Veterinarian - San Diego
1540 Morena Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92110



By Heather Beeson of Morena Pet Hospital
June 14, 2012
Category: Pet events
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Summer is here; which means thousands will be traveling to the Del Mar Fairgrounds for an "out of this world" experience featuring animal exhibits, shopping, rides, carnival games, and the much talked about fair food and drinks! 

We San Diegans know that it simply would not be a fair without some animal fun!  This year farm animals and pet organizations will be showcased, along with a petting zoo and small animal exhibit.  You can see animals on display, farm equipment, animal shows, and of course, the ever-popular Swifty Swine races, where the crowd (both young and old) gets to interact and cheer on their favorite celebrity pig.  Some of the fan favorites include Kevin “Bacon,” Brad “Pig,” Robert “Pattinswine” and Justin “Be-boar.

Other fun animal programs at the Fair:

  • World of Horses: Located in the Infield, the World of Horses features 20 different breeds of horses. Free behind-the-scenes tours are offered daily now until July 2.
  • Turkey Stampede: This fun-filled show is also returning to the Infield! You'll learn all about turkeys, while experiencing some comic relief as these crazy birds race towards the finish line.
  • Junior Livestock Auction, Saturday, June 30: One of the Fair's most enduring traditions, the Junior Livestock Auction is the culmination of a year-long agriculture program, during which these young people get some "hands-on" experience with an animal project of their choice.

Special Animal Events

  • Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge, June 8-9, Chevrolet Del Mar Arena
  • Charity Fair Horse Show, June 12-15, Chevrolet Del Mar Arena
  • Del Mar Classic Amateur Horse Show, June 19-21, Chevrolet Del Mar Arena
  • Grand Champion Judging, June 28
  • Junior Livestock Auction, June 30
  • Master Showmanship, July 4


Here are some highlights of this year's animal interactions


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