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Sonoma County Fair

Community Concert Series

The Community Theater stage will be packed with nightly entertainment and concerts which will all be FREE with Fair admission. Get details on our Headlining Concerts page.



Barrel Racing, August 2 - 5:30 PM

FREE EVENT IN CHRIS BECK ARENA

Barrel Racing at the Sonoma County Fair

Speed is what it’s all about in this event that pits contestants against each other and the clock. Riders steer their horses around a series of barrels, coming as close as they can to shave precious seconds off the clock. Fast and furious, this sport is exhilarating for rider and spectator alike!

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FREE Cake

Free Cake at the Sonoma County Fair!

There's always a reason for free cake! Stay alert...when you see the cake cart arrive, get in line and claim your free piece.

FREE Clover Ice Cream!

Clover Ice Cream at the Sonoma County Fair

Don't miss your chance to receive FREE Clover ice cream at the Clover Sonoma Pasture, everyday from 1:00 - 4:00 pm or until supplies last!

Tour the Fair on a Horse-Pulled Wagon

Horse-Pulled Wagon at the Sonoma County Fair

Free Rides Daily this is the way to see the Fair’s famed Livestock Area—from a wagon pulled by draft horses. You’ll roll along past the sheep barns, the cattle barns and the livestock area. Catch a ride at the "Welcome to the Livestock Area" sign. Check your daily schedule for times.

Daily Parade

Daily Parade Floats at the Sonoma County Fair

Strolling bands, floats, giant puppets and kids in costume are just the beginning! The Parade starts at 5:00 pm and lasts just 15 minutes. If you would like to be in that parade, just go to the staging area (by the Milk Barn) by 4:45 pm. You can march along while playing a drum, twirling a baton, wearing a grape costume or pulling a wagon...there are possibilities to fit all sizes and talents. We want YOU to be in the parade!

Wild West Gold Rush

Gold panning fun is coming to the Fair! Gold Rush Mining & Refining Company brings the river to the Fair, with a trough filled with real gold ore. Each fairgoer gets a chance to pan for gold, and the operators promise “No one walks away without gold!”

Top Hogs

Top Hogs of the West! is an amazing, comedy-filled trick pig show filled with action-packed and fun for the entire family! Mudslinger and Digger will take the stage in three hilarious shows each day. 1:30, 3:30, 5:30- HillTop Stage

Gossamer Magic!

Flashy illusions, modern costuming, audience participation and great comedy have made Gossamer Magic a favorite at fairs all over the country.

The Farmer’s Daughter

The Farmer’s Daughter Show harvests bales of belly laughter and truck loads of fun. Farm-tastic, gymnastics, rowdy rope tricks and the one-of-a-kind milk bottle walk combines for an udderly amazing show (filled with corny humor)!

Godfrey the Magician

Godfrey brings his fast moving magic cowboy show to the Barnyard Stage three times a day. Count on lots of comedy and audience participation.

Karen Quest, Cowgirl Tricks

Karen Quest - Cowgirl Tricks is a fun-filled vaudeville-style comedy western show filled with trick roping, whip cracking, music, magic and audience participation.

CPR Training

CPR Training at the Sonoma County Fair

Save a life! Come to the First Aid Booth to learn how to perform hands only CPR. Training from 4:00 - 5:00 pm daily. Provided by American Medical Response & Save Lives Sonoma.

Treasure Hunt

The Amazingly Super Sonoma County Fair Treasure Hunt will lead you around the fairgrounds as you fill your Treasure Hunt Book (available at any Information Booth) with stamps and win a small prize.



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

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