• 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

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!

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For vendor information, click here.

pumpkin contest fairgrounds entryway

How are you connected with the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds? We would LOVE if you would share your story with us regarding your connection to the fair, the fairgrounds and how it may have impacted your life through your participation and interactions at our unique venue! We are holding a contest – open to anyone who would like to submit a written entry (approximately 250 words or so) explaining why you love our fair and fairgrounds and describing your connection to this place.  Story details could include your past entries in the fair, using the fairgrounds to host an event, attending various events held here on the fairgrounds and how those interactions and participations have impacted you. Please feel free to submit pictures of your favorite fair memory that goes along with your story.  Please submit your story to info@sccfheritage.org.

janelleThe 2015 Fair is only two months from now and it’s time once again for the annual Heritage Hog Fundraising Program. Each year we select a youth to raise the Heritage Hog for the Santa Cruz County Fair Livestock Auction on Saturday, September 19 and ask the community to donate to the Heritage Hog beginning now and culminating with bids for the Heritage Hog at the Livestock Auction. Your tax-deductible donations support projects at the Fairgrounds.

This year Janell Moules has been selected to raise the Heritage Hog for the Livestock Auction and for raising this hog, she will receive a $1,000 scholarship. The Santa Cruz County Fair is the home for many youth activities in our area including 4-H, FFA, Junior Fair Board, Junior Livestock, little league, horsemanship, youth exhibit programs, 2nd Saturday on the Farm and other community events that focus on youth. We are proud that all of these programs help our kids learn leadership, teamwork and community participation. The Santa Cruz County Fair is one place that our youth can showcase their accomplishments. Most of the 350 events scheduled on the Fairgrounds this year benefit our youth.

Most take place on weekends. Last year the main well for the Fairgrounds quit. So we used 2014 Heritage Hog donations to remove the old pipes and replace them with new ones, install a new well pump and a computer monitoring system to inform us of problems and water usage. The new monitoring system demonstrates that the current water tanks only store enough water to supply the Fairgrounds for about 3 ••• hours during peak demand – not nearly enough for busy times on the Fairgrounds, especially weekends and the annual fair. Clearly, we need more storage for water. Your Donation today will help with the $100,000 needed to purchase two Water Storage Tanks placed on Permanent Foundations By using the enclosed form or going online at sccfheritage.org to donate you will help us reach this goal and ensure that we can continue to provide great services to our community – and to our youth. Donors will be a Guest of Honor at the Livestock Auction on Saturday, September 19 and invited to the Heritage Foundation Hospitality Suite and Special Preview of the 2015 Fair on Tuesday evening, September 15. Will you please HELP us help our youth and our community? To donate to this great cause, click here.

Thank you!

Julie Oliver
Jeannie Kegebein Heritage Hog Chairperson President

More About Janell:

This will be her 9th hog she has raised. She showed her first hog in 2007 and raised 6 dairy cows/heifers and 1 steer.  This year will be her last Fair showing animals. Janell was a member of 4-H for 7 years and is now an independent, involved with church and Portuguese events.

Janell plans to attend Folsom Junior College and then either Sacramento State or CSU Stanislaus, majoring in elementary education with an agriculture focus.