A Successful Season for the 2017 Sonoma County Fair

The end of the Sonoma County Fair often feels like the end of summer. With the carnival packed up and the Hall of Flowers taken down, we are left to look back on fond family memories and distant smells of cotton candy and funnel cakes. After 11 days of “Holidaze” we are pleased to share…

New Record Gross for the Sonoma County Fair’s Junior Livestock Auction

The tallies are in for the Sonoma County Fair’s Junior Livestock Auctions and the sale numbers show yet another record-breaking year. The total gross for the auctions, which concluded Friday night, was $1,583,789, over $76,000 higher than the 2016 total of $1,507,304. The auction first broke $1 million in 2007 and sales have steadily risen…

DeMeo Family donates Woodstock Statue to the Sonoma County Fair

Jack DeMeo honored; special donation unveiled at Wine Country Racing A dozen years ago, the City of Santa Rosa started a project called “Peanuts on Parade”, where one-of-a-kind, life-sized statues from the ‘Peanut’s gang’ were commissioned by local individuals and businesses. The Sonoma County Fair holds one character from the ‘Peanut’s gang’ – a fair…

Best of Show Garden Award Goes to Debbie & Marty Thorsson

“Holidays in Bloom” opens with a grand celebration at the Sonoma County Fair With wonderful sights, smells, and tastes as the backdrop, the Sonoma County Fair officially kicked off on Wednesday, August 2 with the Preview Party for the popular Hall of Flowers exhibit. A full house of floral enthusiasts enjoyed the sneak preview event,…

There’s something for everyone at the Sonoma County Fair

An Abundance of Talent with Every Performance Dance in the park or in the streets to free music played nearly all day every day at the Sonoma County Fair.  It’s the perfect place to have quality family time with magic shows, thrilling acts and hysterical comedies to see. Anyone can come be a part of…

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,…

Wine Country Horse Racing Special Events

Wine Country Horse Racing Offers Special Events and After Fair Fun Program includes Racing Seminars, Derby Dog Dash, Hat Day and more! There’s nothing like the thrill of live horse racing at The Sonoma County Fair.  Tickets are on sale now for Wine Country Racing held Thursdays through Sundays (August 3 – 6 and August…

A Magical New Midway

Sonoma County Fair Is Proud To Offer a Magical New Midway Butler Amusements brings a NEW, more spectacular carnival Opening day of the Sonoma County Fair is right around the corner, and the Fair is pleased to have Butler Amusements bringing the newest and most exciting rides and attractions available. Butler Amusements is a family-owned…

Enjoy the Festivities of “Holidays In Bloom”

 August 2 Preview Party showcases the Hall of Flowers; proceeds benefit scholarship fund Since 1952, every year professional landscapers, landscape designers, amateur gardeners and young floral enthusiasts work diligently to kick off the Sonoma County Fair delightfully. It takes almost four months to transform one of the Fair’s biggest attractions into a floral enchantment as…

Holidaze at the Sonoma County Fair

Celebrate your favorite holiday at this year’s Sonoma County Fair with contests, special events, and costumes! This year the Sonoma County Fair is celebrating a year’s worth of holidays in one 11-day fair, and you are invited to the party. The fun begins with Easter on August 3, and continues through August 12 & 13…