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2018 Sonoma County Fair, August 2 - August 12

Sonoma County Fair

General Information

Fair Dates

2018 Sonoma County Fair
  • August 2 - August 12

Wine Country Racing Dates

  • August 2 - August 5
  • August 9 - August 12


  • Gates open daily 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Exhibit buildings open 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • PG&E County of Sonoma

Location & Directions

  • Fair Box Office located at the front of Grace Pavilion
  • 1350 Bennet Valley Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
  • Click here for directions & area map

All tickets on sale at the Fairgrounds Box Office
starting Saturday, April 28 at 9:00 am

Tickets will be sold online starting Saturday, April 28 at 12:00 noon.


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

Pre-Fair Box Office Hours:

  • Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm.
  • Open Saturdays 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, starting July 7

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.

Fair Tickets

  • Single General Admission Tickets
    (Ages 13+) $15
  • Single Kids Admission Tickets
    (Ages 7 - 12) $7
  • Kids (6 and Younger)
    FREE Every Day

Fair Admission Discount Days

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

Children 12 and younger receive free General Admission to the Fair every THURSDAY.

Seniors' Day FRIDAYS
KSRO Seniors 60+ receive free General Admission to the Fair every FRIDAY.


Parking fees are charged for all vehicles, including those with disability placards.

  • Pavilion Lot - $15
  • Median Lot - $15
  • Veterans Lot - $9
  • Brookwood Lot - $9
  • Aston Avenue Lot - $9

Ride Share pick up and drop off is located off Maple Drive near the Median Parking Lot, in the turn-out for the Airport Express.

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.

Free Bicycle Parking

Free bicycle parking is available each entrance gate.

Visitor Services

Parents' Rest Station

A clean, quiet place to nurse or change your baby or take a break in the shade. Open 11 AM - 8 PM 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, also known as the Showcase Cafe.

Lost & Found

Items are taken to Guest Services located on the outer East side of Grace Pavilion.

Lost Children

Reclaim your lost child at the Parents' Rest Area in the Kids' Area until 8:00 PM, and at Guest Services located on the outer East side of Grace Pavilion after 8:00 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-$20
  • Wagons $20
  • Wheelchairs* $20 ($10 on Seniors' Day)(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

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.


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



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!


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

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