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Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds

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Address: 2601 E Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076-1498
Phone Number: 831-724-5671
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Much More Than The Perfect County Fair!

The Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds hosts many events all year round. Second Saturday on the Farm is a wonderful event hosted by many volunteers every month. There are rides on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Watsonville, California
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Watsonville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds hosts many events all year round. Second Saturday on the Farm is a wonderful event hosted by many volunteers every month. There are rides on tractors, hay rides, arts and crafts projects for children, small farm animals and very friendly people. Each month has a special theme with various activities geared to the theme. Every... More 

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Aptos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Happening! Safe, fun, helpful people. Parking wasn't too bad and there was help to wave you in. The County Fair is not to be missed.

Thank ErinKAllshouse
Watsonville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Fair time to see animals, quits, photos, wine, Ag and all the typical country fair things that are associated with a fair. We have it the best weather time for our part of the state.

Thank Scarr70
Monterey, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

Horses, cows, pigs and many more. Plus great local food, how can one go wrong. This is a very nice low cost local event that brings back memories.

Thank Reed W
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

its nice for us for the first time the place is in the beach so if ur beach gower it is ok...love to be back one day

Thank lynpool
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 16, 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.

1 Thank Maxine F

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