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Herding dogs, wranglers and sheep, oh my!

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012 | Posted by

When you can’t bring people to the animals, bring animals to the people. That’s just the Sonoma County Fair organizers are doing Sunday as they stage an old-fashioned sheep drive from downtown Santa Rosa to the Fairgrounds.

The morning starts at 8 a.m. with a pancake breakfast in Courthouse Square, at the corner of Fourth Street and Mendocino Avenue. Then at 10 a.m. the drive begins, with sheep dogs and wranglers on horseback herdng the animals east on Fourth Street, then south on E Street to the Fairgrounds. A 76 Trombone Band and Tractor Procession will bring up the rear.

“Greentivities” that demonstrate the value of reusing and recycling are scattered throughout the day, as are do-it-yourself “Inspiration Station” workshops.

The day comes to an end with Monster Truck competitions that begin at 8 p.m. in Chris Beck Arena. Tickets are $10-$12.

The fair continues through Aug. 12. For more information and schedules, visit sonomacountyfair.com.


  • Mary Jo Winter

    Holy cow……I mean sheep!!

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