Sonoma County Event Center at the Fairgrounds

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November, 2015

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 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:

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: Vary; please call for information
  • Location:Brookwood Parking Lot
  • Admission: $258 (21 yrs old & over) or $180 (20 yrs old & under)
  • Organization: SRMT
  • Contact: Cindy
  • Phone: 707-537-9860
  • Website:

Daily - Good Will 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:

November 21, 2015 - Baile (Mexican Dance)

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, Pacifico Market & Ladies Beauty Salon. En Petaluma: Joyeria y Beutique Angelica & Joyeria Los Pinos. En Napa: Vaquero Western Wear. En Windsor: Salon Peines y Tijeras & Martin's Market. En Healdsburg: Mario's Joyeria & La Tradicion Market. En Ukiah: Joyeria Angelica. En Cloverdale: Panaderia El Palomo & Los Pinos Market. En Petaluma: Joyeria Angelica & Joyeria Los Pinos. En Sonoma: Di Factory Boutique & Sun Set Salon. En Rohnert Park: Zapateria Morelia.

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

Wednesday - November 25, 2015 - Great Thanksgiving Banquet

Community outreach to low-income families & homeless men, women & children. Serving hot turkey dinner all day, coat distribution, foot washing, haircuts, bounce house, games & activities. Food boxes & turkeys to families who have pre-registered through Redwood Gospel Mission.

  • Hours: 11am-6:30pm
  • Location:Grace Pavilion, Hall of Flower
  • Admission: Free
  • Organization: Redwood Gospel Mission
  • Contact: Alice Lowe
  • Phone: 578-1830
  • Website:

December, 2015

Saturday - December 5, 2015 - THE NORCAL FIT EXPO

VENDOR INFORMATION: Contact Erick Hartman

It’s going to be an AMAZING day of fitness and fun, something for everyone. From beginner to weekend warrior to top conditioned athlete. We begin the day with a challenging 5k obstacle race called the “Dust Off”. Then slide right into “Get in the Zone” a variety of fitness classes twice an hour all day long taught by top local instructors. Here’s you’re opportunity to sample those classes you’ve been dying to try. Dodgeball anyone? This is gonna be a blast. Get a team together or join one of ours and make new friends. Think you’re in shape? Have we got an event for you. Double Dog Dare You is a Fitness and Strength Showdown. Whether you’re a gym rat, workout at a “box” or you’re just a bad*** we dare you to come on down and test your limits. Actually we Double Dog Dare You.

  • Hours: Doors Open @ 7am-6pm
  • Location:Grace Pavilion
  • Admission: Visit website below
  • Contact: Eric Hartman
  • Phone: 415-654-9343
  • Website:

December 3, 2015 - North Coast Wine Industry Expo

Wine Industry Trade Show & Conference

  • Hours: 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Location:Grace Pavilion, Hall of Flowers, Garden Annex, Finley Hall & Showcase Cafe
  • Admission: Pre-Registration Required
  • Organization: Wine Industry Network
  • Contact: George Christie
  • Phone: 707-433-2557
  • Website:

December 12-13, 2015 - The Emerald Cup ~ 12th Anniversary

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

  • Hours: SAT: 11am-12:30am / SUN: 11am-8:30pm
  • Location:Grace Pavilion, Shade Park, Kraft Building, Finley Hall, Lyttle Cow Palace, Garden Annex & Showcase Cafe
  • Admission: VIP Weekend - $200 / Weekend - $100 / One-Day - $55
  • Organization: The Emerald Cup LLC
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 707-984-7343
  • Website:

January, 2016

January 16, 2016 - 14th Annual California Deer Association Banquet

Fun filled event & delicious Prime Rib dinner! Great Hunting & Fishing Trips, Hunting Gear & premium guns ~ Chance to win one or more of 50 premium guns. Live & silent auction, raffles, games, Ladies Only raffles, all youth win a prize! ***New Sponsor Table Packages available this year***

  • Hours: Doors Open at 4:30pm
  • Location:Grace Pavilion
  • Admission: Visit website below
  • Organization: California Deer Association
  • Contact: email:
  • Phone: Mike Deas 707-756-2045 or Doug Timmer 707-975-9676
  • Website:

April, 2016


Boat ~ RV ~ Outdoor Sports

Featuring Splash Dogs competing daily!

  • Hours: Fri Noon-7pm / Sat 10am-5pm / Sun 10am-3pm
  • Location:Grace Pavilion, Hall of Flowers, Redwood Lot & Shade Park
  • Admission: Adults $5 Advance / $7 at the Door / Children under 12 Free
  • Organization: Amaturo Sonoma Media Group

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