Del Mar Fairgrounds

Del Mar forms committee, addresses impacts for San Dieguito rail project

Del Mar forms committee, addresses impacts for San Dieguito rail project

DEL MAR — As SANDAG moves forward with plans to add a seasonal train platform at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, double track a 1.1-mile stretch of the railway and replace the San Dieguito Railway River Bridge, Del Mar officials have submitted a letter stating their concerns and formed a citizens committee to possibly reduce any […]

Valitar tent, all other show equipment liquidated in auction

Valitar tent, all other show equipment liquidated in auction

DEL MAR — The gigantic red tent that has infamously graced a large section of the Del Mar Fairgrounds parking lot for more than four months will soon be gone.

Valitar’s big red tent is going once, going twice …

Valitar’s big red tent is going once, going twice …

DEL MAR — Anyone in the market for an enormous red tent should save the date.

Planning under way for fairgrounds train platform

Planning under way for fairgrounds train platform

DEL MAR — A decades-long plan to build a seasonal train platform at the Del Mar Fairgrounds could potentially come to fruition in our lifetimes, according to one member of the 22nd District Agricultural Association board of directors.

Board hears both sides of gun show issue

Board hears both sides of gun show issue

DEL MAR — A growing group of area residents is seeking to halt gun shows at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, but at the Jan. 8 meeting of the facility’s board of directors, more people spoke in favor of the event than those who oppose it.

DAA, city officials settle lawsuit

DAA, city officials settle lawsuit

DEL MAR — Officials from Del Mar, Solana Beach and the 22nd District Agricultural Association sign an agreement settling a lawsuit filed last year in response to expansion plans at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

All things Valitar have left the fairgrounds, except the tent

All things Valitar have left the fairgrounds, except the tent

DEL MAR — With the exception of one gargantuan red tent — and four similar smaller ones — all things Valitar have been cleared from the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

Updated: Fairgrounds helps stranded Valitar horses, performers

Updated: Fairgrounds helps stranded Valitar horses, performers

DEL MAR — A 45,000-square-foot tent that took two months to erect in the Del Mar Fairgrounds parking lot was the stage for only four public performances of “Valitar” before the producers came in and allegedly removed key elements of the show. 

Del Mar makes bingo permanent

Del Mar makes bingo permanent

DEL MAR — Although it has yet to fulfill a goal to specifically benefit Del Mar charities, bingo will continue after council members amended an ordinance at the Nov. 19 meeting to permanently allow the game at certain locations in the city.

Cities, JPA and fairgrounds settle lawsuit

DEL MAR — Del Mar, Solana Beach, the San Dieguito River Valley Joint Powers Authority and the 22nd District Agricultural Association are giving thanks this holiday week after coming to a settlement agreement on a lawsuit filed in mid-2011 over expansion plans at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.