2013 Fair Theme: Memories, Music and Magic

Santa Barbara County Fair ~ 2013


There are two editions of the Santa Barbara County Fair. One is in the city of Santa Barbara, and the other is about seventy miles north in the city of Santa Maria. The photographs here are from the Santa Maria event.

Light at the Frank Marciel Pavilion is dim but very nice. Getting a clear, uncluttered view is the primary challenge (unless, of course, you're one of the people trying to control a disinterested animal). Nevertheless, below are several satisfying images of some fine and capable lads and lasses showing goats and sheep.

With a bit of a head and chest cold, I did not stay for photography at dusk, which is generally ideal for the midway. Still, I captured a few frames of the kids enjoying good times. They are so expressive! Plus, it's been a long time since I've seen so many kids in one place who were not staring at a cell phone.

At the Livestock Pavilion

Portrait of a 4H Girl Eyes on the Judge Animal Control Frank Marciel Pavilion
Leading a Goat Concentration In Good Hands A Girl and A Goat Satisfied

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At the Midway

Comin' to Gitcha! No Remorse Too Much Fun
A Boy on a Mission Colorful Pair Bubble Trouble Girls in the Wind

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