FARMER'S DAY - August 6th
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.
HORSE PLAY ARENA, 1:00 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 inside the Warm-Up Arena)
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 Lindley Cattle Company. 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.
Cheer on kids as they remove their boots and head to the start line. Kids will race to the pile, find their boots and race back. Fastest kid wins!
Kids must hold onto a slippery watermelon while completing an obstacle course against the clock! All 20 participants will receive a gift card sponsored by Yogurt Time.
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. Belt buckle will be awarded for the best ride.
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.
New this Year! Cheer on your favorite team of two as they compete to be the fastest to move 20 bails from the arena to the back of their truck and race to the finish line!
DRILL TEAM DEMONSTRATION
Petaluma Junior Riding Club will enter the arena to preform a riding drill.