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Event Calendar


Looking for Something to do? The Sonoma County Event Center at the Fairgrounds has got everything from festivals to sportting events, animal shows, shopping, dances, expos and more! Please check below for specific event information!

March, 2023

3/1/2023 - CAR MART

The Car Mart is the #1 place in Sonoma County to sell or buy a private vehicle and has been part of Santa Rosa's local community since 1984. Conveniently located adjacent to the Sonoma County Fairgrounds on the East side of Brookwood Avenue in Santa Rosa. No appointment necessary; the non-consignment lot is open Saturdays & Sundays, except major holidays & select Fairgrounds events.

  • Hours: Friday Closed / Saturday 7am-6pm / Sunday 7am-5pm
  • Location:Brookwood Parking Lot
  • Organization: North Bay Carmart, LLC
  • Phone: 707-546-4044
  • Website:


Motorcycle & Scooter Safety training & DMV test waiver ~ For all ages 15 1/2 years old & older. Weekend & Weekday Courses available.

  • Hours: Vary, please call for information
  • Location: TBD
  • Contact: Cindy
  • Phone: 707-537-9860
  • Website:

3/1/2023 - Golf Course at the Fairgrounds

PLAYER PROCEDURES: Four Players per tee time only No Spectators Single Rider Cart Rentals only with two bags No Sharing of Clubs No tournament style events, group instruction or clinics Masks Required All players must maintain 6 feet distance at all times. Hand towels, ice chests with water, seed/sand bottles, on-course bunker rakes, ball washers, community tees, scorecards and pencils, rakes for sand traps, and all on- course water stations will be removed from the course. Flag will be no touch and left in at all times. Cups will be filled to within 1 inch of the green or raised above green height to avoid reaching in the cup for the ball. The shops shall not allow more than 2 (two) patrons in the facility at a time, while keeping a minimum of 6 feet distance from one another. Only take-out food and beverages services allowed. No indoor or outdoor seating. Customers will be required to wear facial coverings while in the pro shop.

3/26/2023 - 17th Annual California Artisan Cheese Festival

Come Enjoy some of the Best Sonoma County Products!

In this banquet for the senses, the Artisan Cheese Tasting & Marketplace brings together more than 100 artisan cheese and food producers, winemakers, brewers, distillers, cidermakers and chefs who will offer their hand-crafted cheeses, delectable products that complement cheese, boutique wines, artisan-brewed beers and handcrafted ciders. Discover the next wave of interesting cheese products, books and recipes. Taste, sip, and explore! Bring your wallet as there will be an opportunity to purchase your favorite cheeses and artisan products. Every guest brings home a coveted Artisan Cheese Festival insulated cheese tote bag as well as a festive wine glass. Live entertainment included. (Strollers are not permitted in the Marketplace.)

  • Hours: Bubbles & Bites 9:45am-11am / Marketplace (Early Entry 11am) Noon-4pm
  • Location:Showcase Cafe (Bubbles & Bites) & Grace Pavilion (Marketplace)
  • Admission: Marketplace Early Entry $80 / Marketplace $65 / Marketplace Child (2-12 yrs old) $30
  • Organization: Artisan Cheese Festival
  • Contact: Judy Groverman Walker /
  • Phone: 707-953-3909
  • Website:

April, 2023

4/1/2023 - 26th Annual Battle of the Brews

Sonoma County's Premier CRAFT BEER EVENT

This year's Battle of The Brews will feature hundreds of beers from all over the country making this one of California’s largest beer festivals!!! The 2023 event marks the 26th year of the People’s Choice Main Event along with the return of two phenomenal additions to the lineup . The Craft Cup, a judged specialty craft brew competition featuring a variety of premier micro-breweries from around the country. The event will feature, Sonoma County Best Bites which highlights delicious foods from local chefs and eateries. Your ticket includes admission, FOOD, and BEER. Upon entry, grab a glass and enjoy beer from your favorite brewery, or check out what the food vendors have cooking on the grill. Remember, enjoy responsibly.

  • Hours: 1-5pm
  • Location:Grace Pavilion & Hall of Flowers
  • Admission: $95 ~ Parking $10 cash or credit
  • Organization: Active 20-30 Club of Santa Rosa #50
  • Contact: n/a
  • Phone: n/a
  • Website:

4/16/2023 - Miss Quince y Novias Expo

Pase un dia con musica en vivo de mariachi y entretenimiento. Mientras ve una pasarela de mujeres con vestidos de novia y de quinceanera. Habra mas de 50 vendedores para todo lo necesario en su boda o la celebracion de los 15 anos. Desde vestidos, hasta limosinas, Dj,s, decoraciones. Organizado por California Bissness Magazine y clasificados. Entrada gratis de 12pm noon – 6pm para reservar un booth o mas information 707-732-6647 Spend a day with live music, mariachi and entertainment. See a Quince and wedding show with dresses and runway models. There will be more than 50 vendor booths with information for your wedding or celebration, from dresses to limousines, djs, decorations. Organized by California business magazine and classifieds. Entrance is free to attend 12pm – 6 pm. To reserve a booth or for more information 707-732-6647 Sonoma County fairgrounds Hall of flowers

