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2024 Fair Board of Directors


Contact: Katie Marzullo
Direct Line 949-257-9089

February 20, 2024

2024 Fair Board of Directors

Watsonville, CA – The Santa Cruz County Fair is pleased to announce its 2024 Board of Directors and leadership.

Rachel Wells is serving as the new President of the Board.

“I’m honored to have been elected Board President by my colleagues, and I’m looking forward to a successful and positive year. I’ve been attending the Santa Cruz County Fair my entire life, including years of competing in the horse show, and I’m very proud to serve on the board and ensure the success and sustainability of the fair and fairgrounds. As a north county resident, I’m also looking forward to expanding our reach and welcoming more community members to the

fairgrounds. I hope you’ll join us for fair-time, upcoming volunteer opportunities, and other exciting events at the fairgrounds. Please feel free to reach out to me at //"> at any time,” says Wells.

Dana McCrae has been elected Vice President.

“Serving on the Fair Board is a distinct honor.  I look forward to supporting our new Board President, Rachel Wells, in achieving the goals she sets for the year. 2024 is going to be another great year for our Santa Cruz County Fair,” says McCrae.

We thank past president, Mike Pruger, for his service to the Board. He has decided to pass the torch.

“After serving on the board for the past eight years, I feel it is time to move on. I thank all the Volunteers, Board Members and Staff for all their hard work these past months and feel confident the fair is in good hands to move forward,” says Pruger.

To meet the full board and see upcoming meeting agendas, please visit the Fair website The 2024 Fair promises to entertain and delight fairgoers! Soon, we’ll be announcing the theme and exciting new events and concerts!

For interview opportunities, please contact Ron Haedicke at or 831-419-8517.

The Santa Cruz County Fair celebrates the rich agricultural history of our community and people and invests heavily in bringing this heritage to our youth.  The 2024 Fair will be held September 11-15, at the Fairgrounds located on Highway 152 just east of Watsonville.  Information on the Fair, and the Fairgrounds - a year-round entertainment and event venue, can be found at