Atletli Morales is ensconced in a lemon-shaped booth along Fiesta Lane this week as she prepares a customer's beverage order at the Santa Cruz County Fair. (Shmuel Thaler - Santa Cruz Sentinel)

WATSONVILLE — Visitors from around the county and beyond on Saturday flocked to the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds in Watsonville to enjoy spectacles such as “Twinkle Time” and the magic of captain Jack Spareribs, carnival rides, unusual collections, pig races, livestock auctions, equestrian competitions and fair food classics such as corn dogs, turkey legs, kettle corn and other more unconventional fares.

“The fair is just a great community gathering, and it’s always family-friendly,” said Caitlyn Blackstormof Santa Cruz who’d visited the fair every day since Wednesday. “And the cinnamon rolls are so good. They are the best cinnamon rolls I’ve ever had.”

Atletli Morales is ensconced in a lemon-shaped booth along Fiesta Lane this week as she prepares a customer’s beverage order at the Santa Cruz County Fair. (Shmuel Thaler – Santa Cruz Sentinel) 

The wide selection of sweet and savory treats draws many to the fair, which closes its five-day run on Sunday, such as Evan Ochoa de Leon of Watsonville who was visiting with his grandmother Maggie de Leon and her 7-year-old grandson Samuel Duran who loves the food, animals and carnival games.

“We try to come every year,” said  Ochoa de Leon. “It’s a good time and we always take advantage of the opportunity to bring the family together.”

San Francisco residents Martha and Tim Singleton had never been to the Santa Cruz County Fair and were thoroughly enjoying their time away from the big city. The couple came to support their friend who had some award-winning squash on display.

“We came to see how well their squash did, and we just love this fair. It’s such a throwback,” said Martha Singleton. “I am excited to see the quilts and the All Alaskan Racing Pigs.”

All the furry and feathered creatures are also a huge draw for people at the fair such as Prunedale …read more

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