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Barnyard Fun

Sweet Lil’s Farmery

Girls and ChicksAmerican Ag Credit

Sweet Lil's Farmery brings farm life to you. Watch chicks emerge from their shells, try spinning yarn with a real spinning wheel, feed a goat kid with a bottle or try milking ‘Lil, our amazing acrylic cow.

Supervisor Mike McGuire

Great American Petting Zoo

Calf Is Born

For those who want to get even closer to the animals, the Great American Petting Zoo is open from 11 am to 8 pm daily. Where else can you pet a deer, get nuzzled by a Pygmy goat or licked by a llama? Enjoy touching and feeding the animals every day at the Great American Petting Zoo. The zoo contains a wide variety of animals including llamas, Fallow Deer, African Pygmy Goats, assorted exotic and domestic goats and sheep, Vietnamese Potbellied Pigs, Bantam Chickens, miniature Sicilian Donkeys, miniature Call Ducks, and baby animals born all year long. Ours is a very different kind of petting zoo. There are absolutely no barriers once inside.


The Milk Barn

Milk Barn

Fairgoers love the Milk Barn at the Sonoma County Fair, where they can watch cows being milked, enter contests, and learn about Sonoma County's famous dairy industry, known for innovation and leadership in producing some of the highest quality products anywhere in the world. Be sure and stop by the barn as you stroll about the grounds.


Cattle Barns

Cattle Barn

A Fair favorite is the Cattle Barns. Home to both Dairy Cows and Beef Cattle, fairgoers can get up close and personal with these beautiful show animals. Did you know cows spend 6 hours eating and 8 hours chewing their cud every day and a dairy cow can produce 6-8 gallons of milk a day . These are just a few fun facts discovered when you visit the barns at the Sonoma County Fair.

Dairy Cows Onsite July 24 - 27 & August 5 - 10
Beef Cattle Onsite July 29 - August 3


Sheep & Goats

Sheep Barn

Showing sheep and goats at the Sonoma County Fair is a fun and educational experience for all. Explore the sheep and goat barns every day to disover fun new facts. Learn that sheep do not have any upper teeth while goats have 32 teeth.

Sheep Onsite July 24 - 31 & August 5 - 10
Goats Onsite July 24 - August 3 & August 8 - 10

Sheep Lead - July 24th at 6:00 pm

This class helps youth to understand the all around usability of sheep by showing the product from start to finish. Youth engaged in the program have the opportunity to learn life skills such as wise use of resources, marketable skills, self motivation and self esteem. Sheep Lead is an educational program, provides a unique opportunity for exhibitors interested in the sheep industry to utilize their knowledge and skills in sheep production as well as consumer aspects of the industry. The activity gives the exhibitor a chance to develop poise, self confidence, practice interview skills, promote the use of wool in clothing and promote the sheep industry.


Fur & Feathers

Fur & Feathers

More than just chickens and bunnies, this barn is home to more varieties than any other. Fairgoers are invited to see Geece, Cavies (Guinea Pigs), Rabbits, Ducks, Turkeys, Chickens and all kinds of other birds. Be sure to check the schedule as the animals are not all here at the same time.

Rabbits Onsite July 24 - 27 & August 1 - 3, Hens (Egglayers) Onsite July 24 - August 3
Poultry Onsite July 29 - 31 & August 5 - 8, Cavies (Guinea Pigs) Onsite August 1 - 3


Swine Barns

Swine Barn



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