‘Game On!’ San Diego County Fair opens today
Saturday, June 8—Save tummy room for a helping of deep-fried chocolate chip cookie batter, among other culinary treats, at the annual San Diego County Fair that opens this morning.
Other stomach-challenging cuisine offered this year includes Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joes, bacon cotton candy and lobster nachos.
The fair, with a theme of “Game On!” celebrating classic board games, pinball and computer and video games, will also include carnival rides, farm animals and concerts.
A 10-foot square Monopoly board and race car token will be available for photo ops, and tournaments are scheduled for Monopoly and role-playing card games such as World of Warcraft, Legend of the Five Rings and Yu-Gi-Oh.
Fair-goers will also be able to play larger-than-life versions of chess, dominos and other games.
Grandstand entertainment highlights this year include The Beach Boys tonight; Switchfoot, Friday; the Steve Miller Band, June 15; Martina McBride, June 20; Train, June 27; and Adam Lambert, July 2.
The concert lineup also includes appearances by Dave Davies of The Kinks, Tuesday; David Cassidy, Wednesday; Little Anthony & The Imperials, Thursday; Berlin, June 18; Chubby Checker, June 20; and The Motels, July 4.
Ramona Day at the fair will be Saturday, June 29.
Adult fair admission is $14, with an $8 rate for seniors 62 and over and children ages 6-12. Children under 6 get in free.
The fair parking lots are usually full by late morning. Organizers suggest using public transportation or parking at off-site lots and using a free shuttle.
Off-site lots are at the Del Mar Horsepark, 14550 El Camino Real; the MiraCosta College campus in Cardiff by the Sea, 3333 Manchester Ave.; and Torrey Pines High School, 3710 Del Mar Heights Road.
Buses leave the off-site lots every 15 to 20 minutes.
—City News Service
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