Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year!


A New Year is on its Way and the Possibilities are Endless!

Happy New Year!

Monday, December 28, 2015

Mark Your Calendars - Youth Ag Day is March 15th! Free to All 3rd Grade Classes in Solano County!


The annual Youth Ag Day is a collaborative effort of the Solano County Fair and agricultural related businesses, organizations, farmers, ranchers and other individuals to encourage Solano County third graders to experience agriculture first-hand.

This fun and educational event is free to all third grade classes in Solano County and features a wide variety of rotational learning stations and displays. Activities are designed to give children the opportunity to learn about food and fiber production from new perspectives, with a particular emphasis on the agricultural wealth of Solano County. Children participate in hands-on displays and educational presentations as well as an optional pre-event classroom project to enhance the field trip learning experience.

2016 marks the 14th annual Youth Ag Day, an event that would not be possible without a dedicated core of volunteers, presenters from all facets of agriculture, and many generous individual and group sponsors who provide needed funds to subsidize bus transportation for students.


Click Here To Get Information About Being A Presenter


Friday, December 25, 2015

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Bay Area Motorcycle Training Starts in January at the Solano County Fairgrounds!




Bay Area Motorcycle Training
Jockey Lot & Racing Office

Classes January 6 - 16 are SOLD OUT

*Next set of classes to be held January 20, 23, 27, 30, 2016 - SIGN UP NOW!*

Learn to Ride – The basic Motorcyclist Training Course (MTC) is offered all year except on some holiday and special event weekends:

The Motorcyclist Training Course (MTC) teaches the necessary basic skills to ride a motorcycle. Tuition for the MTC is $180 for students under 21, $258 for students 21 or older.*

  • The MTC takes 16 hours spread over 4 separate sessions:
  1. Classroom 1, Riding 1, Classroom 2, Riding 2.
  2. Classrooms are 3 hours each, Riding are 5 hours each.
  • A motorcycle and helmet is provided if you do not have one. (See "Required")
  • Passing the MTC waives the DMV riding test for a motorcycle license, but neither passing nor getting a license is guaranteed.
  • Passing the MTC is required for a motorcycle license for a person under 21 years of age.

The Vallejo location uses a 2 week (4 day) format – one weeknight + one weekend day for 2 weeks: 

  • Classroom 1 is a weekday evening, 6;00pm-9:30pm.
  • Riding 1 is Saturday or Sunday, morning 6:45am-11:45am, or afternoon 12:15pm-5:15pm.
  • Classroom 2 is the same weekday evening and time in the second week.
  • Riding 2 is the same weekend day and same morning or afternoon time on the second weekend.

The Premier Motorcyclist Rider Course (PMTC) is a combination of the MTC and the Intermediate Rider Clinic (IRC). The IRC teaches additional street survival skills to ride a motorcycle safely in traffic.

(BAMT is not currently able to offer the PMTC. Visit the CMSP website for a PMTC near you.)

  • The PMTC takes 21 hours spread over 5 separate sessions.
  1. You first complete the entire MTC as described above (4 sessions).
  2. Then return for the next regularly scheduled IRC (1 day, 5 hours).
  • A motorcycle and helmet is provided if you do not have one, but you are encouraged to use your own motorcycle for the IRC. (See "Required")
  • You must successfully complete the MTC before taking the IRC.
  • The MTC portion of the PMTC waives the DMV riding test for a motorcycle license.
  • Tuition for the PMTC is $475 if you use your own motorcycle for the IRC, or $525 if you use one of ours.*
* MTC Tuition fees are set by the California Motorcyclist Safety Program. All tuition fees are not refundable or transferable for any reason.

Some important things to remember ...

