It’s San Diego County Fair or bust!
Since the last day is Sunday, July 6, today is my last opportunity to make it to the San Diego County Fair.
This year’s fair is celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles coming to America in 1964 with its theme “The Fab Fair,” so it’s definitely a year that I didn’t want to inadvertently miss.
If they are playing Beatles music throughout the Fair, I might break out in song & dance!
The San Diego County Fair is North America’s seventh largest fair based on 2013 attendance:
Texas State Fair, Dallas—2,598,215
Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo—2,506,238
Minnesota State Fair, St. Paul—1,731,162
San Antonio Livestock Show & Exhibition—1,665,747
Eastern States Exhibition, Springfield, Massachusetts—1,481,917
Los Angeles County Fair, Pomona—1,438,514
San Diego County Fair—1,425,200
Orange County Fair, Costa Mesa, California—1,374,579
Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto—1,360,000
Arizona State Fair, Phoenix—1,178,515
I have been to #1 four times, #2 nineteen times, #4 six times, and #7 seven times. Sad that in 21 years in San Diego, I’ve only been 7 times. It’s not like it’s expensive ($14 for adults), but ever since Amtrak and the Coaster did away with their Fair stop, I haven’t been going. Driving is a hassle and parking, well, after trying to park and then trying to leave at the end of the day….
My favorite part of the Fair are the flower and gardening shows, and, of course, being a native Texan, the livestock shows.
Here are some pictures from past Fairs:
Little did I know that after seeing the Mountain Lake Chess Camp at the Fair last year, I would be teaching chess for them just a couple of months later at after-school enrichment programs for K-6 schools.
Here’s my BFF chess set:
Julian, if you see my BFF chess set, leave a comment. There might be a monetary bonus in it for you!
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