Welcome to the barns of the Sonoma-Marin Fair
The Sonoma-Marin Fair is proud to support young farmers who participate in FFA and 4-H. Fairgoers are invited to visit each of the livestock barns to meet the young men and women who have fed, groomed, and cared for each and every one of their animals. Mingle with the animals themselves and learn a little about animal husbandry and our local agricultural community.
This is the time of year that we get to see how our county’s youth present animals they have raised all year. They stand to win the more than $37,000 in premium and prize money the fair awards each year to support youth in agriculture. Specific times also are posted at the Livestock gate and at the Main Gate during the fair.
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.