Ahoy, matey! All aboard for the 2012 Sonoma County Fair. Fairgoers will be met with a mass of fried and sugared foods, wild carnival rides and games, horse races for those jonesin’ for gambling and the ever crowd-pleasing Grace Pavilion “Hall of Crap,” as my dad eloquently calls it. This year’s theme is “Ports of Call,” and depending on the day of your “cruise,” you may be able to catch one or some of the headlining acts for this year. Martina McBride, Third Eye Blind and Miranda Cosgrove are a few of this year’s attractions, but don’t forget these performances require special tickets. The fair runs almost three weeks, so there’s no excuse for missing this sailing-good time from July 25 through Aug. 12 at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa. $5—$10. 707.545.4200.