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Yesterday’s Farm

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.

Volunteers are needed for three-hour shifts during fair operating hours.  Fair admission and parking will be provided.
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Agricultural History Project
Center & Museum

2601 East Lake Avenue
Watsonville, California 95076

Open EVERY 2nd Saturday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. for Second Saturday on the Farm

Tuesday - Saturday by Appointment Only
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Call (831) 724-5898 or (831) 566-2817

Group tours may be arranged in advance by appointment.

Facilities are handicapped accessible.

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and major holidays.