The Eastern San Diego County Junior Fair is proud to be more than 62 years old in 2011. The history of the fairgrounds spans across San Diego County – beginning in El Cajon, moving to Gillespie Field and now, at its present home at El Capitan High School. This unique atmosphere of community that focuses on the fundamentals: livestock, clothing, preserves and farming skills. The ESDCJ Fair has stood the test of time, bringing together important skills and trades to create a county fair for exhibition and competition.
Volunteers of the fair call their efforts “A labor of love.”
Youth from the 4-H and the Future Farmers of America are proud participants. From the ages of five to 19 years old, students work on projects for a year and watch the culmination of their effort come to life at the fair. Students are actively learning throughout the year before the fair. At El Captain High School, students will take daily classes and participate in weekend competitions. Others involved in 4-H attend monthly meetings.
Education is a top priority, so teachers and volunteers guide students with the hopes of spawning the next generation of farmers, scientists, veterinarians and other hands on inspired trades.
The Eastern San Diego County Junior Fair is proud to be a non-profit organization supported by 100 percent volunteer efforts and fundraising.
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