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October, 2014

Every Saturday & Sunday - CAR MART

The Car Mart is the #1 place in Sonoma County to sell or buy a private vehicle and has been a part of Santa Rosa's local community since 1984. Conveniently located adjacent to the Sonoma County Fairgrounds on the east side of Brookwood Avenue in Santa Rosa, no appointment necessary; the non-consignment lot is open Saturdays & Sundays except major holidays and select Fairgrounds events. For more information, visit the Car Mart online at www.the-carmart.com. Spanish and other language translation available on website.

  • Hours: Friday Closed / Sat 6am-6pm / Sun 6am-5pm
  • Location:Brookwood Parking Lot
  • Phone: 707-546-4044
  • Website: www.the-carmart.com

Daily - Attended Donation Center

7 Days a week (Closed: Easter, Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day)

Our attended donation center allows the community to donate gently used clothing, small houshold items & electronic waste in a safe & secure location.

  • Hours: Winter Hours: 8:45am - 5:30pm ~ Spring Hours: 9:45am - 6:30pm
  • Location:Jockey Club Parking Lot
  • Admission: None
  • Organization: Goodwill Industries of the Redwood Empire
  • Phone: 707-523-0550
  • Website: www.gire.org

Weekend & Weekday Classes - SR Motorcycle & Scooter Training

Motorcycle & Scooter safety training / DMV test waiver ~ For all ages 15 1/2 yrs old & older. Weekend & Weekday Courses available.

  • Hours: Classroom 7am-9:30am & Riding Range 10:30am-3:30pm
  • Location:Brookwood Parking Lot
  • Admission: $250 (21 yrs old & over) or $150 (20 yrs old & under)
  • Organization: SRMT
  • Contact: Cecilia
  • Phone: 707-537-9860
  • Website: www.sr-mt.com

October 16-19, 2014 - Just Between Friends - Kids & Maternity Consignment Event

NorCal's LARGEST kids & maternity consignment event. New & gently used clothes (0-12 yrs), toys, books, games, DVD's, furniture, outdoor gear, Halloween & Holiday, boutique items and more! Shop and save 50-90% off retail. Consign and earn 60-65% of sales. Help onsite and earn 65% PLUS a presale pass to exclusive presales to shop FIRST! All items inspected for quality, cleanliness and recalls. Proud to partner with Active 20-30 service club to benefit disadvantaged children in our community and McDonald Ranch teaching life skills to youth via sanctuary rescue animals. Exclusive Presale: Wed/Thurs - Team Members, Consignors, Teachers, Military, 1st Time Parents, Grandparents, Adoptive & Foster Parents; advance online registration required.

  • Hours: Thur: 1pm-8pm /Fri: 9am-8pm /Sat: 9am-3:30pm/Sun: 9am-2pm (50% off sale)
  • Location:Grace Pavilion
  • Admission: $3 Thurs, $2 Fri (Benefits Active 20-30 Club); Sat & Sun - FREE
  • Organization: North Bay Just Between Friends
  • Contact: Jennifer Hundley
  • Phone: 707-456-7523
  • Website: www.northbay.jbfsale.com

October 17-19, 2014 - 7th Annual Northern California Walking Horse Association - Oktoberfest Horse Show

Featuring pleasure Tennesse Walking Horses with classes for Spotted Saddle Horses & Open Gaited Breeds.

  • Hours: 9 am - Evening
  • Location:Lyttle Cow Palace
  • Admission: Free
  • Organization: Northern California Walking Horse Association
  • Website: www.norcalwalkers.com

October 18, 2014 - Clog Dancing Workshop

  • Hours: 10am-9pm
  • Location:Kraft Hall
  • Organization: Redwood Country Cloggers
  • Contact: info@redwoodcloggers.com
  • Phone: 707-523-CLOG (2564)
  • Website: www.redwoodcloggers.com

October 18, 2014 - Northern California Pet Expo

Don't miss the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PET EXPO on Saturday, October 18, 2014, at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds from 10am - 6pm! Meet Shorty Rossi and Hercules, stars of "Pit Boss" on Animal Planet! Plus check out tons of pet-friendly exhibitors and rescue groups, see live demonstrations in lure coursing, obedience training, pet care & activism, great giveaways and prizes, amazing discounts on your favorite pet products, talent and costume contests, fabulous retailers and much more fun for the whole family! Admission is FREE!

