Parking

Parking

The information below is from a previous Fair.

Many options for Fair parking

The San Diego County Fair has many parking options, both on-site and off-site.

Parking tickets must be purchased online in advance of your visit to the San Diego County Fair.
No transaction fees! Tickets are valid only for the date selected at the point of sale; no refunds or exchanges.

We've Gone CashlessNew This Year

To better serve Fair guests, the San Diego County Fair is moving to a cashless payment experience. Cashless payments are safer and faster, too–avoid wait times at the gate and spend more time enjoying the Fair!

All Admission and Parking passes are online advance sale only. There’s no transaction fees for admission or parking.

Parking Pricing & Hours

  • Preferred Parking is the closest to the Fair’s main entrance and will-call ticket window.
  • General Parking passes are valid either on-site at the Main Parking Lot or Solana Gate entrance, or at the Horsepark facility located two miles east of the Fairgrounds. General Parking areas are first come, first serve. If a General Parking area is full, guests will be rerouted to the closest available General Parking area.
  • Off-Site Parking is located at Torrey Pines High School • 3710 Del Mar Heights Road. Fair insiders know this is a great way to save money, and have fun…by making the Fair shuttle your first “ride” of the day!
Preferred Parking
opens at 9am; closes 1 hour after Fair closes
$30
General Parking & Horsepark
opens at 9am; closes 1 hour after Fair closes
$15
Off-Site Parking • Torrey Pines High School
opens at 10am; closes 1 hour after Fair closes
FREE
Buy Parking Pass

Know Before You Go

  • Oversized vehicles, such as RVs, are not permitted. Vehicles must be no longer than 27 feet, so they are able to fit in a single parking space.
  • Parking fees apply to motorcycles as well as vehicles. Motorcycles have a designated parking area in the Main Lot.
  • Free trams service the Preferred and on-site General Parking lots, and run continuously, delivering guests to the O’Brien Gate (main Fair entrance).
    Free shuttles service Horsepark and Off-Site Lots and run continueously, delivering guests to the West Gate entrance.
  • Every lot, both on-site and off-site, has parking for disabled guests. Trams and shuttles are equipt for wheelchairs and guests with disabilities.
  • No smoking, drinking or eating on the trams and shuttles.

Locked out of your car?
Dead battery?

Experts from the Automobile Club of Southern California will be on hand from 1:00 to 10:00pm each day the Fair is open to assist drivers who have locked themselves out of their vehicle or who need a battery jump.

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If you sign up for our email list, we pinky swear that we’ll only send you the good stuff. (must be at least 13 years old)