Preview: 2016 San Diego County Fair Goes Mad

The 2016 San Diego County Fair starts on June 3 and runs for 26 wild, indulgent days. The theme is "Mad About the Fair," a combination inspired by Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and the artistic movement known as "Steampunk."

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Guests can expect lots of costumed characters frolicking about the fair for a vibe that screams “Wild Tea Party.”
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Monica Garske
This year’s theme is “Mad About the Fair,” inspired by the magic of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and the artistic movement known as Steampunk.
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Guests can expect lots of costumed characters frolicking about the fair for a vibe that screams “Wild Tea Party.”
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Monica Garske
This year’s theme is “Mad About the Fair,” inspired by the magic of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and the artistic movement known as Steampunk.
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NBC 7 San Diego
The 2016 San Diego County Fair kicks off June 3 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.
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This year’s theme is “Mad About the Fair,” inspired by the magic of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and the artistic movement known as Steampunk.
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The 26-day fair will include loads of bonkers entertainment, including live music and other acts daily across nine stages.
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Monica Garske
This year’s theme is “Mad About the Fair,” inspired by the magic of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and the artistic movement known as Steampunk.
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The fair runs through the Fourth of July. It’s closed Mondays and the first two Tuesdays of the month-long season.
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That's definitely enough time to munch on some fine fair fare.
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Hot dog, anyone?
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It wouldn’t be the fair without a flurry of fried food. On the menu this year: “Deep-Fried Lemonade,” a warm lemonade cake dipped in lemonade batter and covered with a lemonade glaze.
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Monica Garske
This year’s theme is “Mad About the Fair,” inspired by the magic of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and the artistic movement known as Steampunk.
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Arguably one of the most indulgent fair foods ever, the 2016 San Diego County Fair will also serve deep-fried pizza. Let that sink in for a moment.
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Monica Garske
This year’s theme is “Mad About the Fair,” inspired by the magic of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and the artistic movement known as Steampunk.
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Also on the fair fare menu: “Cheesy Bacon Bombs,” giant bacon-wrapped baked potatoes loaded with toppings.
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The San Diego County Fair is the largest annual event in San Diego County and one of the 10 largest Fairs in North America, drawing more than 1.5 million visitors annually. What's not to love?
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Monica Garske
This year’s theme is “Mad About the Fair,” inspired by the magic of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and the artistic movement known as Steampunk.
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Monica Garske
This year’s theme is “Mad About the Fair,” inspired by the magic of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and the artistic movement known as Steampunk.
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