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Santa maria fairpark

Within easy reach of our historic Inn, Santa Maria Fairpark is comprised of several indoor and outdoor venues. The largest is the Convention Center, which is designed for everything from conventions and banquets to trade shows. More intimate meetings and banquets are the domain of the Park Plaza Building and the Fountain Pavilion. You can catch a concert or a wide variety of athletic competitions at Minetti Arena, a sizeable outdoor space accommodating over 6,000 fans. One of the most popular events held at Santa Maria Fairpark is the Santa Barbara County Fair, which takes place every July.


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  • Santa Barbara County Fair
  • Santa Maria Valley Strawberry Festival
  • Kid's Festival


  • Trade Shows
  • Conventions 
  • Banquets
  • Meetings
  • Concerts
  • Athletic Competitions


  • What Goes On at the Santa Maria Valley Strawberry Festival?

    This annual event, which kicks off the strawberry season every April, will not disappoint in the things to do department. Take advantage of cooking demonstrations, strawberry tastings, and desert eating contests. You'll also delight in wildlife exhibits, pony rides, a carnival with lots of attractions, and a carnival just for little ones. And speaking of kids, they'll definitely want to take a ride on Cowboy Ken's trackless train tour.
  • What will I experience at the Santa Barbara County Fair?

    Expect to see and do a lot of fun and interesting things during this annual July gathering. Enjoy concerts and top-tier musical acts like Miranda Lambert and Boyz II Men. You'll also have access to a myriad of rides along with such popular events as a country rodeo, junior livestock auction, and destruction derby.  What's more, there will a multitude of exhibits with art, flowers, photography, award-winning wines, and an assortment of tasty jams and jellies.

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