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Sonoma-Marin Fair

Date: Wed-Sun June 24-28, 2015
Time: See below
Cost: See below

SEE VIDEO OF THE 2008 WINNER GUS HERE World's Ugliest Dog ContestShow on map

From chef demonstrations to destruction derbies, from wine tasting to wrestling to the World's Ugliest Dog ContestShow on map the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma offers all sorts of events for all types of tastes. But the signature event of the Sonoma-Marin Fair has got to be the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest. It started off as a lark and it grew into a…well, it grew into a big lark. It’s still the zany, silly un-dog show it always was. It’s just that nowadays, the national media covers the small-town event and competitors travel from across the United States for a chance at the prize. Obviously, the $1,500 purse is not what motivates this competition. Instead, it’s simply the glory of proving that your pooch is the ugliest beast in the world. And you know how that is…when they’re that ugly they’re cute.

The rest of the celebration is your usual county fair with the requisite agricultural displays and competitions, carnival rides, entertainment and fair food. Being in wine country, it does have a greater emphasis on food and wine. It's like a hometown fair, but personally I like going to hometown fairs like this when I’m a tourist, because they give you a great insight into the community. And if you visit the Sonoma-Marin Fair you might just get a glimpse of the sense of pride—and wackiness—that locals here hold dear.


Ticket Prices
$15 Adults
$10 Kids ages 4-1
$10 Seniors 65+
Everyone's a Kid Day (Wednesday) - $10 all patrons until 5:00 pm at the gate only
Seniors Day (Thursday) - $5 at the gate only

Fair Hours:
Wed June 24: 1pm - 11pm
Thurs June 25: 1pm - 11pm
Fri June 26: noon - midnight
Sat June 27: noon - midnight
Sun June 28: noon - 11pm

Address: Fairgrounds Drive
City: Petaluma
State: California
Zip: 94952
Phone number: (707) 283-3247
E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Web page: click here to visit

Sonoma Marin Fair - Map out a Trip

  • Events
    • Annual events
    • Food events
    • Wine events
    • Music events
    • Art events
  • Food
    • Restaurants
    • Farms
    • Farmers markets
    • Specialty Foods
    • Cooking Classes
  • Wine
    • Wineries
    • Wine Tours
    • Appellations
  • Music
    • Music venues
  • Art
  • Recreation
    • Golf courses
    • Horseback Riding
    • Canoe & Kayaking Trips
    • Fishing
    • Parks
    • Beaches
    • Gardens
    • Camping
  • Stay
    • Resorts
    • Hotels
    • B&B
    • Spas

Worlds Ugliest Dog Contest 2008 Pictures

World's Ugliest Dog Contest 2008


World's Ugliest Dog Contest 2008 World's Ugliest Dog Contest 2008

World's Ugliest Dog Contest 2008 - Gus


World's Ugliest Dog Contest 2008 World's Ugliest Dog Contest 2008

Worlds Ugliest Dog 2008 - Gus from Florida


World's Ugliest Dog Contest 2008 World's Ugliest Dog Contest 2008

World's Ugliest Dog Contest


World's Ugliest Dog Contest - New & Past Winners


World's Ugliest Dog Contest - Rascal and Gus Backstage


Sunset at the Sonoma-Marin Fair