Santa Barbara Fair & Expo

Posted on Apr 24 by SEASONS Magazine


Courtesy SB Fair & Expo

Courtesy SB Fair & Expo

Get MOOving to the fun and excitement of the 26th annual Santa Barbara Fair & Expo, where memories are made at Earl Warren Showgrounds. The rides excite all attendees and the exhibits inspire all viewers. Anything is possible and the unexpected is expected at this whimsical world of rides, exhibits, food and entertainment!

The rides that twist, twirl, whip and hurl enthuse individuals of all ages. From the Magic Midways of long ago, the fair brings the Grand Ferris Wheel and the Magical Carousel.  Adorable and safe rides for children inspire the capturing of magical memories in the making. New and improved rides include the Pirate Jet, the U Toob Fun House and the Flying bobs. Returning carnival midway favorites include the Giant Wheel, Pole Position Roller Coaster, the Scrambler, the Wave Swinger and many more.

Resisting fried fair food is impossible. The glorious smell of the traditional carnival food tempts food-lover’s taste-buds. Cooking contests are taking place, and attendees do not want to miss out. In addition, free entertainment (music, acrobatics, magic, hypnotist and more) keeps families entertained for hours. Many local bands perform and audiences are left speechless after witnessing the color, rhythm and moves of the many dancing groups, gymnastics groups and other talented performers. Guests will also be inspired by the variety of artwork, crafts, projects, exhibits and demonstrations presented by community. Needlepoint, woodcarving, models, paintings and more are on display.

The fair opens Wednesday, April 29 and runs until Sunday, May 3. For ticket prices, exhibitor information and hours, please call 805/687-0766 or visit

—Elizabeth Sanchez


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