Around the Grounds


Harvest Fair Fun

When you're not tasting world class wines, beers, ciders and culinary specialties, make sure to cheer on your favorite team in the 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. Pre-Fair registration for the Grape Stomp is preferred, but on-the-spot sign-ups are taken ($40 per team of two).

Check out the Classic Car Show produced by Redwood Empire Region of The Antique Automobile Club of America (Sat & Sun only).

Shop the Art Show & Sale in the Marketplace, featuring harvest themed fine art, photography and special, hand-crafted items.

Cast your vote in the People’s Choice Wine Label Contest in the Garden Annex Building.

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]

Spooky Corner Stop by and see our pre-Halloween display, including a miniature Halloween Village. [Friday-Saturday-Sunday]

Pumpkin Patch  Buy a pumpkin at our pumpkin patch and get a head-start on Halloween!

Fire Jugglers

Scotty & Trink will perform on Friday night, in the area between the Pavilion and the Hall of Flowers. Friday, October 6: 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Live Music

The Pulsators play their blues, R&B, reggae and rock & roll, the music that has made The Pulsators “Sonoma County’s Band!” Rooted in the fertile musical soil of the Sonoma County Wine Country the Pulsators are a five piece band that plays its own brand of music. With a get-up-and-dance kind of orchestration, their music has been defined as a spicy blend of driving blues, New Orleans-funky R&B, rock steady reggae and rock-and-roll. Their music supports an ever-growing legion of faithful fans who keep coming back for more. Saturday, October 7: 2:15 - 3:00, 3:45 - 4:15 pm

Royal Jelly Jive makes the dance floor the place to be on Sunday afternoon, as they perform a very modern swing.  “Combining elements of Soul, Rock, Swing and Hip-Hop, Royal Jelly Jive shakes up every dance-party and grooves harder than your typical rock n' roll band dares to go. It is all fronted by enigmatic singer Lauren Bjelde, whose sultry voice and songwriting lands somewhere in-between Amy Winehouse and Tom Waits. The infectious sounds of swingin' horns, gritty keys and a bumpin' rhythm section carry a crowd into bliss... creating an unforgettable live experience that will leave you wanting more.”  Sunday, October 8: 2:15 - 3:00, 3:45 - 4:15 pm

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.

Mark Taylor will  perform in the Tasting Pavilion  from 5:00 - 8:00 pm on Friday, and Noon - 4:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

In the Garden Courtyard, a duo of Cello & Guitar will perform from 5:00 - 8:00 pm on Friday, and 1:00 - 4:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday.


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