Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, Watsonville

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Santa Cruz hosts the quintessential county fair and horse show. The Fair embraces technology, social media, updated buildings and systems and all are used to support an old fashion country fair. Connecting youth with their sources of food and fiber remains a focus of the Fair and that is reflected in strong Ag Hort, Youth, Livestock and Horse Show departments. The learning is wrapped in several layers of fun including a full carnival and grounds packed with free stage and roving entertainment. Adults will find that evenings bring out great entertainment on the main Amphitheater Stage.
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  • Just visited the beach town of Santa Cruz. Made famous by the 1987 film THE LOST BOYS. On a Gray Lane coach tour from San Francisco to the day. Population is 45,000. I was here in 1997 last. It has a ...  more »
  • Came with friends. Great time together with lots of great food! Loved the junior livestock auction. Great for the members.  more »
  • I first remember going to this Fair in 1955, I have nothing but fabulous memories of the Santa Cruz County Fair. I stage managed the entertainment there for several years and I have been doing sound there for some of the events the last few years. I love being taken back to my Aggie roots.
  • Went to Ocean Speedway, which is a part of the Santa Cruz fairgrounds. Ocean Speedway is something to enjoy during the summer months (most events are Friday nights). The types of cars and races vary, but the 360s are the most exciting.

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