Portable theme park, virtual livestock auction and dance among the summer events

Staff Report

The Santa Maria Fairpark is excited to share a lineup of events for a summer full of fun in 2021.  Although the traditional Santa Barbara County Fair will not take place this year, the Fairpark will have some amazing activities to look forward to starting in July.   

The Fairpark is hosting Helm and Sons Amusements Greatest Portable Theme Park on July 8-11.  Similar to a traditional theme park, a one-price entry ticket allows you access to unlimited carnival rides, all live entertainment and shows and so much more. Tickets are available now by visiting the Santa Maria Fairpark website and are $30 for ages 10 and under and $40 for ages 11 and over. 

Helm and Sons Amusements Greatest Portable Theme Park will be open Thursday through Sunday from 2 to 10 p.m. on each day.  It will include kettle corn, funnel cakes and corn dogs, among others of the favorite fair foods. There will also be many games throughout the grounds for you to try your luck with. Food, drinks, and games are available for purchase and get ready to use Magic Money, a cashless system that makes it easy to purchase those extras you want during your visit.  For more information regarding this event please go to the website www.helmandsons.com.

Santa Barbara County Fair Virtual Livestock Show and Auction will take place July 15 and 16. Many local kids in our community that work very hard every year raising animals and/or building a project for the fair will show the results of their efforts. A staple of the Santa Barbara County Fair, it was important to the fair administration, board members and volunteers to offer the annual livestock show and auction. This year’s virtual auction will feature market beef, goat, sheep, swine, replacement heifers and industrial arts from the local 4-H, FFA and independent students. Those interested may pre-register as a virtual auction buyer now or support this program by sponsoring a junior livestock award.  For more information on this event, you may email entries@santamariafairpark.com.

Arriba Entertainment will bring the second dance of the year on July 25to the Fairpark’s Minetti Arena and will be featuring Banda el Recodo and Los Destrucores bull riding. Tickets are available at VMGconcerts.com.  

For more information go to our website at http://www.santamariafairpark.com