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Family-Friendly Fun at the Santa Cruz County Fair

Family-Friendly Fun at the Santa Cruz County Fair

September 13, 2022

For over a century, the Santa Cruz County Fair, affectionately dubbed “a country fair with ocean air,” has delighted visitors and locals alike who gather by the thousands to celebrate the bounty of our beautiful coastal region. This year, from Wednesday, September 14, through Sunday, September 18, you can enjoy a wide array of delicious food, thrilling contests, and lots of live entertainment. The fairgrounds abound with camel rides, clown shows, jugglers, magicians, musicians, and more. Take a gander at the prize-winning sheep and goats, dance along to the sizzling sounds of the South Bay Swing Band, or cheer for your favorite little oinker in the All Alaskan Racing Pigs competition. Mainstage performers include the Gary Blackburn Band, the Country Cougars, Journey Unauthorized, and Sonora Dinamita. With family-friendly fun from early morning till late at night, the County Fair is the best way to bid summer a fond farewell in true Santa Cruz style.