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Festivals to celebrate at the San Diego County Fair: Wine & Beer

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This year, the San Diego County Fair will be featuring a festival for wine-lovers and another for beer connoisseurs.

festival1San Diego County Fair Wine Festival only on Saturday, June 15, Session 1: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm,  Session 2: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Featuring award-winning wines from the San Diego County Fair Wine Competition.  This year’s competition was open to all licensed wineries in the state of California, ensuring this festival is the place to taste the very best California has to offer in wine.

Location: Paul Ecke Jr. Flower and Garden Show

Prices:

$58 General Admission ticket gets you admission into the San Diego County Fair, souvenir tasting glass, and unlimited one-ounce samples to taste.

$45 wine festival only (tickets available only at the Box Office or inside the festival)

Tickets: On-sale now at ticketmaster or the Fair Box Office.

To attend this Festival you must have a Fair admission ticket. For those that already have Fair admission tickets you can purchase admission inside the Festival on the day of the show or in-advance at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Box Office.

All attendees must show valid photo ID at the door to be admitted. You must be 21 or older to participate in this event. No exceptions! Proper identification is the responsibility of the attendee. Failure to present proper, valid photo identification (drivers license or passport) will result in denial of entry with no refund offered.

festival2San Diego International Beer Festival from Friday, June 21 through Sunday, June 23

The 2013 San Diego International Beer Festival takes place June 21-23, in the Del Mar Arena, with many breweries and hundreds of beers from around the world! This year, participants will arrive from across the country and from many nations to sample some of the best beers anywhere.

New this year for the competition, was the crowning of a Champion Brewery in addition to the traditional Best of Show Beer. The Champion Brewery was awarded based on points earned for beers entered in the judging. Check out all the breweries participating in this year’s Festival here!

Dates and times:

Session 1  Friday, June 21  Noon – 4:00 pm

Session 2  Friday, June 21  5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Session 3  Saturday, June 22  11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Session 4  Saturday, June 22  4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Session 5  Sunday, June 23  1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Prices:

$55 General Admission ticket gets you admission into the San Diego County Fair, souvenir tasting cup, and unlimited one-ounce samples of more than 300 beers.

$90 Brewers Lounge VIP is an experience ideal for the true craft beer enthusiast. Includes a special lounge area overlooking the festival, 6-oz. souvenir glass to use in the lounge area and festival floor, five craft beer stations with food pairing with unlimited grazing for the first two hours of each session, 1/2 hour early admission before the general public, and admission to the Fair.

Tickets:  Tickets for General Admission to the San Diego International Beer Festival and Brewers Lounge on sale now at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Box Office and Ticketmaster.

To attend you must have a Fair admission ticket. For those that already have Fair admission tickets you can purchase the Beer Festival and VIP Brewers Lounge inside the Festival on the day of the show or in advance at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Box Office.

Ticket prices without Fair admission for all sessions: San Diego International Beer Festival $41; Brewers Lounge $80

All attendees must show valid photo ID at the door to be admitted. You must be 21 or older to participate in this event. No exceptions! Proper identification is the responsibility of the attendee. Failure to present proper, valid photo identification (drivers license or passport) will result in denial of entry with no refund offered.

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