Sonoma County Harvest Fair

There is so much to see and do at this years Sonoma County Harvest Fair!

Join us at the Sonoma County Harvest Fair, October R 6, 7 & 8 at the Sonoma County Event Center at the Fairgrounds! 

HF-D-440From the World Champion Grape Stomp, Chef Demonstrations, Harvest Workshops, Farm-to-Table Seminars, Wine Tasting Seminars, a Classic Car Show, Art & Photography Show & Sale, Live Music, a Pumpkin Patch and a Spooky Corner, there is more than enough to do to keep you and your family and friends busy! 

This event brings together in one weekend the bounty of more than 100 wineries with over 300 award winning wines, craft beer and cider makers, and culinary delights from the region’s finest food artisans. Fair goers can also shop for special products in the Wine Country Marketplace, attend workshops, participate in a Wine Tasting Seminar or Chef Demonstration and even roll up their pant legs for the World Championship Grape Stomp. 

In the Grand Tasting Pavilion, get first tastes of this year’s award-winning wines, along with craft beers and ciders and Sonoma County culinary masterpieces. Out on the Wine Patio, guests looking to sample just a few best-of-the best wines from the region cGrape-Stomp-Winners-3an Taste the Golds or relax with a pairing of Port and Chocolate. The Harvest Fair celebrates Sonoma County’s abundant season of growing and the delectable outcomes inspired by the area’s hard working ranchers and farmers, acclaimed vintners and noted chefs. Don’t miss one of our Harvest Workshops, where you can learn a few tricks of the trade. 

For a more in-depth experience, join one of the Farm-to-Table Seminars offering wine and food enthusiasts the chance to take their knowledge to the next level. Around the grounds, you’ll find a Classic Car Show brought to you by the Redwood Empire Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America and an Art & Photography Show & Sale featuring beautiful pieces from some of Sonoma County’s most talented artists. Then, listen to live music in Shade Park, cast your vote in the People’s Choice Wine Label Contest, bake a pumpkin pie in an authentic Easy-Bake Oven, stop by to check out the Spooky Corner, and buy a pumpkin from the Pumpkin Patch to get a head start on Halloween decorations!

2017 Schedule

Friday, October 6

4:00 pm – Gates & Marketplace Open ~ Shop local and save on award winning wines!
4:00 pm – Gold Medal Wine Tasting / Port & Chocolate Pairing begins on the Wine Patio with a live Cello & Guitar duo starting at 5:00 pm
5:00 pm – Grand Tasting Pavilion Opens with live instrumental music by Mark Taylor
5:30 pm – Wine Tasting Seminar in Marketplace
6:30 to 8:30 pm – Fire Jugglers, Scotty & Trink
7:00 pm – Twilight Qualifying Grape Stomp with Live Music from Tom Leps and the Harvest Stompers Dixieland Band
7:30 pm – Wine Tasting Seminar in Marketplace
8:00 pm – All tasting ends
9:00 pm – Gates & Marketplace Close

Around the Grounds:

  • Shop the Art Show & Sale in the Marketplace, featuring harvest themed fine art, photography and special, hand-crafted items.
  • On-the-spot Grape Stomp Sign-ups! There is still time to enter your team in the World Championship Grape Stomp. Enter at the Grape Stomp check-in booth ($40 entry fee per team)
  • People’s Choice Wine Label Contest - in Garden Annex building
  • Spooky Corner Stop by and see our pre-Halloween display, including a miniature Halloween Village.
  • Pumpkin Patch  Buy a pumpkin at our pumpkin patch and get a head-start on Halloween!


