San Diego County Fair @ Del Mar Fairgrounds

Topiary Horse


Runs from June 2nd to July 4th, 2017


It’s been quite a few years since I’ve been to the Fair. Definitely recommend planning in advance what you’d like to see since they have special dates and times for numerous events depending on what your interested in.

Fairy Gardens





For me I divided my time between the Paul Ecke Jr. Flower & Garden show tables, the outdoor fairy & landscape gardens, topiary’s & container plant exhibit area, the photographic art display, the Gyros stand, the Mackinac Island Fudge stand, livestock including cows and sweet sheep you may purchase a handful of food to feed; little cute pigs, donkeys and adorable rabbits, (really wanted to pet those rabbits!) outdoor games for prizes and last but not least the rides. Just the tame, fun rides for us. But if your into the adrenaline pumping, scare you to death rides they have plenty of those.


Jacque near the train set


Jacque and Soo near the Fairy gardens



Thunbergia, 3rd award


Hydrengea, 4th award


Hydrengea 2nd award


Aloe 2nd award


1st award


AC Abby 2nd award


Tomo 3rd award


The Fair has so much to do, you could purchase the $26.00 for the full 26 days of the Fair (Best Pass Ever Season Pass, unlimited admission) and find something new  each day.

Sadly I’ll have to admit to taking well over 400 pictures on this day. It’s so easy for me to get carried away with such a plethora of subjects to photograph! Probably will make a few Shutterfly photo-books I’m sure. Makes it so difficult to choose which ones to post! 

Green Acres Nursery







Chicken Gyros


Mackinac Fudge with walnuts


Soo, Jacque & Maggie


2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd
Del Mar Fairgrounds
Del Mar, CA 92014

5 Replies to “San Diego County Fair @ Del Mar Fairgrounds”

  1. Great photos of the plants and flowers! You should get the season pass next time.

  2. Nice photos, Maggie! So many theme related displays this year made the Fair more cohesive. It’s nice to see your point of view of this longstanding tradition.

    1. Thanks Cathy, so glad you liked my photos! What are some of your favorite things to do at the fair?

  3. i loved the garden area. i actually split off from dennis and robin so i could take my time with pictures! there was also the farm area with some of the biggest vegetables i’ve seen in real life! butterfly garden too though i have some nice butterfly pics from my trip to houston (never posted though). btw i fixed the link to your post in my blog! didn’t realize it was incorrectly set up!

    1. I’ll have to check out the vegetables and butterfly’s next year. Sounds just lovely. Thanks again for the link. ?

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