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Save the date for the 2015 Sonoma County Fair, July 24 - August 9!

Sonoma County Fair

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General Information

2015 Dates
  • July 24 - August 9 (Closed on Mondays)
Hours
    Professional Event Services
  • Gates open daily 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Carnival open daily 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
  • Exhibit buildings open 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Location & Directions

Ticket Prices & Discount Days
  • General Admission $11 ages 13 & up
  • Children $5 ages 7 - 12
  • Ages 6 & younger FREE!

General Fair Admission, Wine Country Horse Racing, Concert and Show tickets will be on sale at the Fairgrounds Box Office (please check back for a schedule) and online. 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.

Parking

Garton Tractor

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 - $8
  • Median Lot - $8
  • Veterans Lot - $7
  • Brookwood Lot - $6
  • Aston Avenue Lot - $6

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 and secure bicycle parking is being provided by the Bicycle Coalition and is available at the southeast corner of the Median Lot. Children attending the Bike Rodeo on July 29 and Aug 5th may bring their bikes onto the Fairgrounds. Ride your bike to the Fair and get $2 off General Admission!

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)
  • * limited number available
    Please call 1-855-443-8632 and leave a message to reserve.

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 with blade longer than 1.5 inches
  • 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
  • Homemade lunches or snacks and a container of water per person will be allowed.
For more information and reservations, please call 1-855-443-8632! We recommend that you make your reservations ahead of time.

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.

ATMs

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

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 2014 Information Booths!

Lodging

Flamingo

Take advantage of our affordable and convenient RV Park!

You may also check out our list of local hotels within 5 miles of the Fairgrounds!

The Santa Rosa Convention & Visitors' Bureau maintains a list of other area hotels and motels.

Recycling

Recycle can

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

Thanks!


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