  • YOUR SEAT IS NOT CONFIRMED UNTIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED.
  • The reservation is only a place holder for 5 business days.
  • RESERVATIONS EXPIRE AND SEATS ARE RELEASED if payment is not received within 7 days.
  • For example, if you make a reservation today, payment must be received by Mon Dec 14 2015
  • Payment must be received before you start your class.
  • Tuition fees are not refundable or transferable for any reason.
  • You must be present at Roll Call or your seat may be given away or left empty.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Fair Offices Will Be Closed for the Christmas Holidays

 

Friday December 25, 2015 thru Sunday January 3, 2016 
Fair Offices Closed for Christmas Holidays 

For additional information, please call: (707) 551-2000 
Website: www.scfair.com

Thursday, December 17, 2015

The Solano Race Place Will Be Closed December 23rd - December 25th


**The Solano Race Place will be closed for the holidays December 23rd thru December 25th. Please come join us again on December 26th. Enjoy your holidays!**

Enjoy the best horse racing from around the world in the comfort of our Satellite Horse Racing Facility at the Solano County Fairgrounds

Track Odds
Instant Payouts

Meet fellow racing enthusiasts in a friendly setting at the crossroads of I-80 and Hwy 37 in Vallejo. Easy access from all directions!

You'll find ample seating at carrels, private tables, and group tables with lots of action shown on projection screens and numerous monitors throughout the facility.

Full bar and restaurant service is available all hours of operation.

Hours 
Open 10 am Wednesday through Sunday
Days & times may vary - refer to racing schedule below for facility hours 




Admission
$5 before 4pm
$3 after 4pm
Must be 18 years or over
to enter the facility

Parking
Free general parking on the Main Concourse & behind Satellite Facility

General Information
(707) 551-2030 or (707) 552-9797

Mutuel Department
(707) 643-5441

Sunday, December 13, 2015

FairHands Sponsor Program


Now YOU can help continue the legacy of youth agriculture programs at the Solano County Fairgrounds!

Sign up today to become a FairHands sponsor. Your donation will help sustain Youth Ag Day and the Solano County Fair's youth exhibits, including the annual livestock competition and auction!

For a minimum annual contribution of only $100 you'll receive:
  • 2 Admission Tickets and 1 Parking Pass to the Annual Solano County Fair
  • 2-for-1 Admission Coupons to the Solano Race Place
  • Coupon for $200 Discount on any Fairgrounds Facility Rental, Monday through Friday
  • Your Name or Business Name prominently displayed with the FairHands logo at the Livestock Barns during the Solano County Fair

Signing up only takes a few minutes on our secure registration site.

Your donation will be made to the Solano County Fair Association, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

For more information, please visit http://scfair.com/FairHands.html

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Sign Up for the Vallejo Color Vibe 5K Run - Special Pricing Ends December 15th


Vallejo Color Vibe 5K Run

 
**Special pricing ends December 15th. Tickets are going fast. Don't miss out.** 

LOCATION

The Color Vibe 5k run will be held at the Solano County Fairgrounds.

Address: Solano County Fairgrounds, 900 Fairgrounds Dr, Vallejo, CA 94589

Event Date: Jan 16, 2016

Start Time: 9:00 AM

RACE INFORMATION

Get ready Vallejo for the most colorful fun-filled day of your life! You’ll have more color on you than your happy levels can handle! So get your friends and family stretched out for this amazing color blast event where you'll get blasted with color while you run the Color Vibe 5K. Color Vibe is here, and you’re about to get tagged!

Spots are filling up fast so sign-up today as we have a limited number available. You'll be blasted at every color station throughout this awesome 5K run. So grab your girlfriends, your bro’s, your friends, and your family cause we’re bringing a color fun experience to your life that you never knew existed! Join us for the Color Vibe 5K run and get ready to be tagged with color!


COURSE

Monday, December 7, 2015

Bay Area Motorcycle Training Starts in January at the Solano County Fairgrounds!




Bay Area Motorcycle Training
Jockey Lot & Racing Office

Learn to Ride – The basic Motorcyclist Training Course (MTC) is offered all year except on some holiday and special event weekends:

The Motorcyclist Training Course (MTC) teaches the necessary basic skills to ride a motorcycle. Tuition for the MTC is $180 for students under 21, $258 for students 21 or older.*

  • The MTC takes 16 hours spread over 4 separate sessions:
  1. Classroom 1, Riding 1, Classroom 2, Riding 2.
  2. Classrooms are 3 hours each, Riding are 5 hours each.
  • A motorcycle and helmet is provided if you do not have one. (See "Required")
  • Passing the MTC waives the DMV riding test for a motorcycle license, but neither passing nor getting a license is guaranteed.
  • Passing the MTC is required for a motorcycle license for a person under 21 years of age.

