Santa Barbara Fair and Expo invites the community to get ready for Barrels of Fun as the annual event rolls out Wednesday, April 26 and runs to Sunday, April 30 at Earl Warren Showgrounds.

The theme Barrels of Fun is a nod to the local fun lifestyle and a reminder to fair-goers to enjoy life.

The high-energy Carnival Midway features rides, games of chance, and traditional fair food.

At the kid-popular farm animal exhibits, children can learn the basics about the animals on display, as well as about agriculture, which is one of the leading industries on the Central Coast.

As always, entertainment abounds at the fair with highlights such as mysterious magic and charming hypnotism performances every day; and Santa Barbara area entertainers, who are a staple of the Fair and Expo.

In addition to local entertainers appearing on stage, talented Santa Barbara artists in the Exhibit Building will demonstrate their work and explain their techniques.

For Fair & Expo information and to learn how to participate as a vendor, exhibitor, entertainer or volunteer at the 2023 Santa Barbara Fair and Expo, visit or call 805-687-0766.