Digging the Fair
6:41 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

1960s Theme Powers Hall of Flowers Designs

There's a reason the color yellow is getting special attention in the Hall of Flowers this year.
There's a reason the color yellow is getting special attention in the Hall of Flowers this year.
Credit Bruce Robinson, KRCB

  The Hall of Flowers is always a powerful attraction at the Sonoma County Fair. This year, they’re going all… er, far out with brilliant and elaborate illustration of their 1960s theme—Flower Power.

In addition to the expansive murals that frame either end of the Hall of Flowers, which are redrawn every year, designer Greg Duncan says he also tries to create a new layout of the exhibits on the floor each time.

  

Hall of Flowers designer Greg Duncan pauses for a moment in front of one of the many iconic images that are part of this year's exhibits.
Hall of Flowers designer Greg Duncan pauses for a moment in front of one of the many iconic images that are part of this year's exhibits.
Credit Bruce Robinson, KRCB

  As he moves through the annual design process, Duncan explains he is trying to envision a final environment that offers something for all ages of fairgoers—and more.