Stomp, speed, and sip your way through harvest season in Wine Country.
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10th Annual Louie Vermeil Classic, Calistoga
9/1–9/3 Quench your need for speed at this racing event hosted by Calistoga Speedway in the Napa County Fairgrounds. Watch as racers whip around the track in their traditional “410” sprint and Midget cars. calistogaspeedway.org.
Sundown Get Down, Napa
9/9 Hang out al fresco at di Rosa’s 16th annual fundraiser. Hosted in the museum’s courtyard, spend the evening eating and drinking, listening to live music, and participating in the live auction. dirosaart.org.
Napa Valley BBQ and Beer Battle, Napa
9/17 The seventh annual barbeque is hosted at the Napa Valley Marriott Hotel and Spa and benefits the Napa Valley Education Foundation’s Music Connection program. Witness competing chefs and brewers throw down in this saucy, boozy battle, and taste some barbeque and hoppy goodness. nvef.org.
Stomp Party 2017, Yountville
9/30 Feel like you’re in an I Love Lucy episode and get stompin’ at Bell Wine Cellars’ annual harvest-time party. Play some bocce, eat tasty food, and compete in a barrel-stomping competition. bellwine.com.
Take Me to the River: Memphis Soul and Rhythm and Blues Revue, Napa
10/13 Based on the award-winning documentary and record, Take Me to the River, this live performance at Uptown Theatre is an opportunity to hear the sounds of legendary R&B musicians. uptowntheatrenapa.com.
Markham Vineyards: Annual Winemaker Harvest Dinner, St. Helena
10/21 Take in the fall colors at Markham Vineyards’ annual feast. Celebrate the harvest by tasting some of the winery’s older vintages, and chat with head winemaker Kimberlee Nicholls. markhamvineyards.com.