Santa Barbara Fair & Expo

April 26th - 30th, 2023



Entertainment for All Ages

Make plans to enjoy some great talent on the Fair & Expo Stages. Music, illusions, dancing, magic and more will keep you and your family entertained for hours!

Entertainment is mostly made up of community members, we try our best to accommodate as many as possible and give them the deserved credit.  This schedule is subject to change to ensure everyone can participate. Thank you for your understanding.

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Extensive Carnival Midway

Get ready for some fun adventures in the exciting Carnival Midway. With more than 30 rides and attractions, you are guaranteed to have a blast!
Carnival Midway provide by Butler Amusements Inc.

Farm Animals

Many farm animals are in the livestock area. Goats, Sheep, Pigs, Steers and many other animals are on display along with interactive displays highlighting agriculture and livestock.

Please download the corresponding form.
Entry forms may be mailed, hand delivered or emailed to the Showgrounds Administration Office - email (



Please do not send demos or PR info with applications.  All acts being considered must send in an application!
‍Earl Warren ShowgroundsFair Entertainment
3400 Calle Real Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Fax (805) 569-5595 Or Email Us

Please note that the performances are on community stages and there are NO payments for these acts. Thank you for your interest in this year’s Fair and Expo.

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Thrills, excitement, entertainment and memories that will last a lifetime.

Santa Barbara Fair and Expo is a non-smoking fair. Smoking will not be permitted in the fair, concession areas, carnival midway, livestock barns or exhibit areas.


Youth Exhibits & Activities

Set your course for the Exhibit Building.  You will enjoy artwork, photography, pottery and many other projects entered by the cool kids from our community. as well as exhibits and of local foods, wine & beer, arts & crafts, horticulture and fine arts displays.

Free Off-Site Parking & Trolley Ride

Start your Santa Barbara Fair & Expo experience with a thrilling ride on the Santa Barbara Trolley from one of our convenient off-site parking lots. It’s fun, hassle-free, safe, and, best of all…totally free!
Trolley runs every half hour on the hour, starts 30min. before opening and last trolley 30min. after closing.
Bishop Diego High School - 4000 La Colina Rd.
La Cumbre Junior High - 2255 Modoc Rd.

Limited on-site parking available for $20/day.



If you are interested in participating in the 2023 Expo, please complete an appropriate application with a complete listing of products and pricing for commercial, and menus and prices for food vendors. New vendors need to attach a recent photograph of your booth to your application. Booth spaces are all outside.
The fee for a commercial space is $450.00 for a 10 x 10″ booth and $850.00 for a 10 x 20″. The fee for food vendors is 22% of gross sales. All vendors must supply liability insurance. Food vendors must also obtain a Santa Barbara County Health Permit. Exhibitors returning from the prior year will have priority in regards to space assignment.

It is important that your application be sent in as soon as possible to allow ample time for review. Due to the size of our event, we limit similar/duplicate products. We have a limited number of RV spaces available for $250.00 for five days. We look forward to hearing from you. Please call Jennifer, 805 687-0766 or e-mail for more information.

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