Fund-a-Need is a project the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds Foundation does each year starting at the Crab Feed and continuing until completed. We’ve added picnic tables, benches, lights and light poles in past years. We thank all that have helped in those campaigns.


This year the project is PORTABLE LIVESTOCK PENS.

Portable Livestock Pens allow for maximum use of the Barn and other areas where Livestock is shown and sheltered. During the annual fair we use all of the pens the Fairgrounds currently owns and borrow additional pens from other fairs. However, during the recent fires when our Fairgrounds was the home to evacuated animals, more pens were needed but were in use at other fairs for evacuations. To be ready for whatever comes our way – we need to add this new additional group of pens to the Fairgrounds Inventory.



Click the button below and make your donation to the Fairgrounds Foundation for this Fund-a-Need Project. Pens are $400 each (which includes all the panels and gate section for each pen and shipping costs. Your donation can be for a whole pen or any amount towards this project. It all helps makes the purchase possible of the 68 Pens we need! We already have a donation from Santa Cruz Naturals towards this project to get us started.

Please help make this project a success. Click and Donate Today!