2018 will celebrate 127 years of the Santa Barbara County Fair, celebrating "Cowboys and Carousels!"
Each year, thousands of visitors attend the Santa Barbara County Fair. The Fair showcases the community’s interests and talents, offering a unique assortment of activities to do and see.
From jams and jellies, to pies, photography, homemade quilts and floriculture, the Santa Barbara County Fair provides visitors with an interesting mix of both community oriented and educational fun. The Fair also feature award winning wines, fine art, and plenty of entertainment, including a destruction derby. This agriculturally oriented county fair features the State's largest junior livestock auction, along with plenty of other plant and animal based agricultural exhibits.
The Fair offers a variety of FREE (with paid admission) interactive, kid friendly shows and educational exhibits. Free attractions also includes many local and “big-name” musical artists each year, such as Gabriel Iglesias, Leanne Rimes and Dwight Yoakam, all FREE with your paid admission into the Fair.
There are plenty of carnival rides, animals, petting zoos, pony rides and of course, lots of fantastic fair food in a wholesome, old-fashioned atmosphere for the whole family to enjoy!