Sonoma County Harvest Fair Video
Sonoma County Harvest Fair
The Sonoma County Harvest Fair is the single best wine tasting event in Sonoma Wine Country and is held at the beginning of October annually. The Sonoma County Harvest Fair features artisan food, beer and wine of Sonoma County. Wineries from all over enter their Sonoma County sourced wines in the wine competition, which is judged by some of the world's most respected wine judges. The center of attraction is the festival pavilion, where the winners pour their wines at the Sonoma County Harvest Fair, making it an opportunity to try hundreds of the county's best wines in one stop.
Over 1000 wines compete for top honors. Another great attraction at the Sonoma County Harvest Fair is the World Championship Grape Stomp. I guarantee you have seen nothing like it before! Check out the grape stomp video here.
Overall the Sonoma County Harvest Fair is one of our favorites. There is something about the crisp fall air that creates a certain electricity, crush is in progress or over for most and everyone at the fair is in great spirits. If you really want to get a feel of what Sonoma County is like, the Sonoma County Harvest Fair typifies the Sonoma County spirit.
The Harvest Fair Marketplace in the Hall of Flowers building offers medal winning wines, special vintage wines, local beer and cider, unique handcrafted wares like jewelry, clothing, lavender soap and olive oil. The Marketplace is also home to a variety of tasting seminars and chef demonstrations during the three-day celebration.
Family activities previously included in the Sonoma County Harvest Fair weekend have been transitioned from the Harvest Fair to the Sonoma County Fair (July 24 - August 9, 2015) to allow for new programs focusing on the distinctive artisan products, beer and wine of Sonoma County such as educational demonstrations and interactive tasting experiences. For family fun visit the Sonoma County Fair.
Harvest Fair Hours:
Friday October 2nd:
Gates open from 4:00 - 9:00pm
Tasting Pavilion open from 5:00 - 8:00pm
Sat & Sun October 3rd and 4th:
Gates open from 10:30 - 5:00pm
Tasting Pavilion open from 1:00 - 4:00pm
TICKETS: Purchase tickets here
Gate Admission: $5 or Free with 4 non-parishable food items for the Redwood Food bank
Children 12 and under are FREE
Grand Tasting Tickets: $55
Pre-Sale Discount: 2 for $100
3-Day Pass: $125 each
Designated Driver Tickets: $25 (only available day-of)
Must be 21 yrs to enter pavilion
Parking during the Sonoma County Harvest Fair is $6 - $8. Placards for disabled parking are posted in each of the lots. Click here for a parking map.