The County Fair is filled to the brim with fun events each week. These include animal shows, fireworks, and plenty of local bands.
Races and Other Animal Shows
The fair is just as much about fauna as it is about flora. One popular event that runs throughout the day is the Swifty Swine Pig Race. Watch as the adorable piglets race down the track and see who is crowned top hog.
Looking for more entertainment with furry friends? Check out the Extreme Dogs show, where canines display incredible feats of skill and agility as they run, jump, and perform daring tricks. This is a great show for kids and adults alike.
Local San Diego wildlife takes the spotlight in the Wild About Home*Grown*Fun show. You can get up close and personal with a number of animal ambassadors, from fuzzy critters to keen-eyed birds of prey. The show is presented by a volunteer who aims to educate and emphasize the importance of conservation.
Pay in Advance
Admission tickets and parking passes are limited and need to be purchased online in advance. No ticket sales will be available at the event. To avoid overcrowding and help ensure easy and safe access, daily admission capacities are limited.
Fourth of July Celebrations
On July 4th, the park goes full-on patriotic. Enjoy holiday-themed fair foods like apple funnel cake, check out the shops for patriotic souvenirs, and have a truly unforgettable Independence Day. End the holiday on the right foot with a fireworks display that’s sure to dazzle.
Every year, the San Diego County Fair features dozens of performances by well-known local bands. These shows are part of the Home*Grown music series, which seeks to highlight the wonderful musicians who call San Diego their home.
Live performances run every day the fair is in operation, so you can always stop by to hear a song or two as you explore the fairgrounds.