October 24-26, 2014 - GEM FAIRE

Faire & sale for gems, jewelry, minerals, beads, crystals, lapidary equipment, imports & much more.

  • Hours: Fri: Noon-6pm / Sat: 10am-6pm / Sun: 10am-5pm
  • Location:Grace Pavilion
  • Admission: $7.00 Weekend Pass / Parking $6
  • Organization: Gem Faire, Inc.
  • Phone: 503-252-8300
  • Website: www.gemfaire.com

October 25-26, 2014 - BAY TEAM DOG AGILITY COMPETITION

  • Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Location:Lyttle Cow Palace
  • Admission: Free
  • Organization: The Bay Team
  • Contact: info@bayteam.org
  • Phone: 650-906-5146
  • Website: www.bayteam.org

November, 2014

November 1, 2014 - DISCOVERY DAY NORTH BAY

This event is held at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa. People of all ages are invited to unleash their inner scientist, while discovering the innovation of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)organizations in the North Bay Area.

  • Hours: 8am-4pm
  • Location:Garrett Building, Kraft Building, Garden Building, Mexican Village, Community Theather Lawn & Hall of Flowers,
  • Admission: Free; Parking in Lot B
  • Organization: University of California - SF

November 3, 2014 - Taste the Difference: Adding Value to Your Ag Business

Are you a farmer, gardener, or food artisan interested in creating value-added products featuring locally grown produce? If so, donít miss the Taste the Possibilities: Adding Value to Your Ag Business workshop!

  • Hours: 8:15am Registration; 8:30am-4pm
  • Location:Showcase Cafe
  • Admission: $15 pre-register/$25 at the door - Free Parking All Lots (Brookwood entrance on Bennett Valley Road)
  • Organization: UC Cooperative Extension and Sonoma County Department of Health Services
  • Contact: jvansoelen@ucanr.edu
  • Website: www.ucanr.edu/taste

Sabado Noviembre 8 - Baile

Calibre 50, Banda Carnaval y 2 Grupos Mas

TICKETS NOT FOR SALE AT FAIRGROUNDS ~ TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR OR BOLETOS DE PREVENTA EN LUGARES AUTORIZADOS: En Santa Rosa Rancho Mendoza #1y#2 - Calzado Leon, Joyeria Angelica, Santa Rosa Soccer, Tienda Lepes. En Petaluma Joyeria y Beutique Angelica, Joyeria Los Pinosl En Napa Vaquero Western Wear. En Windsor Martins Market. En Healdsburg Novendades Eva, Agave Restaurant. En Ukiah Joyeria Angelica. En Panaderia El Palomo en Cloverdale. En Petaluma

  • Hours: 8pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm)
  • Location:Grace Pavilion
  • Organization: Emotions Music Entertainment
  • Contact: Maggie LeClerc
  • Phone: 707-284-3069
  • Website: www.radiolazer.com

November 14, 15 & 16, 2014 - Renovacion Carismatica

Help people in spiritual, depression and morality.

  • Hours: 8am - 10pm
  • Location:Garrett & Kraft Buildings
  • Admission: Donecion
  • Organization: Catholic Charismatic Renewal
  • Contact: Israel1197@att.net
  • Phone: 707-703-6622 or 707-477-4721

November 21, 2014 - Beaujolais Nouveau Celebration

Dining, dancing, silent & live auctions! All proceeds will go to support SRFACS programs.

