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Cattle Drive Comes to Downtown Santa Rosa August 4th Dont Miss the Sonoma County Fair 8/1 to 8/11/2019!

SANTA ROSA, CA. ~ We are celebrating all things western at the 2019 Sonoma County Fair where we are going “Back to Our Roots, in Cow- boy Boots!”

As part of our western fun,

the Sonoma County Fair, with the support of the City of Santa Rosa and the Sonoma County Farm Bureau,


be featuring a Cattle Drive to kick off Farmer’s Day festiv- ities on Sunday, August 4th. 30 head of cattle will be man- aged by Wranglers through the streets of downtown Santa Rosa, ending the Cattle Drive at the Fairgrounds. “We are incredibly excited to


grate the Cattle Drive to help kick off this year’s Farmer’s Day at Sonoma County Fair,” said Rob Muelrath, President of the Sonoma County Fair’s Board of Directors. “Agricul- ture has always been a pillar of our fair, and bringing back the Cattle Drive is a natural fit for this year’s ‘Back to Our Roots in Cowboy Boots’ theme to showcase Sonoma County’s storied agricultural heritage.” The festivities begin at 8:30am with a chuckwagon pancake

breakfast provided by the Santa Rosa Fire Department. The fair’s event partner, the Sonoma County Farm Bureau, will also be providing a range of activities for aspiring cow- boys and cowgirls! The herd is expected to leave Courthouse Square at 10:00am and will begin its trek to the Fairgrounds. They should arrive at the fairgrounds by 11:00am. Spectators are wel- come to watch along the route or wait at the Pavilion Parking Lot at the Fairgrounds. The cattle drive route will

take the herd east along 4th Street to E Street, then south on E Street to the parking lot on S. E Street and Bennett Valley Road. There will be no parking on 4th Street between Mendocino and E Street or on E Street between 4th and Ben- nett Valley Road during the event. A special sponsorship program is in place for guest wranglers to ride along with the cattle drive. Guest Wran- glers can pay $1,000 to par- ticipate in this exciting ride; horses will be provided for those who need them (space is limited). They will join a host

of local dignitaries and special guests in the ride. Over 35 volunteers will also be working the route, man- ning barricades at intersec- tions. A special thanks to the Sonoma County Farm Bureau for providing all the volun- teers and day of coordination for this event. Pull on your cowboy boots, grab your hats and mosey on over for 11 days of good ol’ fashion western fun this summer. We’re going “Back to Our Roots, in Cow- boy Boots” as we celebrate western tradition and country fun. The 2019 Fair will feature free concerts every night on the Community Stage, three nights of Monster Trucks and much more. The Sonoma County Fair opens at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 1 and runs through Sunday, August 11. Don’t miss live horse racing on our dirt and turf tracks ev- ery Thursday through Sunday of Fair.

For more information, visit Contact: Emily Janowski publicity@sonomacountyfair. com ~ (707)545-4200

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