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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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Fair Schedule Sunday, September 15


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DAILY SCHEDULE for SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2013


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Concerts, Exhibitions, Demonstrations & Livestock

Carnival Wristband Day

Fair hours: 10:00 AM-10:00 PM

Livestock Area Closes at 5:00 PM

10:00 AM Fair Opens  
10:00 AM Main Carnival Rides Open Carnival Midway
10:00 AM Kiddieland Opens Carnival Midway

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

9:00 AM Ranch Horse Versatility Main Horse Arena
9:00 AM 4-H/FFA Round Robin Showmanship Competition Livestock Main Arena
10:00 AM-1:00 PM Hands on Printmaking with K. Stutz-Taylor Fine Arts
10:00 AM-4:00 PM Q&A: SC Railroad Historical Society (SCCRHS) Model Railroad
10:00 AM -5:00 PM Silva’s Draft Horses Yesterday’s Farm
10:00 AM -6:00 PM Claudia’s Kitchen Yesterday’s Farm
10:00 AM -6:00 PM Spinning Demonstrations Yesterday’s Farm
10:00 AM -7:00 PM Woodcarving Harvest Building
10:00 AM -9:00 PM Interactive Scientific Fun The Place of Science in Motion
10:00 AM -9:00 PM Meet Small Animals Small Animal Barn
10:00 AM-8:00 PM Quilting Bee Harvest Building
10:00 AM-8:00 PM Rug Braiding Demonstration Harvest Building
10:00 AM -8:00 PM Knitting Demonstrations Harvest Building
10:00 AM -8:00 PM Quilting Demonstrations Harvest Building
10:00 AM -9:00 PM Egg Laying Poultry Building
10:00 AM -9:00 PM Animal Nursery Livestock Area
10:30AM Youth Dog Show Paddy Smith/Fine Arts Area
11:00 AM Dance Center Amphitheater Stage
11:00 AM Kids Pedal Tractor Pull Livestock Lawn
11:30 AM Dr. Solar Playhouse Stage
NOON Sea Lion Encounters Small Animal Barn Lawn
NOON Riegler’s Bird Show Paddy Smith Park
NOON Agape Dance Academy Amphitheater Stage
NOON-5:00 PM Craft Beer Tasting - Santa Cruz Aleworks Harvest Building Patio
NOON-5:00 PM Live Brewing Demonstration Harvest Building Patio
NOON-8:00 PM Special Cooking Demonstrations Harvest Building
NOON-8:00 PM Rose Garden Rose Garden
NOON-9:00 PM Egg Laying Poultry Building
NOON-9:00 PM Early Day Gas Engine & Tractor Assoc Demos Yesterday’s Farm
NOON–10:00 PM Tractor Barn Theater Yesterday’s Farm
NOON-10:00 PM Candy Jar Contest Harvest Building
12:30 PM All Alaskan Racing Pigs Livestock Lawn
12:30 PM St Francis Cheer Amphitheater Stage
1:00 PM Balloonacy Playhouse Stage
1:00 PM Cake Decorating Harvest Building
1:00 PM Wild West Turkey Stampede Paddy Smith Park
1:00 PM In His Steps Amphitheater Stage
1:00-3:00 PM Farm Equipment Demonstrations Yesterday’s Farm
1:30 PM No Limits Dance Amphitheater Stage
1:30-3:00 PM Antique Equipment Restorations Yesterday’s Farm
1:00 PM Livestock Awards Ceremony Livestock Main Arena
1:00 PM Dairy Goat Fitting Contest Livestock Main Arena
2:00 PM All Alaskan Racing Pigs Livestock Lawn
2:00 PM Dr. Solar Playhouse Stage
2:00 PM Homemade Butter Harvest Building
2:00-5:00 PM Fabric Art with Thom Atkins Fine Arts
2:30 PM Riegler’s Bird Show Paddy Smith Park
2:30 PM Tortilla Contest Harvest Building
2:30 PM Tractor Parade Yesterday’s Farm
3:00 PM Berry Tasting Harvest Building
3:00 PM Sea Lion Encounters Small Animal Barn Lawn 
3:00 PM Balloonacy Playhouse Stage
3:00 PM Kids Pedal Tractor Pull Livestock Lawn
3:00-7:00 PM Leatherwork Harvest Building
3:30 PM Wild West Turkey Stampede Tank House Lawn
4:00 PM Silva’s Draft Horse Driving Yesterday’s Farm
4:00 PM Salsa Contest Harvest Building
4:00 PM Dr. Solar Playhouse Stage
4:00-9:00 PM SCCRHS RHS -N, HO & G-Scale layouts Model Railroad 
4:30 PM All Alaskan Racing Pigs    Livestock Lawn
5:00 PM Riegler’s Bird Show Paddy Smith Park
5:00PM Floral Demonstrations Floriculture Building
5:00 PM Fruit Tart Harvest Building
6:00 PM Livestock Area Closes Livestock Barns
5:30 PM Sea Lion Encounters Small Animal Barn Lawn
5:30 PM Balloonacy Playhouse Stage
5:30 PM Charro Horseshow - J. Antonio Preciado Main Horseshow Arena
5:30-8:30 PM Painting Workshop for Adults and Kids Fine Arts
5:30-8:30 PM Music at Heritage Hall – Fred McCarty Heritage Hall 
6:00 PM Michael Mezmer, Hypnotist Tank House Stage
6:00 PM Livestock Exhibitors – Tack Out Livestock Barns
6:00 PM Homemade Butter Harvest Building
7:00 PM Wild West Turkey Stampede Tank House Lawn
7:30 PM Pro Wrestling Revolution Amphitheater Stage
8:00 PM Woodworking Basics Harvest Building
8:45 PM Michael Mezmer, Hypnotist Tank House Stage
10:00 PM Exhibit Buildings Close  -
10:00 PM Fair Closes  -
11:00 PM Carnival Midway Closes  -


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

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