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Contact: Katie Marzullo
Direct Line 949-257-9089

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 14, 2023

Education Day at the Fair

Watsonville, CA – It was a very special morning on the fairgrounds for hundreds of deserving students. Today is Education Day. 850 second, third and fourth graders from the Pajaro Valley Unified School District were welcomed to the Fair before the gates opened.

The gleeful students were treated to the best of the Fair – Twinkle Time, The Magic of Frank Thurston, painting at Fine Arts, the Bug Barn, Poultry, livestock and much more!

Please courtesy: Santa Cruz County Fair

The entertainment continues tonight! At 7:30pm, Tsunami takes the stage. They’re a rock-n-roll dance band! Also at 7:30pm, the final night on Monster Trucks and Motocross! (additional ticket required)

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Contact: Katie Marzullo
Direct Line 949-257-9089

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 13, 2023

The Ribbon is Cut and the Fair is Open!

Watsonville, CA – With a snip from the giant scissors, the 2023 Santa Cruz County Fair is underway!

One of the most special elements of our Opening Ceremony is the Quilts of Valor presentation. Quilts of Valor is a national organization. Its mission is to cover Service Members and Veterans touched by war with comforting and healing. That comfort comes in the form of handmade quilts, sewed by local volunteers. This year’s recipients are Richard Skillicorn, Guy George and Ken Maitoza. We are honored to have these local heroes here on the fairgrounds today.

Also, as is tradition, Ted Sanchez sang the National Anthem from the balcony of the historic Rodgers House.

On this Opening Day of the Fair, Veterans and Active Duty Military (with ID) get free admission. Kids under 12 are also free today. Seniors are just $10.

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Contact: Katie Marzullo
Direct Line 949-257-9089

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 12, 2023

The 2023 Santa Cruz County Fair Kicks Off Tomorrow!!

Watsonville, CA – It’s finally Fair time! Join us for our Opening Ceremony at the Main Gate at 11:30am Wednesday, September 13th.

When the gates open at noon, Bay Area singing sensation Ted Sanchez will perform the National Anthem. Sanchez will then join the South Bay Swing Band on the Amphitheater Stage at 12:30pm.

The 2023 Fair has so much to offer over five days! Carnival rides, sweet and savory treats, magic shows, live concerts, kids’ shows, collections, exotic birds and animals, livestock, a circus, home arts, agriculture, floriculture, fine arts, poetry, innovation, LEGOs, Cartoon Poodles and much, much more!

The Monster Truck and Motocross show is Wednesday and Thursday only! Presale tickets are available. (It’s a ticket in addition to admission).

For ticket information and a full schedule of events, visit www.santacruzcountyfair.com.

We’ll see you at the Fair!

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Contact: Katie Marzullo
Direct Line 949-257-9089

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 9, 2023

Only Two Days Until the Fair!

Watsonville, CA – The Cinnamon Roll truck is set up and the livestock is moving in… this Wednesday, September 13th is Opening Day of the 2023 Santa Cruz County Fair! Our Opening Ceremony begins at 11:30am at the Main Gate. It includes the Quilts of Valor presentation in which a deserving local veteran receives a handmade quilt.

Gates open at noon!

Opening Day is also Senior Day, Veterans Day and Kids Day- which means special pricing.

Admission for Seniors is just $10 (62 and over)

Free admission for veterans and active-duty military (with ID)

Free admission for kids 12 and under

As part of Senior Day, we invite our most distinguished guests to enter the Senior Contest at 1:15pm. There are lots of fun categories like oldest person in attendance, longest married couple, and couple with the most great, great grandchildren. Following the contest, seniors can enjoy an Ice Cream Social.

At 7:30pm, it’s the first of two nights of Monster Trucks and Motocross (ticketed event). And, the Gary Blackburn Band will kick off five nights of live, free concerts!

Check out https://www.santacruzcountyfair.com/ to buy presale admission and Monster Truck tickets and to see the daily schedules.

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