• Rear side of Crosetti Hall and site of the new event equipment housing facility.

  • Conceptual Image, Proposed Water Storage

  • New Patio Connection

  • The new SCCFHF Office

Link to Purchase Your Tickets


The Foundation has found Fresh Crabs for You!

We have 35 Seats available for the Crab Feed tomorrow night!

Call 831-713-8740 to reserve your seats


The annual Crab Feed is Saturday, March 5th at 6:00pm and you will have FRESH crab!

Thank You, Crab Feed Sponsors!

Bay Federal Credit Union

Chuck Allen, KW Ag & Commercial Real Estate Co

El Mercado Popular

Mid Coast Engineers

Santa Cruz County Bank

Fresh crabs, chicken, chowder and all the trimmings! Silent and Live Auctions, dancing to No Respect, and fun with friends and family. The annual Santa Cruz County Fair Heritage Foundation Crab Feed is a sold-out event each year, so reserve your seats today!

Proceeds from the event assists with the maintenance and upgrading of facilities at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds. Frank Zorra and others on the volunteer kitchen team are the heroes of the evening, as they skillfully cook more than 1,000 pounds of crab and 250 halves of chicken to satisfy the hunger of 500 attendees to the Feed.

Auctioneer Terry Medina is sure to liven up the auction of some extraordinary items such as:

  • Exclusive Dinner in Heritage Hall for 24 people. The evening features a full bar, hors d’oeuvres and a Heritage-style dinner with hospitality you will always remember
  • Multi-Course Italian Dinner for 8 carefully prepared by Martha Muzzi and Judy Nielsen for you and 7 friends
  • Week’s vacation in Cabo San Lucas for 2 with Round trip air flight
  • Reservations at your favorite Pajaro Valley events. 2016 Ag History Dinner, Testicle Festival, 2017 Chamber Dinner, & 2017 Crab Feed
  • Custom-Creation Dinner for Eight. Prepared by Bill & Lynn Gonzales


So — call several friends to help you bid on these dinners and book your reservations at the same table.

Make your reservations Now! This event sells out quickly!

Santa Cruz County Fair Heritage Foundation Annual Crab Feed

Date:   Saturday, March 5

Time: 6:00pm

Where: Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds Crosetti Hall

Reservations: $64.29/person

Reason: To have FUN supporting your Fairgrounds!




Santa and Mrs. Claus at Holiday Gift & Craft Fair

Dear Friends:
As we near the end of 2015, we want to thank the community for its very generous support of the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds this year.

Your support helped the Fairgrounds host over 400 special events this year and attract many diverse events, including new ones such as the Burrito Bash, the National Association of College & University Food Service Show, and the CAL State Regional 6 Horse Show.


Salute during the Fair

Salute during the Fair Crosetti Building decorated Burrito Bash Santa and Mrs. Claus for a wedding Small Dog Contest at Holiday Gift & Craft Fair.

Your generous support of the Heritage Foundation’s fund raising efforts contributed to the continued improvements on the Fairgrounds, the success of our Heritage Hog scholarship program, the water tank improvements, and the overall maintenance of the facilities.

“It was an honor, a privilege and fun to raise this year’s Heritage Hog” — JANELL MOULES


Crosetti Building decorated for a wedding

We are asking you today to consider a year end gift to support our continuing efforts to improve the Fairgrounds.

Funding is needed to:
• Purchase much need equipment for general improvement projects
• Continue the water system improvements for community emergency efforts
• Paint the Harvest Building


Burrito Bash Small Dog Contest

“As a longtime supporter, I am very pleased with the financial decisions of the Foundation to improve these facilities for the entire community.”
— KEVIN LARKIN, New Board Member of the Foundation

To donate please click above on Donation Now or you can mail your check to the Santa Cruz County Fair Heritage Foundation at P.O. Box 1806, Freedom, CA 985019.

All donations will be used to improve your Fairgrounds!

Mark your calendars to get to the Heritage Holiday Craft & Gift Fair this year.

  • December 4th, 5th, & 6th
  • Friday, Noon to 8PM
  • Saturday & Sunday, 10AM to 4PM
  • Visit with Santa!
  • Plenty of gift ideas for everyone on your list!
  • Bring the family and spend the day!
  • Great food being served from two kitchens!

Check back here for updates!

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