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Planning for County Fair Officially Underway


Contact: Steve Stagnaro
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February 21, 2022

Planning for County Fair Officially Underway
2022 Santa Cruz County Fair Selects Theme

Watsonville, CA – “A Country Fair with Ocean Air” will provide the look and feel for the 2022 Santa Cruz County Fair. From a list of more than a hundred and thirty entries submitted by the community, a handful of finalists were selected and, during the year’s first fair department head meeting, the winning theme was chosen. For her creative submission Watsonville resident Sandy Roberson earns a VIP Family Pack for 4 which is: One Parking Pass, Four Admissions, Four Carnival Wristbands and $100 Food Concession Bucks.

“A Country Fair with Ocean Air” will guide the joyous celebration that is each annual Santa Cruz County Fair. “This pretty well describes who we are and where we are fortunate enough to live, work, and celebrate” explained Fair manager and CEO David Kegebein.

The theme also helps each department design their space in a way that ties the entire five day run of the Fair together. The search is now on for an artist to turn the theme into another award winning poster to commemorate the largest event in the county.

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 2022 Fair will be held September 14-18, 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