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.
Chris Beck Arena
Sunday, August 7
1:00pm - 3:00 PM
All participants must check-in at the ticket booth in the Chis Beck Arena between 12 and 12:30.
If you are interested in participating you may also sign up for certain events at this time.
Kiddie Fun On The Farm Center
Fun activities - just for kids! (Located at the base of the Grandstands)
Our Rodeo Queen will lead a “stick horse” drill with youngsters 5 – 9 years old. Watch these kids master the art of riding a stick horse and not get bucked off! (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!
Stick Horse Grand Entry
Participants that arrive with their stick-horses will be judged on their western attire, decoration of the stick horse and performance of their routine.Stick Horse Entry Form
Wild Cow Milking
Cheer for your favorite team to get a single drop of milk out of a wild cow’s udder! Belt Buckle winners will come back for a “bounty round” (another wild cow with a $300 bounty on her head.)Wild Cow Milking Entry Form
Drill Team Demonstration
Petaluma Juniuor Riding Club will enter the arena to preform a riding drill.
Watermelon Obstacle Race
Kids must hold onto a slippery watermelon while completing an obstacle course against the clock! Winners of each heat will compete in a final round resulting in the presentation of the winning buckle! All 20 participants will receive a gift card sponsored by Yogurt Time.Watermelon Obstacle Entry Form
Watch brave kids 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. Belt buckle will be awarded for the best ride.Mutton Bustin Entry Form
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 for their ride back home.
Brown Swiss Cattle Parade of Champions
Champion Cattel from the Dairy show will lean throught the arena following the show held in the Jamison ring
*Arena program may be interrupted for the parade to accommodate their arrival to the arena.