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Events

COVID-19 UPDATE: The Sonoma County Event Center at the Fairgrounds has cancelled or postponed ALL events until May 31. Please check below for specific event information!

July, 2020

TBD - JOCKEY CLUB

CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, DUE TO COVID-19 HEALTH & SAFETY CONCERNS

Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday - CAR MART

open for business!!!

The Car Mart is the #1 place in Sonoma County to sell or buy a private vehicle and has been 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 & select Fairgrounds events.

  • Hours: Fri Noon-5 / Sat 7am-6pm / Sun 7am-5pm
  • Location:Brookwood Parking Lot
  • Phone: 707-546-4044
  • Website: www.NBCarMart.com

Weekend & Weekday Classes - SR Motorcycle & Scooter Training

open for business ~ book your class!!

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

  • Hours: Vary; please call for information
  • Location:Brookwood Parking Lot
  • Admission: Check below website for fees
  • Organization: SRMT
  • Contact: Cindy
  • Phone: 707-537-9860
  • Website: www.sr-mt.com

Open Daily - Golf Course at the Fairgrounds

open for business ~ book a tee time now!

PLAYER PROCEDURES: Four Players per tee time only No Spectators Single Rider Cart Rentals only with two bags No Sharing of Clubs No tournament style events, group instruction or clinics Masks Required All players must maintain 6 feet distance at all times. Hand towels, ice chests with water, seed/sand bottles, on-course bunker rakes, ball washers, community tees, scorecards and pencils, rakes for sand traps, and all on- course water stations will be removed from the course. Flag will be no touch and left in at all times. Cups will be filled to within 1 inch of the green or raised above green height to avoid reaching in the cup for the ball. The shops shall not allow more than 2 (two) patrons in the facility at a time, while keeping a minimum of 6 feet distance from one another. Only take-out food and beverages services allowed. No indoor or outdoor seating. Customers will be required to wear facial coverings while in the pro shop.

Daily - Goodwill Attended Donation Center

due to covid-19, this site will not reopen until 2021
  • Hours: TBD
  • Location: TBD
  • Organization: Goodwill Industries of the Redwood Empire

Beginning July 3, 2020 - COVID-19 TEST SITE

must have an appointment

OptumServe (under contract with the State) public testing ~ You must first schedule an appointment through their online system at https://lhi.care/covidtesting ~ Those without internet access or who need to make an appointment in a language other than English, call 1 (888) 634-1123, select option 8.

  • Hours: M-F 7am-7pm
  • Location:Grace Pavilion
  • Admission: FREE ~ Parking in Pavilion Lot on Bennett Valley Road or under HWY 12 (DO NOT ENTER GATE 1 OR GATE 2)
  • Phone: 1-888-634-1123
  • Website: www.lhi.care/covidtesting

July 4th, 2020 - RED, WHITE & BOOM!

cancelled due to covid-19
  • Hours: TBD
  • Location: TBD
  • Organization: Santa Rosa Active 20/30 Club #50
  • Website: www.srboom.com

September, 2020

September 5, 2020 - Kentucky Derby

WATCH & WAGER AT THE JOCKEY CLUB!
  • Hours: Doors open at 10am
  • Location:Jockey Club ~ Located in the Brookwood Parking Lot
  • Admission: $15 each or $50 for a table of 4
  • Organization: Sonoma County Event Center at the Fairgrounds
  • Phone: 707-524-6340
  • Website: www.sonomacountyfair.com/race-track.php

September 12, 2020 - 5th Annual West Coast Diesels Tractor Pull/Show and Shine

A full day of the most spectacular show and shine trucks, along with the highest horsepower diesel trucks on the West Coast!

