Special Coverage: Sonoma County Fair 2017

The Sonoma County Fair closed its 11-day run Sunday night with a bang, a lot of crunches as well as a couple of big booms courtesy of the Destruction Derby.
The ceremony was performed while 28 couples were on the Ferris wheel, with state Sen. Mike McGuire officiating.
Click here for a photo gallery of Farmers Day at the Sonoma County Fair.
The annual fair event Sunday included everything from wild cow milking to a pig scramble.
Click here for a gallery of photographs from Saturday's junior livestock auction at the Sonoma County Fair.
A flesh-eating bacteria almost made Sebastopol teen Missy Pendleton unable to walk. But she stood proudly Saturday with her Supreme Champion lamb.
Two Press Democrat staffers rode 10 of the top rides at this year’s Sonoma County Fair carnival. Here’s what they thought about them.
Click here for a photo gallery of the Hall of Flowers preview.
Horse racing has long gone hand in hand with the Sonoma County Fair, but it is not the reliable revenue driver it once was, causing the fairgrounds to reconsider the role of the races moving forward.
From St. Patrick's Day to Valentine’s to Halloween, Sonoma County Fair is celebrating the holidays with contests and other special events.
Two 'American Idol' contestants and the Southern California band War are among the musicians headed to the Sonoma County Fair stage.
From beer to monster trucks, there's something for everyone at the fair, running through Aug. 13.
From holiday themed events to chilling at the Brews & Blues Lounge, here are 10 days of fun things to do at this year’s fair.   
Folks at the Sonoma County Fair are preparing for as many as 40 couples to take their vows while on the slowly turning, nearly 100-feet-tall wheel.