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2019 Exhibits, Contests and Highlights at the San Diego County Fair

Del Mar CA— The Fair opens today and we want to share some recommendations to make your Fair visit Oz-some!

New Exhibits

  • Oz-some Theme Exhibit: Step into the Land of Oz and enjoy this year’s highlights featuring: Original props from the 1939 MGM film, a “Wish Rainbow”, and fun shows that will teach you all about the Story of Oz.
  • Hot Air Balloon Rides: Soar over our Emerald City in a hot air balloon!
  • Esports Exhibit (Mom’s Basement): Check out our new esports gaming center featuring daily presentations and more.


  • Participate in a one-day contest:There are contests for all ages and many include free admission. Contests range from  photo shootouts to plein air to baking.
  • New youth contests include: Pocket Pets, Character Toys, Tinman’s Friendship Jewlery and Homemade Candle and Soap.
  • New adult contests include: “Pawsome” Dog Portrait Contest.
  • Family contests include: Salsa/Guacamole, Baking, Family Crest.


  • Concerts: We’ve got some Oz-some performers this year.
  • Bloom-N-Art Garden Party: Celebrate opening weekend with this event featuring artists, florists and the Chalk Art Invitational Competition.
  • Art & Literacy Day: Stop by Creative Youth on June 20 for this special day with authors, illustrators, story time and more.
  • Student Showcase Fashion Show: College Students will be showcasing their fashion designs on June 29.
  • Festivals: From beverage festivals to gospel festivals, there is something for everyone.