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An 'American Idol' First: Auditions to be Held at San Diego Fair

All eligible fairgoers between the ages of 15 and 28 can try out without registering, and can bring an instrument if they choose.

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West Coast hopefuls looking to audition for the next season of American Idol can do so in an unusual location this coming weekend: the San Diego State Fair.

For the first time in the show's 14-year history, auditions will be held at the fairgrounds in Del Mar, California. All eligible fairgoers between the ages of 15 and 28 can try out without registering, and can bring an instrument if they choose.

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The open call will be held from 11 a.m.  to 8 p.m. on June 13, and from 10 a.m. to  8p.m. on Saturday, June 14.

American Idol's big-city auditions kick off on June 18, beginning in Minneapolis atMariucci Arena at the University of Minnesota.

See the audition schedule below and go to AmericanIdol.com for additional info on the 10-stop small bus tour:

American Idol season 14 auditions:

New Orleans, Louisiana
Wednesday, June 25 at the Lakefront Arena, University of New Orleans

Long Island, New York
Wednesday, July 23 at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Nashville, Tennessee
Wednesday, July 30 at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium

San Francisco, California
Monday, September 29 at the Cow Palace San Francisco

Twitter: @Idol_Worship, @MicheleAmabile