The Santa Barbara County Fair celebrates its 128th year from Wednesday through Sunday, July 10-14, at the Santa Maria Fair Park. The fair will be open every day from noon to 10 p.m.
Admission at the gate will be $12 for adults and $9 for children and seniors. Children 5 years or younger are admitted free. Admission to evening concerts is included with a ticket to the fair.
Wristbands for daily unlimited carnival rides are $35. However, on Wednesday, all carnival rides will cost only $1.
Here is a schedule of the main events. For complete information, visit www.santamariafairpark.com.
Wednesday, July 10 – Carnival Dollar Day
Carnival tickets will cost $1 per ride. Ashanti will be performing at 7:30 p.m. on the main stage.
Thursday, July 11 – Senior Appreciation Day
Senior admission will be only $1, and other tickets will also be half price before 3 p.m. Clay Walker will be taking the main stage in the evening.
Friday, July 12 – Agriculture and Cattleman’s Day
Admission will be half price before 3 p.m., and TLC will perform on the main stage at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 13 – Military and Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
Free admission for military and law enforcement with a valid ID. Main stage entertainment will be Maddie and Tae.
Sunday, July 14 – Fiesta Day
The day will be filled with “fiesta” themed entertainment.
Saturday, July 6
9 a.m. – Rabbit and Cavy Show, Rabbit Meat Pens Showmanship
Monday, July 8
8 a.m. – Market steers and replacement heifers (weigh-in and pregnancy testing) at Beef Barn Scale
8 a.m. – Sheep and Goats at Frank Marciel Pavilion
8 a.m. – Market Swine at South Hog Barn Scale
5 p.m. – Farm Supply Quiz, Jam 2019 at Budweiser Minetti Arena
Tuesday, July 9
8 a.m. – Breeding Boar and Market Goats (4-H, FFA) at Frank Marciel Pavilion
8 a.m. – Swine Showmanship (FFA, 4-H) at Auction Barn
11 a.m. – Breeding Sheep and Market Sheep (Hampshire, natural color, cross-bred, all other breeds) (4-H, FFA) at Frank Marciel Pavilion
Wednesday, July 10
8 a.m. – Goat Showmanship (4-H, FFA) at Frank Marciel Pavilion
8 a.m. – Breeding Swine, Market Swine (4-H, FFA) (Hampshire, Yorkshire, Duroc, cross-bred, all other breeds)
9 a.m. – Breeding Beef (4-H, FFA) at Fields Bradley Pavilion
10 a.m. – Market Beef (4-H, FFA)
11 a.m. – Sheep Showmanship (FFA, 4-H) at Frank Marciel Pavilion
5 p.m. – Pee Wee Showmanship followed by Sheep/Goad Costume
Thursday, July 11
8 a.m. – Beef Showmanship (FFA, 4-H) at Fields Bradley Pavilion
9 a.m. – Dairy Goat Show (4-H, FFA) at Frank Marciel Pavilion
1 p.m. – Pygmy Goat Showmanship (FFA, 4-H) at Frank Marciel Pavilion
5:30 p.m. – Supreme Drive at Auction Barn (market beef, swine, goats, sheep)
Friday, July 12
8 a.m. – Replacement Heifers (4-H, FFA) at Fields Bradley Pavilion
9 a.m. – Sheep Auction
Noon – Small Stock Auction (rabbits, champions)
5 p.m. – Replacement Heifers Auction
Saturday, July 13
8 a.m. – Junior Livestock Auction (swine, champions, beef, goats)
8 a.m. – Large Livestock Auction
1 p.m. – Rooster Crowing and Hen Cackling Contests
Sunday, July 14
9 a.m. – Small Stock Knowledge Bowl
10 a.m. – Small Stock Round Robin
10 a.m. – Swine Costume
Noon – Adult showmanship (beef, swine, sheep)
3 p.m. – Large Stock Round Robin