Santa Barbara Fair & Expo
Imagine the thrill of winning a blue ribbon at the Fair for a special talent! Visit the entries at the 24th annual Santa Barbara Fair & Expo. See special displays of homemade foods, wine, beer, arts and crafts, horticulture and fine arts. Items are showcased in the Warren Hall, Exhibitor Building Hall and throughout the Fair & Expo.
In Warren Hall, artisans and craftspeople will hold ongoing, informal demonstrations on scrapbooking (Creative Memories), Bunka (Adult Education instructors and students), hook rugging, painting and clay (Color Me Mine), wool spinning, kitchen products (Pampered Chef), Mary Kay, aurora imaging, Santa Barbara Public Library's Adult Literacy program and much more.
In the Exhibitor Building Hall, kids will have the opportunity to experience all kinds of fun things that are going on right here in our community. Here your children can show off their creative side. There is a place for everything from pottery to photography and designing to painting. If you are interested in having your children participate, please check out more information on our Exhibitor page. Your kids won't want to miss the Interactive Displays, this is something you will have to see to believe.
A big highlight of the Santa Barbara Fair & Expo is the Cooking Contest, which takes place in Warren Hall. Here's a chance to enter a treasured recipe, watch the judging and take part in all of the fun. There are categories for both youth and adult entrants. Contestants receive free fair admission with any pre-entry in the Fair & Expo Cooking Contests. Please see the Handbook for details, or download the entry form below.
Wednesday, April 24: Walk of Fame Chocolate Surprise, 7:00pm
Thursday, April 25: Peanut Butter Cookies, 7:00pm
Friday, April 26: Oscar Winning Brownies, 7:00pm
Saturday, April 27: Chili, 1:30pm; Chocolate Chip Cookies, 3:00pm
Sunday, April 28: Lasagna, 1:30pm; Bar Cookies, 3:00pm
It's easy to register your talent using our Entry Handbook. You can access sections of the Handbook by clicking on the downloadable forms below. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to read these forms, which is available free by clicking here.
A printed handbook is also available at the Earl Warren Administration Office. We are open Monday through Friday from 8-5pm. Our office is located near the east entrance (Gate A) accessible from Las Positas Rd. Phone 805.687.0766.