By Miriam Raftery
Photos by Leon Thompson and Miriam Raftery
Mayan Avitable, Nadin Abbott, and Serena Scaglione also contributed to this report
June 10, 2012 (San Diego County) – It was a tough job, but someone had to do it. So we took a team of our reporters and photographers to a media night preview of the San Diego County Fair at Del Mar, which opened yesterday. We watched bungee jumpers, an acrobatic dog, and 4-H kids with pigs and goats. We savored our fill of fair food. Plus we met up with some East County participants--including Chief Don Butz and the Viejas firefighters, who showed off the shark-toothed, souped-up car they will be driving in the demolition derby on June 16.
Here are our helpful hints and highlights for your fair-going enjoyment this season: