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Hat Day at the Races

Sonoma County Fair

Hat Day at the Races Invites All Fairgoers

Thursday, August 3 - 12:30 pm

The Sonoma County Fair Annual Hat Day welcomes all fairgoers into the races. Enter to win amazing Race Prizes and Winner Circle Prizes.

Here's How to Enter:

  • 12:30 - 3:30 pm, Sign up at the promotion booth.
  • Receive a name tag
  • Racing announcer will ask all contestants to please head to the judging area.
  • Judging begins at 3:45 pm near the promotion booth.
  • Hat Parade starts after the 7th race
  • Grand Prize winner will be announced before the 7th race.

Enter in on of the following categories (including the Grand Prize):

  • Best Racing Theme
  • Most Glamorous
  • Most Outrageous
  • Grand Prize Winner

Race Prizes include: 4 Fair admission tickets, 4 Grandstand passes, 4 drink tickets and 4 official racing programs

Winner Circle Prizes: $1,000 Gift Certificate Mattress Firm and 4 Harvest Fair Tasting Tickets

Hat Day at the Races VIP Lunch

Thursday, August 3 - 12:30 pm

Dress up, don your most fashionable hat and come to the track for Hat Day at Wine County Racing. Trackside lunch and wine make this afternoon of elegance even more enjoyable.


1350 Bennett Valley Road in Santa Rosa
(Fair Box Office will move to the front of Grace Pavilion approximately two weeks before Fair opens.)

Tickets are not available by phone.

Please note: There are handling fees for all tickets sold on-line. We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, debit cards and cash. Sorry, we cannot accept personal checks.

Tickets include admission to the Fair, a seat to the races, live auction, hat competition, wine, food and a no-host bar. Reserve a table or purchase individual tickets. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Sonoma County Fair Foundation.

Hat Day at the Races

Individual Tickets: $65 per person
Reserved Tables of 8: $600

Buy Tickets Here

Table reservations must be purchased at the Fairgrounds Box Office located at 1350 Bennett Valley Road in Santa Rosa. For more information on this fantastic event, call (707) 545-4200.

KJZY Froggy

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

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