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Home and Hobby Exhibit Accepting Entries for 2017 San Diego County Fair

Del Mar CA— Home and Hobby, one of the most varied exhibits and competitions at the 2017 San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons|Vons, is now accepting online entries at . This category is for people who like to bake, collect, craft, sew, weave, stamp, felt, preserve and decorate. This exhibit traditionally receives about 2,000 entries which are judged, awarded and displayed during the run of the Fair, from June 2 through July 4.

Entry deadline for the Home and Hobby Exhibit is May 5. Entry dates for delivery to the Fairgrounds:
Arts/Crafts, Needle Art/Sewing, Weaving/Felting, Preserved Foods (liqueur) on May 16-17.
Collections, Miniatures, Models, and Table Setting Designs on May 27.
Baked/Decorated Foods and Candy on May 31.

Home and Hobby is open to adults, ages 18 and older with a U.S. mailing address, unless otherwise stated. Entry fees vary from $5-$10 per entry. Entries are judged using the American System of judging in a closed, blind session unless otherwise stated. Awards information is listed in entry materials and award winners will be invited to attend an awards ceremony held during the Fair.

In addition, Home and Hobby offers many One-Day Contests throughout the Fair. Participation is free and no-pre registration is required. Just bring your entry and entry form to the Fair (includes free Fair Admission). Some of this year’s contests include:

  • The Great American “Spam” Championship, June 3
  • West Coast BBQ & Brew’s Wild West BBQ Contest, June 10
  • Pinterest Design a Horseshoe Contest, June 16
  • Marie Callender’s Cowboy Cornbread Contest, June 23
  • Coco’s Prospectors Pie Contest, June 24
  • Billy The Kid’s Baked Bean Contest, June 28
  • Queso Diego’s Cheesemakers Rodeo Contest, July 1
  • Many more of these events are listed in the Home and Hobby section at

About the 2017 San Diego County Fair

Ride ‘em cowboys! “Where the West is Fun” is the theme for the 2017 San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons|Vons, remembering the rough and tumble Wild, Wild West and celebrating how the West is fun today. The 2017 Fair will feature a Wild West saloon, numerous Western-themed educational and historic exhibits and country music for everyone to enjoy. There is a new Sheriff in town and it is you! Pull on your boots, grab your cowboy hat, and ride on in to Del Mar for some fun this summer. The Fair opens at 4 p.m. on Friday, June 2 and runs through Tuesday, July 4; it is closed the first four Mondays and the first three Tuesdays. 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 1.6 million visitors annually. For more information visit .