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|DATE / TIME||EVENTS / INDUSTRY||LOCATION|
|Sep 30, 2011-|
Oct 02, 2011
10:00AM - 07:00PM
|Sonoma County Harvest Fair|
The 37th edition of the fair that celebrates Sonoma County's wine, food and agricultural bounty
Sonoma County Fairgrounds
The Sonoma County Harvest Fair is home to the largest regional wine competition in the United States and celebrates Sonoma County’s heritage as a world-renowned agricultural and wine-producing region.
NEW THIS YEAR - A GRAND TASTING!
Among the innovations this year is a new “Grand Tasting” event on Friday, September 30, 2011, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Attendees will be among the first to partake in the medal-winning wines and cuisine. They’ll also get to mingle with key winery and restaurant representatives. The Grand Tasting is 5:30 to 8 p.m. on opening day of the three-day Harvest Fair. Tickets are $60 in advance, $70 at the door (or $50 each when purchased in blocks of 10 or more), and include unlimited tastings of the award-winning wines and cuisine, as well as entrance to the Harvest Fair that day.
Traditional Harvest Fair favorites include the professionally judged wine competition, abundant tastings of beloved varietals, a competition among gifted local food producers and purveyors, the wildly popular World Championship Grape Stomp and many other family-friendly, farm-oriented activities and exhibits.
During the three-day Harvest Fair, there will be farm and harvest “Ag-tivities” for children and adults, wine seminars, chef demonstrations, microbrew tasting (Saturday, October 1 only), continuous live jazz, an art show and sale, exhibitors’ hall, a “kiddie carnival,” draft horse rides, farm animals, a bee-keeping display, apple tasting, and much more.
In addition, attendees receive special case discounts at the Harvest Fair Marketplace on any of the gold medal-winning wines. People can also bring home a variety of locally made food products available at the newly expanded Marketplace.
Hours of the fair are: Friday, September 30, noon to 7 p.m. and Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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