This just in (well, maybe it was three days ago)! The San Diego County Fair, in Del Mar released a statement offering free admission to anyone who is unemployed (plus 1) on Monday, June 29th. “We feel this Fair Stimulus Promotion would be a good way for people to come and enjoy everything the Fair has to offer,” said Fair General Manager Tim Fennell. “That evening’s grandstand show, Clint Black, is free with admission, other entertainment is free, and the exhibits are free. People can bring their lunch and store it at Guest Services. They can park for free at Horsepark and have an entire day at the Fair for no cost.”
The program, good only on Monday, June 29th, requires showing an unemployment check at the Box Office and is good for two admissions. It’s a nice offer. Kind of awkward if you ask me to have to show an unemployment check at the ticket counter, but then again, I can’t think of a better way to show proof. So why not?
The San Diego County Fair is the largest annual event in San Diego County and the sixth largest fair in the United States, drawing more than 1.2 million visitors each year. The Fair will be open now through July 5, 2009. Gates open at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday; 11 a.m. weekdays. Gates close at 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 10 p.m. other nights. Admission is $13 for adults, $7 for ages 6-12 and 62 and older, and free for ages 5 and younger. For information, log onto the Fair web site at www.sdfair.com/fair.