The No. 1 Reason that the Fairgrounds Foundation is so successful is its dedicated, smart, and fun-loving Volunteers!

There are many opportunities for volunteering with the Foundation. Two special events – the Crab Feed the first Saturday of March and the Holiday Craft and Gift Fair the first Friday, Saturday and Sunday each December. The annual Santa Cruz County Fair each September. Additionally we carry the ABC License and have the contract with the Santa Cruz County Fair for the sale of liquor on the fairgrounds so we provide beverage service at more than 300 events annually.

The Board of Directors is all volunteers as are the board committees of Membership, Volunteers, Marketing and Communications, and Donor Relations.

Volunteers can participate with skills they already have or learn something new. If you like to meet and greet guests, set up for events, use social media, sell merchandise, plan events, serve alcohol (must be 21 or older), use a cash register, create marketing and business plans, help with administrative work, take pictures and have fun, contact us!