The Vallejo location uses a 2 week (4 day) format – one weeknight + one weekend day for 2 weeks: 

  • Classroom 1 is a weekday evening, 6;00pm-9:30pm.
  • Riding 1 is Saturday or Sunday, morning 6:45am-11:45am, or afternoon 12:15pm-5:15pm.
  • Classroom 2 is the same weekday evening and time in the second week.
  • Riding 2 is the same weekend day and same morning or afternoon time on the second weekend.

The Premier Motorcyclist Rider Course (PMTC) is a combination of the MTC and the Intermediate Rider Clinic (IRC). The IRC teaches additional street survival skills to ride a motorcycle safely in traffic.

(BAMT is not currently able to offer the PMTC. Visit the CMSP website for a PMTC near you.)

  • The PMTC takes 21 hours spread over 5 separate sessions.
  1. You first complete the entire MTC as described above (4 sessions).
  2. Then return for the next regularly scheduled IRC (1 day, 5 hours).
  • A motorcycle and helmet is provided if you do not have one, but you are encouraged to use your own motorcycle for the IRC. (See "Required")
  • You must successfully complete the MTC before taking the IRC.
  • The MTC portion of the PMTC waives the DMV riding test for a motorcycle license.
  • Tuition for the PMTC is $475 if you use your own motorcycle for the IRC, or $525 if you use one of ours.*
* MTC Tuition fees are set by the California Motorcyclist Safety Program. All tuition fees are not refundable or transferable for any reason.

Some important things to remember ...

  • YOUR SEAT IS NOT CONFIRMED UNTIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED.
  • The reservation is only a place holder for 5 business days.
  • RESERVATIONS EXPIRE AND SEATS ARE RELEASED if payment is not received within 7 days.
  • For example, if you make a reservation today, payment must be received by Mon Dec 14 2015
  • Payment must be received before you start your class.
  • Tuition fees are not refundable or transferable for any reason.
  • You must be present at Roll Call or your seat may be given away or left empty.

Friday, December 4, 2015

The Solano Race Place - Horse Racing From Around the World All Year Long


Enjoy the best horse racing from around the world in the comfort of our Satellite Horse Racing Facility at the Solano County Fairgrounds

Track Odds
Instant Payouts

Meet fellow racing enthusiasts in a friendly setting at the crossroads of I-80 and Hwy 37 in Vallejo. Easy access from all directions!

You'll find ample seating at carrels, private tables, and group tables with lots of action shown on projection screens and numerous monitors throughout the facility.

Full bar and restaurant service is available all hours of operation.

Hours 
Open 10 am Wednesday through Sunday
Days & times may vary - refer to racing schedule below for facility hours 




Admission
$5 before 4pm
$3 after 4pm
Must be 18 years or over
to enter the facility

Parking
Free general parking on the Main Concourse & behind Satellite Facility

General Information
(707) 551-2030 or (707) 552-9797

Mutuel Department
(707) 643-5441

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Solano County Fairgrounds is the Perfect Place for Your Next Event!


Plan your next event at the Fairgrounds - McCormack Hall is just one of several venues available for your next celebration offering 16,000 square feet of flexible space, perfect for wedding receptions, banquets, community events, trade shows and more...

  • Located in Vallejo, California at the northeast tip of the San Francisco Bay Area at the crossroads of Interstate 80 and Highway 37 
  • Gateway to the Napa & Sonoma wine countries and the Sacramento Valley 
  • Great location and direct access from two major freeways 
  • Adjacent to full-service Courtyard by Marriott hotel 
  • Across the street from Six Flags/Discovery Kingdom theme park 
  • Flexible space indoors and outdoors
  • Ample parking lots and paved areas
  • Attractive shaded grounds with pleasant lawn areas and landscaping
  • 5 acres paved area inside the grounds: perfect for vehicle shows, motor sports, and other large outdoor attractions
  • 157 acre grounds
  • 5 major buildings containing 61,400 square feet of space

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Sign Up for the Vallejo Color Vibe 5K Run - Tickets Are Going Fast!

