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September 9-14, 2014

Save the date now for the 2014 Santa Cruz County Fair and Horse Show.

We look forward to seeing you in September!

“Sew it  Grow it  Show it!”

Theme suggestions were solicited at the volunteer dinner held early October & Dawn White’s theme was chosen!

Congratulations Dawn!

2013 Santa Cruz County Fair Videos

Visit the Santa Cruz County Fair video library.
Look back on the best of exhibits, food, performers, and musical artists. Relive the best of the best!

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Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds | 2601 East Lake Avenue | Watsonville, CA 95076 | telephone 831.724.5671
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2013 Entry Guides

Santa Cruz County Fair Official Entry Guides

Show off your best at the Santa Cruz County Fair!  It’s not too late!  Bring your entry and fill out the paperwork on the spot.  The deadline for most departments is this weekend August 24th & 25th.

Fair Horse Show Update

Horse show entries are open! You can also post most shows the day of the event. Please call the Fair Office at 831.724.5671 for more information.


General Entry Guide

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* Printed versions of the entry guide are now available at the fair office and local libraries & feed stores.

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pdf 2013 Apple Pie Baking Contest Entry Form

pdf 2013 Diaper Derby / Toddler Contest

pdf 2013 Senior Contest

Education Days (sold out!)


pdf 2013 Ag & Hort Department pdf 2013 Amature Winemaking Department
pdf 2013 Collections & Hobbies pdf 2013 Education Department
pdf 2013 FFA Department pdf 2013 Fine Arts Department
pdf 2013 Floriculture Department pdf 2013 Handsupn / Handwoven Department
pdf 2013 Homebrew Department pdf 2013 Interactive Science Department
pdf 2013 Horseshow Department
pdf 2013 Junior Home Arts Department
pdf 2013 Lego Department pdf 2013 Livestock Department
pdf 2013 Photography Department pdf 2013 Poetry Department
pdf 2013 Poultry Department pdf 2013 Senior Home Arts Department
pdf 2013 Youth Organization Department     


SCCF Heritage Foundation: Volunteers preserve & ensure the continued vitality of the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds.

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Ocean Speedway: Come and visit Ocean Speedway, a ¼ mile dirt track located at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds.

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Agricultural History Project: Discover the agricultural history of Santa Cruz County, Pajaro Valley and Watsonville.

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Santa Cruz Event Center: Host your next event at Equestrian Center, Historic Rodgers House, or Paddy Smith Park.

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SCC Horse Show Arena: Each year enthusiasts come from all over the US to show in our world class arenas.

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Historic Rodgers House: Built in the 1870’s by James Rodgers it tells the history of family & the Pajaro Valley.

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