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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 Thursday, September 12


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DAILY SCHEDULE for THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2013


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Concerts, Exhibitions, Demonstrations & Livestock

2nd - 4th Grade Education Day 9:00 AM-Noon

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

8:00 AM 4-H/FFA Horseshow Main Horseshow Arena
9:00 AM 4-H and FFA Beef and Dairy Cattle Shows Livestock Main Arena
9:00 AM-6:00 PM Spinning Demonstrations Yesterday’s Farm
9:00 AM-6:00 PM Claudia’s Kitchen Yesterday’s Farm 
NOON-9:00 PM Interactive Scientific Fun The Place of Science in Motion
9:00 AM-9:00 PM Meet Small Animals Small Animal Barn
9:00 AM-9:00 PM Egg Laying Poultry Building
9:00 AM-9:00 PM Animal Nursery Livestock Area
9:00 AM-1:00 PM Pottery with George Dymesich and Company Fine Arts
9:00 AM-NOON Education Day Activities   Yesterday’s Farm
10:30 AM SC Canine Assn. Police Search & Rescue Dogs Amphitheater Stage
11:30 AM SC Canine Assn. Police Search & Rescue Dogs Amphitheater Stage
NOON Homemade Butter Harvest Building
NOON-4:00 PM Q&A: SC Railroad Historical Society (SCCRHS) Model Railroad
NOON-7:00 PM Woodcarving Harvest Building
NOON-8:00 PM Special Cooking Demonstrations Harvest Building
NOON-8:00 PM Rose Garden Rose Garden
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-9:00 PM Egg Laying Poultry Building
NOON-9:00 PM SCCRHS RHS -N, HO & G-Scale layouts Model Railroad 
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 Dr. Solar Playhouse Stage
1:30-3:00 PM Antique Equipment Restorations Yesterday’s Farm
2:00 PM Homemade Butter Harvest Building
2:00 PM All Alaskan Racing Pigs Livestock Lawn
2:00-4:00 PM Acrylic and Oil Painting with Frances Travers Fine Arts
2:30 PM Balloonacy Playhouse Stage
2:30 PM Wild West Turkey Stampede Tank House Lawn
3:00 PM Main Carnival Rides Open Carnival Midway
3:00 PM Sea Lion Encounters Small Animal Barn Lawn
3:00 PM Berry Tasting Harvest Building
3:30 PM Riegler’s Bird Show Paddy Smith Park
4:00 PM Silva’s Draft Horse Driving Yesterday’s Farm
4:00 PM Dr. Solar Playhouse Stage
4:00 PM All Alaskan Racing Pigs Livestock Lawn
4:00-8:00 PM Craft Beer Tasting – Seabright Brewery Harvest Building Patio
4:00-8:00 PM Live Brewing Demonstration Harvest Building Patio
4:30-7:30 PM Pastel Painting with Peggy Marketello Fine Arts
5:00PM Floral Demonstrations Floriculture Building
5:00 PM Wild West Turkey Stampede Tank House Lawn
5:00 PM Balloonacy Playhouse Stage
5:30-8:30 PM Music at Heritage Hall - Joe Ferrara Heritage Hall
5:30 PM Sea Lion Encounters Small Animal Barn Lawn
5:30 PM Kids Pedal Tractor Pull Livestock Lawn
6:00 PM Open Carcass Competition Livestock Main Arena
6:00 PM Team Roping  Jeannie Witmer Memorial Main Horseshow Arena
6:00 PM Dr. Solar Playhouse Stage
6:00 PM Michael Mezmer, Hypnotist Tank House Stage
6:00 PM Riegler’s Bird Show Paddy Smith Park
6:00 PM Christmas Tree Treats Harvest Building
6:00 PM Ugly Cake Contest Harvest Building
6:00-8:00 PM Fruit Carving with Petcharee Harvest Building
6:30 PM Tractor Parade Yesterday’s Farm
7:00 PM Berry Tasting Harvest Building
7:00 PM Monterey Bay Dog Training Club Ball Park
7:00 PM All Alaskan Racing Pigs Livestock Lawn
7:00 PM Wild West Turkey Stampede Tank House Lawn
7:30 PM Antsy McClain & The Trailer Park Troubadours Amphitheater Stage
8:00 PM Woodworking Basics Harvest Building
8:45 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 Close  


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

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