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Worlds Ugliest Dog
For nearly 30 years, the World’s Ugliest Dog® Contest has been a testament that the pedigree does not define the pet. Dogs of all breeds and sizes have warmed our hearts and filled our lives with unconditional love. This world-renowned event celebrates the imperfections that…
Wine Tasting
Each June, the Wine Garden becomes home to the medal winning wines from the Annual North of the Gate Wine Competition. This allows guests of the Sonoma-Marin Fair the opportunity to taste these medal winning wines while taking a relaxing break in the Wine Garden…
Tractor Pulls
How much weight can one kid pull? Find out in the Kid Pedal Tractor Pull contest held daily in Behren’s Park. Bring on the smiles as these kids compete for the finish line.
The Barns
It’s animals galore in the Sonoma-Marin Fair barns. Open to the public, we encourage fairgoers to meet these lovely animals and the kids who spent all year caring for them.
Shopping
Take home the latest trends and trinkets from the Sonoma-Marin Fair. This year’s shopping pavilion is packed with fudge, jewelry, clothing, housewares, business services, skincare and more.
Sheep Dog Trials
Redwood Empire Sheep Dog Association Sheep Dog Trials - See amazing Border Collies in action.
Sadie the Balloon Lady
Be sure to catch Sadie the Balloon Lady as she strolls the fair with her wacky costumes and crazy balloon creatures. She’s bright, lively, and super fun!
Sprint Car Racing
Get ready for some high-powered fun during the Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series & 600’s. Great for the whole family, watch these cars slide sideways through the corners and maybe even do a wheelie.
Pony Rides
Bring the kids down for a safe and fun pony ride every day during fair. These beautiful Welsh ponies are just the ticket for your little cowboy and cowgirl.
Petting Zoo
Each and every animal is hand raised in the Great American Petting Zoo. Kids of all ages are invited to meet a llama, deer, Bennett Wallaby, chicken, goat, donkey, and more.
Mindworks
Play games on our giant boards such as Chess, Checkers, Connect Four, Battleship, Simon Says, Scrabble, Jenga, and Operation. Build with magnets, giant foam blocks and wood blocks, or challenge your mind with chunky wood puzzles, metal tavern puzzles, or jumbo jigsaw puzzles.
Live Music
Join us in the afternoon’s at Kiwanis Stage for live music almost every day. Enjoy music crossing over multiple genre’s such as folk, blues, rock, R&B, and more. Kick up your heals and allow the melody to make a memory.
Farmers Day
Learn all about life on the farm through fun and entertaining activities that mimic real life farm rituals. Toss a cow pie, scramble with a pig, or race a stick horse during this fun filled afterno
Fair Food
Nothing says summer like delicious fair food. Enjoy corn dogs, cotton candy, caramel apples, funnel cakes and more during the Sonoma-Marin Fair.
Exhibits
A fair’s greatest treasure includes passing down the techniques and talents shared through our own competitive exhibits. Stroll the halls full of fine art, photography, baked goods, flowers and more.
Desert Dancers
Join us on Sunday for an amazing show of belly dancing. Witness Arabic expressive dance which originated in Egypt and that emphasizes complex movements of the torso.
Concerts
The Sonoma-Marin Fair, in Petaluma, has an out of this world line up ready to blow fans away during this year’s concert series. Every night of fair is sure to be electric as these award-winning bands rock the crowd each night on the Petaluma Stage.
Clos Imagination Station
Fun for all ages are contests and activities held daily at Clo’s Imagination Station. Eat a funnel cake, take a time capsule selfie, decorate a cape. With your imagination, the possibilities are endless.
Chris Mabrey
Master comedy hypnosis, Chris Mabrey is known nationwide as one of the most entertaining and hysterical comedians. Laugh the night away as Chris grabs folks from the audience to demonstrate his craft.
Chef Demonstration
Come see local chefs, caterers and others who have helped to ensure Sonoma and Marin Counties remain relevant in the culinary world. Did we mention that they give out samples? Visit the Wine Garden to see the home grown talent from our own backyard
Carnival
Unlimited rides are included with your fair admission. Swoop, swing, swirl, and spin on one of the many fun rides during this year’s fair.
Butterfly Adventure
Look on in amazement as you mingle with an extravagant number of butterflies in the exhibit and experience the magic of seeing them up close with nectar feeding sticks to bring the experience right into your hands.
Buck Trout Show
While most campers head to the mountains, Buck Trout makes a bee-line toward festivals and fairs. A buck-toothed, nature loving puppet, Buck Trout prefers the laughter of children to the serenity of a mountain retreat.
Ballet Folklorico
The dance of the village. This culturally colorful performance reflects the beauty of folk culture with ballet characteristics - pointed toes, exaggerated movements, and is highly choreographed.
AgVentureland
Kids can learn all about life on a farm in AG-Ventureland, where they can milk a cow, rope a steer, pedal a tractor, make crafts, get their face painted and much more.
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