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Welcome to the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds Official Evacuee Information page. If you or someone you love has been affected by the fires, our hearts go out to you. Those in need of shelter or basic necessities, please come down to the fairgrounds immediately. For specific evacuee information, refer to the instructions down below.

Evacuee Information:

Evacuees are still welcome at our site. Please check our Facebook(link) and local shelter information pages to get the most update information regarding availability.

We do allow RV and Tent Camping on site. We do not have RV hookups.

All evacuees must register and check in the at Dormitory Hall when arriving on site. Once registered you will be given a cot, or directed to where you can place your RV or tent.

Evacuees may park on grounds and will be directed to those areas.

We do allow pets at our shelter. We also have space for livestock. Check our Facebook Page for the current livestock stalls/pens available.

Current fire information:

Sonoma County Fire Map:


CAL FIRE Current Incident Information:


 Location: 175 Fairgrounds Drive, Petaluma, CA 94952

Directions from 101

Heading South: from Highway 101 South, take E Washington Street Exit and make a right at the stoplight. Stay in the left lane and take your first left on Payran Street. Enter the main parking lot from Payran Street.

Heading North: from Highway 101 North, take E Washington Street Exit and make a left at the stoplight. Stay in the left lane and take your first left on Payran Street. Enter the main parking lot from Payran Street.

Petaluma Transit

Route 11 and Route 24 stop right in front of the fair.  Connections to these routes are available from both the east and west side of Petaluma!

Plan your trip on Google Maps and track your bus in real-time at myStop (Apple & Android app available).

Call 707-778-4460 or visit our website for more information.

Important Volunteer and Donation Information

Thank you for your generosity and concern for our community in need. Together, we can effectively assist and care for our beloved community.

Volunteer Parking: We kindly ask that all volunteers park in the Main Parking Lot off of Washington St and walk onto the grounds. Medical Volunteers report to the Beverly C Wilson Hall for placement. All other volunteers report to Herzog hall for placement at the shelter.


We have had an overwhelming response from our community. Because of your kindness and generosity we will need to close donations at this time. We’re working to redistribute items to other shelters in need, as we’re in an excess.

Please help us spread the word. We have many people posting personally or asking others directly for specific items, we ask the community to the website or Facebook first for the most up to date information available.”

Cash donations can be made to the Redwood Credit Union North Bay Fire Relief Fund at


We are up and running with online sign ups for  Volunteers! Check out the link below to sign up for shifts beginning tomorrow. Please share!

We continue to be overwhelmed with the generosity and support of our community volunteers. As we work to improve our volunteer placement, we ask for your patience and cooperation. Task assignments and placement is still being managed on site. Please park in the Main Parking Lot and walk to the Herzog Hall(cafeteria area) to sign in and be assigned an area where you can help. Please do not forget to sign out when you’re shift is over.

Medical Volunteers:

We are currently working on our medical clinic online sign ups. The link is temporarily down while we change what our current needs are here in Petaluma. We hope to have it back up within 24 hours. If you have signed up for a shift please check back to the sign up link as PDFs are now being uploaded for shift schedules. Please know you must provide your medical license information and show your photo ID. If you feel that your name should be on the PDF scheduling and is not, please email us at:

* Please keep in mind, you may be sent to another evacuation center should that need arise

Other Helpful Information:

Nixle Registration:


If you’re interested in providing services to our evacuees:
Please call 707-364-9710 with detailed information and times you would like to visit the shelter. We will return your call as soon as possible.

Take Highway 101 to the Washington Street Exit. Proceed west on Washington to the Fair. The Fair is just two blocks west of Highway 101

Entry into the Fair Parking Lot is off Washington Street. Parking during the fair is limited and carpooling is encouraged.

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