A RECORD YEAR FOR THE SANTA CRUZ COUNTY FAIR

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 22, 2011

Watsonville, CA – Initial numbers are in for the 2011 Santa Cruz County Fair and it was a very successful week. Attendance was up over 2% compared to the incredible crowds who attended the Fair last year and up almost 15% over the more normal year of 2009. Revenues are also higher although exact numbers won’t be known until a final accounting is completed.

“This is humbling especially as I think of the hundreds of volunteers and the thousands of hours spent making the Fair possible” said manager Michael Bethke. He believes that the healthy crowds are a testament to strong community support and a desire to protect this treasured community gathering place. Bethke was especially heartened by all the positive comments he heard as Fairgoers got a chance to see the many facility upgrades and improvements made during the past year.

The Santa Cruz County Fair celebrates the rich agricultural history of our community and people, and invests heavily in bringing this heritage to our youth. The annual Fair is held the second week of September at the Fairgrounds located on Highway 152 just east of Watsonville. Information on the Fair, and the Fairgrounds - a year round entertainment and event venue, can be found at www.santacruzcountyfair.com

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