I don’t know about you, but Fall is one of my favorite seasons around wine country. We have just the right kind of weather for all things fall: crisp mornings, multi-hued sunsets, and colorful leaves in our vineyards and forests. This season does not disappoint! Our region is also known for amazing food and spectacular parties! Check out the fun harvest fairs and fall festivals lined up for 2017!
Your Guide to Fabulous Fall Festivals
5007 Fulton Road, Fulton, CA 95439
October 6th-October 8th
1350 Bennett Valley Rd. Santa Rosa, CA 95404
19005 Coast Highway One, Jenner, CA 95450
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Join Fort Ross Conservancy, California State Parks, and the Fort Ross-Seaview Winegrowers Association at our Annual Fort Ross-Seaview Wine and Harvest Festival for an incredible day of world class Wine Tasting, delicious local foods, music and much more, all set on the spectacular Sonoma Coast at Fort Ross State Historic Park. Harvest is the time to enjoy autumn’s fresh air with friends and family, acknowledging all that the seasons provide us. Harvest Festival starts out with a morning of apple picking in the historic orchard, where we’ll gently harvest fruit while enjoying the Eastern European music and Kedry. Next are the windmill talk and Russian bell ringing. The celebration then moves to the historic Fort Ross compound, where we’ll enjoy the old-world charm of the 19th century Russian settlement.
October 14-15th & 21-22nd
Tolay Regional Park – 5869 Lakeville Highway, Petaluma, CA 94952
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | More than just a pumpkin patch, the Tolay Fall Festival is a seasonal celebration connecting visitors with the beauty and history of this special park. Fall Festival activities are low-key, hands-on, and educational by design. Regional Parks members get free, one-time admission for two adults and two children and free parking when they present their parking tag at the entrance.
$5 adults and teens/$3 kids 12 and under/$7 parking
Oak Ave., St. Helena, CA
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. | For 31 years the Harvest Festival has been St. Helena’s most-beloved Fall event for the young and old. The day-long family event has something for everyone starting with the early morning Fun Run, followed by the legendary Pet Parade, and ending with the Harvest Festival itself. The Harvest Festival will feature live music, a kids carnival, a wine lounge, a food alley, and an array of arts and crafts. Local artists, beer and wine makers, farmers, musicians, and non-profit organizations lend their talent each year to make this event a great success.
3796 I St. EXT, Petaluma, CA 94952
2 p.m. – 10 p.m. | The festivities start in the afternoon with great food, music and pumpkin carving. Everyone will get the chance to display their Jack-O-Lantern on a pike in the corn field. When the sun goes down, the pumpkins are lit. It is a truly heart-warming feeling looking over the glowing corn field to see the individual creations of all who attended.
FREE pumpkin included with admission. $10 BBQ plate will be available for dinner.
Bring: Special carving tools, blanket (if staying after dark), Favorite dessert (if participating in dessert potluck) $20/Person, $15/Person for Farm Members, and Children 6 and under: FREE!