The Fair’s Famed Livestock Area

Educational, Interactive, and Amazing! There’s something for everyone at the Fair’s livestock area, which offers a unique opportunity to experience first-hand, the agricultural abundance of our area. There are lots to do, lots to see, and so many exhibitors. The Sonoma County Fair livestock shows are the annual showcase of the best of the best,…

Terry Lindley Receives Blue Ribbon Award

Terry Lindley to receive Western Fairs Association Blue Ribbon Award Sonoma County Fair recognizes Lindley as lifetime friend of agriculture The Sonoma County Fair is pleased to recognize outstanding individuals and organizations for their support with the prestigious Western Fairs Association Blue Ribbon Award. This year, the Fair Board is honoring Terry Lindley for his…

Nancie Carlson Honored with 2017 Award of Excellence in the Horse Industry

Sonoma County Fair Honors Nancie Carlson with 2017 Award of Excellence in the Horse Industry Longtime owner of Santa Rosa Saddlery and fair volunteer shaped industry, built community Nancie Carlson’s story is a living example of how following your passion can lead to great things. She started life as a little girl who adored horses—not…

Mulas Diary Named 2017 Dairy of the Year

Mulas Diary of Sonoma Valley North Bay’s 2017 Dairy of the Year Mulas Family to receive Edward J. Maddalena Memorial Trophy Not a day goes by when the Chief’s kids don’t think about their dad. Though Mitch Mulas—a lifelong dairy farmer and volunteer fire chief—is no longer around to run things, his children still listen…

Sam Dolcini Named 2017 Outstanding Rancher

Marin rancher recognized for preserving land, paving only opportunity, inspiring Ag leaders The Sonoma County Fair Board and members of the local ranching industry have selected Sam Dolcini of Hicks Valley as the 2017 Outstanding North Bay Rancher and the recipient of the J.W. Jamison Perpetual Trophy. “Steward of the Land” is a title well-deserved…

Charlie Hawkes Honored with 2017 Exhibitor Guidebook Dedication

Sonoma County Fair Honors Sebastopol’s Charlie Hawkes with 2017 Exhibitor Guidebook Dedication Colorful livestock auctioneer and longtime Sonoma County Fair Board leader named for top honor From discovering underground water to leading youngsters down healthy pathways, Charlie Hawkes of Sebastopol has a knack for uncovering and molding great potential. He’s a leader in California’s water well industry, setting policy and—with forked rod in…

Popular Arena Events at the Sonoma County Fair

Popular Arena Events Return for Holidaze at the Sonoma County Fair PRCA Rodeo, Monster Trucks, Destruction Derby and More in Chris Beck Arena They’re not clean but they sure are popular and fun! The Sonoma County Fair’s fan-favorite arena events get down in the dirt in August.  Just look for where the dust is flying…