With the 2023 Santa Maria Valley Strawberry Festival now in the books, organizers are looking forward to the annual Santa Barbara County Fair.
The Strawberry Festival took place April 28-30 at the Santa Maria Fairpark.
According to the Fairpark, the three-day event was a "sweet success" with more than 30,000 attendees. The festival included more than 80 vendors, a carnival, classic car show, live entertainment, and strawberry tastings. New this year were a chalk festival and Vitalant blood drive.
The 130th Santa Barbara County Fair takes place July 12-16, with presale tickets available starting June 9.
This year's theme is "Adventure Awaits."
For information about registering to show at the fair or applying for a vendor space, click here.