  • Hours: Noon - 6pm
  • Location:Hall of Flowers
  • Admission: TBD ~ Parking $10 all lots
  • Organization: California Bissness Magazine
  • Contact: Juan Pablo
  • Phone: 707-327-8344
  • Website:

4/20/2023 - Spring Carnival ~ April 20-24, 2023

Wristbands & Individual Ride Tickets only sold on-site during operating hours


  • Hours: Thurs 5-10pm / Fri 5-10pm / Sat Noon-10pm / Sun Noon-8pm
  • Location:Brookwood Parking Lot
  • Admission: Unlimited Ride Wristbands $35/day & Individual Tickets for Games & Rides $1/each (rides require 3-5 tickets & games require 10 tickets each play) ~ Parking $7
  • Organization: Butler Amusements, Inc.
  • Contact: Andrea Stillwell
  • Phone: 707-429-4788
  • Website:

4/21/2023 - Gem Faire ~ April 21, 22 & 23

Gem, Jewelry & Bead Show

Wholesale Preview Friday, 10am-12pm

  • Hours: Fri 12-6pm / Sat 10am-6pm / Sun 10am-5pm (no admittance aft 4pm)
  • Location:Grace Pavilion
  • Admission: $7 weekend pass / Purchase tickets at the door CASH Only / 11 & under Free ~ Parking $10 cash or credit
  • Organization: Gem Faire, Inc.
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 503-252-8300
  • Website:

May, 2023

5/12/2023 - Les Schwab Tires Monster Truck Spring Nationals ~ May 12th & 13th

Two Days ~ Two Great Shows ~ Tickets only available online at


  • Hours: FRIDAY Gates Open at 5:30pm (Pit Party 6-6:50pm) Show Starts at 7pm / SATURDAY Gates Open at 5:30pm Show Starts at 7pm
  • Location:Chris Beck Arena
  • Admission: Bleachers: $18/Main Grandstand: $22/Premium Parking $10 (cash/credit) All Alcohol Sales are CASHLESS
  • Organization: Motorsport Production Services LLC
  • Contact: MPS -
  • Phone: Office: 530-745-0100 or Mobile: 916-215-9427
  • Website:

5/13/2023 - Sonoma County Roller Derby

More details coming soon...

  • Hours: Doors open @ 5:30pm (games start @ 5:40pm) VIP ticket holders will be able to enter at 5pm
  • Location:Grace Pavilion
  • Admission: tbd
  • Organization: SCRD
  • Contact: tbd
  • Phone: tbd
  • Website:

5/20/2023 - Big Time Speedway Presents

AMA CA State Championship Short Track

Cash only ticket sales Day of Event ~ Kids 12 & under must be accompanied by an adult ~ NO ICE CHESTS, CANS OR BOTTLES ARE ALLOWED

  • Hours: tbd
  • Location:Chris Beck Arena
  • Admission: Spectators online ticket prices tbd / Kids 12 & under Free ~ Parking $10 cash or credit
  • Organization: Big Time Speedway Presents, LLC
  • Contact: Steve S. or Steve E.
  • Phone: 925-786-3263 or 925-768-2560
  • Website:

5/21/2023 - 6TH ANNUAL RIDE-A-RIG


This is an educational community event that provides children a hands-on opportunity to see and touch a variety of vehicles that play important roles in our community. Come explore fire trucks, public safety vehicles, big rigs, race cars and much more!

  • Hours: 10:00am-2:00pm / Sensory-free (no horns) 10am-Noon
  • Location:Lyttle Cow Palace
  • Admission: Pre-Sale $7 (online at / $8 day of the event at Brookwood Gate ~ Kids 2 & under FREE
  • Organization: Junior League of Napa-Sonoma
  • Contact: Follow Event on Facebook
  • Phone: 707-545-5567
  • Website:

June, 2023

6/9/2023 - 19th Peggy Sue\'s Car Show (Cruise to follow in Downtown Santa Rosa 5:30-8:30pm)

Classic cars, Pin-up Contest, vendors, live music, food, beverages & more!

