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Farmer's Day Sunday, August 5 - 1:00PM

Sonoma County Fair

Farmer's Day Sunday, August 5 - 1:00PM

come to watch and play at Farmer's Day

You don't have to be a farmer to love Farmers Day at the Sonoma County Fair. Bring the whole family to enjoy an afternoon of barnyard events for all ages.

It's fast, sometimes hilarious and always educational, especially for the urbanites among us. And, like so many great shows at the Sonoma County Fair, it's free with your general admission.

Thanks to Our Sponsors

American Ag Credit
Western Farm Center
Yogurt Time
Lindley Cattle

Want to Join in the Fun?

Sign-ups for Farmers Day events are done in person at the Sonoma County Fair Entry Office. Entrants are accepted until events are full, which in some cases is on Farmers Day. Please contact the Entry Office (707) 545-4203 or email us for complete details.

Printable Entry Forms:

2018 Miss Wine Country Rodeo Queen - Arielle Spottswood

As Miss Wine Country Rodeo, she will preside over the Sonoma County Fair Rodeo, Farmers Day, and other community events.

Arielle is also the recipient of a $500 scholarship and commemorative belt buckle.

Chris Beck Arena - 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Farmer’s Day Program

Farmer's Day Banner
  • Kiddie Fun On The Farm – Fun activities - just for kids!
  • Opening Ceremonies – Introduction of the 2018 Wine Country Rodeo Queen, Arielle Spotswood
  • Grand Entry – Our Rodeo Queen will lead a “stick horse” drill with youngsters 5 – 9 years old. At 12 noon, the first 25 kids that arrive at the Chris Beck Arena Box Office will receive a free stick-horse to ride in the grand entry, sponsored by American Ag Credit. Blue Ribbons will be awarded to all home-made horses!
  • Line Sorting Challenge – Top 5 teams compete in a bonus round. Winning team will take home an additional $300. $300 bonus donated by Ag Credit
  • Wild Cow Milking – Cheer for your favorite team to get a single drop of milk out of a wild cow’s udder! Sponsored by Lindley Cattle Company.
  • Hide Race – Fastest time around the arena will earn this 2-person team (one horse rider, 1 hide rider) the grand prize of a trophy belt buckle. In honor of past Farmers Day Chairperson Tina Finali, sponsored by the Finali Family Partnership.
  • Presentation of Award Recipients – We recognize this year's Outstanding Dairy of the Year, Award of Excellence in the Horse Industry, and Outstanding Northbay Rancher. Winners are driven in to the arena by the North Coast Draft Horse Club.
  • Stick Horse Competition – Participants arriving with their stick-horses are judged on their western attire, decoration of the stick horse and performance of their routine.
  • Pig Scramble – Kids (must be pre-entered into this competition) must catch a slippery pig to win a Gift Card! 15 winners will win a gift card sponsored by Yogurt Time.
  • Wild Goat Milking – Teams of 2 will attempt to hand milk a goat!
  • Mutton Bustin’ – Watch brave kids (must be pre-entered into this competition) hang on for the ride of their life as they climb aboard a sheep and ride into the arena! James W. Bertolini Memorial Award (belt buckle) will be awarded for the best ride, sponsored by the Bertolini Family. Each successful rider will win a gift card generously sponsored by Yogurt Time.
  • Sheep Dog Demonstration – Watch teamwork in action as the handler and his dog round up 15 sheep and gently persuade all of them to climb back into a trailer.
  • Sheep Dog Trials – Following a short break, the annual Sonoma County Fair sheep dog trials will take place at the conclusion of the Farmers’ Day program.
For more information, please call the Entry Office at 707-545-4203.

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

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