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It's Time for Fun in 2021 at The Santa Maria Fairpark

It's Time for Fun in 2021 at The Santa Maria Fairpark

The Santa Maria Fairpark is excited to share a line-up of events for a summer full of fun in 2021. Although we will not be hosting our traditional SBCF this year, we will have some amazing activities to look forward to starting in July!
We cannot contain our excitement for the opportunity to offer these events to our community.
The SM Fairpark will be hosting Helm and Sons Amusements Greatest Portable Theme Park! Very similar to a traditional theme park your one price entry
ticket allows you access to unlimited carnival rides, all live entertainment and shows and so much more!
We are also excited to tell everyone about the SBCF Virtual Livestock Show and Auction! It will feature market beef, goat, sheep, swine, replacement heifers and industrial arts from our local 4-H, FFA and independent students.
Arriba Entertainment will bring Banda el Recodo and Los Destrucores bull riding to the Minetti Arena on 7/25.
More info is avail on our website
2021 Santa Maria Fairpark Strawberry Cruzin’ is a Success!

2021 Santa Maria Fairpark Strawberry Cruzin’ is a Success!

Strawberry Cruzin’ was held April 28th - May 2nd and over 2000 cars cruised through the event. The SM Fairpark Strawberry Cruzin’ was a “remain in your car” drive though experience which helped ensure the event could happen, without the fear of cancellation, due to COVID-19 restrictions. Interim CEO Autumn Acquistapace said, “We would like to thank everyone for coming out to support Strawberry Cruzin! The success of this event would not have happened without our community support, gracious sponsors, hardworking Fairpark Staff and Foundation, food vendors and our marketing agency S. Lombardi & Assoc. A special thank you to our partners in the media. Your coverage of the event was amazing! Strawberry Cruzin’ was a success because of hard working people and a community that doesn’t give up!” The event surpassed expectations and will be a big help sustaining the Fairpark financially this year. The SM Fairpark has already begun work on the next event which will be a modified
Fair.
Santa Maria Fairpark Strawberry Cruzin’ for 2021!

Santa Maria Fairpark Strawberry Cruzin’ for 2021!

Everyone is invited to cruise through the SM Fairpark in their cars to celebrate the “Best Berry in Santa Maria” from April 28th through May 2nd. Join us for Strawberry Cruzin’ in honor of over 34 years of SM Strawberry Festival tradition. Admission is a donation to the SM Fairpark Foundation. Proceeds from donations will benefit the current efforts of the SM Fairpark Foundation, 2021 Youth Scholarships, 2021 Junior Livestock Virtual Show and Auction.
As you cruise through be sure to pick up a FREE activity book for the kids provided by the California Strawberry Commission.
The fun starts April 28 and April 29 at 4:00PM until 8:00PM then April 30 through May 2 from 12:00 M to 8:00 PM and promises to a “berry” good time for all you strawberry lovers!
All-time favorite food booths will feature strawberry flavored foods and drinks. Be ready to enjoy strawberry shortcake served at Fanny’s Fabulous Funnel Cake, Old West Cinnamon Rolls and Log Cabin Kettle Corn.
SBCF Reveals plans for 2021 Livestock Show and Auction

SBCF Reveals plans for 2021 Livestock Show and Auction

With the current COVID-19 precautions in place, the Livestock Committee is moving forward to organize a virtual auction and show for the Santa Barbara County Fair scheduled to be held July 14-18, 2021. The Livestock Committee will try, as much as possible to keep the regularly scheduled dates, keeping in mind that show dates are subject to change. The virtual show and auction will only include large livestock (market beef, swine, sheep, and goats) and replacement heifers. Unfortunately, in 2021 there will be no poultry, rabbits, cavies, livestock breeding animals or showmanship. The still exhibit requirement for the livestock exhibitors has been removed. The Quality Assurance & Ethics Awareness Training remains a requirement. Our goal is to have the 2021 Virtual Livestock Show and Auction Guidelines available for exhibitors in late January.
The Santa Maria Fairpark continues to monitor State and Local Guidelines and will keep you informed in the coming months.
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