**Tickets are going fast. Don't miss out.** 

LOCATION

The Color Vibe 5k run will be held at the Solano County Fairgrounds.

Address: Solano County Fairgrounds, 900 Fairgrounds Dr, Vallejo, CA 94589

Event Date: Jan 16, 2016

Start Time: 9:00 AM

RACE INFORMATION

Get ready Vallejo for the most colorful fun-filled day of your life! You’ll have more color on you than your happy levels can handle! So get your friends and family stretched out for this amazing color blast event where you'll get blasted with color while you run the Color Vibe 5K. Color Vibe is here, and you’re about to get tagged!

Spots are filling up fast so sign-up today as we have a limited number available. You'll be blasted at every color station throughout this awesome 5K run. So grab your girlfriends, your bro’s, your friends, and your family cause we’re bringing a color fun experience to your life that you never knew existed! Join us for the Color Vibe 5K run and get ready to be tagged with color!


COURSE

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!


"Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot.

Wishing You and Your Family a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

The RV Park at the Solano County Fairgrounds




Information & Reservations: Call (707) 551-2007.

Season: April 1st through October 31st -- Closed for 2015 Season. Open on Friday, April 1, 2016.

Facilities:

23 RV Sites with Water, Electricity (20, 30 or 50 amp), and Sewer. Some are Pull-Thru.

11 RV Sites with Water & Electricity (20 or 30 amp)

Restrooms with Showers

On-site Dump Station ($10 charge for non-RV Park guests) No Tent Camping Allowed

Current Rates:

$40 per night full hookup (water, electrical & sewer)

$30 per night partial hookup (water & electrical)

Rates subject to change during holiday weekends and events.

Maximum length of stay is 7 consecutive nights in a 30 day period.

Check-In: Check-in hours are from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm daily.

After hours check-in is allowed only with paid reservation and requires a security code to enter the Fairgrounds.

Check-Out: Check-out time is no later than 12:00 pm.

Location: Enter the Fairgrounds using the Main Entrance off Fairgrounds Drive.

The RV Park is located at the North East part of the Fairgrounds.

Follow the North RV Park Signage to the RV Park.

Check-in procedures are posted at the RV Park Office Trailer.

A Valid driver license, Current RV Registration and Insurance are required.

Payment: We accept Cash, Debit w/Visa logo, Visa and Mastercard. Checks are not accepted.


Thursday, November 19, 2015

Fair Offices Closed Next Week for the Thanksgiving Holiday

 

Thursday November 26th & 
Friday November 27th, 2015
Fair Offices Closed for Thanksgiving Holidays

For additional information, please call: (707) 551-2000
Website: www.scfair.com

Monday, November 16, 2015

Sign Up for the Vallejo Color Vibe 5K Run - Special Pricing Ends November 18th, 2015!

**Special pricing ends Nov 18, 2015. 
Tickets are going fast. Don't miss out.** 

LOCATION

The Color Vibe 5k run will be held at the Solano County Fairgrounds.

Address: Solano County Fairgrounds, 900 Fairgrounds Dr, Vallejo, CA 94589

Event Date: Jan 16, 2016

Start Time: 9:00 AM

RACE INFORMATION

Get ready Vallejo for the most colorful fun-filled day of your life! You’ll have more color on you than your happy levels can handle! So get your friends and family stretched out for this amazing color blast event where you'll get blasted with color while you run the Color Vibe 5K. Color Vibe is here, and you’re about to get tagged!

Spots are filling up fast so sign-up today as we have a limited number available. You'll be blasted at every color station throughout this awesome 5K run. So grab your girlfriends, your bro’s, your friends, and your family cause we’re bringing a color fun experience to your life that you never knew existed! Join us for the Color Vibe 5K run and get ready to be tagged with color!


