The Sonoma-Marin Fair Values Tradition

Welcome to the Sonoma-Marin Fair Farmers’ Day, where we celebrate everything down home on the farm. Open to the public this event is fun for all ages. Bring the whole family to chase the pigs, or watch team penning. A list of all of the fun activities and contests are below. Join the fun by submitting a completed contest entry form below.

One of the Fair’s best kept secrets, city and country folk are invited to jump in for a wild afternoon of fun that includes Team Penning, the Calf and Pig Scramble, Hay Bucking, the Marin vs. Sonoma Tug-a–War, the Hide Race, the Boot & Shoe Scramble, Mutton Bustin’ and the Wild Cow Milking Contest. The event takes place at the Horse Arena and is not for the faint of heart. Click here for the schedule and entry forms!

You can also wander the barns with our self-guided Livestock Walk to see close up the animals that populate our counties. You’ll see beef and dairy cows, sheep, goats, chickens, rabbits, cavies all getting ready for their big debut in the show ring

Farmers Day Information

Farmers Day Entry Form

Sheep Dog Trials Entry Form


The following are some of those who have donated their time and effort to organize our Farmers’ Day events and make them a success:


Opening Ceremonies to begin at 12:15pm, All events to follow:

  • Miss Wine Country Rodeo Queen,
  • Drill Team,
  • National Anthem
  • Three-Man Team Penning
  • Junior Team Penning
  • Mutton Bustin’
  • Egg Toss
  • Wild Cow Milking – Heat #1 Pig Scramble
  • Hide Race
  • Boot & Shoe Scramble
  • Wild Cow Milking – Heat #2
  • Sonoma-Marin Tug-o-War