Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The San Diego County Fair Is Here!!

You may have noticed from the recent additions to the listings that the San Diego County Fair is back! It opened on June 8 and runs through July 4 (closed Mondays except 7/2). This year's theme is Out Of This World, exploring "the wonder of the universe" and the fun of science fiction. A couple weeks ago, I got to tag along with Tim Pyles for a media preview night, where we got to sample free food from many of the food vendors and some of the fair entertainment. The Caveman Leg was not part of our sampling, but I'm not sure I really need a two pound turkey leg wrapped in a full pound of bacon. We did sample the corn (delicious), lobster (delicious, but duh), chocolate dipped frozen cheesecake (my longtime favorite), cinnamon rolls, Hot Dog On A Stick (try their new cream cheese on a stick), Icees, Tasti Chips with cheese, and ice cream. I skipped out on Chicken Charlie's because deep fried Trix and chicken kebabs just aren't my thing, but I do regret not trying the shrimp over rice in a carved out pineapple.

 This year, Tim, Bart Mendoza, and I will be judging the Musicpalooza contest, which takes place this Saturday at the Paddock Stage from Noon-3pm. Come on out and support local music and say hi!

2012 Finalists
(in performance order):
Pleasure Fix
So Long Davey
Pullman Standard
Trouble in the Wind

First place: $5,000.00
Second place: $2,500.00
Third place: $1,000.00
All three places will receive a Taylor SolidBody electric guitar, donated by Taylor Guitars.

 See a map of all the food vendors here.

Here's a rundown of this year's new food vendors.

Get on up to Del Mar and enjoy the tradition or make a new one. (Unless you're vegan in which case you might wanna stay really, really far away from the fair.)  Check out THIS PAGE for fair discounts and promotions.

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