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Sonoma Family Life Magazine

Smash Those Grapes

The ancient Romans stomped grapes to make grape juice. Today wineries use sophisticated maceration processes. But the old ways are still fun, which is why the Sonoma County Fair holds its annual Grape Stomp. There’s even a Kids’ Stomp just for little ones. Besides the stomps, the fair will feature the usual attractions—a midway, livestock exhibits, a flower show, and horseracing. It will be held August 4–14 (closed August 8) at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa. Stomps are August 13–14; the Kids’ Stomp is on August 14. Registration is $40. Find out more at General fair admission is $10–$18, free for ages six and younger. Pre-sale carnival wristbands are $30. Purchase tickets at