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Address: 2601 E Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076
Phone Number: +1 831-724-5671
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Old fashion good time

This fair is so relaxing. People weren't in a hurry. No one dashing in front of you. Lots of entertainment. Very young kid friendly. We went last year and won a redwood patio... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 September 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

This fair is so relaxing. People weren't in a hurry. No one dashing in front of you. Lots of entertainment. Very young kid friendly. We went last year and won a redwood patio table from Big Creek Lumber. Table is still in excellent condition.

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Some fairs are too small and you've seen everything in an hour or two. Some fairs are too big, with crowds and too much walking and parking hassles. The Santa Cruz County fair is just right. It has everything you go to a fair to see and do. Excellent food choices - you've got to try the Pretzels with lots... More 

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Watsonville, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

it is that time of the year- the Santa Cruz County Fair. The main reason I show up is to sample "exotic" foods but no deep fried twinkies nor alligator meat were offered. Just, hamburgers, polish dogs, Chinese food, Mexican food- typical stuff. The photo exhibit is real good as well as the paintings. There is plenty of parking.

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Watsonville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 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.

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Watsonville, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 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.

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Monterey, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 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.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 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

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Aptos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 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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