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Bacon, Bacon and more Bacon at the Fair

Del Mar CA– The San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons/Sav-on, is your gastronomic destination for delightfully eclectic taste sensations. Leave the diet at home. Enjoy the flavors the Fair has to offer. You can find healthy options, but take a break and enjoy sticky, ooey-gooey, sweet and savory options along the Avenue and Concourse, and dotted everywhere in between. Just like an old friend you visit every summer, there’s the “tried-and-true” favorites like, Country Fair Cinnamon Rolls, Grant’s Burgers, Tasti-Chips, Hot Dog on a Stick, Chicken Charlie’s and Rose’s Mexican Food, to name just a few of the more than 100 food locations across the entire fairgrounds!

BACON, BACON, BACON! It’s not just for breakfast anymore. The trend continues with savory, salty and sweet concoctions such as Smoked Jack Daniel’s Bacon-Wrapped Churros, Chocolate-Covered Bacon, Maple Bacon Donut, and Chocolate Peanut Butter and Bacon Banana. (On a side note: Don’t forget the second annual Big Bite Bacon Fest on July 5). There’s also plenty of mouthwatering sweet treats such as Double Decker Funnel Cake, Deep-Fried Birthday Cake, Deep Fried Reese’s® and Banana Foster Pie, along with Fair favorites like cotton candy, kettle corn, cream puffs and so much more.

Classic Fair standards, like burgers, corn dogs and giant sandwiches, are made new by combining several ingredients to make them current and special. For a “ginormous” Mexican meal, try the Garbage Burrito, which combines Pico de Gallo, beans, sour cream, guacamole, cheese, lettuce, french fries, salsa and your choice of meat. The Chile Relleno Pretzel Burger aka the Fab Four Burger, is the combination of a German favorite (pretzels) with a Mexican favorite (chile relleno) and an American favorite (hamburger). Put them all together, and voila! And then there is the Triple Decker Krispy Kreme Cheeseburger: three hamburger patties and three slices of cheese flanked by two full-sized Krispy Kreme donuts. Now that’s a bellyful! The Green Chile Philly Cheese Steak comes to you just as it sounds. The All-American standby — the hot dog – has never been treated so well: Slaw Dogs, Grilled Cream Cheese Hot Dogs, Polish Gouda Cheese Dogs, and more. Regardless of the type of food you choose – between the more than 1,000 items on the food vendors’ collective menus – eating your way through this year’s Fair is your summertime rite of passage! Pick up a food, Beverage and Picnic Areas map at any information booth, or visit: www.sdfair.com/attraction and click on “Food and Drink.”

About the San Diego County Fair

Here comes the FUN! “The Fab Fair” is the theme for the 2014 San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons/Sav-on, paying tribute to the British Invasion that revolutionized the music industry 50 years ago in United States and around the world. The 2014 Fair features British Pop Culture, music and exhibitions NEVER BEFORE seen in California. The Summer starts with Food, Fun and Frolic at the 2014 San Diego County Fair!

The Fair will run through Sunday, July 6; closed on Mondays and the first two Tuesdays. The fun continues after July 4th! The San Diego County Fair is the largest annual event in San Diego County and one of the top 10 Fairs in the United States and Canada, drawing more than 1.4 million visitors annually. Admission is $14 for adults; $8 for ages 6-12 and 62 and older; free for ages 5 and younger.

For more information visit, www.sdfair.com.

Get the Best Pass Ever season pass for $24 at Albertsons/Sav-on, at the Fairgrounds Box Office and www.sdfair.com. The Fair Tripper ticket includes round-trip transportation using the North County Transit District’s COASTER, SPRINTER, and BREEZE plus Fair admission for only $15. Late night trains north and south every day of the Fair. Details at: www.sdfair.com/transportation

About the Del Mar Fairgrounds

The 22nd District Agricultural Association is a State of California agency that owns and operates the Del Mar Fairgrounds, Surfside Race Place, Horsepark Equestrian Center and the Del Mar Golf Center. The 22nd DAA produces four events each year: The San Diego County Fair, the Del Mar National Horse Show, Professional Bull Riding (PBR) and The Scream Zone. The Fairgrounds hosts more than 350 events annually, the largest of which is the live horse racing meet each summer and fall, which is operated by the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club for the 22nd DAA and the State of California. For more information on the Del Mar Fairgrounds, visit www.delmarfairgrounds.com.