S itting on 105 beautiful acres, the Santa Cruz Event Center is located between the Monterey Bay and the Santa Cruz Mountains. Each fall the Event Center is known throughout the area by its first name, The Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds.
The Event Center is an attractive venue for Trade Shows, Home Shows, RV Shows and Sales, Horse Shows and Equestrian Events, Team Building, Weddings, Dances, Quinceañeras, Concerts and Festivals, Auto Shows and Sales, Fund Raisers, and many other indoor or outdoor events. The Event Center offers over 30,000 square feet under roof, twenty acres of lawn and outdoor space, plus thirty acres of parking.
In addition to the main facilities, the Event Center is home to the three ring Equestrian Center, Historic Rodgers House, Paddy Smith Park, and the working Agricultural History Museum. Most of these areas are available for rent and make a special setting for your very special gathering.
The Event Center is located on Highway 152 between Highway 101 and coastal route Hwy 1. It is also served by Watsonville Airport (WVI) for private aircraft and both San Jose (SJC) and Monterey (MRY) airports with scheduled air carrier service.