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Welcome to the Barns of the Sonoma-Marin Fair

The Sonoma-Marin Fair is proud to support the youth 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 more than $37,000 in premium and prize money the fair awards each year to support youth in agriculture.

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 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 Farm Olympics events take place at the Horse Arena and is not for the faint of heart. (Entry information coming soon.)

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.


Please carefully review the rules and procedures for this year’s exhibits program. For questions, call (707) 283-3247 or email [email protected]

  1. Use one Livestock Entry Form per species (or enter Online).
  2. Make sure you fill out the form completely and sign it! Enter the class you feel best fits your exhibit. The Fair may transfer entries to more suitable classes if something is entered incorrectly but is not liable for entries made in error.
  3. Check entry deadlines! You can either mail entries in, bring them to the Fairgrounds Office, or enter online. No faxed entries – original signatures are needed.
  4. Pay entry fees Make sure you include any entry fee required for your entries. We accept cash, check, and credit/debit cards.
  5. Check the Livestock Schedule for arrival, check-in, weigh-in, and show dates.

Fairgrounds Office Hours:
Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
closed 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm for lunch

RV Space

RV Space applications will be accepted on a first come first served basis starting at 9:00 am on Wednesday, May 1, and will continue to be accepted until spaces are full.

Each exhibitor may ONLY bring in two trailer space applications (counting their own) on opening day. SPACE IS AVAILABLE ONLY FOR THOSE EXHIBITORS SHOWING LIVESTOCK. THE FEE FOR A PERMIT IS $110.00. Applications for trailer space MUST be accompanied by livestock entries and entry fees. No Exceptions. Trailers will be permitted on the fairgrounds after 10 a.m. Monday, June 17, 2024.

Paper Entries Due – Monday, May 13, 2024

Online Entries Due – Tuesday, May 28, 2024

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