Tristan Hallman
Chief Communications Officer
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 22nd DAA
(858) 399-0221

Fair For All ticket donation program now accepting applications

Initiative provides complimentary Fair admission to underserved community members

DEL MAR, Calif. (Jan. 25, 2024) — The San Diego County Fair is now accepting applications for its Fair For All ticket donation program, which provides complimentary tickets to the Fair for qualifying nonprofit organizations.

The nonprofits’ work should align with the 22nd District Agricultural Association mission, which is to “connect our community through shared interests, diverse experiences, and service to one another in an inclusive, accessible, and safe place with an emphasis on entertainment, recreation, agriculture, and education.” The organizations subsequently distribute the tickets to underserved people who otherwise might not be able to attend the Fair, which is the largest annual event in San Diego County.

Organizations are encouraged to visit the Fair’s website and submit an online application requesting donated tickets before the final deadline of May 10, 2024. Ticket quantities vary based on each organization's needs and are limited to 200 for each organization in a year.

In 2023, more than 12,000 Fair admission tickets were donated to local nonprofits and community organizations.

“We are proud to serve all of San Diego County, and we are committed to ensuring that our Fair remains affordable and accessible for all of our diverse communities,” said Carlene Moore, CEO of the 22nd District Agricultural Association, the self-funding entity that produces the San Diego County Fair. “Fair For All is an amazing program that reflects our purpose, our mission, our vision, and our values. That is why we are thrilled to once again work with local organizations to help thousands of kids and kids at heart to become fairgoers this summer.”

Ticket donations made through the Fair For All Program are for charitable purposes only, and the resale of tickets is strictly prohibited. All requests receive full consideration; however, submitting a request does not guarantee a donation of tickets.

Community outreach is a major part of the San Diego County Fair. The Fair recently also launched this year’s Street Banner Program applications and extended the deadline to Jan. 31. More information on that program can be found at this link.

About the San Diego County Fair

The San Diego County Fair is the largest annual event in the county, attendance in 2023 was 997,720. The theme for the 2024 Fair is "Lets Go Retro," a nostalgic voyage back in time from the '50s through the start of the new millennium. The 20-day Fair season will run June 12 through 7, closing Mondays and Tuesdays. For more information, visit

About the 22nd District Agricultural Association

The 22nd District Agricultural Association manages and operates the Del Mar Fairgrounds on behalf of the State of California and is governed by a nine-member board appointed by the governor. Fairgrounds operations are primarily funded by revenues generated by hosting events, the largest being the annual San Diego County Fair. For more information, visit


Back to