The 2017 Fair opens June 2nd and runs through July 4th. 

Where the West Is Fun!" 
There’s a new sheriff in town and it’s You, partner. Grab your cowboy hat, pull on your boots, and ride on over to this year’s San Diego County Fair as we celebrate the legendary rough-and-tumble Wild, Wild West.

Horses are man’s best friend out here in the West, where you can learn how to saddle up, rope and riiiide-em’ cowboy. Try your hand at panning for gold, or set up camp out on the prairie and tell tales ’round the campfire. When you’re feelin’ parched, mosey on over to the Main Street Saloon and sip on a tall sarsaparilla while you try your luck at the poker table playing against the infamous scallywags and desperados of the Old West.Explore an old stagecoach, but hide your valuables or you might get held up by scurrilous outlaws like Billy the Kid, Jesse James or Black Bart! Meet the rowdy women of the west, like Calamity Jane and “Little Sure Shot” Annie Oakley.Hey howdy hey, 2017 is gonna be the rootinest, tootinest Fair in the whole durn valley!

San Diego County Fair

The Del Mar Fair (now officially the San Diego County Fair - the 6th largest fair in the US!) is always great entertainment and has been a tradition since 1880. Now it is the largest annual event in all of San Diego, bringing in more than a million guests each year.

My first job at age 12 was at the Fair and I worked there every summer through college. I remember as a kid seeing some of the top names in rock & roll at the fair and they made quite an impression on me. In fact, one of the best things about the fair is the live entertainment, since most of the concerts and events are free with admission.

The fair continues to bring popular contemporary acts to the stage each summer, with this year's lineup bringing you, among others, Donnie McClurkin, Larry Hernandez, Demi Lovato,Cody Simpson, Kenny Loggins, Switchfoot, Joan Sebastian, Hot Chelle Rae, Jeff Dunham, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, KC and the Sunshine Band, Julión Álvarez, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Jim Messina and many others. Of course, after the show on the 4th, there are some of the best fireworks in the West!


The San Diego County Fair is the largest annual event in San Diego County and the sixth largest fair in the United States, drawing more than 1.2 million visitors each year. For information, call the 24-hour recorded information line at 858-793-5555 or see the website,

San Diego County Fair

Del Mar Fairgrounds Official Link