Get Ready for Fair Season

San Benito County Fair entries are due Sept. 9

Gearing up for fair season means getting your horse in shape, perfecting a few family recipes, framing your photos and more.

Our county takes great pride in the San Benito County Fair and especially the joy of seeing youth take part in its wide range of events. It is an opportunity to compete on a local level in your area of interest. 

The fair halls will be full of homemade baked goods, creative designs of clothing and textiles, handy crafts, homemade beer and wine, pies and preserved foods that are unique to the county.

Walking around the grounds, guests will come upon outstanding photography, fine arts, floriculture and even literary arts,

The 2016 San Benito County Fair begins with the Fair Horse Show activities from Sept. 23-26, prior to the start of the fair. The Fair Horse Show includes cutting horse and stock horse events. 

County Fair events go from Sept. 29 through Oct. 2.  There is always a wide selection of activities at the fair including livestock shows, various entertainment, food vendors, commercial exhibitors, amusements, the Taste of San Benito, Heritage Foundation activities, and more. The theme this year is "Blue Ribbon Memories."

The San Benito County Fair office may be reached at 628-3421 or visit the office at 9000 Airline Highway for ticket purchase or information about the fair.

All fair entries must be submitted by 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9

The San Benito County Fair Entry Guidebook  and the Handbook with Exhibition Categories are available online.    




Leslie David

Leslie David is a Bay Area independent reporter/producer and is a BenitoLink founding board member. She has produced for radio, television, newspaper and magazines in both California and Wyoming. She was with KRON-TV News in San Francisco as camera-woman, editor and field producer, where she won the Commonwealth Club's Thomas Storke Award with Linda Yee for their series on the Aids Epidemic. She started as a small market news reporter shooting her own 16mm film at KEYT-TV Santa Barbara. Leslie lives on a ranch with her family in San Benito County.