.Santa Cruz in Photos: Fair Food Favorites, Minus the Fair

Willie Madaus, owner of Country Fair Cinnamon Rolls, hands Connie Vasquez of Watsonville her order at the first-ever drive-thru fair food sale at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds.

The Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds over the next two weekends will continue hosting its drive-thru fair food sale Sept. 11-13 and again Sept. 18-20 from 11am to sundown.

The annual fair was canceled in June because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The drive-thru fair food sale offers a chance to not miss out on classic fair food such as corn dogs, funnel cakes, Greek food, cinnamon rolls and deep-fried Oreos, among other fair favorites.

Drive-thru events are also one of the few opportunities that fairgrounds across the state have had to recover lost revenue.


See more from the Santa Cruz in Photos series.

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Tarmo Hannula
Tarmo Hannula has been the lead photographer with The Pajaronian newspaper in Watsonville since 1997. He also reports on a wide range of topics, including police, fire, environment, schools, the arts and events. A fifth generation Californian, Tarmo was born in the Mother Lode of the Sierra (Columbia) and has lived in Santa Cruz County since the late 1970s. He earned a BA from UC Santa Cruz and has traveled to 33 countries.
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