Sonoma County Event Center at the Fairgrounds

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About Us

About the Sonoma County Fairgrounds

The Sonoma County Fair is among our region's most time-honored and cherished traditions. It began in 1936, when local leaders Joseph T. Grace, Ernest Finley, Emil Kraft and V.G. Garrett joined forces to create a race track and exposition center to showcase the abundance of Sonoma County.

Throughout the last 75 years, the Fair has grown to become one of the most popular in the state, famous for its top quality horse racing, stunning flower show, and constant innovations in family entertainment. We continue in our unswerving commitment to showcase and provide education on the wealth of our agricultural community (click here to learn how to support our youth program) while we celebrate the talents of our community.

BOARD MEETINGS, AGENDAS & MEETING NOTICES We welcome your participation, value your attendance, and hope you will tell us how we can make your fair everything it can be.

2013 Sonoma County Fair Budget
2013 Status on Temporary Fair Employees
2013 Sound Policy

Directors and Managers

Sonoma County Fair Board of Directors 2015-2016

    • Teejay Lowe, (D 5)
    • Lisa Wittke Schaffner, (D 4)
      Vice President
    • Marilyn Herzog, (D 2)
    • Rob Muelrath (D 4)
    • Doug Beretta (D 5)
    • Lisa Carreño (D 5)
    • Cindy Crane, (D 3)
    • Bob Higham (D 1)
    • Annette O'Kelley (D 1)
    • Dave Lewers (D 4)
    • Ross Liscum (D 3)
    • Max Mickelsen (D 2)
    • Marcia Mickelson (D 1)
    • Bev Palm (D 2)
    • Wanda Tapia (D 3)

    Past Presidents

    Interim Fair Manager

    Katie Fonsen Young

    707-545-4200 ext. 207

    Facilities Rental

    Click here to find out how to rent one of our facilities
    Or contact Debbie Townsend

    Competitive Exhibits

    Monica Rodriguez

    707-545-4200 ext. 217
    Click here to find out how to enter the Fair

    Fair Time Entertainment & Special Events

    Jane Engdahl

    707-545-4200 ext. 270
    Click here to find out how to become a performer at the Fair

    Publicity Office

    Leasha LaBruzzi

    707-545-4200 x 202

    Sonoma County Fairgrounds RV Park

    Campground Host


    Off-Track Betting & Turf Club Restaurant
    The Jockey Club

    Michelle Mustard, Manager


    Golf Course

    managed by tayman


    Buildings & Grounds Office

    Weekdays: Cliff Sanders

    707-545-4200 ext. 285

    Weekends: Robert Garcia

    707-545-4200 ext. 278

    Accounting Office


    Veterans Memorial Building

    Not managed by Sonoma County Fairgrounds

    Website –

    Accessability Information

    Title II Equal Access Information/Grievance Procedure

Quick Links

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