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"Taste the Fun" at the 2010 San Diego County Fair

As sure as summer approaches, San Diegans know that it is time to head out to the San Diego County Fair.  This year the Fair runs from June 11 through July 5 (closed on June 14, 21 & 28), and will once again bring forth a range of fun exhibits, contests, concerts, and attractions sure to satisfy both new and log-time visitors to the fifth largest Fair in North America.  

In 2010, the San Diego County Fair will celebrate food with its theme, “Taste the Fun” – not just the food that fairs are famous for, but also the food that is part of our lives each and every day.

The San Diego County Fair is the largest annual event in San Diego County drawing over 1.2 million visitors and is one of the largest fairs in the United States for attendance.

What’s New at the Fair This Year:

Star Trek Live – One of the most popular science-fiction franchises of all time is coming to the Fair, an action-packed interactive spectacle that is out of this world.

Rock Out Karaoke is San Diego’s most dynamic live performance group, combining the raw power of a live rock band with the fun of audience participation, where individual singers take center stage live with the band.

Comedy Nights at the Fair – Every Friday night, the best stand-up comics in the business, 9 pm on the SDG&E Showcase Stage.

Taste the Fun Theme Exhibit – The Taste the Fun Theme Exhibit at the San Diego County Fair will be the centerpiece of the theme, celebrating the history and variety of music, with many interactive, fun exhibits.  This exhibit is jest west of the O’Brien Gate (the main entrance gate to the Fair).  The Tour of Tastes will have many culinary competitions, featuring chefs competing for bragging rights, culinary students competing for glory, and Fairgoes competing for prize money.

New Food:

  • Charlie’s Chicken
  • Deep Fried Klondike Bar
  • Deep Fried Pop Tart
  • Funnel Cake on a Stick
  • Deep Fried Butter
  • Buffalo Chicken Fry Bread
  • Sweet Potato Fry Dog and Hash Brown Fry Dog (hot dog dipped in batter, then in hash browns or sweet potato and deep fried).
  • Veggie Kabobs
  • Dreamsicle Float
  • Ice Cream S’mores
  • Chocolate Dipped Pickles
  • Pickle Corn Dog
  • Four-Pound Belly Buster Burger.  This giant burger is 11 inches wide, and has 10 slices of cheese, eight slices of tomatoes, half a head of lettuce, 30-plus slices of dill pickles and five ounces of burger sauce.


Essential Fair Information:

The dates for the 2010 San Diego County Fair will be 22 days, from Friday, June 11, through Monday, July 5.  The Fair will be closed June 14, 21 and 28.


Adults $13

Ages 62 and older $7

Ages 6-12 $7

Ages 5 and younger Free

Triple Dollar Tuesday

Come to the Fair on Tuesday, June 15, for just $3.00!  This is a BIG savings!

Tuesday is Kids’ Day!  Children 12 and younger are admitted free on Tuesdays, June 15, 22 and 29.


Admission Gates

10 AM to 11 PM Friday and Saturday

10 AM to 10 PM other days