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Wine Country Horse Racing

Sonoma County Fair

Racing schedule

    race day

Week 1: August 3 - 6
Week 2: August 11 - 13

Friday First Post Time - 2:15 p.m.
Thursday, Saturday, Sunday First Post Time - 1:45 p.m.


2023 Wine Country Racing Tickets

Advance Tickets will be available for purchases starting May 20th.

  • Grandstand Seat Advance - $3.00 ($5.00 day of the race)
  • Buy Tickets Here
  • Preferred Grandstand Seat in Advance - $5.00 ($7.00 day of the race)
  • Single Box Seat in Advance - $7.00 ($10.00 day of the race)
  • Finish Line Table Seat Advance - $15.00 ($10.00 day of the race)
  • Trackside Seating Advance - $15.00 ($17.00 day of the race)

Hat Day at the Races
Saturday, August 12 at 12:30 PM

Ladies Hat

Wine Country Hat Day at the Races features a grandstand full of people wearing big, bold and beautiful hats, all for a worthy cause. All proceeds benefit the Sonoma County Fair Scholarship Fund.

Hat Day VIP Luncheon Tickets

Buy Tickets Here
    Ladies Hat

Tickets are $85 per person
Reserved tables for 8 are available for $640.
Tickets include a seat at the races, entry to the hat competition, wine, lunch and a no-host bar.

Prices do not include Fair admission. Please Note: Event Ticket required in addition to Fair Admission. (ALL persons 2 and older require a ticket for these events in addition to Fair admission. Children 6 and under are admitted to the Fair free every day.)

Racing Seminars

Hear What the Pros Have to Say

New to horse racing? An old hand at the track but you want to find out what the pros are thinking? Check out our free daily racing seminars! Join our impressive line-up of guest presenters who will share their tips, experience and insights - giving you the "inside track" for boosting your wins! For newbies and veterans.
Come to Shade Park at 12:15 on Thursday, Saturday-Sunday and 12:30 on Fridays to learn how you can win, place and show at the track! This is your chance to learn more about racing and betting to increase your chance of winning!

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

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