The Solano County Fair Association (SCFA) was established in 1946 to produce the annual Solano County Fair and manage the year-round operations of the Solano County Fairgrounds. Since then, the SCFA has been providing educational, cultural, artistic, commercial and recreational programs to the residents of Solano County for more than 70 years.
The SCFA is comprised of a fifteen member Board of Directors appointed by the Solano County Board of Supervisors. Each of the five district Supervisors has three appointments to the Board of Directors from residents within their respective districts. Directors serve for four year terms with the option of re-appointment for two additional terms for a total of twelve years.
For more information about our Board of Directors including member profiles and meeting agendas, click on the Board of Directors tab.
The Solano County Fairgrounds is open year-round to accommodate the annual Fair, Youth Ag Day and a calendar of public and community events that stretch throughout the year. It is also used by the state and county during emergencies as a refuge for the community and a staging site for service agencies.
The Solano County Fairgrounds is owned by Solano County and operated by the Solano County Fair Association, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. As home to the annual Solano County Fair it is a vital part of the Network of California Fairs.
Fairs are a reflection of their communities' growth and progress. They celebrate our history and our heritage. They provide educational inspiration for our youth and wholesome, family-oriented entertainment for all ages. The livestock and 4H/FFA/Grange programs at Fairs support California's vibrant agricultural sector. In addition, people from all walks of life enter the artwork, baked goods, photography and other handmade crafts competitions in pursuit of bragging rights and blue ribbons.
Fairgrounds provide many non-profit and charity-based organizations with the opportunity to raise substantial portions of their annual budgets through fundraising activities. Fairgrounds also provide a unique space for everything from private social functions to large public events to outdoor festivals and expos, bringing an impressive amount of economic development to their community.
Fairgrounds are a large financial contributor to both local and state economies. The most recent study by the California Department of Food & Agriculture cites the Solano County Fairgrounds as generating approximately $14,573,000 in spending activity in 2015, benefiting the local economy and creating a ripple effect of economic benefits for California. The Solano County Fairgrounds also generates business tax revenue through the collection of state and local taxes, transient occupancy taxes, and other taxes and fees. These revenues stimulate further economic activity by providing for programs that benefit all of Solano County.