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‘Home Grown Fun’ opening weekend at the Del Mar Fairgrounds

Organizers say they expect to see around 13,000 people come through their doors per day. During normal years the fair sees around 60,000 people per day.

DEL MAR, Calif. — It’s been a whole year, but at last, the San Diego County fair is back at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. But with the county in the yellow tier and still under some restrictions- this year’s fair doesn’t quite look like it has in the past.

For starters, the fair is only allowed to be at 25% capacity - so if you want a ticket you’ll have to buy it before hand online and reserve a time to prevent overcrowding inside.

Home Grown Fun will feature all the concession stands and rides that you love! Tickets will be sold in 30-minute arrival time slots in order to keep people as socially distanced as possible. The price of admission has been reduced to $10 which is half the price of the fair. Children five and younger will be free!

But once you get in the smells of classic fair grub, and barbeques roasting meats, it’s clear that the food part of the fair back in full swing, but once you start walking around you get a clear sense of what’s missing. 

The bells and buzzers from the carnival games and the screams of kids from the roller coasters.

Even though Home Grown Fun will be smaller, it will still feature 35 food vendors, 280 shop vendors, pony rides, a magician and racing pigs!

Parking will cost $12 per vehicle and will be extremely limited due to the continued use of the main parking lot for the Vaccination Super Station

Organizers say they expect to see around 13,000 people come through their doors per day, which is compared to the normal San Diego Count Fair which sees over 60,000 people attend each day.

Home Grown Fun will run from June 11- July 4. Gates will open at 11 a.m. and close at 9 p.m. daily, however it will be closed each Monday and Tuesday.

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