In the News

September 16, 2011

WATSONVILLE -- Food is a huge part of any county fair. For many, the smells and tastes bring back childhood memories. It's also an excuse to eat deep fried food off sticks.

September 14, 2011

Rumors of the imminent demise of county fairs haven't reached Santa Cruz County. The annual fair, which started Tuesday and concludes Sunday at the County Fairgrounds outside Watsonville, continues to plow the same ground it has for 126 years, so to speak.

September 11, 2011

Hundreds gathered alongside Santa Cruz County firefighters, police and other first responders Sunday for a solemn yet hopeful 9/11 memorial at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, commemorating the tragedy and honoring those who responded to the attacks and helped the country recover.

August 29, 2011

Ten years after the terrorist attacks, the Santa Cruz County Fair-organized ceremony aims to build community.

January 31, 2011

In 2001, area residents heading to Watsonville for the Santa Cruz County Fair’s opening day had their plans abruptly changed when the 9/11 terrorist attacks took place that morning.

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