Santa Barbara Fair and Expo opens Wednesday, April 24

Santa Barbara County residents have been working for months on artwork, needlepoint, recipes, raising market animals and more. Come see these unique exhibits on display for your viewing pleasure.

You’ll see some amazing demonstrations throughout the Fair. Experts will showcase jewelry making, wool spinning, basket weaving and more! Have you ever seen wool turned into yarn? Now’s your chance.

Enter the knitting contest and you might win a ribbon, but even if you don’t win you will have impressed everybody with your skill. Daily cooking contests are not only exciting but they will show you a thing or two that you can try when you’re cooking or baking for your own family!

If your children haven’t seen a farm animal lately, this is a great opportunity! Get close to a cow, a pig, goat, chicken, duck or any of the other animals that were raised by local youths from 4-H FFA and Grange. Some people say that a baby pig was born here last year!

Entertainment at the Fair and Expo is as varied as our community is, there is something for everyone!

The rides in the Midway are going to keep you up in the air for hours, you will spin, twirl, zoom and be pummeled into a frenzy on the “Pole Position”, “Fireball” and “Spin Out”. Rise to the height of fun on the Giant Ferris Wheel (you can see for miles from the top), or take a spin on the traditional Midway Carousel, it will transport you back to the days of Fairs gone by! And for the wee-ones the Wacky worm will have you in stitches, or would you like to ride in a beautiful balloon on the “Balloon Samba”?

Buy tickets before April 24 and you can save on Admission and Carnival Wristbands. Save your Santa Barbara Fair and Expo ticket stub for FREE admission to the Ventura County Fair, July 31 – August 11

So get ready for your close up because “We’re going Hollywood” from April 24 – 28 and we want you to come with us!

For more information about the Santa Barbara Fair & Expo and Fair Entries visit or call 687-0766. Don’t forget to Like us on Facebook!

WHO: Audiences of all ages

WHAT: Santa Barbara Fair and Expo

WHEN: Wednesday, April 24 through Sunday, April 28

WHERE: Earl Warren Showgrounds

3400 Calle Real

Santa Barbara


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