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San Diego County Fair at Del Mar Fairgrounds

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Photo from SD Dirk via Flickr.It’s that time again! The San Diego County Fair will take place on the Del Mar Fairgrounds from June 11- July 5, 2010, closed June 14, 21, and 28. “Taste the Fun” is the 2010 fair’s theme, which means you can definitely expect to enjoy some of the best foods ever. With “The Best Pass Ever,” you can get 22 days at the fair for just $22. It’s nearly impossible to get through the whole fair in just one day anyway, so this pass allows you to go back 22 times and stay as long as you want, meaning you can chow down on the fair’s delicious eats all day long and all summer long. It can serve as a great summer gift also.

The San Diego County Fair will be jam packed with great entertainment all summer long. Singers, musicians, comedians, and other entertainers will be taking the stages at the fair to give their best performances. The entertainment line-up is amazing, but here are so previews of what you can expect at the fair this year, just to highlight a few.

FRIDAY June 11
Sammy Hagar and The Wabos
Purina Dog Incredible Challenge
Llama Show
The Scarlet Furies

Donna Summer
Charity Fair Horse Show
The Temptations Review ft. Dennis Edwards

San Diego’s Best Dance Crew
The Grass Roots

FRIDAY June 25
Julio Iglesias
San Diego International Beer Festival and Derby Dolls
Erick Macek
Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band

Uncle Kracker
Tuff Truck Racing- Open Class
The Bill Magee Blues Band
The Marshall Tucker Band

Monster Trucks
Aeromyth (Aerosmith Tribute)

Some shows require concert tickets and some have dinner packages available, so check the Concerts & Entertainment Calendar for more information.

Along with great entertainment, the Del Mar Fair will also have featured special events and days. Saturday June 9 will be Enviro Fair day, where you can find many ‘green’ activities and vendors, and also get educated about recycling and sustainability. Be sure to bust out those leather jackets and helmets for Motorcycle Ride to the Fair day on Saturday, June 19. And if you’re a brew lover, than you’re definitely going to want to visit the fair between June 25-27 for the San Diego Beer Festival, where you can find that perfect taste for your palate.

Photo from awnisALAN via Flickr.The Del Mar Fair is also offering many promotions. You can find great ticket deals at Albertson’s, like $3 Tuesday and $2 off adult admission tickets. Kids 12 and younger can visit the fair for free on Tuesdays, and seniors 62+ are admitted everyday for only $7. And of course, a great way to celebrate 4th of July is at an all-American county fair with an amazing fireworks show. You can find the complete Special Events and Special Days calendar here.

Many people visit the fair for the entertainment, but even more people will go to the fair just for the decadent food. Along with the typical “fair fare,” like fried frog legs, fried snickers bars, and fried everything-else, the San Diego County Fair is also offering some surprising upscale dining and sipping experiences. There will be several beer gardens, bars, wine tastings, and culinary series.

Regardless of age and taste, there is guaranteed to be something for everyone’s preference at the San Diego County Fair. Just be sure to make it out at least once (or 22 times) before it’s too late!

*Photos from SD Dirk and awnisALAN via Flickr.

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