Floral Frenzy at the San Diego Fair

Sure the San Diego County Fair is about rides, rodeos and crazy food concoctions, but I’d like to highlight my 2nd favorite part of the fair: The garden exhibits. My favorite part of the fair is actually the petting zoo, but writing a whole post  called “My Love of Sheep” or “How I Wish I Could Hug All of the Cows and Goats in the World” might get old quickly.

The theme of this year’s fair is “Music Mania,” and the floral arrangements and gardens truly create a symphony of blossoms inspired by music. Before you say, “Flowers are boring – bring on the funnel cake,” take a glance at some of the unique floral masterpieces:

Floral Piano

Look mom, I grew a piano!

Piano Player Topiary

Play me away, topiary piano man

Drum Kit Planter

World's quietest drum set

Pique your interest? Then be sure to check out the garden exhibits when you visit the San Diego County Fair, right next to the hot tub exhibit. Not only is it an amazing way to experience floral art, but it’s also a great place to enjoy some shade and rest your aching belly after too many Zucchini-Weenies.

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Katie S.

About Katie S.

I’m a 25-year old arts and culture nut who loves animals, grammar, live music, farmer’s markets, hysterically bad movies, anything that smells like pumpkin, shoes and Chipotle.

What would you do on your ideal San Diego day?

I’d start my day with a breakfast burrito and a morning run on the beach at Fiesta Island with my dog.  Then I’d bring a picnic lunch to the Japanese Friendship Garden, and end my day rocking out at a concert.

If you were invisible, where would you go?

The Chargers locker room.

What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?

I love shopping at the kitschy stores in Hillcrest and finding great deals at the outlet malls. Shopping is an outdoor activity, right?

Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?

I’m a vegetarian, so I’d have to say veggie burgers and beer. My favorite is the veggie burgers at the Wild Note Café that are made fresh with hummus.

Latest music purchases for my iPod/MP3 player are…



  • Easy Star All-Stars “With A Little Help From My Friends”



  • Fleet Foxes “White Winter Hymnal”



  • Franz Ferdinand “Ulysses”



  • DeVotchka “How It Ends”


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