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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 Tuesday, September 10


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DAILY SCHEDULE for TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2013


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Concerts, Exhibitions, Demonstrations & Livestock

Seniors Day - Sponsored by Rabobank

$5.00 Admission for Seniors age 62 and over

WELCOME TO ALL! Fair hours: Noon-10:00 PM

11:50 AM Opening Ceremony Rodgers House
NOON Fair Opens  
NOON - 3:00 PM Farm Bureau BBQ – ticketed event Paddy Smith Park
5:30-8:30 PM Opening Night Gala - ticketed event Heritage Hall

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 Jackpot Cutting Horseshow Arena
9:00 AM 4-H and FFA Market Goat Show Livestock Main Arena
NOON Apple Pie Baking Contest - Farm Bureau Paddy Smith Park
NOON-1:30 PM Meet Agriculture Detection Canine Harvest Building
NOON-2:00 PM  Hat Contest, judging at 2 pm Harvest Building
NOON-2:30 PM Mixed Media with Patricia Michaud-Towry Fine Arts
NOON-4:00 PM Q&A: SC Railroad Historical Society (SCCRHS) Model Railroad
NOON-5:00 PM Silva’s Draft Horses Yesterday’s Farm
NOON-6:00 PM Spinning Demonstrations Yesterday’s Farm
NOON-7:00 PM Woodcarving Harvest Building
NOON-8:00 PM Special Cooking Demonstrations Harvest Building
NOON-6:00 PM Claudia’s Kitchen Yesterday’s Farm
NOON-8:00 PM Early Day Gas Engine & Tractor Assoc Demos Yesterday’s Farm
NOON-9:00 PM SCCRHS RHS -N, HO & G-Scale layouts Model Railroad
NOON-9:00 PM Interactive Scientific Fun The Place of Science in Motion
NOON-9:00 PM Meet Small Animals Small Animal Barn
NOON-8:00 PM Rose Garden Rose Garden
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 Animal Nursery Livestock Area
NOON–10:00 PM Tractor Barn Theater Yesterday’s Farm
NOON-10:00 PM Candy Jar Contest Harvest Building
12:30–3:30 PM Rabobank-Seniors’ Free Ice Cream Social Amphitheater Lawn
12:30-3:00 PM The Mary Ellen Duo Amphitheater Stage
12:30 PM All Alaskan Racing Pigs Livestock Lawn
1:00 PM Berry Pie Contest Harvest Building
1:00 PM 4-H and FFA Market Sheep Show Livestock Main Arena
1:00 PM Balloonacy Playhouse Stage
1:00 PM Wild West Turkey Stampede Tank House Lawn
1:00-3:00 PM Farm Equipment Demonstrations Yesterday’s Farm
1:30-3:00 PM Antique Equipment Restorations Yesterday’s Farm
2:00 PM Golden Guest Awards – Senior Contest Amphitheater Lawn
2:00 PM Home Made Butter Harvest Building
2:00 PM Dr. Solar Playhouse Stage
2:00 PM All Alaskan Racing Pigs Livestock Lawn
2:00 PM Berry Tasting Harvest Building
3:00 PM Kiddieland Opens Carnival Midway
3:00 PM Sea Lion Encounters Small Animal Barn Lawn
3:00-6:00 PM Watercolor w/Bonnie Carver Fine Arts
3:30 PM Riegler’s Bird Show Paddy Smith Park
3:30 PM Balloonacy Playhouse Stage
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
4:30 PM Wild West Turkey Stampede Tank House Lawn
4:00-8:00 PM Craft Beer Tasting Harvest Building Patio
4:00-8:00 PM Live Brewing Demonstration Harvest Building Patio
5:00PM Floral Demonstrations Floriculture Building
5:00 PM Cake Decorating Harvest Building
5:00 PM Balloonacy Playhouse Stage
5:00 PM Kids Pedal Tractor Pull Livestock Lawn
5:30 PM Riegler’s Bird Show Paddy Smith Park
5:30 PM Sea Lion Encounters Small Animal Barn Lawn
6:00 PM Dr. Solar Playhouse Stage
6:00 PM Limited Carnival Rides Open Carnival Midway
6:00 PM Michael Mezmer, Hypnotist Tank House Stage
6:00-8:00 PM Fruit Carving with Petcharee Harvest Building
6:30 PM Tractor Parade Yesterday’s Farm
6:30-9:30 PM Pastel Painting with Donna Giubbini Fine Arts
7:00 PM Wild Turkey Stampede Tank House Lawn
7:00 PM Monterey Bay Dog Training Club Ball Park
7:00 PM All Alaskan Racing Pigs Livestock Lawn
7:00 PM Ranch Forting Horseshow Arena
7:30 PM No Respect Amphitheater Stage
8:00 PM Woodworking Basics Harvest Building
8:00 PM Homemade Butter 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  
10:00 PM Fair Closes  



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

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