Sonoma County Harvest Fair

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2017 Sonoma County Fair, August 3 - August 13

General Information

Fair Dates

2017 Sonoma County Fair
  • August 3 - August 13

Wine Country Racing Dates

  • August 3 - August 6
  • August 10 - August 13
  • August 18 - August 20


  • Gates open daily 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Main Carnival open daily 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Kiddy Carnival open daily 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Exhibit buildings open 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Professional Event Services PG&E

Location & Directions

Fair Box Office - Located at the front of Grace Pavilion

Fair Admission Discount Days

Deals valid day-of only and are available at the gate only.

Seniors' Day Thursdays
Seniors 60+ receive free General Admission to the Fair every Thursday.

Kids' Day Fridays
Children 12 and younger receive free General Admission to the Fair every Friday.

Food Bank Fridays
Bring 2 non-perishable food items for the Redwood Empire Food Bank and get $2 off on General Admission to the Fair every Friday. Limit: 1 discount/person.

Wine Country Racing Tickets

Please Note: Purchase of Fair Admission is required to attend Wine Country Racing and must be purchased in addition to seating (except for Bonus Week).

RACE DATES: August 3 - 6, August 10 - 13, August 18 -August 20
Buy Tickets Here
  • Grandstand Seat - $3.00
  • Box Seat - $5.00
  • Preferred Grandstand - $5.00
  • Season Box Seating - $810 includes 8 days of Fair admission & box seating for 6
  • VIP Tent - $30-$37/pp, 50 person minimum. Includes a VIP tented location near the racing grandstand that is yours for an entire day. Enjoy an all-inclusive, catered BBQ buffet lunch for your guests with non-alcoholic beverages, security and serving staff, fair admission, parking and more! Limited availbility.
  • Trackside Dining - $150 per table of 4. Reserved table for 4 within the box seating sections. Includes table service and elegant buffet meal. Drinks sold separately. Available for purchase at the box office and online.
  • Paddock View Dining - $500. Reserved seating section for up to 26. Includes Fair admission and official racing programs for the group. Food and drink are sold separately. Catering options available for additional fee. Available for purchase at the box office only.


    Parking fees are charged for all vehicles, including those with disability placards.
    Click here for a parking map
    Click here for a fairgrounds map

    • Pavilion Lot - $10
    • Median Lot - $10
    • Veterans Lot - $8
    • Brookwood Lot - $8
    • Aston Avenue Lot - $8

    In order to develop an equitable parking policy, we have increased the number of parking spaces for disabled persons, and the same parking fees for each lot are charged for all spaces in that lot. Please be advised that the number of spaces for disabled persons is still limited, however, and early arrival is the best method of obtaining a more close-in space.

    Visitor Services

    Parents' Rest Station

    A clean, quiet place to nurse or change your baby or take a break in the shade. Open 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. in the Kids Area, just inside the Brookwood Gate

    First Aid

    Located by the Milk Barn and Racing Grandstand just south of Sliders Gastro Pub & Sports Bar, previously known as the Showcase Cafe.

    Lost & Found

    Items are taken to the Info Booth at the entrance to the Racing Grandstand until 8 pm, and to the Special Events Office on the east side of Grace Pavilion after 8 pm.

    Lost Children

    Reclaim your lost child at the Parents' Rest Area in the Kids' Area until 8 pm, and to the Special Events Office on the east side of Grace Pavilion after 8 pm.

    Strollers & Wheelchairs

    Available for rent during the Fair inside the Brookwood Gate. A valid driver's license, state ID or military ID is required for deposit.

    • Strollers $10
    • Jogger Strollers $15
    • Double Strollers $15
    • Wagons $15
    • Wheelchairs* $15 ($5 on Seniors' Day Thursdays)(250lb limit)
    • Electric Scooters* $50 per day (450lb limit)
    • * First Come, First Served

    Please Note

    The following items are not allowed on the fairgrounds:

    • Pets, with the exception of service dogs
    • Glass bottles or metal cans/containers
    • Knives
    • Guns, mace, clubs or any item determined to be a weapon by Fair security
    • Alcoholic beverages (none allowed through gate; beverages are available for purchase on the grounds)
    • Drugs
    • Squirt guns or balloons (through the gate)
    • Bicycles, skateboards, scooters
    • Ice chests or food purchased from restaurants outside Fairgrounds

    Chairs will not be allowed on the Community Theater lawn area. Blankets are OK.

    Homemade lunches or snacks and a container of water per person will be allowed.

    All buildings on the grounds are wheelchair-accessible; an elevator with operator is on the north end of the racing grandstand to access upper level. Click here for an accessibility guide


    For your convenience, ATM machines are located throughout the Fairgrounds, including:

    • Near the Brookwood Gate
    • In the Wine Country Racing Grandstand
    • In Mexican Village
    • Around the carnival lot
    • In Grace Pavilion

    Sonoma County Fair Smoking Policy

    The Sonoma County Fairground is a smoke-free campus, Sonoma County ordinances 5974 and 5953. During the Fair we provide limited designated smoking areas as noted below.

    • Outside the Chris Beck Arena
    • Designated open patios in the Racing Grandstands

    Information Booths

    Once inside, stop by our information booths for daily schedule updates, lost & found or general assistance. Information Booths may be found:

    Professional Event Services
    • Inside the Brookwood Gate
    • Near the main entrance to Wine Country Racing Grandstand

    Thanks to Professional Event Service for sponsoring the 2016 Information Booths!



    Take advantage of our affordable and convenient RV Park!

    Ask about special Fair rates at Flamingo Conference Resort and Spa! You may also check out our list of local hotels within 5 miles of the Fairgrounds.

    Visit Santa Rosa maintains a list of other area hotels and motels.


    Recycle can

    Please use the blue cans placed throughout the fairgrounds for your cans and bottles!


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1350 Bennett Valley Road - Santa Rosa, CA 95404
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