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San Diego County Fair moves fun online, offers drive-thru food

By the numbers: San Diego County Fair
Posted at 11:57 AM, Jun 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-05 14:57:51-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — The San Diego County Fair won't be held in the traditional fashion amid the coronavirus pandemic, but there will still be a way for fans to get their fair fun.

The Del Mar Fairgrounds has already started to host food vendors on Fridays and Saturdays in June from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Visitors can grab corn dogs, kettle corn, and more from Roxy's, Copper Kettle, California Corn Dog Company, or Snax Shack Funnel Cake.

A full menu of fair foods can be found online here.


A big part of the summer fair is also the exhibits featuring works by local students, artists, and others. That's all going digital this year.

Fair organizers say online offerings will include a slideshow celebrating a variety of student works, a photography portfolio, an online "Out at the Fair" celebration, and even a virtual Jr. Livestock show and auction.

Fair merchandise is also available online.

The Del Mar Fairgrounds recently launched an effort to save the venue from being closed as it faces a $20 million shortfall. A website called Save the Fairgrounds has been started to raise money.