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Contact: Steve Stagnaro
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April 15, 2020

“2020 Santa Cruz County Fair Remains Hopeful”

Watsonville, CA – Santa Cruz County Fair Manager David Kegebein observes that a report on the demise of the 2020 Fair is premature. “We would love to hold a Fair this September and, as of now, still plan to do so. But we are also realistic and waiting for guidance from county and state officials. I expect a final decision will come in early summer.”

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September 9, 2019

“Opening Day Ceremonies About Remembering and Appreciating”

A First Ever “Quilts of Valor”
Presentation Just Prior to Noon Opening

Watsonville, CA – The Santa Cruz County Fair opens its gates at noon on Wednesday, September 11, 2019. This year’s 9-11 opening recalls that fateful day in 2001 when the Fair was also set to open. It is fitting that Santa Cruz County’s first ever Quilt of Valor will be presented to a retired veteran as part of the opening ceremonies.

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July 29, 2019

“Safety and Security at the County Fair”

Watsonville, CA – The Santa Cruz County Fair family sends our thoughts and prayers to all those affected by the shooting at Sunday’s Gilroy Garlic Festival.

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June 29, 2019

“Hanchai Receives 2019 Heritage Hog Scholarship”

Watsonville, CA – Aromas 4-H member Isabel Hanchai is the recipient of the 2019 Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds Foundation Heritage Hog Scholarship. Isabel graduated from Connecting Waters Charter School as a junior in 2016 with a 4.2 GPA. She continued her education at Gavilan College with plans to transfer to Fresno State University in the spring of 2020 majoring in Animal Sciences/Agribusiness. Isabel hopes to be a high school Ag Teacher upon finishing her education at Fresno State.

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