Sonoma County Harvest Fair

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Livestock Exhibitors

The Sonoma County Fair livestock shows are the annual showcase of the best of the best, with exhibitors from Eureka, Orland, Chico, Fresno and other areas as well as hundreds of animals from the dairies and ranches for which Sonoma County is famous.

Entries will open May 1

2017 Livestock Schedule
2017 Exhibitor's Guidebook will be available May 1

Exhibitor Guidebook livestock department pages and "paper" entry forms below.

Important Dates

  • Market Steer Pre-Weigh & DNA Due* - March 26, 9:00-10:30 AM FFA, 10:30 AM-Noon 4-H & Independent Junior
    (Fairgrounds: Wilford Ring)
    *New this year DNA is Due at Pre-Weigh
  • Entries Open - May 1
  • Market Lamb & Goat Pre-Weigh & DNA Due* - May 20, 9:00-10:30 AM FFA, 10:30 AM-Noon 4-H & Independent Junior
    (Fairgrounds: Wilford Ring)
    *New this year DNA is Due at Pre-Weigh
  • Hog DNA Due - May 31
  • Paper Entries Close - June 16
  • Quality Assurance & Ethics Training - June 27, 6:00 PM
    (Fairgrounds: E.C. Kraft Building)
  • Online Entries Close - June 30
  • Special Junior & Independent Junior Ownership Information Due - June 30
  • Horse Ownership Information Due - June 30
  • Quality Assurance & Ethics Training - July 6, 6:00 PM
    (Fairgrounds: E.C. Kraft Building)
  • Quality Assurance & Ethics Training - July 8, 10:00 AM
    (Fairgrounds: E.C. Kraft Building)
  • Sonoma County Fair Junior Horse Show - July 29
  • Sonoma County Fair - August 3-13
  • Lamb/Goat/Rabbit Auction - August 5
  • Hog/Poultry Auction - August 10
  • Steer Auction - August 11
  • Large Animal Round Robin - August 11
  • Small Animal Round Robin - August 12
  • Junior Awards Dinner - August 12, 5:00 PM
  • Carcass Contest Results Meeting - September 12

Deadlines to Enter

Paper Entries due by 5:00 PM on Friday, June 16 for most categories. (We do not accept faxes!) Online Entries due by 11:59 PM on Friday, June 30 for most categories.

Sonoma County Fair Quality Assurance & Ethics Training Policy:

In order to be eligible to show livestock at the Sonoma County Fair, exhibitors are required to complete the mandatory Quality Assurance and Ethics training once prior to the age of 14 and once after. Specifically:

  • Any livestock* exhibitor (excluding primary members) that has not attended the mandatory Quality Assurance & Ethics training must attend
  • Any livestock exhibitor aged 14 (as of January 1) that intends to exhibit livestock at the fair must attend. (This will function as a refresher course for high school aged exhibitors.)
  • Livestock exhibitors who have reached the age 14 (as of January 1) must attend the mandatory Quality Assurance & Ethics training
  • Leaders and advisors must attend training once every three years

*Livestock includes all species (Beef, Sheep, Swine, Goat, Dairy Cattle, Dairy Goat, Rabbit, Cavy, Poultry, Pygmy Goat, Horse, Dog)

Class Dates:

  • Tuesday, June 27, 6:00 PM - at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in E.C. Kraft
  • Thursday, July 6, 6:00 PM - at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in E.C. Kraft
  • Saturday, July 8, 10:00 AM - at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in E.C. Kraft

Please call the entry office at 707-545-4203 or email entryoffice@sonomacountyfair.com if you have any questions.

Ethics Attendance List as of January 1, 2017

2017 Market Steer Information

COMING SOON!

2017 Market Lamb and Goat Information

COMING SOON!

2017 Market Hog Information

COMING SOON!

2017 Market Poultry & Rabbit Information

COMING SOON!


YOUTH AWARDS

INFO COMING SOON!

Awards Dinner

The Junior Livestock Awards Dinner hosted by the Sonoma County Fair, Farm Bureau and Foundation of Sonoma County's 4-H & FFA, will be held Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 5:00 PM at the Santa Rosa Veteran's Memorial Building.

Livestock Exhibit Departments

Rules

Department Info

Livestock Department Information will be available May 1.


RV Parking & Golf Cart Applications

  • 2017 RV Application Coming Soon
  • Golf Cart application and rules coming soon

Join the Sonoma County Fair Junior Ambassador Program

The Sonoma County Fair & Exposition, Inc. is offering our local youth the opportunity to participate in the Fair as part of the Junior Ambassador Program. Ambassadors selected receive tee shirts and admission wristbands and will report to the livestock superintendent while performing their duties. Click Here for an Ambassador Application

Some of the activities that the Jr. Fair Ambassadors may assist with include:
• Adult Showmanship
• Junior Livestock Auctions
• Farmer’s Day
• Exhibitor Awards program
• And other activities
• In livestock and small animal departments

The application deadline is Friday, June 16, 2017.Ambassadors selected for the committee, will be invited to an orientation meeting to receive instructions and sign up for activities during the fair. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Fair Entry Office at (707) 545-4203 or you can email us at entryoffice@sonomacountyfair.com.



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1350 Bennett Valley Road - Santa Rosa, CA 95404
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