste of the Fair ($3)
Craving a corn dog? How about a fish taco? Enjoy taste-sized portions of classic fair foods for just $3 on June 21 and 28.
Live Shows and Entertainment
With the exception of a few Grandstand shows, all entertainment is included in the price of admission. Watch nationally-known performing artists in the Toyota Summer Concert Series on the Heineken Grandstand Stage and the Ford Dealers Paddock Stage, plus action on seven other stages throughout the fair.
All of the fair’s competitive exhibits are free with admission. This year you will see contests ranging from Best Homebrew to Livestock and Breed shows. Check out the list of fair events for even more daily fun.
Metro PCS Concert Discount
Visit any Metro PCS store and get a $10 coupon for a fair-admission-and-reserved-seat package for the following concerts: Los Tucanes de Tijuana, June 4; Espinoza Paz, June 12; Roberto Tapia, June 19; Los Tigres del Norte, June 26; and Calibre 50, July 3.
Parking and Transportation
Enjoy free parking on off-site parking lots and save a few bucks if you’re a regular transit rider. Present a valid Amtrak or North County Transit ticket or pass when boarding the fair shuttle in front of the Solana beach COASTER station and take a free ride to the fair’s west gate.
Fair Tripper Combo Package ($17)
This great package includes round-trip fare on the COASTER and SPRINTER trains as well as BREEZE buses, a shuttle from the station to the west gate and adult admission for just $17. Get more information on the Fair Tripper Combo Package here, or from the North County Transit District website.
Passport to Savings Booklet ($4)
Save more than $1,000 on fair fun and restaurants and entertainment around San Diego with the Passport to Savings Booklet. Save on fair food, entertainment, rides, games and shopping, and get bargain deals on food and entertainment outside of the fair in the San Diego area. The booklet also includes a free return ticket to the fair. You can buy the Passport to Savings Booklet online for $4 and save $1 off of the in-fair price.
Save Your Stub
Save your San Diego County Fair ticket stub and receive one free admission to the Orange County Fair, Sonoma County Fair and the Ventura County Fair. If you attended the Temecula Valley Fair, present your ticket stub or wristband at the box office at the San Diego County Fair and get in free.