Staff Report

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




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