The 30th Annual Koi Show, the largest of its kind on the West Coast, is swimming into San Diego this weekend.
Scotty Yee, President of Koi Club of San Diego said, “This is almost like the Westminster of Koi,” equating the Koi Show with the famous Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.
As the show takes over the Del Mar Fairgrounds on March 4 and March 5, over 300 Koi will be on display in competitions, ranging in size from 6 inches to 3 feet long.
“You will see Koi that are 36 inches long and are valued up to $50,000,” said Yee.
The show will feature vendors selling Koi art, Koi T-Shirts, Koi fish of all sizes, ponds and equipment, including solar power for koi ponds.
Admission to the 30th Annual Koi Show is free. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Parking at the Del Mar Fairgrounds is $13.