The 2014 San Diego County Fair or Fab Fair will kick off the summer
of 2014 with a tribute to the British Invasion and music phenomena that began 50 years ago.
The Fab Fair Theme Exhibit
The Fab Fair theme building presents two photographic exhibits never-before-seen in California.
The Beatles from Liverpool first visited the United States in 1964.
"The Beatles! Backstage and Behind the Scenes" opens the CBS Television archives with more than
80 never-before-published photos from this era. LIFE Magazine photographer Bill Eppridge captured
The Beatles first U.S. performance on the Ed Sullivan Show - as well as the month-long tour that
followed - as the Fab Four visited 20 U.S. cities, including San Diego.
"Give Peace a Chance" commemorates John Lennon and Yoko Ono's historic "bed-in" for peace which lasted
May 26 through June 2, 1969 in Suite 1742 of Montreal's Queen Elizabeth Hotel. LIFE's Gerry Deiter was the
only photographer present in their hotel room for all eight days of the bed-in. Never before had a celebrity been
so available in person and by telephone to the public, and through his photography he captured intimate moments
intended to break down barriers between power, celebrity, status and convention with a desire to end war and
violence in the world.
2014 San Diego County Fair Dates:
June 7, 2014 through July 6, 2014.
The Fair is closed Mondays, and the first two Tuesdays.
Adults -- $14
Ages 62 and older -- $8
Ages 6-12 -- $8
Ages 5 and younger -- Free
Concerts & Entertainment
The San Diego County Fair is non-stop entertainment, from the time the gates open until late
into the night. There are nationally known entertainers, animal acts and motorsports shows.
Most of the entertainment is free with Fair admission. Below is an overview to the various concert series.
Toyota Summer Concert Series
The Heineken Grandstand Stage - the Toyota Summer Concert Series features nationally known entertainers.
Ford Dealers Paddock Concert Series
The Ford Dealers Paddock Concert Series features nationally known artists and tribute bands performing
in one of the Fair's most intimate settings.
Coors Light Rock On Series
The Coors Light Rock On Series late-night lineup features the best singers and bands in the Western United
States and some of the best tribute bands in the country.
Del Mar Arena Shows
The Del Mar Arena features exciting animal and motor sports entertainment, such as horse and other animal shows,
Monster Trucks, and much more.
Solid Gold Series
The Solid Gold Series brings to the San Diego County Fair the music of performers who first achieved
fame during the 1960s and 1970s.
Comedy Night at the Fair
Great comedians for those 21-up at the Turf Club.
The Gospel Festival features a day of great gospel music.
Special Events and Days:
The San Diego County Fair has many events and special days.
Kids' Day -- Tuesdays
Taste of the Fair -- Tuesdays
Seniors' Day -- Every Thursday
PennySaver Value Day -- Every Friday
Día de la Familia -- Every Sunday
Pepsi Pay-One-Price Days -- Select Fair days (check back soon)
Albertsons $4 Fair Days -- Saturday, June 7 and Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Del Moto Derby -- Sunday, June 8, 2014
Charity Horse Show -- Wednesday, June 11 to Saturday, June 14 , 2014
Fair Stimulus Days -- Wednesday, June 11; Wednesday, June 18, 2014
State Employee Days -- Friday, June 13; Friday, June 20; Friday, June 27, 2014
The Toast of the Coast Wine Festival -- Saturday, June 14, 2014
Southern California's Best Dance Crew -- Sunday, June 15, 2014
Del Mar Classic Amateur Horse Show -- Wednesday, June , 2014
Lumberjack Show -- Thursday, June 19, 2014
San Diego International Beer Festival -- Friday, June 20 to Sunday, June 22, 2014
Enviro Fair -- Saturday, June 21, 2014
Tuff Truck Racing -- Thursday, June 26, 2014 through Friday, June 27, 2014
Antique Car Races -- Saturday, June 28, 2014
Gospel Festival -- Saturday, June 28, 2014
Demolition Derby -- Sunday, June 29, 2014
Monster Trucks -- Tuesday, July 1 through Friday, July 4, 2014
Wrestling -- Friday, July 4, 2014
Fourth of July Celebration - Friday, July 4, 2014 will feature the Hometown Heroes parade, patriotic contests,
pro wrestling, other great entertainment and, of course, spectacular fireworks.
Big Bite Bacon Fest -- Saturday, July 5, 2014
Acoustic Friday -- Dates to be announced soon
Electronic Fridays -- Dates to be announced soon
Motorcycle Ride to the Fair -- Dates to be announced soon
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