22nd Annual S.B. Fair and Expo

This year's theme is "The Land of Ahhhs."

When: Sunday, May 1, 2011, time TBA

Where: Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara

Cost: Free - $7

Age limit: All ages

Categories: Special Events


"The Land of Ahhhs" with action-packed carnival rides, bewitching fair food, and enchanting farm animals waiting for you!

Follow the yellow brick road to “The Land of Ahhhs" for the 22nd annual Santa Barbara Fair & Expo, April 27-May 1, 2011 at the Earl Warren Showgrounds. It's a happy place that will put a smile on your face! – Action-packed Carnival Rides, Bewitching Fair Food and Enchanting Farm Animals are waiting for you!

“Land of Ahhhhs” Look-alike Contest on opening day, Wednesday, April 27. Everybody who dresses as one of the characters from “The Wizard of Oz” will be admitted to the fair free. Scarecrow, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, Dorothy, Glinda or Wicked Witch costumes will compete for best costume in the Kansas Dust Bowl. (full costume only, masks don’t count, no real dogs please) Sponsored by Univision.

Your wildest dreams will come true in the Carnival Midway. With more than 30 rides and attractions, you won’t have time to worry about Lions and Tigers and Bears. (Oh my!) Don’t miss the Solar Powered Carousel, only in “The Land of AHHHS”

Your children will think they are dreaming 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 the 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 this side of Kansas. You never sausage a show!

Stop along the way to relax and enjoy some great entertainment on the "Flying Monkey Stage" and the "Behind the Curtain Stage". Music, Dancing, Magic and more will keep you and your family entertained for hours! You’ll want to return to "The Land of Ahhhhs" again and again.

Visit "Emerald City" (Warren Hall) to see the expo showcase of local foods, wine & beer, arts & crafts, horticulture and fine arts displays. You will love tasting free samples of the featured desserts, appetizers and other scrumptious foods in the Fair & Expo Cooking Contest, offered daily at Emerald City.

The "Kansas Dust Bowl" Arena showcases Power Lifting Championships, Jose Manuel Figueroa and his horse show, Michael Jackson Tribute Concert, “The Land of Ahhhhs” Costume Contest and many more surprises. Visit Auntie Em's Farm and see cattle, goats, sheep and poultry as they compete for blue ribbons.

Don’t head for home until you take your family to visit "Munchkin Land". (Exhibit Building) Here, you will enjoy the interactive displays. You will also be able to see artwork, photography, pottery and many other projects entered by children from our community. For complete info on how to enter in all areas of the Fair, please visit the Exhibitor page on this website or call 687-0766.

So if you're ready for some magical fun that will satisfy your whole family, click your heels together and say "There's no place like the Santa Barbara Fair & Expo". Pre-sale tickets are on sale now so give us a call to get yours, and we'll see you over the Rainbow at the Santa Barbara Fair & Expo, "The Land of Ahhhhs"!

April 27 - May 1

Phone: 805-687-0766

Event posted April 26, 2011
Last updated April 26, 2011


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