  • Hours: 6pm-11pm
  • Location:Showcase Cafe
  • Admission: $55 per person in advance; $60 at the door; VIP Table for 8 $600 (21 and older only)
  • Organization: Sponsored by SRFACS Foundation - not affiliated with Santa Rosa City Schools
  • Website: www.SRFACS.org

November - Sonoma County Roller Derby

December, 2014

December 13-14, 2014 - The Emerald Cup ~ 11th Anniversary

Medical Cannabis Celebration - Music, Educational Panels, Lectures & Food. VENDOR INFORMATION: Contact Steve Sparrow vendors@theemeraldcup.com

  • Hours: SAT: 11am-12:30am / SUN: 11am-8:30pm
  • Location:Grace Pavilion, Shade Park, Kraft Building, Garden Annex & Showcase Cafe
  • Admission: Presale: $45/day & $80/weekend; Door: $50/day & $100/weekend
  • Organization: The Emerald Cup LLC
  • Contact: taylorblake@theemeraldcup.com
  • Phone: 707-984-7343
  • Website: www.theemeraldcup.com

January, 2015

January 2-4, 2015 - GEM FAIRE

Gems, Beads, Crystals, Fine & Fashion Jewelry, Silver, Lapidary Equipment, Minerals, Imports, Jewelry Repair, and much more.

  • Hours: Fri: Noon-6pm / Sat: 10am-6pm / Sun: 10am-5pm
  • Location:Grace Pavilion
  • Admission: $7.00 Weekend Pass / Parking $6
  • Organization: Gem Faire, Inc.
  • Phone: 503-252-8300
  • Website: www.gemfaire.com

January 3-4, 2015 - San Francisco Bay Weimaraner Club

  • Hours: TBD
  • Location:Lyttle Cow Palace

January 9-11, 2015 - BTCR AKC DOG AGILITY TRIAL

Dog agility trial - Jumps, tunnels, weaves, watch dogs competing in two areans. Public visitors welcome - come enjoy a look into the world of Dog Agility Sports! Please, "HUMANS ONLY" - leave your dogs at home. Thank you!

  • Hours: 8am-3pm
  • Location:Lyttle Cow Palace
  • Admission: Donation to BTCR Rescue Preferred
  • Organization: Border Terrier Club of the Redwoods
  • Contact: email: info@performancepaws.net

January 17-19, 2015 - BAY TEAM DOG AGILITY COMPETITION

  • Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Location:Lyttle Cow Palace
  • Admission: Free
  • Organization: The Bay Team
  • Contact: info@bayteam.org
  • Phone: 650-906-5146
  • Website: www.bayteam.org

January 17, 2015 - 13th Annual California Deer Association

**EARLY BIRD SPECIAL** Buy your banquet tickets before December 15th and be entered into a special drawing for a chance to win a 2-person guided Pheasant Hunt at Birds Landing, includes 6 birds total, dog, and 2-rounds of 50 sporting clays!

  • Hours: Doors Open at 4:30pm
  • Location:Grace Pavilion
  • Admission: Single - $80 / Couple - $115 / Life Member - $40 / Youth 15yrs & under - $35
  • Organization: California Deer Association
  • Contact: email: santarosachapter@caldeer.org
  • Phone: 707-756-2045 or 707-477-9492
  • Website: www.caldeer.org/santa-rosa.htm

January 31, 2015 - 26th Annual Great Sonoma Crab & Wine Fest

Help us keep agriculture strong! Sonoma County Farm Bureau invites you to celebrate winter in wine country with the finest food and fare the county has to offer. The event benefits Agricultural Education Programs and Scholarships for youth.

January 31 - February 1, 2015 - Vizsla Club of Northern California

Agility Trials
  • Hours: 7am-5pm
  • Location:Lyttle Cow Palace
  • Admission: Free to Public
  • Contact: Lorie Abbott
  • Phone: (925) 294-8965
  • Website: www.abbadogs.com

February, 2015

February 7-8, 2015 - CALL OF THE WILD CAT SHOW

Call of the Wild Cat Fanciers

Benefits local cat charities. Beauty contest for cats. Cat toys, furniture, jewelry & more for sale! Purebred cats & domestic mixed breed classes.

