SPRING GUIDE #2 What’s UP & Events

Back to Our Roots in Cowboy Boots at the Sonoma County Fair

SANTA ROSA, CA. ~ The Sonoma County Fair invites everyone to slip on a pair of cowboy boots and gallop into a western world of fun this August 1-11 for the 2019 Sonoma County Fair’s, “Back to Our Roots in Cowboy Boots.” “The 2019 Sonoma County Fair has all the mak- ings for a fabulous 11 day festival; terrific entertainment for young and old, delectable food, a thrill packed carnival and shopping, shopping, shopping,” says Fair CEO, Becky Bartling. “And best of all a terrific new theme; ‘Back to our Roots in Cowboy Boots.’ All the ingredients


cookin’ up a good ol’ time at the Fair.” We are definitely con-

necting with our “Roots” this season. We reached out to our fantastic community to help us create our slogan in the 2019 Fair Slogan contest. We were inspired by the al- most 2,000 entries! We thank our community and our win- ners for their creative submis- sions for our 2019 Fair slogan. In addition to our western

fun, fairgoers will find all their Fair favorites are back. Free concerts every night on the Community Stage, tasty fair food and our exciting carnival presented by Butler Amusements are just the be- ginning. “This year’s Fair will be an exciting one – bringing our community back to our roots with a focus on our western

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look forward to more exciting announcements in the coming weeks.”

The Fairgrounds will be

transformed into our own version of the “Wild West” beginning with the beloved Hall of Flowers exhibit. The 2019 Hall of Flowers theme

and agricultural heritage,”

says Fair Board President Rob Muelrath. “The Board of Di- rectors are working hard to make the 2019 Fair a mem-

will be a “Country Garden of Songs.” Each garden will highlight a country song fea- turing a different flower. From “San Antonio Rose” to “The Orange Blossom Special” the gardens will have their own floral and musical identity. Visitors should expect beau- tiful water features, and even a saloon where you can ‘wet your whistle’. On the racetrack, Wine Country Racing


with 8 days of live horse racing. Racing is free with Fair admission. VIP

Pre-sale tickets for the Fair go on sale Saturday, April 27. The Sonoma County Fair Box Office will open April 27 at 9 am for pre-sale tickets. Online tickets will be available at noon on April 27 at The Box Office will be open Monday through Friday 9 am to 6 pm through July 31 at the Fair Administration Office. Contact: Emily Janowski ~ or Call (707)545-4200

seating, reserved boxes and trackside ta- bles are on sale begin- ning April 27.

April 27th

38th Annual Butter and Egg Days Parade and Festival

off at noon. Festival includes beer gardens, kids area, live music and performances, shopping, and eateries. Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 10:00am - 5:00pm, Cost: Free, Location: Historic Downtown Petaluma, Western and Petaluma Bvld. N. Petaluma, California 94952. For More Information: Contact: Lissa Ferreira Local: 707-762-9348 Email:

Petaluma, CA. ~ Brimming with authentic small town pride, Petaluma’s Butter and Egg Days Parade pays tribute to Petaluma’s place in history as the “World’s Egg Basket” and the communi- ty’s rich agricultural heritage. Originally created in the 1900s to promote Petaluma as part of National Egg Day, the parade has grown to more than 130 units attracting 30,000 people into downtown. This year’s parade theme, “It’s Always Punny in Petaluma”. Celebrating all that is udder-ly eggs-ceptional in Sonoma Cow-nty and the mag- nificently witty Clo the Cow on her 50th Birthday. Parade kicks

April 27th

2019 Russian River Food and Wine Spring Fling!

Guerneville, CA. ~ Held in the tree-lined center of Main Street Guerneville, right next to Lark Drugs (In the event of rain the event will be held in the Guerneville Veterans Me- morial Hall) This is a showcase of locally produced food and wine in the heart of the Russian River Valley, featuring the best in food & wine with small bites and wine tastings from Russian River and Green Valley wineries and restaurants. Hosted by The Russian River Chamber of Com- merce, dedicated to promoting the general welfare and prosperity of the Russian River area business community. For more informa- tion visit or call 707-869-9000

Mon Apr 1 - Pro Jam featuring Andy Santana

Tues Apr 2 - Rock Overtime Student Performance

Wed Apr 3 - West Coast Songwriters Thurs Apr 4 - Petty Rocks Fri Apr 5 - The Rock and Roll Rhythm Revue

Sat Apr 6 - Howard Wales Sun Apr 7 - Gypsy Kisses (4pm) North of the Bay Artists Showcase (7pm) Mon Apr 8 - The Blues Defenders Pro Jam Tues Apr 9 - Art Reception w/ music by French Oak Gypsy Band

Wed Apr 10 - Irish Set Dancing Thurs Apr 11 - Missy Andersen & Her One Man Band

Fri Apr 12 - Staehely Brothers Sat Apr 13 - New Copasectics Sun Apr 14 - Celtic & Irish Jam Sessions Mon Apr 15 - The Blues Defenders Pro Jam

Tues Apr 16 - Trivia Night w/ Rob Neidel Weds Apr 17 - Gailene’s Students Showcase

Thurs Apr 18 - Irie Rockerz Fri Apr 19 - FunkSway Sat Apr 20 - The Pulsators Sun Apr 21 - Gold Coast Jazz Band Mon Apr 22 - The Blues Defenders Pro Jam

Tues Apr 23 - Susana’s Sing-along Salon Wed Apr 24 - Irish Set Dancing Thurs Apr 25 - Spike’s Awesome Hotcakes

Fri Apr 26 - Craig Caffall Band Sat Apr 27 - Gold Coast Jazz Band (3pm) Dream Farmers (8:30pm)

Sun Apr 28 - Old Time Fiddle & Irish Jam Sessions

Mon Apr 29 - The Blues Defenders Pro Jam

Live Entertainment Nightly, check our full schedule on website.

Restaurant & Music Venue 8240 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati

707.795.7868 UPBEAT TIMES, INC. • APRIL 2019 • Pg 17

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