Opening Day at the Fair


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September 11, 2017

Opening Day at the Fair

Watsonville, CA – The 2017 Santa Cruz County Fair opens Wednesday at noon with 105 acres of annual favorites and some new surprises. There will be quilts, jams and jellies, giant pumpkins, award winning photographs and artwork, giant animals and a wide array of opportunities to buy the latest gadget for your home. And if you look no further than the Ball Park you’ll see two examples of what’s new.

Where the Frisbee Dogs amazed the last few years you’ll find adorable mini dogs tearing around a track twice daily. And right next door, also out in the Ball Park, The Drone Zone. Fair manager David Kegebein is always on the lookout for new experiences for guests to enjoy. Prospective pilots will first get to spend some time with the simulator to get a feel for piloting a drone and then out to the fight line to fly the real thing. The Drone Zone will be set up and active daily in the Ball Park.

You’ll find your favorites and plenty of new experiences throughout the 2017 Fair which runs September 13 - 17 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

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