Parent's Guide to the SD Fair: GENERAL INFO, GUEST SERVICES & FOOD


OK, I'll get right to all the details that (I think) parents want to know. Here's an outline that I'll be updating over the next few days...

INTRO <--click here

GENERAL INFORMATION, GUEST SERVICES & FOOD <--you are here

TICKETS & DISCOUNTS <--click here

PARKING -<--click here

KIDS RIDE GUIDE <--click here

KIDS ACTIVITIES <--click here

GENERAL INFORMATION, GUEST SERVICES & FOOD

When you decide to go to the Fair, don't go on a day when they're CLOSED! Yes, the Fair is closed some days during the week. Fun Zone (ride) Hours are different than Gate Hours. Note there are FOUR different Gate Entrances and a Security Checkpoint at each entry. Find all of these details below under "General Information".

The Fair is so considerate of all the Guest Services they offer! From FREE Kids ID bracelets, sensory rooms, stroller/wagon rentals, phone chargers and more. Details below under "Guest Services".

Did you know you can BYO Food into the Fair?!?! There are some restrictions, especially about liquids and drinks. Some food booths offer Kids Meal Deals, there's a Healthy Eating food booth, Sample Bites are offered once a week and a Mystery Bar to find. Details below under "Food".

Most of this information comes directly from the Fair's website: sdfair.com

GENERAL INFORMATION

DATES

May 31st - July 4th

CLOSED

Every Monday & Tuesday in June is CLOSED! They’re open Monday July 1st & Tuesday July 2nd.

GATE HOURS

Gate hours are when you can enter the grounds. The Fair stays open after the gates close for the night; see Fun Zone hours for those approximate closing times. These times are subject to change. Please check back a day or so before you attend for the most accurate information.

Friday May 31st: 4-11pm

Wednesdays & Thursdays: 11am-10pm

Fridays: 11am-11pm

Saturdays: 11am-11pm

Sundays: 11am-10pm

Monday July 1st: 11am-10pm

Tuesday July 2nd: 11am-10pm

Wednesday July 3rd: 11am-10pm

Thursday July 4th: 10am-11pm

FUN ZONE HOURS

The Kids’ Zone ride area closes one hour earlier than times listed above. Closing time varies according to demand. These times are subject to change. Please check back a day or so before you attend for the most accurate information.

ENTRANCE GATES x4

There are 4 entrance gates so remember which one you entered so you’re not walking around for an hour trying to find your car. TIP: I like to take pictures of where I parked (