COURSE

Friday, November 13, 2015

Mark Your Calendars - Youth Ag Day is March 15th! Free to All 3rd Grade Classes in Solano County!


The annual Youth Ag Day is a collaborative effort of the Solano County Fair and agricultural related businesses, organizations, farmers, ranchers and other individuals to encourage Solano County third graders to experience agriculture first-hand.

This fun and educational event is free to all third grade classes in Solano County and features a wide variety of rotational learning stations and displays. Activities are designed to give children the opportunity to learn about food and fiber production from new perspectives, with a particular emphasis on the agricultural wealth of Solano County. Children participate in hands-on displays and educational presentations as well as an optional pre-event classroom project to enhance the field trip learning experience.

2016 marks the 14th annual Youth Ag Day, an event that would not be possible without a dedicated core of volunteers, presenters from all facets of agriculture, and many generous individual and group sponsors who provide needed funds to subsidize bus transportation for students.


Click Here To Get Information About Being A Presenter


Tuesday, November 10, 2015

FairHands Sponsor Program


Now YOU can help continue the legacy of youth agriculture programs at the Solano County Fairgrounds!

Sign up today to become a FairHands sponsor. Your donation will help sustain Youth Ag Day and the Solano County Fair's youth exhibits, including the annual livestock competition and auction!

For a minimum annual contribution of only $100 you'll receive:
  • 2 Admission Tickets and 1 Parking Pass to the Annual Solano County Fair
  • 2-for-1 Admission Coupons to the Solano Race Place
  • Coupon for $200 Discount on any Fairgrounds Facility Rental, Monday through Friday
  • Your Name or Business Name prominently displayed with the FairHands logo at the Livestock Barns during the Solano County Fair

Signing up only takes a few minutes on our secure registration site.

Your donation will be made to the Solano County Fair Association, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

For more information, please visit http://scfair.com/FairHands.html

Saturday, November 7, 2015

The Solano Race Place - Horse Racing From Around the World All Year Long


Enjoy the best horse racing from around the world in the comfort of our Satellite Horse Racing Facility at the Solano County Fairgrounds

Track Odds
Instant Payouts

Meet fellow racing enthusiasts in a friendly setting at the crossroads of I-80 and Hwy 37 in Vallejo. Easy access from all directions!

You'll find ample seating at carrels, private tables, and group tables with lots of action shown on projection screens and numerous monitors throughout the facility.

Full bar and restaurant service is available all hours of operation.

Hours 
Open 10 am Wednesday through Sunday
Days & times may vary - refer to racing schedule below for facility hours 




Admission
$5 before 4pm
$3 after 4pm
Must be 18 years or over
to enter the facility

Parking
Free general parking on the Main Concourse & behind Satellite Facility

General Information
(707) 551-2030 or (707) 552-9797

Mutuel Department
(707) 643-5441

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Fair Offices Will Be Closed on Veteran's Day


Wednesday November 11, 2015
Fair Offices Closed for Veterans Day Holiday

For additional information, please call: (707) 551-2000
Website: www.scfair.com

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Attendance and Revenue Both Increase at 2015 Solano County Fair!


This year the Solano County Fair invited people to “Meet Me at the Fair!” from July 29 through Aug. 2 – and they responded.  Total attendance for 2015 was 39,560, a 1.8% increase over the previous year and the first positive turn in the past few years for attendance numbers that have been slowly declining since 2012.  In addition to increased attendance, 2015 Fair revenues were also up by a healthy 16% compared to 2014.  The revenue increase was primarily due to increases in food and beverage concessions (up 12%), carnival rides and games (up 11.2%), and cash sponsorships (up 49%).  Attendance and parking revenue also saw increases even though prices remained the same compared to the previous year.

Another of the significant successes at this year’s Fair was the amount of money raised for 4-H and FFA youth through the Junior Livestock Auction, moved to Saturday afternoon during the Fair instead of Sunday as in the past few years.  Despite the number of lots being down from 151 last year to 148 this year, the auction raised 6% more revenue than the previous year ($115,292 in 2015 versus $108,695 in 2014).  This was due to purchase prices increasing on average by 21%, reflecting the turnaround in the economy and a continued support for our county’s youth.