  • Hours: Sat 10am-5 pm & Sun 9am-4pm
  • Location:Grace Pavilion
  • Admission: $5 adults; $3 Children 6-12; 5 & under FREE
  • Organization: Call of the Wild Cat Fanciers
  • Website: www.srcatshow.com

February 7-8, 2015 - English Cocker Spaniel Club of America

Dogs run, jump and climb up, over and thru obstacles at high speed while directs - off leash.

  • Hours: 8am-4pm
  • Location:Lyttle Cow Palace
  • Admission: Free to Public
  • Contact: Lorie Abbott
  • Phone: 925-784-9316
  • Website: www.abbadogs.com

Sunday - February 8, 2015 - Quinceanera Expo 2015

  • Hours: 1pm-6pm
  • Location:Hall of Flowers
  • Admission: TBD
  • Organization: Bay Area Quinceaneras
  • Contact: Juan@quinceanerasmagazine.com
  • Phone: 707-295-7775
  • Website: www.quinceanerasmagazine.com

February 13-14, 2015 - 47th Annual Coin Show

Major Coin Show ~ 70 tables, Gold Coin drawing, Silver Dollar drawing each hour and FREE APPRAISALS.

  • Hours: 10:00am to 6:00pm Both Days
  • Location:Finley Hall
  • Admission: $2.00 - Kid's under 12 Free
  • Organization: Redwood Empire Coin Club
  • Contact: 707-585-3711 Merle Avila
  • Phone: 707-546-3071 Lee Gong

February 13, 2015 - Baile

  • Hours: Puertas abrien a las 7pm
  • Location:Grace Pavilion
  • Organization: Vi-Va Productions
  • Contact: El Patron Radio
  • Phone: 707-545-1460
  • Website: www.elpatronradio.com

February 14-15, 2015 - Puli Club of America

Dogs run, jump and climb up, over and thru obstacles at high speed while directs - off leash.

  • Hours: 8am-5pm
  • Location:Lyttle Cow Palace
  • Admission: Free to Public
  • Contact: Lorie Abbott
  • Phone: 925-784-9316
  • Website: www.abbadogs.com

February 28, 2015 - Sebastopol Wranglers

Barrel Race / Team Roping

4D Barrel Race Open, Senior, Youth & Novice Division sanction by WCBRA co-sanction by Run 2 Win & WPRA. Team roping is a two draw pots, draw up to 4 times in each pot. Sanction by ACTRA roping to start @ 4pm with sign ups at 2pm; practice from 2:30pm-3:30pm.

  • Hours: 9am - 9pm (Gates open @ 6:30am; Time runs 7am-8:30am)
  • Location:Lyttle Cow Palace
  • Admission: Free
  • Organization: Sebastopol Wranglers
  • Contact: Debbie Steele
  • Phone: 707-235-4101
  • Website: www.sebastopolwranglers.com

March, 2015

March 7-8, 2015 - JURASSIC QUEST

PARKING FEE: $6-$8 depending on the lot Return of the Dinosaurs is an adventure for the whole family as you explore the world of dinosaurs in an exciting, educational, and fun way. Return of the Dinosaurs is an interactive experience that takes you through time from the Middle Triassic to the Late Cretaceous Era with the help of 50 museum quality and animatronic dinosaurs! Beyond the exhibit we have lots of fun, engaging activities for kids of all ages. Your young paleontologist can get lots of experience seeing, touching, riding, and digging up their favorite dinosaurs. Come with us on this thrilling adventure as you watch the dinosaurs come alive and out of extinction like never before.

