Sonoma is synonymous with wine, luxury real estate and fine local foods. Each year, individuals near and far come to town toward the end of September to take part in one of the more beloved events in the entire region – the Sonoma Harvest Fair, which was actually voted the best annual festival in the area among The Press Democrat’s subscribers. This year, the 42nd iteration of the Sonoma Harvest Fair will take place between Sept. 30 and Oct. 2, with countless purveyors of local food and libations ready to wow all those who attend.
The fair will include two main areas:
- Grand Harvest Tasting Pavilion: This is where more than 100 vintners will show off their fines beer, cider, wine and experimental beverages, while the food competition will also take place in this setting.
- Wine Country Marketplace: If you are looking to spend your time shopping for wine, jewelry and other items, head over to this area to meet all of the local vendors. A wine tasting seminar and several other special events will be held at the marketplace.
The gates open for business at 4:00 p.m. local time on Friday, Sept. 30, with earlier hours available the second two days of the event. Tickets can be purchased through the main webpage for the event, and range between $5 for gate admission and $55 for grand tastings. As a note, you can purchase two grand tasting tickets at a discounted price of $100 throughout the presale period, which ends on Sept. 29.
Anyone who wants to get a great, inside look at not only one of the more beloved annual events in California, but also the creations of local vintners, artists, culinary aficionados and vendors, should consider attending this fair.