  • Hours: Show & Shine 1-5pm / Tractor Pull 5-10pm
  • Location:Carnival Lot & Chris Beck Arena
  • Admission: $20 ~ Parking $10
  • Organization: West Coast Diesels
  • Contact: Bill Wallace/Travis Coleman
  • Phone: 707-791-3788
  • Website: www.westcoastdiesels.com

September 15, 16 & 17, 2020 - The National Heirloom Exposition

CANCELLED, DUE TO COVID-19 HEALTH & SAFETY CONCERNS
  • Hours: TBD
  • Location:Sonoma County Fairgrounds
  • Organization: National Heirloom Expo, LLC
  • Contact: info@theheirloomexpo.com
  • Phone: 707-773-1336 or 417-924-8917
  • Website: www.theheirloomexpo.com

September 18-19, 2020 - Peggy Sue Car Show

CRUISE TO FOLLOW IN SANTA ROSA 5-10PM

Classic cars, vendors, live music, food & beverages! PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO COVID-19, THE CAR SHOW PORTION OF THIS EVENT IS PENDING PER UPDATE OF THE CURRENT HEALTH ORDER.

  • Hours: Friday Drive-in Movie: 8pm / Saturday Car Show: 7am-4pm
  • Location:Carnival Lot, Garrett Building & Mexican Village
  • Admission: TBD / Parking $10
  • Organization: Peggy Sues All American Cruise
  • Contact: Alton Ferrin or peggysuecarshow@gmail.com
  • Phone: 707-486-3370
  • Website: www.cruiseforpeggysue.com

Sunday, September 27, 2020 - RIDE-A-RIG

CANCELLED, DUE TO COVID-19 HEALTH & SAFETY CONCERNS

This is an educational community event will be back in 2021...Date TBD

  • Hours: TBD
  • Location: TBD
  • Organization: The Junior League of Napa-Sonoma
  • Contact: Penny Herman
  • Phone: 707-545-5567
  • Website: jlns.org

October, 2020

October 1-4, 2020 - Just Between Friends Kids Consignment Event

Twice yearly kids & maternity consignment event. 700+ families selling 50-90% off retail. Clothes, shoes, toys, books, games, baby gear, Halloween costumes, Holiday outfits & more! Presale & free admission tickets! *Benefits 501c3 Active 20-30 Club

  • Hours: Thursday & Friday: 9am-7:30pm / Saturday: 9am-3pm / Sunday: 9am-2pm
  • Location:Grace Pavilion
  • Admission: Thursday & Friday: $2 - $4* / Saturday & Sunday FREE ~ Parking $10 Friday-Sunday
  • Organization: Just Between Friends North Bay
  • Contact: Jennifer Hundley
  • Phone: 707-456-7523 / email: jenniferhundley@jbfsale.com
  • Website: www.northbayjbfsale.com

October 2-3, 2020 - WGAS Motorsports Presents:

2020 Les Swab Tires Monster Truck Fall Nationals~Two Days~Three Great Shows!

Monster Trucks, Free Style Moto X, Tuff Truck Racing, Monster Ride Truck. Free Pre-show Pit Party for all ticketed fans. Gates open at 6 pm. Showtime at 7:30 pm. Tickets Available Soon!

  • Hours: FRI-Gates Open 6pm/Show 7:30pm; SAT-Gates Open 11:30am/Show 1pm; SAT-Gates Open 6:30pm/Show 7:30pm~PARKING $10
  • Location:Chris Beck Arena
  • Admission: TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON at all four Sonoma County Les Schwab Tire Stores
  • Organization: WGAS Motorsport Entertainment, LLC
  • Phone: 530-745-0100
  • Website: www.wgasmotorsports.com

October 9 & 10, 2020 - Rebel Junk Vintage Market

We are a traveling vintage market bringing you some of the very best artisans from around the area. Vendors from Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and California. Many different curations from vintage to antique, farmhouse to industrial, and lots of rusty junk!