“We are really happy with the community support we received this year, both from our guests and our Fair partners, allowing us to be successful in so many areas,” stated Fairgrounds General Manager Stephen Pierce.  “We worked diligently to improve our guests’ experience by adding new elements to the Fair and by moving traditional attractions to new locations on the grounds, all while keeping a focus on being a community event, by and for Solano County.”

Some of the changes at this year’s Solano County Fair included:
  • the newly reimagined Galaxy Stage creating a more intimate setting for concert performances;
  • a new location for the Solano Gardens providing a shady, landscaped picnic area;
  • moving the Cultural Pavilion indoors to the County Building and adding a Cultural Pavilion Passport drawing of $50 daily with a grand prize of $500;
  • consolidating all of the Fine Arts, Horticulture and Solano Living competitive exhibits under one roof in McCormack Hall;
  • the return of the Sports Arena providing for the addition of a Demolition Derby on Saturday and a Jaripeo on Sunday;
  • including the Vallejo Mad Hatter Parade for a special appearance meandering through the Fairgrounds on Friday; and
  • partnering with several community organizations to provide resources and activities for guests including a Health Fair, Urban Gardening Exhibit, Giant Sandbox, Veterans Services and  Children’s Story Time.
 
It is anticipated that the Solano County Fair will be scheduled next year for the first Wednesday through Sunday of August.  The 2016 dates will be finalized in conjunction with fair dates throughout the state and approved by the Solano County Fair Board of Directors in the coming months.  The focus will continue to be on being the Fair of, by and for Solano County, and on being the best entertainment value of the summer.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Don't Miss The Breeders' Cup via Satellite at The Solano Race Place Today and Tomorrow!


Breeders' Cup 
Friday October 30 & Saturday October 31

8:00 am to Close - The Solano Race Place

For additional information, please call: (707) 551-2030
Website: www.scfair.com

Admission: $5.00 before 4:00 pm, $3.00 after 4:00 pm

Enjoy the best horse racing from around the world in the comfort of our Satellite Horse Racing Facility at the Solano County Fairgrounds


Learn The History 

Beginning with the dramatic three-way finish in the 1984 Classic, the Breeders’ Cup has charged to the front of the worldwide racing stage. Thirty-one years and 275 Champions later, the event has transcended the sport itself.

Trophy History

The Breeders’ Cup Trophy is an authentic bronze reproduction of the original Torrie horse that was created in Florence by Giovanni da Bologna in the late 1580s. The horse is an ecorche, showing the muscles of the animal in detail. Its original purpose is unknown, though it may have been made as a study for the equestrian statue of Duke Cosimo I of Florence, cast in 1591. It reveals the influence and example of Leonardo da Vinci. The most recent monumental equestrian sculpture in Florence, before that of Duke Cosimo I, had been da Vinci’s never-completed monument to Giangiacomo Trivulzio. The Torrie horse bears a close relationship to several drawings by da Vinci related to this project in the collection of Her Majesty the Queen at Windsor. Other artists, too, knew and learned from da Vinci’s study of the horse, but none came so close as Giovanni da Bologna to his vision of the beauty of the animal celebrated by art and science together. The original ecorche bronze horse of Giovanni da Bologna is in the Museum of Fine Arts at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. The Edinburgh horse was acquired by Sir James Erskine of Torrie from the Villa Mattei in Rome, probably in 1803. He bequeathed it to the University of Edinburgh with the rest of his collection of old master paintings and bronzes, and it came into the possession of the University in 1836.

The Breeders’ Cup Trophy was cast from the original and was directly supervised and approved by the University of Edinburgh for the exclusive use of Breeders’ Cup Limited. The largest version of the trophy is permanently owned by the Breeders’ Cup, and is displayed at the official host track each year. Replicas are presented to the connections of the winners of each of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships races every year.

Monday, October 26, 2015

The Solano County Fairgrounds is the Perfect Place for Your Next Event!


