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Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds

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Came with friends. Great time together with lots of great food! Loved the junior livestock... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Watsonville, California
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The fair this year was very enjoyable. Various food vendors and fun things to look at and buy... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2018
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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2601 E Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076-1498
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Reviewed 25 November 2018

Besides the annual County Fair, the facility is used for many events, though sadly motorsports has been greatly reduced. We went for the annual Wine and Roses benefit for charity, and the facility is useful for that purpose.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Came with friends. Great time together with lots of great food! Loved the junior livestock auction. Great for the members.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank scottleonh
Reviewed 19 October 2018

The fair this year was very enjoyable. Various food vendors and fun things to look at and buy. Definitely going back next year. Just wish they had Whac-A-Mole.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank honeygirl2008
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Fairs might seem to be of a bygone era, but the Santa Cruz Co. Fair has 2 venues that make it stand out. First, they have the Ester Rogers mini Victorian with a pump house. Who is Ester?? She was John Steinbeck's sister! As progress...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jeans163
Reviewed 16 July 2018

great for family dates or couple dates! not over priced and huge variety of things to do. We stayed all day and that probably wasn't long enough...

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 243tiff
Reviewed 29 September 2017

We stopped in Watsonville for lunch and fell in love with the town. Visited museums, photo archives, had lunch at the airport. The we found out that the country fair would start the next day, we already had a reservation in Monterrey, but drove back...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank kristi30350
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

I go every year there is so much to see and do, the fair has something for everyone. Carnival Rides and games for the kids. I go for the fair competition entries, photos, flowers, paintings, livestock and more. The lego entries are always a highlight...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank RustyWater
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Was here for a Sprint Car race during California Spring Car Week. Looking for Handicap parking was confusing as it seemed a big portion of Handicap was taped off ?? Nobody around to ask anything other the signs saying they would tow you in Valet...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank tonyk744
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Santa Cruz County Fair and Fairgrounds is the best. World-class ag exhibits, berries,to veggies, bonsai to roses and orchids. World-class artists and their kids to photography and quilts and 4-H displays. Rodeo events,sheep-shearing and 4-h livestock auctions. 4-bangers to demolition derby, to 1/4 mile dirt...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank CaptAdventure_9
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Always a fun time. I went to the fair last year and it reminded me of all of the years I went there with the kids. It is still a great time.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Tim T
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14 April 2016|
Response from Scarr70 | Reviewed this property |
Not on a regular bases they have events that have room for RVs for those that are attending the event.