It's Fair Time!

It’s Fair Time!

With this year’s theme of “Country Nights and Carnival Lights,” the Santa Cruz County Fair celebrates the rich agricultural history of our community and people, and invests heavily in bringing this heritage to our youth.  

The five-day fair will be held September 16-20 at the Fairgrounds located on Highway 152 just east of Watsonville. Whether you’re interested in horticulture, winemaking, photography, cooking, sewing, weaving, brewing, poultry or livestock — there’s something for everyone. You can download a full schedule of events and entertainment here.

Additionally, this year also celebrates the 200-year anniversary of county fairs in America.

Tickets can be purchased online or at the gate.

Information about the Fair, and the Fairgrounds — a year round entertainment and event venue, can be found at