Try to imagine a farm without animals. We’ll give you a minute. We bet you couldn’t do it. Neither could we. Some farm animals are sweet and cuddly. Others are big and gentle. Whatever type of animal we’re talking about, they’re all an important part of farm life. And thanks to our farmer friends, you can meet their critters at the Fair!
- Mini horse from Emmanuel Farmstead, Sebastopol
- Baby doll sheep, piglets, and mini Jersey cow from Leland Street Farm & Country Club, Sebastopol
- Llamas from Maryls Green & Maria Butzbach
- Dwarf Nigerian goats from Robin Trimble
- Young dairy goat from Hiliary Williams of Lettuce Laugh Farm in Santa Rosa
- Livestock Guardian Dog from Wise Acre Farm, Windsor
- Draft horses from Sweetwater Shires Equestrian Center
- Sheep from Casari Farm & Garden, Santa Rosa
- Dairy cow and calves from Valley Ford Cheese & Creamery
- Hatching chicks and incubator from Shaun and John of Schaefer Engineering
- Hatching eggs from Tiffany Holbrook of Wise Acre Farm and Mary Rand of Hidden Lake Farm & Chicken Girl Eggs
Farming is a delicate balance of art, science and creative problem solving. There’s a lot more going on with your local farmer then just planting seeds, watching them grow and harvesting the food we eat. At the Fair we’re excited to share the beauty and magic of agriculture. Be sure to stop by and enjoy interactive exhibits where you can learn more about agriculture and ag production!
- Lavender Sachet Making
- Home Composting & Worm Bins
- Chicken Wing Trimming Demo
- Container Gardening
- Planting a Winter Garden
- Companion Planting
- Early Days Old Engines Display
We make learning about agriculture fun! Brings the kids to the Farm Yard for some exciting and (shhh!) educational hands-on activities!
- Making Flower Crowns
- Felted Soap with soap from Soap Cauldron and wool from Casari Farm & Garden
- Seed Balls
- Seed Planting
About Richard and Saralee
During their lifetimes, Richard and Saralee Kunde raised millions of dollars to
support agriculture education, farm leadership and organizations that promote
and showcase the agricultural bounty of Sonoma County. Following their
deaths, the Kundes established the Richard and Saralee McClelland Kunde
Fund, an endowment that will forever continue their life-long work to preserve
Sonoma County agriculture and its farming heritage.
In honor of Richard and Saralee, the Farm Yard at the Fair highlights two key aspects of what makes Sonoma County agriculture so special: Farm animals and the craft of farming.