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What to do at the fair — August 4

August 4, 2011

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Today is Kids Day, and all kids 12 and under get in for free! And $25 will get you a wrist-band that lets you ride all the carnival rides all day long.

There are lots of exciting shows and activities to do all day, especially for the kids! At noon, there will be Kid Races at the Turkey Track — with ribbons for the fastest kids in each age group. There’s the scarecrow building and UN-building contests, and a bubblegum blowing contest. There’s also a Mom Calling Contest! The loudest “Moooooooooom!” wins!

While you’re here, check out the Diamond Jubilee Review (2:00 and 7:00 pm) at the Redwood Stage. Hilarious acts, magicians, and even performing pigs! And you don’t want to miss the African Acrobats (1:30, 3:30 and 6:30 pm) at the Backdoor Stage. They’re amazing!

Other kid favorites are the Splash Dogs and Turkey Races! The Splash Dog pool opens at 11 am, and the first show is at 1:30. Come watch local dogs compete to see who can jump the farthest! And, then at 2:00 come check out the turkey “races.” They’re hysterical!

If you’re feeling crafty, be sure to check out the Craft Corner in Finley Hall (2:00 to 2:30 pm) as well as the Environmental Discovery Center booth in the Sustainable Sonoma tent (2:00 to 5:00 pm).

In the E.C.Kraft building, stop by and say “hello” to the Couch Potato, and maybe sit and watch TV with him for a bit!

For the grown-ups, starting at 11:30 with the Airport Express Racing Seminar at the Park Stage — where you can learn which horses to bet on in today’s races. Lots of great advice, and the guys have been picking a lot of winners so far!

As always, there’s live music on three stages! At the Park Stage,  Haute Flash will be performing (1:15, 2:30, and 3:45 pm) in the early afternoon, and Solid Air will be there in the evening (6:00, 7:15, and 8:15 pm). In the Mexican Village, Nuevo Amanecer will be playing traditional Latin American songs (4:00 to 7:00 pm).  And there’s nearly always blues playing at the Blues and Brews stage!

Fairgoers of all ages won’t want to miss out on the free ice cream being handed out at the Clover-Stornetta booth (1:00 to 4:00 pm)!

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