  • Hours: Friday, 6pm-9pm & Saturday, 10am-4pm
  • Location:Hall of Flowers
  • Admission: Friday, $10 (admission for both days); Saturday, $5 admission at the door ~ Parking $10
  • Organization: Rebel Junk
  • Contact: Dixie DeRocher
  • Phone: 360-689-5622
  • Website: www.rebeljunk.com

October 9 & 10, 2020 - Sonoma County Harvest Fair

Taste the Best of Sonoma County Postponed to October 8 & 9, 2021

DUE TO THE UNCERTAINTY OF COVID-19, THE 2020 PUBLIC TASTING HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL OCTOBER 8 & 9, 2021. SONOMA COUNTY HARVEST FAIR PROFESSIONAL WINE & PROFESSIONAL FOOD COMPETITIONS WILL TAKE PLACE IN 2020.

  • Hours: TBD
  • Location: TBD
  • Organization: Sonoma County Event Center at the Fairgrounds
  • Phone: 707-545-4200
  • Website: www.harvestfair.org

November, 2020

Sunday, November 1, 2020 - Patchwork Show Modern Makers Festival Santa Rosa

Discover local craft and food makers in the heart of Northern California wine country at Dear Handmade Life's inaugural Patchwork Show: Modern Makers Festival in Santa Rosa! Shop local for the holidays from over 100+ hand selected vendors, try your hand at free DIY crafting, listen to local music and grab lunch from our favorite food trucks. Free, family friendly and ample parking is available.

  • Hours: 11am - 5pm
  • Location:Grace Pavilion
  • Admission: FREE ~ Parking $10 all lots
  • Organization: Dear Handmade Life
  • Website: www.dearhandmadelife.com/

November 21, 2020 - Sonoma County Roller Derby (SCRD)

SCRD'S All-Stars & NorCal Growlers welcome leagues from near and far to play hard-hitting roller derby!

  • Hours: Doors open @ 4pm (VIPs can enter @ 3:30pm; bouts start @ 5pm & end at 9pm)
  • Location:Grace Pavilion
  • Admission: At the Door: Adult GA - $15 / VIP $20 / Kids under 12 & Adults over 65 - $5 (presale tickets at brownpapertickets.com)~Parking $10
  • Organization: SCRD
  • Contact: Ashley Bradford aka Rowdy Bout It
  • Phone: 707-477-1681 or info@sonomacountyrollerderby.org
  • Website: www.sonomacountyrollerderby.org

March, 2021

Saturday, March 13, 2021 - North Bay Science Discovery Day

SAVE THE DATE!

The Committee that works each year to make the North Bay Science Discovery Day possible met at a special meeting in January 2020. Concerns were discussed over the fact that the last three Discovery Days have been impacted by wildfires. The event has grown too large for any other location in the North Bay. So, after careful consideration, the date will move to March 13, 2021 and continue at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds.

  • Hours: TBD
  • Location:TBD
  • Admission: FREE ~ Parking FREE
  • Organization: University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Contact: Steven M. Worker, Committee Chair
  • Website: www.northbayscience.org

March 19, 20 & 21, 2021 - 32nd Annual Sonoma County Home & Garden Show

  • Hours: Fri 12-7pm; Sat 10a-7p; Sun 10a-5p
  • Location:Grace Pavilion, Hall of Flowers & Shade Park
  • Admission: TBD ~ Parking $10
  • Organization: G&G Productions
  • Contact: Dee Dee email: deedee@ggshows.com
  • Phone: 800-655-0655
  • Website: www.sonomacountyhomeshows.com

March 28, 2021 - 14th Annual California Artisan Cheese Festival

Cheese & MORE cheese awaits!

On Sunday, experience the cheesy Bubbles & Brunch and explore the Artisan Cheese Tasting Marketplace where you can taste and buy cheeses and artisan products from over 100 producers, including two dozen artisan cheesemakers; sample world-class wines, craft brews, spirits and ciders...and much more!

  • Hours: TBD
  • Location:Grace Pavilion & Saralee Barn
  • Admission: TBD / Parking $10
  • Organization: Artisan Cheese Festival
  • Contact: Judy Groverman Walker
  • Phone: 707-837-1928
  • Website: www.artisancheesefestival.com

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1350 Bennett Valley Road - Santa Rosa, CA 95404

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