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Harvest Fair Fun

KZST World Championship Grape Stomp - Teams of two compete Saturday and Sunday of the Harvest Fair in the hope of being named the world’s greatest grape stomp team. The World Champs win $1,500 and the ultimate bragging rights! Sunday’s 1:30 pm stomp is reserved for teams ages 13 & under. Adults and/or kids can stomp together in all other qualifying stomps. The winning team from each qualifying stomp competes for the World Championship title on Sunday at 4:30 pm  Pre-Fair registration for the Grape Stomp is preferred (at the fairgrounds and at, but on-the-spot sign-ups are taken ($40 per team of two).

Easy Bake Pumpkin Pie Baking - Each team (2+ bakers) will bake a pumpkin pie in an authentic Easy-Bake Oven. All materials and equipment will be provided. You will not be using a mix, so come prepared to bake from scratch. Teams may include adults and/or children, ages 5 & up. [Saturday and Sunday]

Professional Pumpkin Carver - Jason Todd will be on hand Saturday afternoon, demonstrating his artistry with a pumpkin. At the end of the afternoon, we’ll have a drawing to see who takes his creations home. [Saturday]

Barnyard Scramble - Young (and not-so-young) harvest fans can stop and play in the Barnyard Scramble obstacle course! With a sack race, a maze made from bales of straw and lots more, you can get a true farm-themed workout. Haul buckets of water, feel the squish of grapes between your toes and get down and crawl under a net. [Friday-Saturday-Sunday]

Pumpkin Bowling - It’s easy enough to knock down the pins at the bowling alley using a round ball, but how about using a pumpkin instead? Try knocking down these pins with a real not-so-round pumpkin! [Friday-Saturday-Sunday]

Apple Slingshot - Use our giant slingshot to send a soft & squishy apple flying through the air! [Friday & Sunday]

Pumpkin Patch - Buy a pumpkin at our pumpkin patch and get a head-start on Halloween! We have the tools, so if you want to carve a pumpkin on the spot, go for it! [Friday-Saturday-Sunday]

Live Music in Shade Park

Tom Rigney & Flambeau - (American Roots Music) Violinist, composer and cajun fiddler Tom Rigney’s band of all stars simmers and cooks with musical intelligence. Their high energy live show features tight ensemble playing, deeply infectious grooves, and rich soloing. Renowned guitarist Danny Caron (Marcia Ball, Clifton Chenier, Charles Brown), boogie queen Caroline Dahl, Steve Parks on bass and Brent Rapone on drums have carved evocative and powerfully uplifting music, led by that guy in the red boots. [Saturday, October 6: 2:15 - 3:00, 3:45 - 4:15 pm]

J Silverheels Classic Rock ‘n Oldies Band plays the fun hits from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s that everyone knows and loves. They play Classic Rock, Top 40, Pop, Motown, R&B, Blues, Oldies, Jazz, and Popular Country songs. The JSB plays only top hits such as ‘Sweet Home Alabama’, ‘Mustang Sally’, ‘Midnight Hour’, ‘Proud Mary’, ‘Wooly Bully’, ‘Louie Louie’, ‘If the House is-a-Rockin’, ‘Old Time Rock & Roll’, and more.  [Sunday, October 7: 2:15 - 3:00, 3:45 - 4:15 pm]

Music on the Move

Look for Tom Leps & his Harvest Fair Strolling Dixieland Band all weekend long at the Harvest Fair. They provide “music to stomp by” at the Grape Stomp.

Instrumental Music

One of Sonoma County’s top instrumentalists will provide music in the Garden Courtyard and the Tasting Pavilion. Guitarist Carl Vast will perform in the Tasting Pavilion from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, and Noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.


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