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Sonoma County Fair

Music -- Park Stage

A wide range of music, from country to oldies to rock to big band. Acoustic music may not be appropriate because of the ambient noise level around the stage. This is a family audience--language that is appropriate in a bar may not be appropriate here. The Fair provides full sound and lights, as well as an operator. Bands are traditionally booked for one day only, usually three 45-minute sets.

The River Potluck Consulting

Music -- Community Theater

Community Theater will be bursting with talent during the Sonoma County Fair with everything from our Community Concert Series to a Blues Festival to this year’s Elvis Impersonation Contest. You won't want to miss a single performance and you won't have to because ALL concerts are FREE with Fair admission!
Community Concert Series

American Storage

Family, variety acts

Previous acts have included jugglers, magicians, puppeteers, and ventriloquists. We are looking for several family-oriented acts. Acts are usually booked for at least a full week of the Fair. Fair provides small sound system (no sound operator) and there is a stage attendant.

Community Groups

Do you belong to a theater troupe, a community band, dance group, a choir or other performing group?* Would you like to appear at the Sonoma County Fair, and share your talents with your neighbors? If the answer is yes, submit a Community Performance Application and we will try to find a place for you at the 2018 Sonoma County Fair. You won’t be paid for your performance, but those who perform will receive free admission, a participant ribbon and a chance to perform for an appreciative audience. *Unfortunately, in most cases we can’t accommodate some small bands, but please contact the Fair if you are interested.
Community Performance Application

Elvis Impersonation Contest

First Prize: $1,500

If you are a professional Elvis impersonator, or just someone who sounds a lot like Elvis, this may be the contest for you! This is a musical impersonation contest, for solo vocal performers only. All contestants should be prepared to perform two songs originally performed by Elvis Presley. The Fair will provide a professional back-up band. All contestants will perform with the band. Although the musical presentation is critical, contestants should remember that the full picture is important, including stage presence, costume, and audience reaction.

The Elvis Impersonation Contest will be held on Saturday, August 11. First place: $1,500, second place: $500, third place: $250. All other performers will receive $100.

To enter, send your name, contact information (name, address, phone number and email address), a photograph and a singing sample to no later than July 15. The entry deadline may be extended if ten contestants have not yet been accepted.
Elvis Impersonation Contest Rules & Entry Info

Paid Entertainment Booking Procedures

To be considered as a paid performer at the 2018 Sonoma County Fair, please send promotional material to: Include EPKs, links and any other material you have available. Please do not add us to your mailing list – just send your info or links. While we prefer that you send your info via email, if that isn’t possible, you can mail it to The Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95404.

We begin reviewing promotional material in late January/February. All booking is generally completed by no later than May 1 (usually much earlier). You don't need to send promotional materials if you performed at the 2017 Sonoma County Fair. Just send a message to: saying you'd like to be considered again. All acts expressing an interest in appearing at the Fair will be contacted one way or another by May 1st.

The 2018 Sonoma County Fair runs from August 2 - 12.

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

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