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Welcome...

The Eastern San Diego County Junior Fair (ESDCJF) was started around 1947. The history of the fair spans locations across Eastern San Diego County beginning in El Cajon, then moving to Gillespie Field, and finally to its current home at the Eastern San Diego County Junior Fair grounds located in Lakeside, California. The fair has withstood the test of time and brings together important skills and trades to provide a venue for competition and exhibition to the members of 4-H and Future Farmers of America (FFA). It is a unique variety of livestock, small animal and home arts shows where the exhibitors can compete and families and community members can visit to see what agriculture and the youth of 4-H and FFA are all about.

Fair week culminates with the junior livestock auction where exhibitors can sell their animals. Please see the auction information if you are interested in attending the auction and possibly purchasing an animal. The fair is proud to be a non-profit organization supported 100% through volunteer labor and fundraising. Their efforts are a labor of love.

The fair board would like to encourage everyone to become involved in the fair as it is a worthy cause. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to the fair, please contact us to make arrangements.  Tax ID # 501ce95-3026977

News Items

2021 ESDCJF Fair Update:  The executive committee has agreed on the following guidelines and schedule for the 2021 ESDCJF so that exhibitors can show in person and we can follow school, county and state covid guidelines. Click here to read more...

2021 ESDCJF Entry Book:  Click the icon to view


JR Fair Board 2021 Fair Theme T-Shirts
are now available for ordering. ESDCJF T-Shirt Order Form

This year's BBQ Fundraiser
will be held on March 28th, 2021 from 11:00am - 3:00pm at the Rodeo Grounds Parking Lot -12584 Mapleview in Lakeside.  You can order your meals:

Or call Don Dyer: 619-938-9288
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