Plan your next event at the Fairgrounds - McCormack Hall is just one of several venues available for your next celebration offering 16,000 square feet of flexible space, perfect for wedding receptions, banquets, community events, trade shows and more...

  • Located in Vallejo, California at the northeast tip of the San Francisco Bay Area at the crossroads of Interstate 80 and Highway 37 
  • Gateway to the Napa & Sonoma wine countries and the Sacramento Valley 
  • Great location and direct access from two major freeways 
  • Adjacent to full-service Courtyard by Marriott hotel 
  • Across the street from Six Flags/Discovery Kingdom theme park 
  • Flexible space indoors and outdoors
  • Ample parking lots and paved areas
  • Attractive shaded grounds with pleasant lawn areas and landscaping
  • 5 acres paved area inside the grounds: perfect for vehicle shows, motor sports, and other large outdoor attractions
  • 157 acre grounds
  • 5 major buildings containing 61,400 square feet of space

Friday, October 23, 2015

Watch The Breeders' Cup via Satellite at The Solano Race Place on October 30th & 31st!


Breeders' Cup 
Friday October 30 & Saturday October 31

8:00 am to Close - The Solano Race Place

For additional information, please call: (707) 551-2030
Website: www.scfair.com

Admission: $5.00 before 4:00 pm, $3.00 after 4:00 pm

Enjoy the best horse racing from around the world in the comfort of our Satellite Horse Racing Facility at the Solano County Fairgrounds


Learn The History 

Beginning with the dramatic three-way finish in the 1984 Classic, the Breeders’ Cup has charged to the front of the worldwide racing stage. Thirty-one years and 275 Champions later, the event has transcended the sport itself.

Trophy History

The Breeders’ Cup Trophy is an authentic bronze reproduction of the original Torrie horse that was created in Florence by Giovanni da Bologna in the late 1580s. The horse is an ecorche, showing the muscles of the animal in detail. Its original purpose is unknown, though it may have been made as a study for the equestrian statue of Duke Cosimo I of Florence, cast in 1591. It reveals the influence and example of Leonardo da Vinci. The most recent monumental equestrian sculpture in Florence, before that of Duke Cosimo I, had been da Vinci’s never-completed monument to Giangiacomo Trivulzio. The Torrie horse bears a close relationship to several drawings by da Vinci related to this project in the collection of Her Majesty the Queen at Windsor. Other artists, too, knew and learned from da Vinci’s study of the horse, but none came so close as Giovanni da Bologna to his vision of the beauty of the animal celebrated by art and science together. The original ecorche bronze horse of Giovanni da Bologna is in the Museum of Fine Arts at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. The Edinburgh horse was acquired by Sir James Erskine of Torrie from the Villa Mattei in Rome, probably in 1803. He bequeathed it to the University of Edinburgh with the rest of his collection of old master paintings and bronzes, and it came into the possession of the University in 1836.

The Breeders’ Cup Trophy was cast from the original and was directly supervised and approved by the University of Edinburgh for the exclusive use of Breeders’ Cup Limited. The largest version of the trophy is permanently owned by the Breeders’ Cup, and is displayed at the official host track each year. Replicas are presented to the connections of the winners of each of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships races every year.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Mark Your Calendars - Youth Ag Day is March 15th! Free to All 3rd Grade Classes in Solano County!


The annual Youth Ag Day is a collaborative effort of the Solano County Fair and agricultural related businesses, organizations, farmers, ranchers and other individuals to encourage Solano County third graders to experience agriculture first-hand.

This fun and educational event is free to all third grade classes in Solano County and features a wide variety of rotational learning stations and displays. Activities are designed to give children the opportunity to learn about food and fiber production from new perspectives, with a particular emphasis on the agricultural wealth of Solano County. Children participate in hands-on displays and educational presentations as well as an optional pre-event classroom project to enhance the field trip learning experience.

2016 marks the 14th annual Youth Ag Day, an event that would not be possible without a dedicated core of volunteers, presenters from all facets of agriculture, and many generous individual and group sponsors who provide needed funds to subsidize bus transportation for students.


