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2019 San Diego County Fair theme, dates and seven concerts announced

Released: October 09, 2018

The official logo is here.


DEL MAR, Ca (October 9, 2018) – Next summer the 2019 San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons|Vons, will invite guests to skip down the yellow brick road and step into an “Oz-some” world inspired by L. Frank Baum’s classic tale, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.”
The dates, theme and logo for the 2019 San Diego County Fair were unanimously approved today at the monthly 22nd District Agricultural Association Board of Directors meeting, held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Opening on Friday, May 31 at 4 p.m., running through Thursday, July 4, 2019 (closed on Mondays and Tuesdays in June), the San Diego County Fair promises to be “Oz-some!”

Deputy General Manager of Fairtime Operations, Katie Mueller, explains, “The Fair's theme is quite special to San Diegans, because Oz author L. Frank Baum is thought to have found inspiration for at least 3 of his 14 Oz books during his extended stays in Coronado. Though most people know Oz only through the famous movie, the Fair has chosen to bring the books to life, including a few differences that will be a surprise to most. For instance, Dorothy's famous slippers are silver, not ruby."

Visitors will journey to the Emerald City, meeting magical new friends along the way. Channel your inner courage in the whirlwind of carnival rides. Expand your brain by immersing yourself in creative and educational exhibits. Warm your heart creating new memories with your friends and family. With all of the adventures you’ll encounter, you’ll discover, “There’s no place like the Fair.”

SEASON PASS AND COUPON BOOK ON SALE NOW
You and your Munchkins will be excited to come to the Fair every day! The “Best Pass Ever,” the Fair’s season pass, allows visitors unlimited admission to all 27 days of the 2019 San Diego County Fair for only $30 and is now on sale.
The popular “Passport to Savings” coupon book is also back, and it can be purchased in advance for $4 (after the start of the Fair, the price will be $5.)
Save even more with the “Best Pass Ever” and “Passport to Savings” combo package, available for $32 through April 30, 2019.
The Best Pass Ever season pass and Passport to Savings coupon book are available for purchase online at sdfair.com.

TOYOTA SUMMER CONCERT SERIES ON THE CORONA GRANDSTAND STAGE LINEUP:
The “Oz-some” lineup for the Toyota Summer Concert Series will feature 27 nights of entertainment on the Corona Grandstand Stage.
Tickets for the first seven shows announced below will go on sale to the public Saturday, October 27 at 10 a.m. online at Ticketmaster.com. All tickets purchased online include admission to the San Diego County Fair. If you already have Fair admission, call the Box Office at (858) 792-4252 and request a concert seat only. Tickets can also be purchased at the Del Mar Fairgrounds’ O’Brien Gate Box office starting on March 12, 2019.
Shows begin at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Visit sdfair.com for ticket prices and more information.
May 31: Justin Moore -- Country radio star Justin Moore has released 4 studio albums. His latest is Kinda Don’t Care. This album earned Moore his third consecutive #1 album debut. It features his sixth chart-topping single “You Look Like I Need A Drink” and follow-up single “Somebody Else Will.” He has earned multiple Academy of Country Music, American Country Awards and American Country Countdown Awards nominations, and has placed seven singles in the Top 10 at Country radio. Moore’s previous album, Off the Beaten Path, was also a No. 1 album release.

June 1: Jim Gaffigan -- Jim Gaffigan is a Grammy-nominated comedian, actor, writer, producer, two-time New York Times bestselling author, top touring performer and multi-platinum-selling father of five. He is known around the world for his unique brand of humor which largely revolves around fatherhood and his observations on life.

June 16: Mariachi Sol de Mexico -- The expression of México’s authentic Musical heritage lives on through the voice of Sol de México®! Founded in 1981 Jose Hernandez, the platinum selling mariachi band Sol de México® have broken countless barriers in mariachi music, including becoming the first mariachi ensemble to be nominated for a Grammy. Their original rhythms, fresh sounds and inspiring ideas have energized the world of mariachi for over 30 years.

June 20: truTV Impractical Jokers “The Cranjis McBasketball World Comedy Tour” starring The Tenderloins -- Four comedians and lifelong friends compete to embarrass each other out amongst the general public with a series of hilarious and outrageous dares. When Sal, Joe, Q, and Murr challenge each other to say or do something on their truTV series, they have to do it. And if they refuse, they lose. At the end of every episode, the biggest loser must endure a punishment of epic proportions.

June 23: Grupo Intocable -- Intocable is an American Tejano/Norteño group that has risen to the top of the genre. Intocable has won multiple Grammy Awards; receiving their first Grammy win in February 2005 for their album Intimamente and second in 2011 for their album Classic. They scored a 2011 Latin Grammy Award nomination for their album Intocable 2011. Intocable has also won numerous Premio Lo Nuestro awards from Univision.

June 29: Smokey Robinson -- Known as the "King of Motown," Smokey Robinson founded the R&B group The Miracles, which delivered 37 Top 40 hits for Motown Records. A prolific songwriter, he is credited with 4,000 songs, including "Tears of a Clown," "Tracks of My Tears" and "Love Machine." Robinson also served as vice president of Motown records, writing and producing hits for groups such as The Temptations ("My Girl") and Mary Wells ("My Guy"). Robinson went solo in 1972, creating a more mellow sound for himself. Robinson went on to win his first Grammy Award as a solo artist in 1987, for the song "Just To See Her."

July 4: Brad Upton -- Brad Upton headlines comedy clubs across America and the world. He is a past winner of the Las Vegas Comedy Festival and appeared at Caesar’s Palace as part of the HBO Comedy Festival. His new CD is Brad Uptonogood. He also just released his first DVD entitled, Brad Upton, Live from the 509.

The San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons|Vons, 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. Get 2019 San Diego County Fair Information, including additional concert announcements and e-blast subscriptions, online at sdfair.com.

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 about the 2019 San Diego County Fair, visit sdfair.com. For general Del Mar Fairgrounds information, visit delmarfairgrounds.com.


For more information, please contact:
Mark Zegan
(858) 755-1161
mzegan@sdfair.com
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