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Address: 2601 E Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076
Phone Number: 831-724-5671
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Top Notch Fair Grounds

Santa Cruz County Fair Grounds is one of the prettiest places in Watsonville. A lot of north county people have never been there which is too bad because the grounds are really... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Aptos, California
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Aptos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Santa Cruz County Fair Grounds is one of the prettiest places in Watsonville. A lot of north county people have never been there which is too bad because the grounds are really nice and there are a lot of buildings available for rent for big parties all year long, nobody should miss the county fair in September & take in... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Santa Cruz Fairgrounds is a fun place to go. We have gone to the county fair there; held each September. We have enjoyed going to horse shows here as well. Each Friday there is Ocean Speedway - a fun way to spend a Friday night at the races. Its a historic fairgrounds - started in 1885. There is also at... More 

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Camas, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Great mud track and professional drivers. Very fun way to spend the evening at the Ocean Speedway at the fairgrounds when in season. We traveled down from Washington state to go to races while visiting family. THOUGH we did forget our earplugs but were able to purchase some there for $3 a pair. Well worth it as it gets pretty... More 

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Aptos, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Santa Cruz County (Watsonville) fairgrounds is a clean, well maintained facility for the County Fair, Horse Shows and Musical Events. There is also a stock car racing track on the grounds. The Fair is well done and is local oriented. The Horse shows are run by local groups and attract people from all over California, with a focus on... More 

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Morongo Valley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Fun to go to a small fair where people know each other and the emphasis is on local entries instead of commercial booths.

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Watsonville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

We go to the County Fair each year and look forward to all the activities presented. Love the horse arena, the food!!, the exhibits, etc. Other times of the year they have stock car racing, quilt fair, Christmas boutique, Historical Society events, gorgeous flowers and much more.

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Watsonville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Mostly known for its annual fair but the grounds host a dirt racetrack with a seasonal schedule for loyal fans and racers. Outdoor amphitheatre for small venue possibilities of music & entertainment. Seperate halls for displays or other activities. Little league ballpark. Horse arena and some on-site camper hook-ups. New Hall with restored antique bar just opened. All reasonably priced... More 

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Aptos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

Our Santa Cruz Co Fair is by far the best and have been attending for over 30 years. Well organized and a special thanks to the volunteers to help make the Fair a success.

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Marina, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

We try to go to at least one Fair every Summer. The Santa Cruz County Fair never dissapoints us. They have every type of exhibit and activity you would expect including great Fair Food.

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Gilroy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

Enjoyed walking around the many vendors shopping and eating tasty treats such as carmel apples covered in chocolate. We also enjoyed free exhibits and the pony ride.

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