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Job Opportunities

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Employment Opportunities


The Sonoma County Fair dates are August 2 - 12, 2018.
Employment Application

If you are interested in a job at the Fairgrounds and can commit to the two weeks, obtain a job application at the fairgrounds administration office or online. You will be given the opportunity to specify which job you prefer. Be sure you list all the jobs you are interested in, by using the number system, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc., because you may not get your first choice. If a Manager is interested in your application, you will be called for an interview. Please bring documents that prove both your identity and your authorization to work in the U.S. to the interview. KEEP A COPY OF YOUR CHOICES for future reference. Employment applications are only accepted from people who are 16 years or older with a valid work permit (if required).

If you do not get called to work for the Fair, you may be able to work for a concessionaire (food booth) or for the Carnival. Come to the fairgrounds a day or two before the Fair starts and ask at the various food stands. Some are from out of the area and hire local help for the run of the Fair. The carnival hires local workers and traditionally begins hiring the week before the Fair opens. To apply for a job, go to the carnival lot and look for the hiring trailer.

JOB POSITIONS – Not All–Inclusive


Entry Office

  • Livestock Office
  • Entry Clerk / Building Monitor (over 18 yrs preferred)
  • Barn / Livestock Crew (over 18 yrs preferred)
  • Sweet Lil's Farmery

Maintenance Department

  • Grounds Maintenance
  • Janitor

Operations (Admissions/Parking/Grandstands)

All positions require the ability to maintain a warm, friendly attitude with our guests.

  • Admissions Ticket Seller (must be at least 18 yrs)
  • Admissions Gate Attendants
  • Parking Ticket Seller
  • Crossing Guard
  • Flagger, Gate Attendant
  • Tram Driver (Class B license preferred)
  • Grandstand Usher

Special Events

  • Special Events Assistant

Show Usher

  • Show Usher (minimal hours)

Other Positions

  • Concession Auditor

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

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