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2018 Fair Schedule at a Glance

2601 East Lake Avenue  Watsonville, CA 95076 - Click here for directions


Fair Hours:

Wednesday - Friday Noon to 11:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Getting Around


2018 Santa Cruz County Fair Metro Service

** Effective: Sep 12 - Sep 16 2018 **

Ride METRO to the Santa Cruz County Fair at the Watsonville Fairgrounds (September 12-16)

Round trips of a special “County Fair” Route 79 depart on the hour from Watsonville Transit Center (WTC) during Fair Hours: Wednesday-Friday: 12pm-11pm, Saturday: 10am-11pm, Sunday: 10am-10pm

All trips depart WTC on the hour :00, depart the Fairgrounds at :25 and arrive back at WTC at :45.


Daily Admission

Adults 13 to 61 $13.00 (Advance Ticket $12.00)
Children 6 to 12 $6.00 (Advance Ticket $5.00 and Free on Kid’s Day, 9/12 only)
Under 6 Free
Seniors 62 and better $10.00
Active Duty Military Free with ID
Parking $8.00 (Main Lot) $20.00 (Valet)

Daily Event Schedules - Click to View

Wednesday - September 12, 2018
Thursday - September 13, 2018
Friday - September 14, 2018
Saturday - September 15, 2018
Sunday - September 16, 2018


2018 Entertainment (All Shows, except as noted below, are at 7:30 PM on the Amphitheater Stage)

Wednesday 9/12 Monster Trucks and Motorcycles $10 adults 13+ / $5 child 6-12
(7:30 PM - Race Track)
Thursday 9/13 Sharon Allen and The Dusty Boots -plus- The Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men
  Monster Trucks and Motorcycles $10 adults 13+ / $5 child 6-12
(7:30 PM - Race Track)
Friday 9/14 Cisco Kid – A Tribute to War
Saturday 9/15 KTOM Presents JJ Brown
Sunday 9/16 4:00 PM Salinas Valley Charros & Los Reyes De La Banda
7:00 PM Los Fugitivos - Amphitheater Stage

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