San Diego County Fair

Elephant rides won’t return to 2014 county fair

Elephant rides won’t return to 2014 county fair

DEL MAR — Elephant rides — a mainstay attraction for nearly three decades — will not be offered during the 2014 San Diego County Fair.

Security plans to address smoking at race concerts

DEL MAR — In response to ongoing complaints about smoking, especially marijuana, during concerts after the summer horse races, a report on security protocol was presented at the March 11 meeting of the 22nd District Agricultural Association, which oversees the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

Fairgrounds hoping to update payment structure for managers

Fairgrounds hoping to update payment structure for managers

DEL MAR — In an effort to better compensate management employees, officials at the Del Mar Fairgrounds are trying to modify a payment structure that hasn’t been updated in more than 20 years.

E-cigarettes banned at San Diego County Fair

DEL MAR — Electronic cigarettes and other similar devices will not be allowed at the upcoming San Diego County Fair, which begins June 7, after the governing board of the Del Mar Fairgrounds voted 6-0 at its March 11 meeting to include them in a no-smoking policy.

San Diego County Fair to consider ban on e-cigarettes

DEL MAR — In 2013 the San Diego County Fair became the first comparable event of its size in Southern California to be completely smoke-free.

2014 fair theme revealed, Fred Schenk named new board president

2014 fair theme revealed, Fred Schenk named new board president

DEL MAR — Whether you take the long and winding road or buy a day-tripper transit ticket to ride, Del Mar Fairgrounds officials hope many will come together, right now in 2014 when next year’s San Diego County Fair celebrates the British Invasion.

2014 fair dates announced, JPA plans on hold, pot at concerts to be addressed

DEL MAR — The 2014 San Diego County Fair will be held June 7 through July 6, once again running 24 days, the 22nd District Agricultural Association board of directors announced Sept. 10.

See some warm, fuzzies at county fair

DEL MAR — Nearly 6,000 animals, big, small, chubby, tall, feathered, fluffy, two- and four-legged, make their annual journey to the San Diego County Fair.

Fair ushers in the crowds

Fair ushers in the crowds

Swifty swines, the Beach Boys and a pie-eating contest signal the opening of the San Diego County Fair.

2013 fair ready to serve up fun

2013 fair ready to serve up fun

DEL MAR — Media members were given a sampling of what the 2013 San Diego County Fair will offer when it opens June 8 during a May 22 preview that introduced Webster, this year’s mascot, and some of the always-anticipated culinary concoctions.