Monday, February 29, 2016

Vendors - Reserve Your Space Now for the 2016 Solano County Fair!


Fair Dates: Wednesday, July 27 thru Sunday, July 31
 
Fair Hours: Wednesday - Friday, 3 pm - 11 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 12 noon - 11 pm

Please click on the links below for PDF copies of our 2016 vendor documents


Vendor Questions? Please contact Marcia Coffman, Special Projects Coordinator,
by phone at (707) 551-2002 or by email to mmcoffman@scfair.org

Friday, February 26, 2016

California Monza Leg #1 at the Solano County Fairgrounds This Weekend!


Saturday February 27 & Sunday February 28, 2016
2016 California Monza Series Leg #1
8
:00 am to Finish - Exposition Hall



Jerry Mostek Classic


For over 50 years, kids have been showing up at clubs across the US to race little cars, called Quarter Midgets. Families have devoted countless hours to building small little race tracks to include Towers, Hot Chutes, Scale Houses, Grand Stand Seating and Concession Stands. The people who build these facilities are families, moms and dads, aunts and uncles, grandmothers and grandfathers. To most of these volunteer people, the only thanks they get is the fact that they created a playground for little children to achieve, mature and live kind of a fairy tale life.... (so to speak) for just a short time of their lives. For many families, it becomes their lives.

One such family is the Jerry Mostek Family.

Jerry and Carol Mostek began racing with their children.... way back when? It's been many years. Jerry saw a need in his area to begin helping others with their engines, just as he did for his own children. He devoted himself to start his home business of MRE. It wasn't planned that way, it just happened. Years later, Jerry eats, breathes and lives Quarter Midget Racing. He has worked for many years in the sport helping and supporting many families. He has served the National Board by doing TECH at many National events. He served on the National Board as the National TECH Director. In 2007, Jerry was honored at the Eastern Grands in Xenia, Ohio. That event marked the 25th straight Grands that Jerry has attended.

The Madera "Good Times" Club decided to name one of the legs of the California Monza (the longest running Series in all of QMA) in honor of Jerry Mostek.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

2016 "Spring Bling" at the Solano County Fairgrounds This Weekend!


Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show
2016 "Spring Bling"
Presented by the Vallejo Gem & Mineral Society

February 27th and 28th at the Solano County Fairgrounds!
10:00 am to 5:00 pm - McCormack Hall

Admission: $5.00 Per Person

Vallejo Gem & Mineral Society was founded 
October 8, 1954 
 It was formed by rockhounds interested in sharing their interest and knowledge of rocks, minerals, geology, and other aspects of rockhounging and collecting, cutting, and polishing. We are a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization dedicated to sharing our knowledge and talents of lapidary, lost wax casting, wire wrapping, silversmithing, beading, and other jewelry and crafting skills.

More info at http://vjgems.co/

Saturday, February 20, 2016

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, February 17, 2016

California Monza Leg #1 at the Solano County Fairgrounds Next Saturday and Sunday!


Saturday February 27 & Sunday February 28, 2016
2016 California Monza Series Leg #1
8
:00 am to Finish - Exposition Hall



Jerry Mostek Classic


For over 50 years, kids have been showing up at clubs across the US to race little cars, called Quarter Midgets. Families have devoted countless hours to building small little race tracks to include Towers, Hot Chutes, Scale Houses, Grand Stand Seating and Concession Stands. The people who build these facilities are families, moms and dads, aunts and uncles, grandmothers and grandfathers. To most of these volunteer people, the only thanks they get is the fact that they created a playground for little children to achieve, mature and live kind of a fairy tale life.... (so to speak) for just a short time of their lives. For many families, it becomes their lives.

One such family is the Jerry Mostek Family.

Jerry and Carol Mostek began racing with their children.... way back when? It's been many years. Jerry saw a need in his area to begin helping others with their engines, just as he did for his own children. He devoted himself to start his home business of MRE. It wasn't planned that way, it just happened. Years later, Jerry eats, breathes and lives Quarter Midget Racing. He has worked for many years in the sport helping and supporting many families. He has served the National Board by doing TECH at many National events. He served on the National Board as the National TECH Director. In 2007, Jerry was honored at the Eastern Grands in Xenia, Ohio. That event marked the 25th straight Grands that Jerry has attended.

The Madera "Good Times" Club decided to name one of the legs of the California Monza (the longest running Series in all of QMA) in honor of Jerry Mostek.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Fair Offices Closed for President's Day Holiday



Monday February 15, 2016
Fair Offices Closed for President's Day Holiday

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

Thursday, February 11, 2016

2016 "Spring Bling" at the Solano County Fairgrounds - February 27th & 28th!


Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show
2016 "Spring Bling"
Presented by the Vallejo Gem & Mineral Society

February 27th and 28th at the Solano County Fairgrounds!
10:00 am to 5:00 pm - McCormack Hall

Admission: $5.00 Per Person

Vallejo Gem & Mineral Society was founded 
October 8, 1954 
 It was formed by rockhounds interested in sharing their interest and knowledge of rocks, minerals, geology, and other aspects of rockhounging and collecting, cutting, and polishing. We are a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization dedicated to sharing our knowledge and talents of lapidary, lost wax casting, wire wrapping, silversmithing, beading, and other jewelry and crafting skills.

More info at http://vjgems.co/

Monday, February 8, 2016

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, February 5, 2016

California Monza Leg #1 at the Solano County Fairgrounds


Saturday February 27 & Sunday February 28, 2016
2016 California Monza Series Leg #1
8
:00 am to Finish - Exposition Hall



Jerry Mostek Classic


For over 50 years, kids have been showing up at clubs across the US to race little cars, called Quarter Midgets. Families have devoted countless hours to building small little race tracks to include Towers, Hot Chutes, Scale Houses, Grand Stand Seating and Concession Stands. The people who build these facilities are families, moms and dads, aunts and uncles, grandmothers and grandfathers. To most of these volunteer people, the only thanks they get is the fact that they created a playground for little children to achieve, mature and live kind of a fairy tale life.... (so to speak) for just a short time of their lives. For many families, it becomes their lives.

One such family is the Jerry Mostek Family.

Jerry and Carol Mostek began racing with their children.... way back when? It's been many years. Jerry saw a need in his area to begin helping others with their engines, just as he did for his own children. He devoted himself to start his home business of MRE. It wasn't planned that way, it just happened. Years later, Jerry eats, breathes and lives Quarter Midget Racing. He has worked for many years in the sport helping and supporting many families. He has served the National Board by doing TECH at many National events. He served on the National Board as the National TECH Director. In 2007, Jerry was honored at the Eastern Grands in Xenia, Ohio. That event marked the 25th straight Grands that Jerry has attended.

The Madera "Good Times" Club decided to name one of the legs of the California Monza (the longest running Series in all of QMA) in honor of Jerry Mostek.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Bay Area Motorcycle Training is Available at the Solano County Fairgrounds!




Bay Area Motorcycle Training
Jockey Lot & Racing Office

*Next set of open classes to be held Wednesday Evenings, February  17 & 24 -- Classroom Sessions and Saturday Days, February 20 & 27 -- Riding Sessions - 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.