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2018 Homemade Wine Contest at the San Diego County Fair


Get your homemade wines ready for the 2018 San Diego County Fair Homemade Wine Contest! The awards ceremony will be held before the actual fair opens, on Sunday April 15, 2018 from 3-5 pm. Register online by Wednesday March 21, entry drop off is Tuesday April 10th. Find entry forms and more details online here

Registration is only accepted online. Processing fees are non-refundable.

What’s New: This year you will receive a voucher for discounted tickets to the Toast of the Coast Wine Festival to be held at the Fair on June 9, 2018.

Key dates:

  • Entry Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 21. All entry registration must be submitted online by 11:59pm (Pacific Daylight Time). Entry Office extended hours to 7:00pm on March 21. Enter your information carefully and proofread to ensure accuracy for exhibit labels. Late entries will not be accepted.
  • Entry Processing Fee: $20.00 per entry.
  • Delivery of Entries: Tuesday, April 10, Noon - 7:00pm.
  • Judging: Closed Session, Saturday April 14.
  • Awards Ceremony and Exhibitor Tasting: Sunday, April 15 from 3:00pm - 5 :00pm, at the Fairgrounds. The location will be sent via email after the online registration deadline
  • Results Released by: Sunday, April 29.

One note for wine kit entries:  For any kit blends, just write “Proprietary Kit” in the percentage spot

Good luck to everyone, we hope to see MANY of you there!

Walkers Best of Class 2015 SD fair                            Brandan at SD Fair 2015 SD Fair Wine awards