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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Friday, October 2, 2015

Discount On Electric Sign Advertising for Solano County Chamber of Commerce Members

20.15% DISCOUNT OFF RACK RATES IN 2015 FOR ALL MEMBERS OF ANY SOLANO COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ON ELECTRONIC SIGN ADVERTISING


Double Sided 16' x 27'
LED Full Color Advertising Display
Located in Vallejo on I-80 between Redwood Parkway
& Hwy. 37
Advertise 24 hours per day - 7 days per week