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Safety and Security at the County Fair


Contact: Steve Stagnaro
Direct Line 408-354-5145

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.

David Kegebein, Fair Manager, added “We wish to remind everyone who plans to attend our 2019 Fair this coming September that security and public safety have been, and will always be, a large part of how we plan and operate Santa Cruz County’s premiere annual community event. As we learn more about the Garlic Festival incident our team will analyze potential adjustments to our security protocols and implement improvements as identified.”

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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 2019 Fair will be held September 11-15 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

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