From draft horses to baby chicks, you’ll meet all sorts of critters at the Farm Yard. But they’re more than just cute. Farm animals are also an important part of agriculture. Some provide food and fiber; some protect other livestock; and others help plow and graze and of course—fertilize—the fields. And all will delight you! Bushels of thanks to our farmer-friends who will be sharing their farm friends with you at the Fair!
(Note: Animals & programming subject to change.)
- Mini horse from Emmanuel Farmstead in Sebastopol
- Draft horse mare and foal from Sweetwater Shires Equestrian Center
- Crossbred piglets from Dayna Justus, Steuben 4-H Swine Leader
- Llamas from Maryls Green & Maria Butzbach
- Dwarf Nigerian/Pygmy goat with babies from Lynda Bell Jacobsen of Wine Country Ranch Equipment Farm
- Shetland/Soay bottle-fed lambs from Lynda Bell Jacobsen of Wine Country Ranch Equipment Farm
- Shetland Sheep and Angora Goats from Karen Norman-Boudreau of Munchkin Meadows Ranch
- Dairy cow and calves
- Heritage turkeys from Heritage Turkey Project at Thode Family Farm
- Baby chicks, by Head Chick-Guardian Lucca Pozzi
- Hatching eggs from Shelley Brown, Forestville, Brooder Box from Ellen Cavalli of Fireball Farm, and Incubator from Patti Baxman of Farm Fresh 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 sponsored by Harmony Farm Supply & Nursery, where you can learn more about agriculture and ag production!
- Sonoma County Beekeepers Association: All things honey and beekeeping
- UC Master Preservers: Safely preserving apples and more foods
- UC Master Gardeners: Resilient gardening, home composting, and more
- Sweetwater Shires: Horse play area and equine education
- Early Days Old Engines Display
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.