About Christine Candelaria

Christine Candelaria is a local mom of four who enjoys sharing her Santa Cruz adventures. You can follow her #santacruzlife on Instagram at @theaumsmama.

A Call for Entries: How to Participate in the Santa Cruz County Fair

The Santa Cruz County Fair

The Santa Cruz County Fair will take place September 13-17, ushering in the fall season with five days of carnival games and rides, racing pigs and wild turkey stampedes, endless deep-fried food options, and our favorite—exhibition halls filled with local community talent.

Each year, the fair receives hundreds of entries from county residents, young and old, vying for bragging rights and blue ribbons on their homemade and homegrown goods, artwork, and collections.

If you or your child has created something, there’s a good chance you can and should enter it into the fair, and we’re here to help you get those entries in on time. [Read more…]

This Weekend in Santa Cruz: July 13th – 16th, 2017

We’re kicking off the weekend early with a couple of Thursday events we think you’ll love—a popup picnic and a 5 year business anniversary extravaganza.

Summer Festival season continues with celebrations of beer, art, and wine at multiple venues, plus more beer and all things fermented at Sunday’s Fermentation Festival.

Top it off with a family-friendly carnival, dog-friendly community walk, and youth-friendly hangout and movie screening, and that’s a wrap! Enjoy your weekend!

See our picks for the top events each day this weekend:

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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: July 7th – 9th, 2017

Without a doubt, this weekend’s main event takes place on Sunday with an epic celebration of the life of Jack O’Neill paddle out.

The first weekend of July also brings First Friday festivities, Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s season opener, and a truly unique event in the forest of Bonny Doon.

See our picks for the top events each day this weekend:

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