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Media invited to pre-Fair Media Sneak Peek event May 14

Released: May 07, 2019

DEL MAR, Calif. (May 7, 2019) – It’s time to get some Oz-some insights into what’s in store for this year’s San Diego County Fair!

Members of the media are invited to skip down the yellow brick road to our Media Sneak Peek event from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. May 14 where you’ll get the first glimpse of what’s planned for the 2019 San Diego County Fair presented by Albertsons|Vons.

This year’s Fair explores the magical world inspired by L. Frank Baum’s classic tale, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” The Fair opens at 4 p.m. May 31 and runs through July 4 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

WHAT: Pre-Fair Media Sneak Peek event featuring great visuals and treats to sample!

WHEN: 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. May 14

WHERE: Paddock at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar

(Enter at the Solana Gate on Via de la Valle and follow signs to the Media Sneak Peek parking area.)

RSVP: Please send an email to if you plan on attending. Please note that media credentials are required. This event is not open to the public.


- Discover fair food galore, including deep-fried delectables that you never even knew existed!

- Entertainers, anime characters, furry friends and festivals, oh my! From dancers and a petting zoo to artists and keg toss demonstrations, you’ll get a true taste of what this year’s Oz-some Fair has in store at the Media Sneak Peek.

- Talk about an imbibers delight: Sip champagne at the Pink Bubble Lounge, sample sneaky tiki cocktails at the Wicked Wahine speakeasy and blend-your-own margaritas (on a bike!)
Find your green thumb at our planting stations and get lost in garden and art demonstrations.

- Take gaming to the next level and check out what all the esports buzz is about by testing your video game prowess in the esports exhibit at 17 Hands.

- Discover how you can go up, up and away throughout the run of the Fair in hot air balloon rides.

- Preview our festivals within the Fair including: The Toast of the Coast Wine Festival, Distilled Spirit and Cocktail Festival, San Diego International Beer Festival, the Asian Festival and Out at the Fair.

At this Oz-some Media Sneak Peek event, you’ll discover so many reasons why there’s No Place Like the Fair!

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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Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014

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