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Napa and Sonoma Top Events in Fall 2018

Stomp, speed, and sip your way through harvest season in Wine Country.



Photo by Tim Carl

Music in the Vineyards

August 3–26
Multiple locations
Four weeks of chamber music at wineries. $55–$728. musicinthevineyards.org.

Live Fire Guest Chef Series

August 17 and September 28
Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch
738 Main St., St. Helena
A lavish meal with acclaimed chefs. $170. longmeadowranch.com.

Bodega Seafood, Art and Wine Festival

August 25–26
Watts Ranch
16855 Bodega Hwy., Bodega
Fine arts, food, and entertainment. $8–30. bodegaseafoodfestival.com.

Blues, Brews and BBQ

August 25
First St., Napa
Bay Area blues and zydeco bands and microbrew beers. Free. donapa.com.

The Temptations and the Four Tops

August 26
Rodney Strong Vineyards
11455 Old Redwood Hwy., Healdsburg​
Motown and jazz on the Green. $89–129. rodneystrongconcertseries.com.

Taste of Sonoma

September 1
Green Music Center
1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park
Sips of 100-plus wines and bites from 50-plus chefs. $150–$255. tasteofsonoma.com.

Russian River Jazz Festival

September 8–9
Johnson’s Beach
16215 First St., Guerneville​
Food, vendors, and jazz in the redwoods. Starts at $90. russianriverfestivals.com.

Calistoga Harvest Table

September 9
Downtown Calistoga​
A food and wine feast in the heart of town. $95–150. visitcalistoga.com.

Napa Live: Inside and Out

September 9 and October 14
Multiple locations, Downtown Napa
Diverse music crawl through 35 locations. Free. donapa.com.

Old Grove Festival

September 15
Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve
17000 Armstrong Woods Rd., Guerneville​
Music festival at an outdoor theater in the redwoods. $35–$80. oldgrovefestival.org.

Sonoma County Wine Auction

September 22
La Crema Estate at Saralee’s Vineyard
3575 Slusser Rd., Windsor
Top auction benefitting local causes. $2,500. sonomacountywineauction.com.

Sonoma Harvest Music Festival

September 22–23
B.R. Cohn Winery
15000 Sonoma Hwy., Glen Ellen
New music festival from BottleRock Presents featuring The Avett Brothers. sonomaharvestmusicfestival.com.

Sonoma County Harvest Fair

October 5–7
Sonoma County Fairgrounds
1350 Bennett Valley Rd., Santa Rosa
Marketplace, world championship grape stomp, a tasting pavilion, and more. Price TBA. harvestfair.org.

LMR All-Star Big Band

October 7
Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch
738 Main St., St. Helena
Wine, food, and a jazz band. $50–$60. longmeadowranch.com.

Sonoma County Art Trails

October 13–14 and 20–21
Multiple locations, Sonoma County
Local art studios present their work. Free. sonomacountyarttrails.org.

Fort Ross Harvest Festival

October 13
Fort Ross State Historic Park
19005 Coast Hwy. One, Jenner
Apple harvest festivities at a 1800s Russian settlement. $8 per car. fortross.org.

Wine Country Spoken Word Festival

October 19–21
Multiple locations, Petaluma​
Local and national spoken word artists. $10–48. davepokornypresents.com.

St. Helena Harvest Festival

October 20
Oak Ave., St. Helena
Fun run, pet parade, music, carnival, and more. Free. ci.st-helena.ca.us.

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