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“Mad About the Fair” special opening tomorrow at 4:00PM!

Released: June 02, 2016

The 2016 San Diego County Fair at the
Del Mar Fairgrounds

Get into the Fair for $4! on Friday, June 3, Saturday, June 4, and Wednesday, June 8 with special tickets available exclusively at Albertsons|Vons - for our $4 Fair Day

DEL MAR, CA (June 2, 2016) – The 2016 San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons|Vons, opens this Friday at 4:00 p.m., June 3 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Take a break from freeway traffic and come celebrate this very special afternoon and enjoy the O’Brien Gate opening Ceremony at 3:30 p.m.! The Fair kicks off with the American Flag raising ceremony followed by music, surprises, celebrity guests and a BIG WELCOME! On Friday, June 3 (Saturday, June 4 & Wednesday, June 8), go to the Fair for $4. Discount tickets available at participating Albertsons and Vons stores, with a $10 minimum purchase. (Not available at the Fairgrounds.)

A few fun things to do at the Fair on opening day:
* Join in the Mad DJ Party at 7 p.m. in the Theme Exhibit, featuring Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
* Discover Outlandish Landscapes in the Paul Ecke, Jr. Flower & Garden Show, presented by Think Blue.
* Watch a Turkey Stampede at 6:30 p.m. in Family Funville.
* See local band Switchfoot in the Toyota Summer Concert Series on the Heineken Grandstand Stage at
* Watch the Ben Owens Trio at 4 pm on the Ford Dealers Paddock Stage.
* Check out Gabba Gabba Heys-A Tribute to the Ramones at 9 p.m. on the Coor Light Rock On Stage.
* And don’t forget all the New Fair Food, Rides, Games, Exhibits, Animals and oh, so much more!

About the San Diego County Fair

Start your summer with Adventure and Imagination!
“Mad About the Fair” replica watches is the theme for the 2016 San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons|Vons 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.

Make every day of the Fair a “Frabjous Day” with the Best Pass Ever! ONLY $26 gets you into the Fair for $1 a day! Valid every day the 2016 Fair is open, June 3 – July 4. Come to the Fair whenever you want and stay for as long as you like every day, “Callooh! Callay!” (Tickets for general admission are $16 per day). The Best Pass Ever is non-transferable and valid only for admission; not valid for rides, food, games, parking, or any concerts that require a separate ticket. More info at

Let the COASTER be your designated driver to the Fair! The $17 Fair Tripper, ticket includes Fair admission and round-trip transportation using the North County Transit District’s COASTER, SPRINTER, and BREEZE. A valid NCTD, Amtrak or Compass Pass is required to ride the free shuttle to the Fairgrounds from the Solana Beach Train Station.

Share the ride, enjoy the ride

It’s party time at the Fair and the fun starts when you hit the road! Avoid the hassles of driving and limited parking. There are many alternate ways to get to the 2016 San Diego County Fair. Take an Uber or Lyft and share the ride, or take public transportation and enjoy special discounts and pricing! For more information on public transportation go to:

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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. Visit

For more information, please contact:
Linda Zweig
(858) 792-4262
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