San Diego County Fair

The San Diego County Fair is the biggest county fair in the country and so much fun it lasts more than a month. There are more than 4,000 attractions plus over 1,800 concerts. Check out the schedule and enjoy the Wild West spirit June 2 – July 4. Here’s a look at what you can do at the Del Mar Fairgrounds:

Concerts and Entertainment

You’ll find performers in genres from acoustic, country, gospel, electronica, Latin, rock music, and more! Take a look at the schedule to find your favorites, and note the special concert series. There’s more entertainment beyond music, as comedians, hypnotists, dance performers, and unique talents also take the stage.


Explore special exhibits at the fair. Whether your interest is gardening, farming, cooking, wood-working, cars, rodeos, or making violins, there’s something going on that’ll grab your attention. You can get hands-on into the fun at contests that test your skills at corn husking, pie eating, worm racing, making animal noises, and other special abilities!

Festival Fun

As if the huge county fair isn’t enough fun on its own, the fair is full of special theme festivals. There’s a wine festival, a beer festival, an Asian festival, a bluegrass festival, and more!

Relax After a Day at the Fair

There’s so much to do at the fair, you’ll be glad to return to quiet, comfortable Best Western Plus Island Palms at the end of the day. You can unwind and enjoy the peace of our Shelter Island location. We’re on a quiet waterfront yet just minutes from the airport, the Del Mar Fairgrounds, and the rest of San Diego. Sit under a palm tree, lounge by our pool, or stroll the paths to enjoy the contrast of calm beauty after a day of fun and frolic at the fair.