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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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2014 Santa Cruz County Fair Poster Art Submission

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Thank you to all who submitted art.

We’ll announce the winner soon!

Fair Schedule Friday, September 13


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DAILY SCHEDULE for FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2013


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Concerts, Exhibitions, Demonstrations & Livestock

Date Night at the Fair

Carnival Wristband Day

Fair hours: Noon-11:00 PM

NOON Fair Opens

Daily Grounds Entertainment and Attractions

12:30-4:30 PM Atlas Robotics  Roving the Grounds
Times Vary Daily Big Mama Sue & Fast Eddie Roving the Grounds
6:00-9:00 PM Mariachi de California  Roving the Grounds
Throughout Day Balloonacy Roving the Grounds
Throughout Day Dr. Solar Roving the Grounds

Scheduled Entertainment, Demonstrations & Livestock Events

7:30 AM English Equitation Classes Horseshow Arena II
8:00 AM Hunter-Jumper Show Horseshow Main Arena
8:30-9:30 AM 4-H Youth Rabbit Check-In Livestock Tent
9:00 AM 4-H and FFA Junior Dairy Goat Show Livestock Main Arena
9:30 AM 4-H Youth Rabbit Show Livestock Tent 
11:00 AM Katie Ekin Amphitheater Stage
NOON-3:00 PM Oil Painting with Louanne Korver Fine Arts
NOON-4:00 PM Q&A: SC Railroad Historical Society (SCCRHS) Model Railroad
NOON-6:00 PM Claudia’s Kitchen Yesterday’s Farm
NOON-6:00 PM Spinning Demonstrations Yesterday’s Farm
NOON-7:00 PM Woodcarving Harvest Building
NOON-9:00 PM SCCRHS RHS -N, HO & G-Scale layouts Model Railroad 
NOON-8:00 PM Special Cooking Demonstrations Harvest Building
NOON-8:00 PM Early Day Gas Engine & Tractor Assoc Demos Yesterday’s Farm
NOON-8:00 PM Rug Braiding Demonstration Harvest Building
NOON-8:00 PM Knitting Demonstrations Harvest Building
NOON-8:00 PM Quilting Demonstrations Harvest Building
NOON-8:00 PM Rose Garden Rose Garden
NOON-9:00 PM Interactive Scientific Fun The Place of Science in Motion
NOON-9:00 PM Meet Small Animals Small Animal Barn
NOON-9:00 PM Egg Laying Poultry Building
NOON-9:00 PM Animal Nursery Livestock Area
NOON-10:00 PM Candy Jar Contest Harvest Building
NOON-10:00 PM Tractor Barn Theater Yesterday’s Farm
12:30 PM All Alaskan Racing Pigs Livestock Lawn
12:30 PM Balloonacy Playhouse Stage
1:00 PM Kiddieland Opens Carnival Midway
1:00 PM Riegler’s Bird Show Paddy Smith Park
1:00-3:00 PM Farm Equipment Demonstrations Yesterday’s Farm
1:30 PM Cake Decorating Harvest Building
1:30 PM Dr. Solar Playhouse Stage
1:30-3:00 PM Antique Equipment Restorations Yesterday’s Farm
2:00 PM All Alaskan Racing Pigs Livestock Lawn
2:30 PM Wild West Turkey Stampede Tank House Lawn
2:30 PM Balloonacy Playhouse Stage
3:00 PM Main Carnival Rides Open Carnival Midway
3:00 PM Sea Lion Encounters Small Animal Barn Lawn
3:30 PM Riegler’s Bird Show Paddy Smith Park
3:30-6:30 PM Santa Cruz Glass Blowers Fine Arts
4:00 PM Glowing Green Smoothie (Vegetarian) Harvest Building
4:00 PM Dr. Solar Playhouse Stage
4:00 PM Silva’s Draft Horse Driving Yesterday’s Farm
4:00-7:00 PM Auto Racing - American Stocks Grandstand
4:00-8:00 PM Craft Beer Tasting - SC Mountain Brewing Harvest Building Patio
4:00-8:00 PM Live Brewing Demonstration Harvest Building Patio
4:30 PM All Alaskan Racing Pigs Livestock Lawn
5:00 PM Wild West Turkey Stampede Tank House Lawn
5:00 PM Balloonacy Playhouse Stage
5:00 PM Floral Demonstrations Floriculture Building
5:00-5:30 PM Open Livestock Judging Registration Livestock Office
5:30 PM Sea Lion Encounters Small Animal Barn Lawn
5:30 PM Kids Pedal Tractor Pull Livestock Lawn
5:30-8:30 PM Music at Heritage Hall Heritage Hall 
6:00 PM Open Livestock Judging Contest Livestock Main Arena
6:00 PM Mary Hopf – Signing this year’s poster art Fine Arts
6:00 PM Michael Mezmer, Hypnotist Tank House Stage
6:00 PM Riegler’s Bird Show Paddy Smith Park
6:00 PM Strawberry Jam Contest Harvest Building
6:00-9:00 PM 2013 Poster Artist Mary Hopf & Poster Signing Fine Arts
6:15 PM Making Raviolis Harvest Building
6:30 PM Tractor Parade Yesterday’s Farm
7:00 PM Hunter Jumper Evening Performance Main Horseshow Arena
7:00 PM Monterey Bay Dog Training Club Paddy Smith Park
7:00 PM Wild West Turkey Stampede Tank House Lawn
7:00 PM All Alaskan Racing Pigs Livestock Lawn
7:00-9:00 PM Mixed Media with Rebecca Bell Fine Arts
7:30 PM Caravanserai “A Tribute To Santana” Amphitheater Stage
8:00 PM Line Dancing Yesterday’s Farm
8:00 PM Woodworking Basics  Harvest Building
8:00 PM Homemade Butter Harvest Building
9:00 PM Michael Mezmer, Hypnotist Tank House Stage
9:00 PM Livestock Area Closes Livestock Barns
10:00 PM Exhibit Buildings Close  
11:00 PM Fair & Carnival Midway Closes  


This schedule is subject to change without notice. Check with each department for additional events.

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