Sonoma County Fair
Was that a pig racing down the red carpet? A Hitchcock movie-inspired floral exhibit? With this year’s theme – “Lights, Camera, Fair!” – the Sonoma County Fair gets a healthy dose of movie magic and promises to delight all ages with 15 days of entertainment and family fun, July 22 – August 7 (closed Mondays). This year’s Hall of Flowers, the Fair’s flagship exhibit, celebrates iconic films shot in Sonoma County, which showcase the region’s rugged coast, scenic vineyards and picturesque towns. A new Community Concert Series takes center stage with several exciting acts, FREE with Fair admission. Young fairgoers (ages 10 and under) can become actors in shows three times a day in the Kids Area, where the theme is “Let’s Put on a Show!” Put your Tinseltown Trivia to the test on the Barnyard Stage daily; and don’t miss the Pollywood Bird Show, featuring Nancy Riegler. Watch and wager to the pounding excitement of live horse racing July 28 – 31 and August 4 – 7; plus a “Bonus Week” of racing August 12-14, and on Sundays in between races the hilarious Derby Dog Dash will entertain the crowd. Elvis fans won’t want to miss “Elvis Days at the Fair” – TWO days of entertainment – on Saturday, July 30, and Saturday, August 6. You won't want to miss the giant carnival, animals, fun contests, games, delicious food, and more! Save on pre-sale tickets available May 14 through July 21.