‘Out of This World’ fair under way
The 2012 San Diego County Fair, themed “Out of this World,” began a monthlong run Friday.
The theme exhibit, just inside the Del Mar Fairgrounds O’Brien Gate, includes a countdown to the Mars Rover landing in August, information on the Space Shuttle and Apollo programs, displays of space suits, an astronaut Hall of Fame, an exhibit of a rocket engine and nozzle, and inventions made for the space program that affect our everyday lives.
As usual, the fair includes cinnamon rolls and other food, thrill rides on the midway, and numerous concerts.
Also scheduled were a wine festival featuring Ramona wines on Saturday, an international beer festival June 22-24, a Fathers Day Pancake Breakfast on June 17, and a Food Truck Festival July 2. Sundays will feature Latin-themed entertainment, and Thursdays will be senior days.
This weekend includes the eighth annual Gospel Festival on Saturday, featuring a grandstand concert with Donnie McClurkin. On Sunday, fair-goers can take part in La Guelaguetza, a traditional festival celebrating the culture of the Mexican state of Oaxaca, and listen to a musical performance by Larry Hernandez.
The fair will be open 24 days — two more than usual — through July 4.
- Ramona wines featured at county fair and performing arts center fundraiser
- County Fair invites vintners to register for June festival
- Fun Runner to provide bus service from Ramona to San Diego County Fair
- Four days of Country Fair fun
- Ramona Junior Fair starts July 31
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