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Barnyard Fun

Sonoma County Fair

Barnyard Stage

The Barnyard Stage is the place to be for all day fun jam packed with contest for all ages and special performances!

Great American Petting Zoo

Calf Is Born

For those who want to get even closer to the animals, the Great American Petting Zoo is open from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm daily during Fair. Where else can you pet a deer, get nuzzled by a Pygmy goat or licked by a llama? Enjoy touching and feeding the animals every day at the Great American Petting Zoo. The zoo contains a wide variety of animals including llamas, Fallow Deer, African Pygmy Goats, assorted exotic and domestic goats and sheep, Vietnamese Potbellied Pigs, Bantam Chickens, miniature Sicilian Donkeys, miniature Call Ducks, and baby animals born all year long. Ours is a very different kind of petting zoo.

The Milk Barn

Milk Barn

Fairgoers love the Milk Barn, where they can watch cows being milked and learn about Sonoma County’s famous dairy industry, known for innovation and leadership in producing some of the highest quality products anywhere in the world. Milking times vary August 1-4.

Cattle Barns

Cattle Barn

This Fair favorite houses both Dairy and Beef Cattle. Did you know cows spend 8 hours chewing their cud every day and a dairy cow can produce 6–8 gallons of milk a day? Dairy Cattle on display August 1-4 Beef Cattle on display August 5-11

Sheep & Goats

Sheep Barn

Showing sheep and goats at the Sonoma County Fair is a fun and educational experience. Did you know that both sheep and goats have 32 teeth, but neither have upper front teeth? Sheep on display August 1 – 3; 5-11 Goats on display August 1-3; 5 - 8

Fur & Feathers

Fur & Feathers

This year the Fur & Feathers building will contain fur, but not any feathers. To help keep all of our feathered friends in the county safe from Virulent Newcastle Disease, the Sonoma County Fair will not have a poultry show this year. Youth with poultry projects till have an opportunity to participate through alternate activities such as avian quiz bowl, demonstrations, an egg drop, photography contest and more. Cavies (Guinea Pigs) on display August 3 - 4 Rabbits on display August 1 - 4

Swine Barns

Swine Barn

For young farmers, it’s a pleasure to drive a well-trained and groomed pig into a show ring. Every day the pigs on display during the Fair are cared for in preparation for their big debut. Dairy Goats on display August 1 Pigs on display August 2 - 8 Pygmy Goats on display August 10 -11

Sonoma County Event Center at the Fairgrounds
1350 Bennett Valley Road - Santa Rosa, CA 95404

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