Click Here To Get Information About Being A Presenter


Thursday, October 15, 2015

Solano County RV Show & Sale Today through Sunday at the Fairgrounds!

Starts: October 15 @ 9:00am
Ends: October 18 @ 7:00pm
 
Location: Solano County Fairgrounds 
900 Fairgrounds Dr.
Vallejo, CA 94589 

For additional information, please call: (800) 269-4583



The closest RV show to Sacramento is at the Solano County Fairgrounds in Vallejo, CA on Oct. 15-18. Find the best prices on new and used RVs from some of the top RV brands, such as Tiffin, Winnebago, Heartland, Fleetwood, Renegade, Thor Motor Coach, Roadtrek, and more!

Get incredible deals on Class A RV diesel pushers and gas motorhomes, Class B motorhome touring vans, Class C RVs, travel trailers, fifth wheels and toy haulers. The RV you have been dreaming of, for any lifestyle and budget, will be here and at a fantastic price. These deals will not last, so hurry. You can find these RVs for sale in the Bay Area for four days only.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Fair Offices Will Be Closed Tomorrow - October 12th



Monday October 12, 2015
Fair Offices Closed for Columbus Day Holiday

For additional information, please call: (707) 551-2000
Website: www.scfair.com

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Watch The Breeders' Cup via Satellite at The Solano Race Place on October 30th & 31st!


Breeders' Cup 
Friday October 30 & Saturday October 31

8:00 am to Close - The Solano Race Place

For additional information, please call: (707) 551-2030
Website: www.scfair.com

Admission: $5.00 before 4:00 pm, $3.00 after 4:00 pm

Enjoy the best horse racing from around the world in the comfort of our Satellite Horse Racing Facility at the Solano County Fairgrounds


Learn The History 

Beginning with the dramatic three-way finish in the 1984 Classic, the Breeders’ Cup has charged to the front of the worldwide racing stage. Thirty-one years and 275 Champions later, the event has transcended the sport itself.

Trophy History

The Breeders’ Cup Trophy is an authentic bronze reproduction of the original Torrie horse that was created in Florence by Giovanni da Bologna in the late 1580s. The horse is an ecorche, showing the muscles of the animal in detail. Its original purpose is unknown, though it may have been made as a study for the equestrian statue of Duke Cosimo I of Florence, cast in 1591. It reveals the influence and example of Leonardo da Vinci. The most recent monumental equestrian sculpture in Florence, before that of Duke Cosimo I, had been da Vinci’s never-completed monument to Giangiacomo Trivulzio. The Torrie horse bears a close relationship to several drawings by da Vinci related to this project in the collection of Her Majesty the Queen at Windsor. Other artists, too, knew and learned from da Vinci’s study of the horse, but none came so close as Giovanni da Bologna to his vision of the beauty of the animal celebrated by art and science together. The original ecorche bronze horse of Giovanni da Bologna is in the Museum of Fine Arts at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. The Edinburgh horse was acquired by Sir James Erskine of Torrie from the Villa Mattei in Rome, probably in 1803. He bequeathed it to the University of Edinburgh with the rest of his collection of old master paintings and bronzes, and it came into the possession of the University in 1836.

The Breeders’ Cup Trophy was cast from the original and was directly supervised and approved by the University of Edinburgh for the exclusive use of Breeders’ Cup Limited. The largest version of the trophy is permanently owned by the Breeders’ Cup, and is displayed at the official host track each year. Replicas are presented to the connections of the winners of each of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships races every year.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Muckffest MS San Francisco is This Saturday at the Solano County Fairgrounds!


Saturday, October 10, 2015

The first wave/start time is at 9:00 a.m., and then every half-hour throughout the day.


Standard* September 23 $80.00

| Full Price October 10 $105.00

Solano County Fairgrounds 
900 Fairgrounds Dr. 
Vallejo, CA 94589 (MAP)

Parking Info 
$10 - cars with 1 or 2 occupants 
$5 - cars with 3+ occupants

*Registration fee does not include a processing fee. This processing fee, which includes handling and insurance, will be added to your total charge at the completion of registration. Processing fee is subject to change.

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