DEL MAR (NEWS 8) – The 2018 San Diego County Fair kicks off Friday. This year’s theme is, “How Sweet It Is.”
As one of the top five fairs in the United States and Canada, the San Diego County Fair is expected to draw 1.6 million visitors.
The fair runs Friday, June 1 through Wednesday, July 4, 2018. The fair will be closed Mondays and Tuesdays in June.
(The Fair stays open for approximately 1 hour after the gates close for the night.)
This year’s fair will feature a hidden Cocoa Cabana speakeasy, where visitors will find candy-infused cocktails and an oasis that will make you feel like you’ve been transported to the tropics.
Fairgoers can learn about this shhhh….weet secret at various bar locations throughout the fair.
Did someone say food? Here’s a sampling of fun foods you’ll find at the Fair this year:
Can’t pick just one? “Taste of the Fair” on Thursdays will let visitors buy taster portions of delish Fair foods for just $3!
Events and Festivals
San Diego’s Mike Hess’ will showcase their new IPA crafted specifically for the San Diego County Fair: The Tangerine A-Fair.
There are plenty of ride package specials to get more thrill for your bills – go to sdfair.com to learn about the “Ride Fanatic Pack” for $46, the “Pay One Price Ride Days” for $38 on Wednesdays and Thursdays in June.
Check your News 8 Microclimate Forecast as you head out to the fair.
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