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Butterfly Experience

Butterfly Adventures produces a very special “WOW!” moment for every single guest during this year’s Butterfly Experience. Located in the Shopping Pavilion, we

invite you to enter a world of flighty fun. Guests will be able to feed and play with live butterflies. This unique experience offers hands on fun with over 1000 native butterflies in a beautiful butterfly garden.

Did you know that there are more than 17,000 species of butterflies? Butterflies are found worldwide except on the continent of Antarctica. Many species migrate to avoid adverse conditions. Most migrate relatively short distances, but monarchs and several other species migrate thousands of miles.

From egg to adult, butterflies undergo a series of physical transformations known as metamorphosis. After mating, the female butterfly lays her eggs on a caterpillar food or “host” plant. The eggs can hatch within a few days, or within months or even years, depending on whether or not conditions are right.

Enjoy an amazing experience where you can take pictures of you and your friends covered in butterflies.



Engaging minds with hands-on STEM/STEAM fun!

Located in the Beverly C Wilson Hall, fairgoers can engage in a collection of puzzles and giant classic games that will tease and challenge the mind.

Enjoy an exhilarating hands-on fair attraction, with many elements being STEM/STEAM-based that involve critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork. It’s fun to get involved, so we invite you to play games on the giant game boards that include Chess, Checkers, Connect Four, Battleship, Simon Says, Scrabble, Jenga, and Operation.

Kids ofall ages can participate in the building of giant structures with magnets, giant foam blocks and wood blocks.

For those looking for more of a challenge, engage your mind with chunky wood puzzles, metal tavern puzzles, or jumbo jigsaw puzzles.

Clo’s Imagination Station

Join Clo for an afternoon of fair time fun during this year’s Imagination Station located near the entrance of the Livestock Area. This is your one stop shop for contests, crafts, and activities. Fun for the whole family, only your imagination is needed to blast off into an activity beyond this world.

Each day guests are invited to participate in the Sonoma-Marin Fair’s famous Funnel Cake Contest. It’s a test of speed to see how quickly you can eat a funnel cake without using your hands. That’s right, just dive in face first for a chance to be the Funnel Cake Champion. This contest is held twice daily.

It’s the one time your mom will let you play with your food – and it’s REALLY FUN. Bring your imagination and mad skills to Clo’s for an afternoon of crafty, food decorating. It could be crackers, cheese, olives, or fruit – but the name of the game is make something cool. We have seen our selection of bites transformed into ladybugs, turtles, furniture, and pets. Let’s see how creative you can be with your food.

Making memories at the fair is just as fun as bringing them home. Stop by for some good old-fashioned crafting and take home a souvenir from your big day at the fair. This year’s crafts include Paper Rockets to showcase this year’s theme Beyond the Milky Way and The Golden Record.

Everyone can be a superhero on Heroes Day, Friday, June 22. And your little hero won’t want to miss their chance to decorate their own cape during the Cape Décor Activity. Whether your dream is to become Batman, Robin, Superman, or Superwoman – we have a cape with your name on it.


North Bay Science Discovery Day

Join the Sonoma-Marin Fair for a day of science discovery on Kids Day, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Located near Kiwanis Stage, guests will be invited to see a variety of demonstrations and activities to spark those scientific minds.

North Bay Science Discover Day has hosted numerous public events to inspire children to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) studies and careers, and to showcase North Bay STEM organizations.
Check out what it’s all about here:

Great for kids of all ages, this interactive attraction will spark your curiosity and unleash your inner scientist.

This year’s participants include:

  • CMOSC Children’s Museum of Sonoma County
  • Buck Institute for Research on Aging
  • Sonoma County Radio Amateurs
  • California Native Plant Society
  • San Marin High School Penguin Robotics
  • Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods Exhibit van
  • US Forest Service
  • Marin Free Library Bookmobile
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