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Encinitas, Carlsbad residents shine in County Fair culinary contests

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.

Health officials investigate E.coli exposures linked to San Diego fair animals, which led to child’s death

Health officials investigate E.coli exposures linked to San Diego fair animals, which led to child’s death

North Coast Current

June 30, 2019

Four children were sickened, leading to one death, after exposure to E.coli from contact with animals at the San Diego County Fair, county health officials reported in a statement June 29.

County Fair’s Student Showcase says farewell to Neil Bruington

County Fair’s Student Showcase says farewell to Neil Bruington

Michele Leivas

July 12, 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.

San Elijo Lagoon nursery effort gets $8K boost from Garden Club

San Elijo Lagoon nursery effort gets $8K boost from Garden Club

North Coast Current

June 2, 2015

The San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy’s effort to build a native plant nursery received a boost recently in the form of an $8,000 grant from the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club. The Garden Club doled out $50,000 worth of grants May 28 to 11 organizations, from the conservancy and San Diego Botanic Garden...

Set phasers to stunned: Fair hosts ‘Star Trek’ museum

Set phasers to stunned: Fair hosts ‘Star Trek’ museum

Ken Pagano

June 29, 2013

Don’t beam the sets and props up yet, Scotty. Star Trek: The Exhibition will be docked with the San Diego County Fair through July 4. Trekkers and Trek fans alike have the chance to boldly stroll where few fans have strolled before, back in time and into the future through an interactive museum...

County Fair competitions draw thousands of participants

County Fair competitions draw thousands of participants

Paige Nelson

June 3, 2013

Inside the Grandstand at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, volunteers sort through an array of colorful jams brought in by entrant Star Slipock. Slipock has been making her homemade jams for 41 years and entering them into the Home and Hobby Competition at the San Diego County Fair since 1975. “I have a who...

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