Santa Clara Fair News
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2016 Santa Clara County Fair a Huge Success
August 8, 2016
Preliminary figures show the recently concluded Santa Clara County Fair attracted 16 percent more guests than the 2015 edition. "Any time you can increase attendance by double digits you know you have been blessed with a great year" explained Delana Romero, Executive Director. "I was awed and humbled by the streams of people who came through our gates to have a great day with their friends and families.
Carnival Rides are Moving into the Santa Clara County Fair
August 2, 2016
Various different spinning and twirling carnival rides are arriving for the 2016 Santa Clara County Fair to help bring fair-goers the little bit of extra thrill they are looking for. Don't miss out on your chance to ride the Ferris Wheel along with other rides that are sure to create hours of laughter for the whole family.
Santa Clara County Fair to Host Veterans Fundraiser
July 29, 2016
The Santa Clara County Fair is excited to hold a veteran fundraiser carnival on Friday, August 5, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. to raise money for the "ALL THE WAY HOME" campaign to end homelessness for veterans.
Ed Hebert, General Manager of local auto auction house Adessa, today announced that the Premier Automotive Group will help sponsor the Fair's annual Demolition Derby which this year is raising funds to "Crush Cancer."
Pig races, corndogs, jugglers and becoming a farmer for a day are a few activities students can enjoy with one of the free admission vouchers the Santa Clara County Fair provided to elementary schools across Santa Clara county this year.
Fair Manager Rich Thomas appears on Bay Area Focus
June 9, 2016
Santa Clara County Fair manager Rich Thomas appeared on a recent edition of Bay Area Focus which airs on the local CBS affiliate in the San Francisco/San Jose Bay Area.
Thomas explained the origin and meaning of this year's theme and what guests can expect to see at the 2016 edition of the Fair. The segment can be viewed below:
Full Steam Ahead for the 2016 Santa Clara County Fair
March 8, 2016
Planning is well under way for the 2016 Santa Clara County Fair. The theme "Full Steam Ahead" signals a Fair which will blend all the traditional events the annual Fair offers plus hands on activities under the banner of S. T. E. A. M.
The Fair is Cool -
No Really, There's a Cool Down Area
July 29, 2015
Hot days are no match for the Fair. In order to beat the heat this year, the fair crew equipped a new cool down area where fair-goers can take a moment to sit down, relax and cool off from the heat of the day. The cool down area is located on the shaded back patio of Pavilion Hall adjacent to Christopher Park Stage and Little Hands on the Farm. Just look for the cool colorful banner.
Pink snouts, curly tails and fast legs are barreling into the fairgrounds this year as the All-Alaskan Pig Races prepare to make their debut at the 2015 Santa Clara County Fair.
Visitors to the fair can witness these fast-paced piglets, four at a time, dash and jump through a hurdles course, but don't blink, they're quick. Each show is twenty minutes long and features four races.
July 27, 2015
Rocking out with orange pigtails out, the kid's pop-rock stage show Twinkle Time will return to the Santa Clara County Fair.
Starring Twinkle sporting her signature bright orange pigtails, and her two best friends Happy, a clumsy and shy bookworm that loves science, and Lil Hoopz, who is blissfully aloof and loves anything sports or competitive. The trio performs wearing wacky colored clothing, and puts on a show that will get kids and parents jumping to their feet to dance and sing along.
July 23, 2015
Fast dogs, hot dogs and chili dogs return for their second year. Wienerschnitzel will host the Wiener Nationals along with a new hotdog eating contest at the 2015 Santa Clara County Fair.
Fair-goers who compete in the hot dog eating contest have the opportunity to win a year's worth of chili dogs. "Contestants can come to the fair this year, eat a whole bunch of hot dogs in order to win a whole bunch of chili dogs," said Travis Hall, advertising director of the event.
July 22, 2015
"Raise 'em up, Raise 'em up, Raise 'em up high!" will ring throughout the Santa Clara Fairgrounds Thursday night as country music artist, Austin Webb, performs at the Santa Clara County Fair.
Hailing from South Carolina, Webb launched into the spotlight after winning a local song writing competition. He moved to Nashville after a bad break-up, and his winning-demo reached the hands of Grammy award-winning producer Bryon Gallimore who offered him a publishing deal.
Santa Clara County Fair Honored
January 21, 2015
The 2014 Santa Clara County Fair has been honored by the Western Fairs Association (WFA) for marketing excellence. This marks the third consecutive year the reborn Fair has received accolades. WFA membership is made up of more than 800 fairs, festivals and related businesses located in the Western United States and Canada.
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Waves of Support at the Junior Livestock Auction
August 3, 2014
Hundreds of students from around the county felt waves of support from buyers during the junior livestock auction at the 70th Santa Clara County Fair. These buyers increased the value of winning bids by offering to add more dollars or "add-ons" than the fair has ever seen.
Past Showmen Rewarded for their Passion at the County Fair
August 3, 2014
Six individuals were awarded the Western Fairs' Association Blue Ribbon Award during the junior livestock auction held Sunday at the 70th Santa Clara County Fair.
Supervisor Cortese Commends 70th Santa Clara County Fair
August 3, 2014
During a break at the Santa Clara County Fair's Junior Livestock Auction, Third District Supervisor Dave Cortese presented a commendation to Delana Romero, Executive Director of the Santa Clara Fairgrounds.
The entertainment duo known as Scotty and Trink will host a benefit show at the Santa Clara County Fair on Saturday August 2, for Elisa Hays, a fellow fair entertainer who was critically injured in an automobile accident this past March. Donate Online
Santa Clara County Fair Honors Don Silacci
February 17, 2014
The Santa Clara County Fair has honored one of its longest serving directors. South County resident Don Silacci was presented the Western Fairs Association (WFA) Blue Ribbon Award at the annual volunteer appreciation lunch. For Silacci the award celebrates a lifetime love affair.