  • Hours: Sat: 10am-8pm & Sun: 10am-7pm
  • Location:Grace Pavilion
  • Admission: Tickets Available at the Door ~ Prices TBD
  • Contact: information@jurassicquest.com
  • Phone: 281-251-7237
  • Website: www.jurassicquest.com

March 7-8, 2015 - Dog Agility Trial

  • Hours: 8am - 4pm
  • Location:Lyttle Cow Palace
  • Admission: Free
  • Organization: American Bloodhound Club
  • Contact: Judy McBride
  • Phone: 707-544-3007

March 14-15, 2015 - BAY TEAM DOG AGILITY COMPETITION

  • Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Location:Lyttle Cow Palace
  • Admission: Free
  • Organization: The Bay Team
  • Contact: info@bayteam.org
  • Phone: 650-906-5146
  • Website: www.bayteam.org

March 20-22, 2015 - 27th Sonoma County Spring Home Show

This show is the total one stop shopping experience for all of your home improvement and fix up needs.

  • Hours: Friday Noon-7pm / Saturday 10am-7pm / Sunday 10am-5pm
  • Location:Grace Pavilion, Hall of Flowers, Garden Annex & Finley Hall
  • Admission: $7 General Admission, Seniors Friday Only $4, $2 off with non-perishable food, Children 12 and under Free
  • Organization: G&G Productions
  • Contact: Jamie Rodriguez
  • Phone: 800-655-0655 / 916-488-4563 fax
  • Website: www.SonomaCountyHomeShows.com

March 21, 2015 - Sebastopol Wranglers

Barrel Race / Team Roping

4D Barrel Race Open, Senior, Youth & Novice Division sanction by WCBRA co-sanction by Run 2 Win & WPRA. Team roping is a two draw pots, draw up to 4 times in each pot. Sanction by ACTRA roping to start @ 4pm with sign ups at 2pm; practice from 2:30pm-3:30pm.

  • Hours: 9am - 9pm (Gates open @ 6:30am; Time runs 7am-8:30am)
  • Location:Lyttle Cow Palace
  • Admission: Free
  • Organization: Sebastopol Wranglers
  • Contact: Debbie Steele
  • Phone: 707-235-4101
  • Website: www.sebastopolwranglers.com

March 27-29, 2015 - Golden Gate Arabian Horse Show

Annual Horse Show

  • Hours: 8am-5pm
  • Location:Lyttle Cow Palace
  • Admission: Free
  • Organization: GGAHA
  • Contact: Debbie Wiegmann debbiewiegmann@gmail.com
  • Phone: 707-321-7060
  • Website: www.goldengatearabians.com

Saturday - March 28, 2015 - 19th ANNUAL BATTLE OF THE BREWS

3rd Annual Sonoma County Craft Cup & 3rd Annual Bite Club Eats 'Wich Hunt
  • Hours: Craft Brew Cup & 'Wich Hunt 1-4pm / Main Event 4-8pm
  • Location:Grace Pavilion
  • Admission: All Access Craft Cup - $95 / Main Event - $40
  • Organization: Active 20-30 Club of Santa Rosa #50
  • Website: www.battleofthebrews.com

April, 2015

April 18, 2015 - Sebastopol Wranglers

Barrel Race / Team Roping

4D Barrel Race Open, Senior, Youth & Novice Division sanction by WCBRA co-sanction by Run 2 Win & WPRA. Team roping is a two draw pots, draw up to 4 times in each pot. Sanction by ACTRA roping to start @ 4pm with sign ups at 2pm; practice from 2:30pm-3:30pm.

  • Hours: 9am - 9pm (Gates open @ 6:30am; Time runs 7am-8:30am)
  • Location:Lyttle Cow Palace
  • Admission: Free
  • Organization: Sebastopol Wranglers
  • Contact: Debbie Steele
  • Phone: 707-235-4101
  • Website: www.sebastopolwranglers.com

April 24-26, 2015 - GEM FAIRE

Gems, Beads, Crystals, Fine & Fashion Jewelry, Silver, Lapidary Equipment, Minerals, Imports, Jewelry Repair, and much more.

