Fair’s run in Del Mar to expand by half-day in 2015


By Joe Tash

Enthusiasts who can’t wait for the San Diego County Fair will be able to get a “sneak peek” at the event on Friday, June 5, the day before the fair’s traditional Saturday morning opening, officials said.

Dates for the 2015 fair were announced Tuesday, Sept. 9, at the board meeting of the 22nd District Agricultural Association, which operates the state-owned Del Mar Fairgrounds.

The 22nd DAA board unanimously approved the 2015 fair dates, from 4 p.m. June 5, through Sunday, July 5. The fair will be closed on Mondays and the first two Tuesdays of its annual run.

The decision to open Friday afternoon means the fair’s run will expand to 24-and-a-half days, up from 24 days this year.

Officials said the decision will allow families with school-aged children to attend on Friday evening, since classes will still be in session during the daytime.

22nd DAA officials plan to announce the theme of next year’s fair at a news conference on Sept. 24.