Without carnivals, grownups could only relive their childhoods by wearing oversize trench coats and pretending to be two kids pretending to be an adult. Step right up to this Groupon.
- $12 for 30 carnival-ride tickets or one unlimited-ride bracelet (up a $29 value)
Fair-goers have a choice between 30 ride tickets or a wristband valid for unlimited admission to rides, which generally cost three to four tickets each. Festivities take place from September 10 to 15. Admission to the fair is not included in this Groupon; view admission prices here.
Midway of Fun
There's something timeless about a classic county fair. There are the attractions such as antique cars and horse carriages, rodeos and livestock exhibitions. And, of course, there are the carnival rides. Midway of Fun makes sure that county fairs all over California stay stocked with the kind of flashing, whirling, fun that families have enjoyed for generations. A safety-focused team of pros sets up rides that range from sweet (the Berry Go Round and the Dragon Wagon) to nail-biting (the Viper and the Ranger). Fairgoers can also compete to win a stuffed toy or a term as mayor of next year's fair at games such as break-a-bottle and baseball toss.
Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds
2601 East Lake Ave
Watsonville, California 95076Get Directions