Santa Barbara Fair and Expo

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“Back to the 50’s” 
April 26-30, 2017 at Earl Warren Showgrounds.

Stay tuned Daddy-o, we’ll be right back with lots of Fifty’s Style Fair and Expo fun!

Screaming Carnival Rides, Farm Animals, Fair Food, Cool Entertainment and more hip family style enjoyment are ready for your visit. The Fair is the coolest place in town, guaranteed to make you happy and make memories that will last forever!

50’s Rock and Roll is Here to Stay!
Santa Barbara has had a love affair with Rock & Roll since the middle of the century! Captain Cardiac will get you dancing to that old time Rock & Roll on the Fair & Expo’s opening night: Wednesday, April 26.  Ernie and the Emperors has performed at Earl Warren Showgrounds with Jackie Wilson, Bobby Vinton and other noteworthy musicians. They will return home to play at the Santa Barbara Fair and Expo on Thursday, April 27. Rock and Roll is here to stay Daddy-0!

Tons of Fun for the Little Ones!
Your children will have a wonderful time as they ride on a real Pony and see the exotic animals in the Petting Zoo. The Kid’s Carnival will excite and delight you and your children. You’ll hoot with laughter at the All Alaskan Racing Pigs as they run around the track, jump the hurdles and compete for the honor of being the fastest little piggy of all.

Entertainment for all Ages!  
Set your dial for some great talent on the Bandstand Stage and the Sock Hop Stage. Music, Illusions, Dancing, Magic and more will keep you and your family entertained for hours!

Click here to download 2017 Santa Barbara Fair and Expo Schedule

Youth Exhibits and Activities
Tune into Pleasantville (Exhibit Building) and enjoy the interactive displays. You will enjoy artwork, photography, pottery and many other projects entered by the cool kids from our community.

Exhibits and Demonstrations
Cruise over to Happy Days Hall  (Warren Hall) to see the expo showcase of local foods, wine & beer, arts & crafts, horticulture and fine arts displays.

Cooking Contests
Calling all Cooks! Enter one of the daily Cooking Contests. You will love tasting free samples of the featured desserts, appetizers and other scrumptious foods in the Fair & Expo Cooking Contests.

Farm Animals abound in the Livestock area! Goats, Chickens, Alpacas, Bunnies and many other animals are on display along with interactive displays highlighting Agriculture and Livestock.

Mid Century Carnival Midway
All you cool cats and dolls get ready for some screaming adventures in the exciting Mid Century Carnival Midway. With more than 30 rides and attractions, you will have a blast!

Be there or be Square!  For complete info on how to enter in all areas of the Fair, or how to volunteer at the Fair please visit the Exhibitor page on this website or call 687-0766.

Follow the 50’s Roadmap for a hip trip down the Freeway of Fun! ! For thrills, excitement and entertainment your fun loving family will dig, with memories that will last forever…cruise on over to the Santa Barbara Fair and Expo , the hippest joint in town!

To keep you cool Santa Barbara Fair and Expo is a non-smoking fair. Smoking will not be permitted in the fair, concession areas, carnival midway, livestock barns or exhibit areas.


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