- Things To Do
Taste the Best of Sonoma County - October 6 - 8, 2017
In 2017, the Harvest Fair will mark it’s 43rd year of showcasing our county’s grand harvest which continues to result in world-class wines, award winning beer and a plethora of culinary wealth. In 2015, with over 26,000 votes, the Harvest Fair was voted the Best Annual Festival of Sonoma County bestowed by The Press Democrat readers. Each October, thirsty travelers from across the entire US, are beckoned to Santa Rosa to participate in a complete farm to table experience, inspired by the county’s hard working farmers, ranchers, vintners and producers. Volunteer at the Harvest Fair
Would you like to get a hands-on experience in learning how the Harvest Fair comes together as well as receive FREE admission and parking? Volunteer to be a helping hand with Harvest Fair workshops and seminars such as Cheesy Beer School, The Drunken Alchemist and more. To volunteer, fill out this application and return it to the Harvest Fair office at 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa.
Harvest Awards Dinner - Sunday, October 1st
Celebrate the region’s top winemakers, growers, microbrewers and culinary artists. Find out which winery will win this year’s coveted “Sweepstakes” award and which of your favorite eateries will take home the top “Restaurant Competition” prize. Enjoy a gourmet dinner by John Ash & Co served with award winning wines throughout the evening. Cocktail attire. More...
Grand Harvest Tasting Pavilion
The epicenter of the Harvest Fair is still the Grand Tasting Pavilion, which features over one-hundred Sonoma County wineries bringing forth their best varietals for sampling. Guests are invited to savor innovative cuisine from this year’s Professional Food Competition, awards winning wines, locally crafted brews, ciders and more. More...
Wine Country Marketplace
The Wine Country Marketplace offers visitors a unique “Go Local” shopping experience where you can sit it on a chef demonstration or polish your palette during a wine tasting seminar (free with gate admission). Not only will guests be able to take home gold medal wines from the professional competition but collectors may find special vintages that may not be readily available at the local grocer. The marketplace also boasts an array of artisan vendors with unique wares like hand-crafted jewelry, clothing, luxury soaps and locally milled olive oil. More...
The Wine Country Marketplace will remain open after Fair closing on Sunday and for a limited time on Monday for a Wine Clearance Blow-Out Sale. All wines in the store will be marked down 20%. Fair patrons that purchased wine during the three day event will be given a customer appreciation coupon to save an additional 10% off any clearance sale purchases. Curb side pickup and carrying cases will be available.