Have you been to the Fair?

Jul 30, 2012 in Entertainment, Events, Miscellany

Check out the fair! It’s a long standing Sonoma County tradition with all our favorites things and perhaps some new things that become future favorites.  The Fair’s website will give you all the information you need to fully appreciate all the fair has to offer…. there’s a few extra fun events highlighted below:

July 25th – August 12th  The Sonoma County Fair Diamond Jubilee!  17 days of family fun (Closed Mondays) The Hall of Flowers theme is “Ports of Call”. Free entertainment with the price of admission- wine country racing, headline entertainment, spectacular carnival rides, junior and professional livestock shows and so much more. More info at:  http://www.sonomacountyfair.com  Location: So. Co. Fairgrounds 1350 Bennett Valley Road Time: 11 a.m. -11 p.m.

Extra Fun Events at the Fair:

 August 5th, Sunday/ August 12th, Sunday- Dog Derby Dash– Little dogs gone wild. Watch  Dachshunds, Chihuahuas, Pugs, Yorkies, Jack Russells  and more move their tiny paws at the speed of lightning. Location: So. Co. Fair racetrack Time: Between races

Dog rockets in action- Derby Dog Dash

Dog rockets in action- Derby Dog Dash

August 4th, Saturday- Elvis Impersonation Contest This is a musical impersonation contest.  Contestants will be accompanied by a live band.  Location: So. Co. Fairgrounds Community Theater Time: 8:00 p.m.

"Thank you very much"

August 5th, Sunday- Sonoma County Fair Farmers Day Sheep Drive: For the opening celebration of Sonoma County Fair’s Farmers Day, professional cowboys on horses and sheep dogs will herd 150-200 sheep from Courthouse Square to the Sonoma County Fairgrounds.  Musicians will follow. Location: Downtown 4th Street and Mendocino Time: 10 a.m.

Sheep downtown? "Fraid so!

August 12th, Sunday- Shannon Rider (rockin’country) Location: Park Stage Time:6:00, 7:15, 8:15 p.m.

Shannon Rider Band

Greentivities recycle, reduce, reuse– New this year at the Sonoma County Fair is “Greentivities” a fun, interactive, and exciting venue for both kids and adults. Prepare to be delighted and intrigued by engaging hands-on exhibits and demonstrations. Outside the Garden Building there will be more exciting events as well, such as the addition on Friday afternoons of art cars, big vehicles, and homemade bicycles incorporated into the regular 5 p.m. parade lineup. Location: the Garden Building Time: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Pedal Car by Arn Anderson

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