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The swing ride is among the primary attractions at the San Diego County Fair, where attendees enjoyed the sunset from above the crowds on the evening of June 23. (Photo by Bella Ross)

Visitors savor return of San Diego County Fair after pandemic lockdown

Bella Ross June 30, 2021
Long lines and big crowds have become almost as integral to the San Diego County Fair experience as fried foods. But this year’s event is like no other.

San Diego County Fair delayed to 2021

North Coast Current April 14, 2020
The San Diego County Fair will skip 2020, organizers announced Tuesday, April 14. The fair had been scheduled to run June 5 to July 5.
Sue Satterlee of Vista won first place for her dried dill and second place for her firecrackers in the Home and Hobby contest at this year’s San Diego County Fair. (Photo by Lauren J. Mapp)

Encinitas, Carlsbad residents shine in County Fair culinary contests

Lauren J. Mapp July 6, 2019
Jars of jam, bottles of liqueurs, cookies, cakes and more lined the walls of the Del Mar Fairgrounds grandstand complex during the annual San Diego County Fair as it came to a close last week. The Home and Hobby contest drew in hundreds of competitors to more than 100 categories this year.
Summertime family surfing. (Photo by Filios Sazeides, Unsplash)

Cool on the Coast: Celebrate summer’s start with these June events

Michele Leivas June 22, 2018
Your monthly roundup of events in Encinitas, Carlsbad, Del Mar, Oceanside, Escondido and the region.
San Elijo Lagoon butterfly. (Photo courtesy of San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy)

Cool on the Coast: ‘Faire’ amount of events this April

North Coast Current April 19, 2018
Your monthly roundup of events in Encinitas, Carlsbad, Del Mar, Oceanside, Solana Beach and the region.
Native flowers bloom in the San Elijo Lagoon Reserve. (Lagoon Conservancy photo)

Cool on the Coast: March toward spring with these events

Michele Leivas March 11, 2018
Your monthly roundup of events in Encinitas, Carlsbad, Del Mar, Oceanside, Escondido and the region.
Cool on the Coast: A roundup of events in Encinitas, Carlsbad, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Oceanside and Escondido. (Gavin Mills, FreeImages)

Cool on the Coast: Find fitting events for fall this September

Michele Leivas September 15, 2017
Your monthly roundup of events in Encinitas, Del Mar, Escondido and the region.
Summertime family surfing. (Photo by Filios Sazeides, Unsplash)

Cool on the Coast: August means Dog Days of Summer, arts, music

Michele Leivas August 4, 2017
Your monthly roundup of events in Encinitas, Carlsbad, Del Mar and Oceanside.
Summertime family surfing. (Photo by Filios Sazeides, Unsplash)

July games, races, pro surfing keep summer super

Michele Leivas July 14, 2017
Your monthly roundup of events in Encinitas, Carlsbad, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Oceanside and Escondido.
Cool on the Coast: A roundup of events in Encinitas, Carlsbad, Solana Beach, Del Mar and Oceanside. (Helmut Wattrott, FreeImages)

Cool on the Coast: Halloween is the theme for October

Michele Leivas October 9, 2016
Your monthly roundup of events in Encinitas, Carlsbad, Solana Beach, Del Mar and Oceanside.
San Diego County Fair Student Showcase Coordinator Neil Bruington stands among hundreds of entries July 6 as the fair season closes at the venue in Del Mar. Bruington is retiring this summer. (Photo by Michele Leivas)

County Fair’s Student Showcase says farewell to Neil Bruington

Michele Leivas July 13, 2016
San Diegans bid a fond farewell to this year’s San Diego County Fair, from the bacon-wrapped fried everything to the rides and games. This year, the Student Showcase says a more heartfelt goodbye to its coordinator, Neil Bruington.

Cool on the Coast: Music, arts, nature spring to life in March

Layla Marino March 15, 2016
Though North County’s coast was expecting a much harsher winter, we’ve had sun, fun and sand throughout February. In March, indoor events rule the entertainment landscape. With lots of theater, lectures and music, the coast is staying cool even if the weather stays hot. Check out just a few of the activities available to “coasters” this month.
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