Saturday, October 7

11:00 am – Gates & Marketplace Open ~ Shop local and save on award winning wines!
11:00 am – Harvest Workshop: Design Your Own Succulent Garden – Garden Building, $20.00 for a small garden, $30.00 for large (pay on site)
11:30 am – Farm to Table Seminar: Beer & Food Pairing – Showcase Cafe, 60 min - advance registration required: $35 (Including GA) or Tasting Package for $85
11:30 am – Harvest Workshop: A Tasting in the Dark – Garden Building, 45 min - advance registration required: $25 (Including GA) or Tasting Package for $75
12:00 pm – Gold Medal Wine Tasting / Port & Chocolate Pairing begins on the Wine Patio with a live Cello & Guitar duo starting at 1:00 pm
12:00 pm – Qualifying Grape Stomp with Live Music from Tom Leps and the Harvest Stompers Dixieland Band
12:30 pm – Chef Demonstration in Marketplace - Executive Chef Tom Schmidt of John Ash & Co.
1:00 pm – Grand Tasting Pavilion Opens with live music by Mark Taylor
1:00 pm – Wine Tasting Seminar in Marketplace
1:00 pm– Harvest Workshop: Edible Olives without the Lye in Garden Building, 30 min - FREE with General Admission
1:30 pm – Farm to Table Seminar, Cheesy Beer School – Showcase Cafe, 30-45 min - advance registration required, FREE with Gate Admission
1:30 pm – Qualifying Grape Stomp with Live Music from Tom Leps and the Harvest Stompers Dixieland Band
2:15 pm – Live Music in Shade Park - The Pulsators (Blues, R&B, Reggae and Rock & Roll)
3:00 pm – Wine Tasting Seminar in Marketplace
3:00 pm – Qualifying Grape Stomp with Live Music from Tom Leps and the Harvest Stompers Dixieland Band
3:45 pm – Live Music in Shade Park - The Pulsators (Blues, R&B, Reggae and Rock & Roll)
3:30 pm – Chef Demonstration in Marketplace - Mark Kowalkowski Executive Chef, Oliver’s Markets of Santa Rosa
4:00 pm – All tasting ends
4:30 pm – Qualifying Grape Stomp with Live Music from Tom Leps and the Harvest Stompers Dixieland Band
5:00 pm – Gates & Marketplace Close

Around the Grounds:

  • Classic Car Show produced by Redwood Empire Region of The Antique Automobile Club of America.
  • Shop the Art Show & Sale in the Marketplace, featuring harvest themed fine art, photography and special, hand-crafted items.
  • On-the-spot Grape Stomp Sign-ups! There is still time to enter your team in the World Championship Grape Stomp. Enter at the Grape Stomp check-in booth ($40 entry fee per team)
  • People’s Choice Wine Label Contest - in Garden Annex building
  • Spooky Corner Stop by and see our pre-Halloween display, including a miniature Halloween Village.
  • Jason Todd, Pumpkin Carver
  • 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.
  • Pumpkin Patch  Buy a pumpkin at our pumpkin patch and get a head-start on Halloween!


Sunday, October 8

11:00 am – Gates & Marketplace Open ~ Shop local and save on award winning wines!
11:00 am – Harvest Workshop: Design Your Own Succulent Garden – Garden Building, $20.00 for a small garden, $30.00 for large (pay on site)
11:30 am – Farm to Table Seminar, Wine & Food Pairing – Showcase Cafe, 60 min - advance registration required: $35 (Including GA) or Tasting Package for $85
11:30 am - Harvest Workshop: Introduction to Home Brewing - Garden Building, 30 minutes - FREE with Gate Admisison
12:00 pm – Gold Medal Wine Tasting / Port & Chocolate Pairing begins on the Wine Patio with a live Cello & Guitar duo starting at 1:00 pm
12:00 pm – Qualifying Grape Stomp with Live Music from Tom Leps and the Harvest Stompers Dixieland Band
12:30 pm – Chef Demonstration in Marketplace - Award-winning Chef Christine Piccin
1:00 pm – Grand Tasting Pavilion Opens with live music by Mark Taylor
1:00 pm – Wine Tasting Seminar in Marketplace
11:30 am - Harvest Workshop: Coffee Education, Tasting & Foam Art - Garden Building, 30 minutes - FREE with Gate Admisison
1:30 pm – Farm to Table Seminar, Cheesy Beer School – Showcase Cafe, 30-45 min - advance registration required, FREE with Gate Admission
1:30 pm – Kids Stomp (Ages 13 & Under)
2:15 pm – Live Music in Shade Park - Royal Jelly Jive (Modern Swing)
3:00 pm – Wine Tasting Seminar in Marketplace
3:00 pm – Qualifying Grape Stomp with Live Music from Tom Leps and the Harvest Stompers Dixieland Band
3:30 pm – Chef Demonstration in Marketplace - Doug Cavaliere, Pastry Chef, Costeaux French Bakery of Healdsburg
3:45 pm – Live Music in Shade Park - Royal Jelly Jive (Modern Swing)
4:00 pm – All tasting ends
4:30 pm – World Championship Grape Stomp Finals
5:00 pm – Gates & Marketplace Close

Around the Grounds:

  • Classic Car Show produced by Redwood Empire Region of The Antique Automobile Club of America.
  • Shop the Art Show & Sale in the Marketplace, featuring harvest themed fine art, photography and special, hand-crafted items.
  • On-the-spot Grape Stomp Sign-ups! There is still time to enter your team in the World Championship Grape Stomp. Enter at the Grape Stomp check-in booth ($40 entry fee per team)
  • People’s Choice Wine Label Contest - in Garden Annex building
  • Spooky Corner Stop by and see our pre-Halloween display, including a miniature Halloween Village.
  • 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.
  • Pumpkin Patch  Buy a pumpkin at our pumpkin patch and get a head-start on Halloween!