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Cheers to this! Buy early and save $10 on wine, beer and spirit festival tickets

Released: April 02, 2019

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DEL MAR, Calif. (April 2, 2019) – It’s time to uncork the savings to The Toast of the Coast, Distilled and the San Diego International Beer Festival at the San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons|Vons.

Hop to it and buy your tickets now through April 6 to save $10 on admission to taste your way through some of the world’s best brews, wines and spirits at the Fair’s popular sampling festivals!


The Toast of the Coast – June 8
Treat your palate to pours from around the globe at southern California’s premier international wine festival, The Toast of the Coast. Choose from two wine tasting sessions on June 8: 1-3:30 p.m. or 4-6:30 p.m. Early bird pricing for general admission is $57 and includes a souvenir tasting glass with unlimited wine samplings.

The VIP Winemakers’ Tastings are from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. or 2:30-6:30 p.m. for $105 if purchased by April 6. VIP access includes general admission offerings in addition to early access to the VIP Winemakers’ Tasting Lounge which will feature award-winning wine and food pairings.

The Toast of the Coast takes place on National Rosé Day, so be sure to try a pink pour. What’s more, 20+ artisan cheeses will be available for tasting. Check out the 2019 Toast of the Coast competition winners here. Tickets are available at:

San Diego International Beer Festival – June 14-16
Pick your favorite tasting session (or two!) for $10 off – $50 for general admission, $105 for VIP tasting by April 6:

Each session offers three hours of unlimited sampling of hundreds of beers, including many from San Diego’s renowned craft brewing community. VIP tickets will include extra perks such as food pairings by local brewery chefs from Ballast Point and O’Brien’s Pub and a souvenir sampling glass. The Gold Medal Beer Pairing Dinner on June 13 ($78) will give beer lovers a taste of the festival a day before opening and features a one-hour reception and four-course plated dinner perfectly paired with gold medal award-winning beers from the San Diego International Beer Competition.

Distilled Spirit and Cocktail Festival – June 22
Raise a glass and taste finely-crafted tequilas, vodkas, whiskeys and more at the Distilled Spirit and Cocktail Festival from noon-5 p.m. June 22. Imbibers will be delighted with a vast selection of 100+ spirits, mixers and craft cocktails. Check out this year’s winners here. The festival will also feature VIP food and cocktail pairings and a live mixology competition.

Early bird pricing is $25 for general admission and $120 for the VIP experience if purchased by April 6. Tickets are available at:

About the 2019 San Diego County Fair

Get ready to skip down the yellow brick road to the most Oz-some Fair yet! The 2019 San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons|Vons, will explore the magical world inspired by L. Frank Baum’s classic tale, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” This year’s Fair, which runs May 31-July 4 (closed on Mondays and Tuesdays in June), will give visitors the chance to leave the ordinary world behind the minute they step into this Wizard of Oz wonderland. They’ll learn to channel their inner courage in a whirlwind of exciting carnival rides, expand their brains by getting immersed in creative and educational exhibits and warm their hearts by creating lasting memories with their friends and family members. The San Diego County Fair is the largest annual event in San Diego County, and one of the top five fairs in the United States and Canada, drawing approximately 1.6 million visitors annually. For more information, visit

For more information, please contact:
Annie Pierce
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