DEL MAR, Calif. - The 2016 San Diego County Fair, themed "Mad About the Fair," opened Friday at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.
The theme takes the Lewis Carroll classic "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and mixes in some steampunk and cosplay, organizers said. A Mad DJ Party was scheduled in the theme exhibit at 7 p.m.
Switchfoot was scheduled to perform on the Grandstand Stage beginning at 7:30 p.m.
The fair will run 26 days through July 4. It will be dark on Mondays -- except for closing day -- and the first two Tuesdays. General admission is $16, while a $26 pass allows admission each day.
Organizers urge the public to use public transit. A valid North County Transit District, Amtrak or Compass pass allows for a free shuttle ride from the Solana Beach train station.
Attendees can also purchase a $17 ticket that bundles both transportation and admission.