FRIDAY Packet Pick-up 3:00pm-7:00pm Food | Music | Alcoholic Beverages Load in for Drive-in Movie ~ The Blues Brothers Starts at sundown, approximately 7:30pm-8:30pm ​ SATURDAY Car Load-In 6:00am-8:00am ~ Breakfast Items, coffee & adult beverages available for sale Load-in Gates close at 8:00am 8:00am Car Show 8:00am-3:00pm Live Music 9:00am-2:00pm Pin-Up Contest 11:30am-12:00pm Pin-up Contest; Raffle Prizes ~ Winners Announced, MUST BE PRESENT 12:00pm-12:30pm Judging 8:00am-1:00pm Awards 2:30pm-3:30pm Cruise Load-In Downtown Brookwood and 4th St 4:00pm-5:00pm Downtown Cruise 5:30pm-8:30pm

  • Hours: Friday Drive-in Movie: 8pm / Saturday Car Show: 8am-3pm
  • Location:Carnival Lot, Shade Park & Grace Pavilion
  • Admission: $10 General Public (12 & under Free) ~ Parking $10 (cash/credit)
  • Organization: Peggy Sues All American Cruise
  • Contact: Alton Ferrin or
  • Phone: 707-486-3370
  • Website:

6/16/2023 - Country Summer Music Festival ~ June 16, 17 & 18, 2023

Pre-Sale for 3-Day Passes Available ON LINE ONLY

NO in-person ticket sales available at the Fairgrounds.

  • Hours: 10am PST
  • Location:online
  • Admission: Varied
  • Organization: Country Summer Music Festival
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 615-815-8925 (call/text all hours CST)
  • Website:

July, 2023

7/14/2023 - Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic ~ July 14-15, 2023


This year's event will have a new format: Friday we will have a music and Hot Air Balloon event in the evening with the Tainted Love Saturday will be a early morning event with a field full of balloons, a glow show, kids area, vendors and children's area. Please note that most ballooning activities take place early in the morning. Once the balloons launch, there will be tethered balloons on site, but times for tethers are dependent on wind conditions.

  • Hours: FRI 6pm-10pm / SAT 4am-10:30am
  • Location:Sonoma County Fairgrounds
  • Admission: TBD / Parking $10
  • Organization: Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic
  • Contact:
  • Phone: email only
  • Website:

August, 2023

8/3/2023 - 2023 Sonoma County Fair

Jurassic Jubilee ~ August 3rd - 13th

Check website for updates...

  • Hours: tbd
  • Location:Sonoma County Fairgrounds
  • Admission: tbd
  • Organization: Sonoma County Fair & Exposition, Inc.
  • Contact: Administration
  • Phone: 707-545-4200
  • Website:

September, 2023

9/9/2023 - 7th Annual West Coast Diesels Tractor Pull / Show and Shine

A full day of the most spectacular show and shine trucks, along with the highest horsepower diesel trucks on the West Coast! This year we are adding games to the Show and Shine including a mechanical bull. Come see what you are made of, prizes for longest standing on the bull! A portion of this year's proceeds will be going to charity! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!

  • Hours: Show & Shine 1-5pm / Tractor Pull 5-10pm
  • Location:Carnival Lot & Chris Beck Arena
  • Admission: $20 ~ Parking $10
  • Organization: West Coast Diesels
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 707-595-3026
  • Website:

November, 2023

11/11/2023 - Norcal Golden Retriever Club

November 11th & 12th

Dog Agility Trials

  • Hours: 8am-4pm
  • Location:Lyttle Cow Palace
  • Admission: Free to Spectators ~ $7 Parking (enter through Gate 7 at Aston Avenue)
  • Organization: Abba Dogs
  • Contact: Lorie Abbott
  • Phone: 925-784-9316
  • Website:

December, 2023


Shop Local this Holiday Season!

Join us for an indoor holiday market at the Sonoma County Faigrounds!! Get all your Christmas shopping done in one place! Shop and support over 120 small businesses! Shop from vintage clothing, jewelry, sneaker resellers, local makers, home decor, and SO MUCH more! We hope to see you there!

  • Hours: 11am-6pm
  • Location:Grace Pavilion
  • Admission: $5 GA / 12 & under FREE ~ $10 Parking (cash/credit)
  • Organization: The SoCo Market
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 707-228-5548 Mercedes Hernandez
  • Website:

January, 2024

1/13/2024 - Battle in the Bay

Hosted by Senior Master Nicholas Schafer

ATA Martial Arts Tournament ~ Blackbelts, Tigers & Special Abilities, Junior Color Belts & Recreational and Adult Color Belts

  • Hours: 8am-6pm
  • Location:Grace Pavilion
  • Admission: Spectator $10 / Parking $10
  • Organization: Schafer's ATA Blackbelt Academy
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 707-793-9401
  • Website:

March, 2024

3/9/2024 - North Bay Science Discovery Day

Nearly 100 exhibitors to provide hands-on science activities ~ RAIN OR SHINE!

Children, teenagers, and families are invited to attend the FREE science festival to spark wonder and curiosity about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

  • Hours: 10am-4pm
  • Location:Sonoma County Fairgrounds
  • Admission: Free Admission & Parking
  • Organization: UCCE
  • Contact:
  • Phone: n/a
  • Website:

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

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