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Plan a day with the kids at the 2016 San Diego County Fair

Released: June 22, 2016

News photo DEL MAR, CA (June 5, 2016): Some people might think that everything at the Fair is for kids, young and old alike. This year’s theme “Mad About The Fair” based on the children’s book “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” will have many delightful activities specifically for children based on the wacky, weird and whimsical Alice and Steampunk theme. As well, the 2016 San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons|Vons will share many of the traditional favorites found every year at the Fair.

Top 10 list of activities to share with the kids at this year’s Fair:

1. Explore the Summer STEAM Maker Festival
filled with make and takes, workshops, catapults, a K-Zone and more. Sign up for a free challenge from build-it recycled fashion to robotics – event free with Fair admission on June 15 & 16, located in the San Diego Pavilion, Family Funville.

2. Eat a Bug!
Visit the petting zoo, walk through a yurt, milk a cow, rope a steer and
pick up a scavenger hunt to earn a “Mad About the Fair” patch ($2) at the new
educational CA Grown Exhibit, presented by Hollandia Dairy.

3. Play Flamingo Croquet with the Queen and her Card Friends
at noon and 2 p.m. daily; come in costume and take your photo with Alice and friends at the Queen’s Court Contest Area and join in the Costume Contest daily at 2:30 p.m. located in Family Funville on the infield.

4. Celebrate your UnBirthday
everyday at 11 a.m. and walk through the House of Cards in the Mad About the Fair Theme Exhibit.

5. Learn proper “Tea Etiquette” 1pm everyday with Alice and Friends at the Mad About the Fair Theme Exhibit.

6. Spot the “White Rabbit” and find “Absolum”
and his horn worm friends at The Farm in Family Funville.

7. Don’t miss Hatter’s Mad DJ Party – a nightly dance party for guests of all ages starting at 7 p.m. located in the Mad About The Fair Theme Exhibit.

8. See a show – our favorites include the Pig Races, Turkey Stampede and Wildlife on
the Farm
located in the Livestock Area.

9. Attend Tea Time In Wonderland – Sunday Tea Parties at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Garden Show (additional ticket required).

10. Plant a tomato
and release ladybugs in the Children’s Garden at the Garden Show.

About the San Diego County Fair

Start your summer with Adventure and Imagination!
“Mad About the Fair” is the theme for the 2016 San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons|Vons which will 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! Valid every day the 2016 Fair is open through 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 sdfair.com/bestpassever.

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: www.sdfair.com/transportation .

Follow us on Twitter for up to date traffic and parking information: www.twitter.com/sdfair .

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 www.sdfair.com.


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