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June 23. 2020

To our Community, Volunteers, Exhibitors, and Sponsors

After careful consideration of the many limitations presented by the Covid 19 global pandemic and a thorough review of alternative options the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds Board of Directors must announce the cancellation of our Traditional Fair that was planned for September 16 – 20, 2020.

These are extremely difficult times for community facilities like our fairgrounds and we hope you’ll stay connected as we look forward to 2021.

Our fairgrounds remains very committed to our junior livestock exhibitors and will provide marketing for their animals thru a virtual online auction.   We expect approximately 95 animals to be available for purchase and custom meat pack out through a buyer’s choice of processor. 

Please continue to support our junior livestock participants!

We will continue to explore a virtual exhibit experience for our many competitors who really enjoy exhibiting their crafts annually at the fair.

More information will be distributed soon.

Dave Kegebein 

CEO - Fair Manager

We Need Your Help!

We need Emergency Funding in the new package of Federal economic relief. Without support, many Fairs will close and their communities they serve will suffer.

The Fair and the Fairgrounds mean so much to us and our community, and we hope that we can count on you to help us tell our story and get our message to Congress.

Here is How You Can Help:

1. Send a Letter to our Elected Officials
  • Nancy Pelosi: 1236 Longworth HOB, Washington, DC 20515
  • Kevin McCarthy: 2468 Rayburn HOB, Washington, DC 20515
  • Diane Feinstein: 331 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20510
  • Kamala Harris: 112 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20510
  • Jimmy Panetta: 142 West Alisal Street Room 116 Salinas CA 93901
2. Visit the website to learn more about the campaign to Protect the California Fair Network, and get contact information for our legislators.
3. Find our Video on Social Media (see below) and share it on your page. Don’t forget to tag our elected officials...
  • Nancy Pelosi @speakerpelosi @nancypelosi
  • Kamala Harris @senatorkamalaharris
  • Kevin McCarthy @repkevinmccarthy
  • Diane Feinstein @senatorfeinstein

Thank you so much for support and for being a part of our Fair Family!

We hope that you can help us protect our network of California Fairs for future generations.


Dave Kegebein, CEO

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