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We’re Full STEAM Ahead


Contact: Katie Marzullo
Direct Line 949-257-9089

March 9, 2024

We’re Full STEAM Ahead

Watsonville, CA – TODAY ONLY, the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds is pleased to host the return of the 2024 Santa Cruz County STEAM Expo.

Last year, the Expo had to be canceled as the fairgrounds were called into service as an emergency Red Cross shelter for victims of the catastrophic Pajaro Valley flooding. The silver lining for the Expo is that organizers and students have now had two years to put together the biggest and best STEAM Expo yet!

The Expo, put on by the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, is happening throughout three buildings on the fairgrounds. It’s a traditional Science Fair competition along with demos, exhibits, performances and hands-on activities. Oh yes… and apple flinging!!

Also, there’s a Food Truck on the grounds to feed hungry young scientists, engineers, artists and the public.

The Expo is FREE and open to all!

When:  Saturday, March 9, 2024 from 10:30am – 3:00pm

Where: Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, 2601 E. Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076

For more information: 2024 STEAM Expo

For interview opportunities, please contact Heather Wygant at or at 831-466-5727.


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 2024 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