Summertime signals longer days, bonfires on the beach, pool parties and the endless possibilities of a new adventure. One of my favorite summer activities is the Del Mar Fair! The Del Mar Fair runs from the first week of June through 4th of July weekend. There are an endless amount of things to do, see and most importantly eat!
First up are the activities, throughout the fair you can find different bands and concerts playing all summer long. If you check out the calendar at sdfair.com you can find the full list of showings. Not only is their good music but an amazing animal viewing of different goats and cows.
The animals are so cute and the goats are super friendly! There are so many games to play and fun rides. To purchase tickets for rides there are many different kiosk throughout the fair and the tickets are reasonably priced. You can purchase a single ticket for $0.75 or they have deals for the more you purchase. If visiting make sure to ride the Ferris Wheel and if you can at sunset, the views are magical!
One of my favorite parts of the fair is to just enjoy the sights and smells around me. Cotton candy machines, kettle corn being freshly popped. The Del Mar Fair offers a plethora of different sights and smells to be enjoyed. One of the cutest areas to walk through is the hand crafted section, with homemade items. This year they had so many amazing hand made flowers and dolls out of corn husk. The time and skill put into them are amazing!
However no true fair experience is complete without the FOOD. Being an avid foodie I enjoy fair food the must, the different concoctions they come up with are endless. Turkey legs, shaved ice , funnel cake, pretzels and on and on the list goes.
With every new year the fair will come up with a new “it” item to eat. This year they had some amazing choices but the winner for me was the Krispy Kreme burger. That’s right instead of buns it was two doughnuts, and three hamburger patties in the middle. It was so amazing and something everyone should have once!
Whats a fair without fun rides?! I love anything fast, spiny and scary and the fair is in no shortage of those types of rides. If your looking for a thrill then you need to check out the Funzone. Tall rides, fast rides, upside down rides, the list goes on and on. However the best ride in my opinion is the Ferris Wheel. You get such a different perspective and such a beautiful view. You can see the ocean, the whole Del Mar Fair and its a great time to just pause and enjoy the beautiful day. I recommend riding the Ferris Wheel at sunrise, the views are magic!
“Treat life like a Ferris Wheel ride, you must get past the fear to enjoy the view”
The next time you find your self in San Diego for summer, make sure to add the Del Mar Fair to your list of must see’s!
Keep a wandering spirit my friends and thanks for following along!