What Fairgrounds facilities can I rent?

Whether you are looking to host a personal event or a business function, the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds and Event Center offers a variety of spaces to fit your needs, you can even rent the whole fairgrounds! The Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds and Event Center is nestled on 60+ beautifully landscaped acres in the City of Petaluma. With several banquet rooms available for Wedding Receptions, QuinceaƱeras, Birthday Parties, Family Reunions, School Dances, Company Parties, and Conferences, the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds and Event Center is sure to have the perfect space for your event. Our dedicated and professional staff is here to assist with the planning, set-up, and execution of your event.

Below you can find information about our banquet rooms and rental spaces. Please contact us at (707) 778-4387 or email
[email protected] for more information.


HERZOG HALL – 6,358 Square Feet
Capacity: 425 dining or 900 assembly
Notes: Includes kitchen and restrooms
One of our larger halls on the grounds, Herzog Hall, is an excellent setting for banquets, wedding receptions, trade shows, job fairs, or dances. Use of the hall includes a caterer’s kitchen.

BEVERLY C. WILSON HALL – 3,440 Square Feet
Capacity:100 dining
Notes: Includes kitchen, restrooms, and air-conditioning
Perfect for smaller weddings, anniversaries, birthday parties, conferences, or training sessions, Beverly C. Wilson Hall includes a small kitchen. A lobby area can be used for registration or greeting your guests.

BEHRENS PARK – 36,000 Square Feet
Capacity: Event dependent
The flat, shady area of Behrens Park is ideal for picnics, barbecues, and other outdoor gatherings. No alcohol allowed at this location.

GARDENWAY LAWN & STAGE – 17,600 Square Feet, Lawn 2,196 Square Feet
Capacity: 2,500-3,000
Notes: Festival Area, restrooms nearby.
Between the Main Exhibit Building and the Arts & Crafts Building, this is the area where concerts can be held. This area is ideal for your concert or mini-festival. The outdoor stage area can be rented separately. It is a versatile venue for a variety of needs.

SHOW RINGS – 3 Show Rings
Capacity: Varies
Notes: Ag education, market shows, livestock, milk barn, bathrooms, showers, trailer hookups
Used mainly during the fair time for Ag education and livestock shows, the rustic barns and well-kept show rings make a great spot for your next agriculture event.

MAIN EXHIBIT BUILDING – 14,000 Square Feet
Capacity: 1500+
Notes: Large parties, corporate events, expos, restrooms indoors, roll-up door feature
Our largest indoor facility at the Fairgrounds, this building boasts ample open space and a roll-up door feature to see your vision come to life. Frequently used for indoor concerts, large corporate gatherings, proms, and indoor roller skating.

LOT A – 70,000 Square Feet
Capacity: Event dependent
Notes: Sales, food distribution
Asphalt parking lot with ample space used for a variety of different events such as food distribution.

LOT B – 225,000 Square Feet
Capacity: 4000+
Notes: Car shows, carnivals, overflow parking, rodeos, drive-in movies, no restrooms
Often used for Drive-in Movies and Pop-Up Rodeos, this large area boasts high visibility and is adjacent to ample parking.

MAIN PARKING LOT – 70,000 Square Feet
Capacity: Event dependent
Notes: Sales, carnivals
Asphalt parking lot with ample space that can be rented for a variety of events such as carnivals.

CARNIVAL LOT / CONCOURSE – 238,000 Square Feet
Capacity: 4000+
Notes: Car shows, dog shows, carnivals, indoor restrooms adjacent, hook-ups for water & power available.
Often used for automotive shows, sales, and large outdoor shows, this large area boasts higher visibility, adjacent indoor restrooms, and hook-ups for water & power.



  • A clean-up/damage/security deposit is required for all events and is refundable.
  • Liability insurance is required for all events.
  • Inquire with staff about tables and chairs available for your rental.
  • Easy freeway access from Highway 101 and Highway 116.
  • Indoor and outdoor space can be rented separately or in conjunction with your event.
  • For more information, estimates, or availability information please call 707-778-4380
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