Travel Back in Time at the Santa Cruz County Fair


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September 17, 2022

Travel Back in Time at the Santa Cruz County Fair

Watsonville, CA – Would you like to visit Yesterday, today?

When you enter through the main gate, turn right and you’ll find yourself in Yesterday’s Farm. It’s a very special place created by the Agricultural History Project. Throughout the day, draft horses demonstrate how a single horse used to operate a hay baler. Also, local spinsters (yes, that’s what they’re called!) are actually spinning wool. It may seem like an out-of-date activity, but it’s still relevant today.

“Most people are disconnected from where fiber comes from. People should understand every piece of clothing they wear starts with spinning,” says Cathy Walls, spinster.

Also today at the Fair, the Junior Livestock Auction (underway now - video available upon request) the Diaper Derby and Toddler Contest (1 pm) and Heartless, A Tribute to Heart (7:30 pm).

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 2022 Fair will be held September 14-18, 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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