September 12-16, 2018
During the Santa Cruz County Fair, the Agricultural History Project presents “Yesterday’s Farm”. We open our doors to showcase our museum, restoration barns, farm implements and host activities to help teach kids and adults alike about what farming and ranching was like in the past. You may expect to see farm animals such as chickens, rabbits, goats, sheep and Clydesdale draft horses. The Early Day Gas Engine and Tractor Association will have their collection on display. Old-fashioned cooking demonstrations will take place all week long. Check the schedule to catch a demo on making bread from hand ground wheat. Don’t miss out on the wheat-thrashing demo, which replicates how it was done in the 1800’s. The Codiga Center & Museum, will host the Hand Spun & Woven exhibit for the county fair. Every day of the fair, we sponsor a tractor parade at 6:30 p.m., through the fairgrounds to show off our antique tractor collection.