San Diego County Fair CA: June 2011

The San Diego County Fair, held for three and a half summery weeks at the Del Mar Fairground and seeing attendances of nearly 1.5 million people. Young kids, families, teenagers and couples all come to have fun testing their adrenalin on rides covered in bright lights and testing their skills at game stalls to win big soft toys as prizes. Topping it all off is a multitude of food stalls selling meat and corn in a variety of different ways, and everything deep fried you could ever imagine.

Two young couples walk into the Fair late in the day, San Diego County Fair, CaliforniaA family buys food from one of the many big food stalls, beneath blue skies and palm trees, San Diego County Fair, California

Two young couples walk into the Fair late in the day; A family buys food from one of the many big food stalls, beneath blue skies and palm trees.

A young couple browse a stall of plastic toys, San Diego County Fair, California

A young couple browse a stall of plastic toys.

A mother buys food for her daughter, who is wearing pink cowboy boot, from a stall where all the women working wear red cowboy hats, San Diego County Fair, CaliforniaPrize soft toy moneys holding bananas, with palm trees behind, San Diego County Fair, California

A mother buys food for her daughter, who is wearing pink cowboy boot, from a stall where all the women working wear red cowboy hats; Prize soft toy moneys holding bananas, with palm trees behind.

Bags of popcorn, or kettle corn, piled high as crowds walk past in the late afternoon light, San Diego County Fair, California

Bags of popcorn, or kettle corn, piled high as crowds walk past in the late afternoon light.

A group of young girls at the end of a long line for a ride, ferris wheel in the background, San Diego County Fair, CaliforniaA smiling pregnant woman holding a Green Lantern toy watches as her partner tries to win another toy prize, San Diego County Fair, California

A group of young girls at the end of a long line for a ride, ferris wheel in the background; A smiling pregnant woman holding a Green Lantern toy watches as her partner tries to win another toy prize.

Prize soft toys hanging from the roof of a game stall, people waiting to win them below, San Diego County Fair, California

Prize soft toys hanging from the roof of a game stall, people waiting to win them below.

A young man crouches to throw a small ball into a basket and win a prize, as people look on, San Diego County Fair, CaliforniaA variety of people take a break, sitting beneath a big umbrella, San Diego County Fair, California

A young man crouches to throw a small ball into a basket and win a prize, as people look on; A variety of people take a break, sitting beneath a big umbrella.

The teenage crowd amongst the game stalls, San Diego County Fair, California

The teenage crowd amongst the game stalls.

Three mothers watch the dodgem cars, or bumper cars, including one the the American flag sewn on the back of her denim jacket, San Diego County Fair, California

Three mothers watch the dodgem cars, or bumper cars, including one the the American flag sewn on the back of her denim jacket.

A girl throws a ring at floating yellow plastic ducks to try and win a prize, San Diego County Fair, California

A girl throws a ring at floating yellow plastic ducks to try and win a prize.

Excited people fly through the air on an old fashioned swing ride, San Diego County Fair, California

Excited people fly through the air on an old fashioned swing ride.

A young couple contemplate playing a game at a stall to win a soft toy prize, San Diego County Fair, California

A young couple contemplate playing a game at a stall to win a soft toy prize.

A crowd of mostly children lining up for a ride, San Diego County Fair, California

A crowd of mostly children lining up for a ride.

A man orders food from a young kid at a stall with corn and barbecue meat, San Diego County Fair, CaliforniaExcited teenagers on stools playing a game yell and point at the prize they want, San Diego County Fair, California

A man orders food from a young kid at a stall with corn and barbecue meat; Excited teenagers on stools playing a game yell and point at the prize they want.

A young crowd walking in to the Fair in the golden light at the end of the day, with ferris wheel and palm trees in the distance, San Diego County Fair, CaliforniaAs dusk falls, two apprehensive faces wait for a ride to begin, San Diego County Fair, California

A young crowd walking in to the Fair in the golden light at the end of the day, with ferris wheel and palm trees in the distance; As dusk falls, two apprehensive faces wait for a ride to begin.

The crowd browses the food stalls in the late afternoon light, San Diego County Fair, California

The crowd browses the food stalls in the late afternoon light.

A stall holder blows bubble to attract attention to his stall, while two girls browse, San Diego County Fair, CaliforniaA busy mess of colours, rides, flashing lights and palm trees above the heads of the crowd, San Diego County Fair, California

A stall holder blows bubble to attract attention to his stall, while two girls browse; A busy mess of colours, rides, flashing lights and palm trees above the heads of the crowd.

The speedy blur of a high swing ride, lit colourfuly at dusk with a roller coaster below, San Diego County Fair, CaliforniaDodgem cars, or bumper cars, beneath an American flag themed roof and lights, San Diego County Fair, California

The speedy blur of a high swing ride, lit colourfuly at dusk with a roller coaster below; Dodgem cars, or bumper cars, beneath an American flag themed roof and lights.

Layers of rides and colourful lights as kids excitedly strap in for a ride, San Diego County Fair, California

Layers of rides and colourful lights as kids excitedly strap in for a ride.

As night falls, a family with many toy prizes outside a food stall, feeds a child a deep fried hog dog on a stick, San Diego County Fair, CaliforniaThe ferris wheel with lights on at dusk, and soft toy prizes beneath the roof of a game stall, San Diego County Fair, California

As night falls, a family with many toy prizes outside a food stall, feeds a child a deep fried hog dog on a stick; The ferris wheel with lights on at dusk, and soft toy prizes beneath the roof of a game stall.

Young faces in the crowd with the colourful whir of lights from rides, as night falls, San Diego County Fair, California

Young faces in the crowd with the colourful whir of lights from rides, as night falls.

With the Gravitron ride just filled for another spin, a lone man waits outside against the colourful lights at dusk, San Diego County Fair, California

With the Gravitron ride just filled for another spin, a lone man waits outside against the colourful lights at dusk.

Prize teddy bears and koalas hanging ready to be won, looking creepy under the coloured night time lights, San Diego County Fair, CaliforniaA man buys food from a stall selling hot dogs and deep fried burritos, San Diego County Fair, California

Prize teddy bears and koalas hanging ready to be won, looking creepy under the coloured night time lights; A man buys food from a stall selling hot dogs and deep fried burritos.

At dusk crowds walk past colourful game stalls, with the ferris wheel covered in lights behind them, San Diego County Fair, California

At dusk crowds walk past colourful game stalls, with the ferris wheel covered in lights behind them.

A game stall worker collects the balls, the soft toy prizes hanging above him and crowds playing games behind him, San Diego County Fair, CaliforniaA man shoots a basketball at a game stall while a crowd watches behind him, San Diego County Fair, California

A game stall worker collects the balls, the soft toy prizes hanging above him and crowds playing games behind him; A man shoots a basketball at a game stall while a crowd watches behind him.

Night time, and a blues band entertains, the colourfully lit ferris wheel behind them, San Diego County Fair, California

Night time, and a blues band entertains, the colourfully lit ferris wheel behind them.

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