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Released: September 10, 2015

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Theme and Dates Announced for the 2016 San Diego County Fair

DEL MAR, CA (September 8, 2015) — The dates and theme for 2016 San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons/Vons were approved today at the monthly 22nd District Agricultural Association Board of Directors meeting, held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

“Mad About the Fair” is the theme slated for the 2016 San Diego County Fair which will open at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 3 and run through Monday, July 4th. The Fair will be closed Mondays (except July 4th) and the first two Tuesdays.

Weird. Wacky. Whimsical. That’s how to describe “Mad About the Fair” as the theme for 2016. The Fair will fuse the magic of Lewis Carroll’s, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” with the artistic movement known as Steampunk.

Get ready for the rides of your life and one “wild tea party!” Outlandish landscapes, crazy rides, unique foods, festivals and entertainment will fill every day of the Fair. Appearances by your favorite Wonderland characters may drive you, “mad as a Hatter” and “completely “bonkers!” But, to quote Lewis Carroll, “all the Best People Are!” The 2016 San Diego County Fair will start your summer with “Adventure and Imagination!”

The San Diego County Fair is the largest annual event in San Diego County and one of the ten largest Fairs in North America, drawing more than 1.5 million visitors annually.

About the Del Mar Fairgrounds
The 22nd District Agricultural Association is a State of California agency that owns and operates the Del Mar Fairgrounds, Surfside Race Place, Horsepark Equestrian Center and the Del Mar Golf Center. The 22nd DAA produces three events each year: The San Diego County Fair, the Del Mar National Horse Show and The Scream Zone. The Fairgrounds hosts more than 350 events annually, the largest of which is the live horse racing meet each summer and fall, which is operated by the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club for the 22nd DAA and the State of California. For more information on the Del Mar Fairgrounds, visit www.delmarfairgrounds.com

For more information, please contact:
Linda Zweig
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