  • Hours: Fri: Noon-6pm / Sat: 10am-6pm / Sun: 10am-5pm
  • Location:Grace Pavilion
  • Admission: $7.00 Weekend Pass / Parking $6
  • Organization: Gem Faire, Inc.
  • Phone: 503-252-8300
  • Website: www.gemfaire.com

May, 2015

May 3, 2015 - 53rd Annual 4-H ChickenQue

TICKETS ON SALE AT THE FAIRGROUNDS

ChickenQue is a fundraiser and open house for the Sonoma County 4-H Program. 4-H members and their families from all over the county come together to host the largest single day chicken BBQ west Of the Mississippi! They have been doing this for the last 53 years without fail. Our 4-H members host interactive booths featuring the many projects they are involved with as 4-H erís. This is a great family event and an opportunity to learn about 4-H. Please come out and be part of this wonderful event and enjoy a good meal Rain or shine! Purchase tickets from a 4Her or at the 4-H Office, 133 Aviation Blvd, Santa Rosa. 4-H Office Hours: 8-11am and 1-4pm. 565-2381. $10 per meal. Attend the event for free, tickets are for the meal. Cake slices, whole cakes and drinks also available for sale. Drive up windows also available!!!

  • Hours: 11:30am to 4:30pm
  • Location:Fairgrounds
  • Admission: Event is FREE; Meals are $10/ea
  • Organization: Sonoma County 4-H
  • Contact: 4-H Office - Judy Ludovice
  • Phone: 707-565-2381
  • Website: www.ucanr.org/soco4h

May 16, 2015 - Color Me Rad

5K Race

PICK UP RUNNER'S PACKETS AT SPORTS AUTHORITY ON SANTA ROSA AVENUE, SANTA ROSA RACE DAY - MAY 16th: Start off with a WHITE shirt and throughout the 5K run, each section of the run adds a new explosion of color (yellow, green, blue, purple & pink) to your clean, painter's palate until you cross the finish line into a final blitzkrieg of color!

  • Hours: 9am-11:30am
  • Location:Carnival Lot & Concourse
  • Admission: Free to Spectators / $40 Registration for Runners; Parking in Brookwood Lot - $5
  • Website: www.colormerad.com

May 23, 2015 - Sebastopol Wranglers

Barrel Race / Team Roping

4D Barrel Race Open, Senior, Youth & Novice Division sanction by WCBRA co-sanction by Run 2 Win & WPRA. Team roping is a two draw pots, draw up to 4 times in each pot. Sanction by ACTRA roping to start @ 4pm with sign ups at 2pm; practice from 2:30pm-3:30pm.

  • Hours: 9am - 9pm (Gates open @ 6:30am; Time runs 7am-8:30am)
  • Location:Lyttle Cow Palace
  • Admission: Free
  • Organization: Sebastopol Wranglers
  • Contact: Debbie Steele
  • Phone: 707-235-4101
  • Website: www.sebastopolwranglers.com

July, 2015

July 23 - August 9, 2015 ~ Closed on Mondays - 79TH ANNUAL SONOMA COUNTY FAIR

The North Bay's largest summer event, celebrating community with 16 days of family fun! Live Horse Racing ~ VISIT THE FAIR'S HOME PAGE FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION!

  • Hours: 11am - 10pm (no entry after 9pm)
  • Location:Sonoma County Fairgrounds
  • Admission:
  • Organization: Sonoma County Fair & Exposition, Inc.
  • Phone: 707-545-4200
  • Website: www.sonomacountyfair.com

August, 2015

August 22, 2015 - Sonoma County Roller Derby

October, 2015

October 2-4, 2015 - SONOMA COUNTY HARVEST FAIR

Please visit the Harvest Fair website to get detailed information about this popular annual event!


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