A “Grand” Opening Day


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September 15, 2015

Watsonville, CA - There is nothing quite like Fairtime at a Fairgrounds. The Santa Cruz County Fair is no exception and you can feel the vibe as hundreds of volunteers work to be ready for opening day. "In the past we’ve been kind of low key about opening the gates” said Dave Kegebein, Fair Manager, who added, "This year we want to add a little more excitement to our ceremony."

Fair Board of Director member Stephanie Fontana volunteered to organize the festivities.  “Many of our colorful Fair performers will be at the main gate to entertain our early arriving guests prior to the start of the ceremony.  Then Ted Sanchez will sing the Star Spangled Banner, we’ll have a proper salute by an honor guard, and opening remarks by Don Dietrich, Board President” Fontana outlined.  The gates will then swing open at noon on the much anticipated fully packed five day Fair.

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 2015 Fair will be held this Wednesday through Sunday, September 16 - 20, 2015, 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 santacruzcountyfair.com

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