Kathy Miramontes, Atticus Ortiz, Justin Delgado, and Axel Miramontes. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Volmer.

Schools & Education

Jefferson School students win county fair photography competition

They took photographs to express their feelings during and after lockdown.

Blake (left) and Tyler Abercrombie with Decimal the pig. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Children and Youth

Tyler Abercrombie and a pricey pig

Members of the local agriculture community give a big send-off to a 4-H youth at the San Benito County Fair.

San Benito County Fair. Photo by Robert Eliason.


San Benito County Fair plans a three-day run- with a few restrictions

The deadline for competition entries is coming up on Sept 9.

San Benito County Fair. File photo.


Congressmen Panetta co-introduces bipartisan legislation to preserve agricultural fairs

If approved, the legislation would provide $500 million in grant funding.

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No bird shows at San Benito County Fair after disease outbreak

After Virulent Newcastle disease appears in several Southern California counties, poultry will be missing from Northern California fairs this year.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.


Public Health gives steps to prevent illness from animal exhibits

As community members set out to enjoy the summer fair season, attendees should take precautionary infection control steps when coming into contact with animals.

Teri Valera and Luis Garcia at the Hulu Hut serving up Filipino food.


Fair wraps up its 92nd year

Attendance for the four-day event was nearly 17,500

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Fun for all at the county fair

Annual community event was the place to be in San Benito County on Saturday.



The fun continues on Day 2 of county fair

Friday was Senior Day, with Saturday's schedule highlighted by the Quilts of Honor ceremony for local military veterans

San Benito County Fair


County fair an annual fall tradition

Day 1 of the four-day event starts the festivities at the Bolado Park Fairgrounds

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Hollister teen chosen to design 2017 San Benito Saddle Horse Show poster

Abigail Dunnivan was recently chosen as the artist for the 2017 Saddle Horse Show poster



Opportunities to Shine at the San Benito County Fair

Entries for county fair, which runs in late September and early October, are due by Friday, Sept. 9

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San Benito County Fair winners list published

Hundreds of participants recognized for their skills at the annual county fair

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Vets receive quilts on Military Appreciation Day at the county fair

Quilts of Honor program celebrates the service of local veterans; also, Rebecca Wolf and Romaldo Martin among the volunteers recognized for service to the fair



County Fair gets rolling

Four-day event kicks off with performance by rising country singer Dallas Smith. For weekend schedules, click links in the slideshow.