The Sonoma County Fair

Sonoma County has strong agricultural roots. As early as 1920, SoSonoma County Fairnoma County was ranked as the eighth most agriculturally productive U.S county and a leading producer of poultry products, hops, grapes, prunes, apples and dairy products, largely due to the extent of available, fertile agricultural land and an abundance of high quality irrigation water. Over the years, grapes have taken over, currently we have 13 approved American Viticultural Areas and over 250 wineries. About 80 percent of non-pasture agricultural land in the county is for growing wine grapes

The coming week, we have the yearly Fair. The Sonoma County Fair is among the region’s most time-honored and cherished traditions. It began in 1936, when local leaders Joseph T. Grace, Ernest Finley, Emil Kraft and V.G. Garrett joined forces to create a race track and exposition center to showcase the abundance of Sonoma County.
One of my favorites is the flower show, this years theme is going to be backyard blossoms. The gardens are beautiful, and I always find great ideas to us in our own garden.

It’s from July 25 to August 11, open daily (except Mondays) from 11 am – 10 pm.



About Mirjam de Rijk

Growing up in the Netherlands, it was never a dream to even go on vacation in the USA. However we ended up moving from Eindhoven(Netherlands) to CA in 1997 and I truly love living in Sonoma County/CA. It is a great place to live. Real Estate is a part of my life, it's great to be able to help people during a transition in their life. It can be challenging at times, there is never a dull moment and always ongoing education as to the changes in the Real Estate industry. But that makes it interesting. The variety of Sonoma County as well as the different types of properties/locations make Sonoma County truly a fun place to live and to work.
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