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The World-Famous Diaper Derby


Contact: Katie Marzullo
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September 16, 2023

The World-Famous Diaper Derby

Watsonville, CA – The annual Diaper Derby and Toddler Contest is famous… in Fair world!

The epic event took place on the fairgrounds at Paddy Smith Park at 1pm. It’s a slow-paced race with lots of excitement. (Rules note: any baby who stands up is disqualified). We had fast babies, slow babies and stationary babies… and all of them showed a lot of heart! It was a close call in the end, but first place went to 11.5-month-old Wyatt of Capitola. He finished with a big smile!

The Toddler Contest was over in a flash. These youngsters took off at break-neck speed. (It’s easy when you’ve learned how to use your legs!) The winner is 2-year-old Lazlo, also of Capitola.

They must be training hard in Capitola!


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 2023 Fair will be held 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