Fairs: don’t call it a come back

Festivals and fairs are not making a come back. Why, you ask? Well, that’s because they never actually went anywhere. They have for long been a part of our culture and continue to thrive today. According to the International Association of Fairs and Expositions, the history of the fair could date as far back as 500 BC. After centuries, fairs continue to be a large part of our existence with North America hosting over 3,200 a year, alone!

We can say that there does seem to be a positive trend in the popularity of fairs. For the last three consecutive years the San Diego County Fair has broken its record of attendance. The San Diego County Fair has become so popular that fairground officials have considered increasing its days. Not to mention, the past few years have seen an increase in the awareness of community events through marketing and advertising. We can thank social media for that.

Maybe it’s the beautiful weather in San Diego that brings everyone out to enjoy the delicious food and stomach-churning thrills? Who knows? One thing is certain, we love fairs, and the more the merrier!

Did you know that the World’s Fair was held in San Diego at Balboa Park in 1915? The World’s Fair gave life to the beautiful architecture and landscape of Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo.

Find out more on our walking tour!

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