The 75th Annual Solano County Fair is June 13-16, 2024. Mark Your Calendars!
74th Annual Solano County Fair: 6/15-6/18/23
FAMILY AG DAY (Formerly, Youth Ag Day)
Solano County Fair Family Ag Day moved to June 2023!
The Solano County Fair Association is excited to announce that to provide more opportunities for Solano County families to learn about agriculture, the Solano County Fair Family Ag Day has been scheduled for Thursday, June 15, 2023, and will be held in conjunction with the 74th Annual Solano County Fair. Despite the change in timing, the focus of the event will remain the same: to educate our youth, & honor the farmers, ranchers, and agricultural workers who contribute so much to our daily lives. The 2023 Family Ag Day promises to be an unforgettable celebration of agriculture in Solano County. Ag Day will not only feature livestock in our barns, but it will also include educational and hands-on opportunities surrounding sustainable living and healthy nutrition. It is fun learning for the whole family.
We hope that you will join us to celebrate and learn more about the dedication of Solano County’s farm families and the bounty they produce. Family Ag Day (6/15/23) is FREE for ALL!
Parking is $10 Per Vehicle.
For Agriculture related resources & to see our previous Virtual Youth Ag Day, scroll down to the bottom of this page.
Family Ag Day Presenters:
CAL Fire Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit – Fire Truck and information on wildland fire safety.
California Ag in the Classroom – Educational materials
CA Milk Advisory Board – Giveaway items - Bags, Chocolate Milk Straws, Color Books, Crayons
Dairy Council of California – Where Milk Comes from Display & Milk/Healthy Eating Pamphlets
Elmira 4-H – Wool Sheep and Wool Spinning Demonstration & Crafts
Food is Free Bay Area - Food waste prevention/food rescue booth and will have fresh produce.
Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano Counties – Healthy eating
Integrated Pest Management – Beneficial insect presentation (lady bugs & caterpillars)
Loma Vista Farms - Worm presentation, how worms help the soil
McIntyre Ranch – Wool Spinning & Fiber Arts
Napa Solano Cattleman's Association – Branding and cattle chute demonstration.
Pleasants Valley 4-H – Seed Planting Activity
Roschen Ranch – Alpacas on display
Solano Community Animal Response Team (CART) - To provide disaster preparedness education and resources to Solano County community members to ensure the best possible outcome for their animals during an emergency.
Solano County Ag Department – Information about Solano Agriculture, their Mascot and Weigh in on livestock scale
Solano County Farm Bureau – Sheep/wool craft project
Sustainable Solano – Bounty of the County – What Solano Farmers bring to the table
UC Davis Agronomy – Soil texture demonstration and seed identification
UC Master Food Preservers – Dehydrating demonstrations
UC Master Gardeners – Worms can eat your garbage
USDA Animal and Health Inspections - Biosecurity for the Birds. Display with activity to teach the importance of keeping our poultry/birds safe and healthy by using safe biosecurity practices.
Vaca Valley Grange & Bees Kneeds – Demonstration Beehive & Information
Vaca Valley Grange – Dairy Goat Milking Demonstration
Vacaville FFA – Face Painting (Maya Farris)
Livestock Entries By the Numbers:
Beef Cattle 8
Meat Goats 20
Dairy Goat 26
Meat Goats 4
Pygmy Goats 14
Total Animals: 453
Livestock Exhibitors: 105
*Of Note –
Livestock animal numbers are up 80% over 2022 going from 252 to 453.
Exhibitor numbers have also increased by 55% going from 66 to 102.
We are attributing the increases to several factors. More families are getting out post COVID times, a change in our policy allowing exhibitors to have more flexibility in the types and quantity of animals selling in our Junior Livestock Auction on Saturday, June 18th, and positive experiences from 2022 exhibitors telling friends and family what a great time they have at our fair.
Please Enjoy our Virtual Program from 2021 and the additional content below.
Beekeeping 101 with LJ George
All About Arachnids
Common Bees in California Gardens
All About Nematodes
Common Millipedes of the Sacramento-San Francisco Region
Ask an Anthropologist Series
California Raptor Center Educational Talk
The interesting life of the Heliconius butterfly
Q & A: All About Ants II
All About Wasps
La interesante vida de las mariposas Heliconius
If Hummingbirds Could Hum
Bees are the Best
How to Identify Common Spring Bees in California Gardens
Potted Plants for Pollinators Part 3
Potted Plants for Pollinators Part 1
Owl Pellet Dissection
Potted Plants for Pollinators Part 2
Insect Preparation: Butterflies & Moths
Virtual Tour of the Bohart Museum's Lepidoptera Collection
California Raptor Center Virtual Tour
Winery Tour Focusing on Yeasts
Marine Invertebrate Collection Tour
About All Collections: