Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module Edit ModuleShow Tags

Festival Fun

Head to these fests for good ol’ times.



A Wine and Food Affair / By Lori Lynn Kelly

Black Stallion Estate Winery Harvest Party

October 17
Break out your favorite pair of boots for this one: Guests enjoy country music, and wine and lunch at this annual harvest hoedown. $30–$45. 4089 Silverado Trail, Napa, (707) 227-3250, blackstallionwinery.com.

 

Fort Ross-Seaview Harvest Festival

October 17
Celebrate autumn with singing and dancing, apple harvesting, horse and wagon rides, and canyon firing. Prices vary. 19005 Coast Hwy. 1, Jenner, (707) 847-3437, fortross.org.

 

Nightmare Run 5k

October 17
Ready to get scared, scream, and run for your life? Dress in your best Halloween attire and get chased by zombies at this superfun event. The afterparty features DJs, dancing, and lots of lights. $25. Napa County Fairgrounds, 1435 N. Oak St., Calistoga, nightmarerun5k.com.

 

Pinot on the River

October 25
Pinot lovers flock to Healdsburg Plaza one day each year to indulge in limited production West Coast Pinot Noirs. In addition to sips from about 100 wineries, guests enjoy artisanal food from vendors. $75–$85. 240 Center St., Healdsburg, (707) 433-0433, pinotfestival.com.

 

A Wine and Food Affair

November 7–8
Wineries in the Alexander, Dry Creek, and Russian River valleys team up for this annual Wine Road event that features sublime food and wine pairings. $30–$70. Locations vary, wineroad.com.

 

Sonoma Holiday Open House

November 27–28
Say “hello” to the holidays at more than 18 wineries around the region, where you can mingle, meet winemakers, and spread holiday cheer. $45–50. Locations vary, heartofsonomavalley.com.

 

Yountville Festival of Lights / By JASON TINACCI

Yountville Festival of Lights

November 27
The 27th annual holiday fair sets Napa’s culinary capital aglow, and features visits with Santa and horse-drawn carriage rides. Prices vary. Along Washington Street in Yountville, (707) 944-0904, yountville.com.

 

Calistoga Lighted Tractor Parade

December 5
“Snow” falls in downtown Calistoga each year during this twinkling event. Shops offer cookies, cider, and holiday deals. Free. Along Lincoln Avenue in Calistoga, visitcalistoga.com.

 

Courtesy of Napa Truffle Festival

Napa Truffle Festival

January 15–18
Master chefs, truffle scientists, and fabulous food abound at this “all things fungi” foodie fest. Prices and locations vary, (888) 753-9378, napatrufflefestival.com.

 

Winter Wineland

January 17–18
Take your pick from more than 140 wineries in the Alexander, Dry Creek, and Russian River valleys, and score recipes along the way. Prices and locations vary, wineroad.com.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Winter Wellness Wine Country

Seasonal remedies for body, mind, and soul.

Coastal Escape

Head to Timber Cove Resort for a relaxing retreat on the Sonoma Coast.

Margrit’s Memoirs

With her platinum bob, Margrit Mondavi has long been a fixture in Wine Country, but rarely do people get such an intimate look into her life as with her new book, Margrit Mondavi’s

Get Your Art Fix

Wine Country is booming, but its ever-expanding portfolio isn’t limited to winemakers.

MacArthur Place Redux

The landmark hotel in downtown Sonoma has been reinvented with state-of-the-art comforts and a superb new restaurant.

Summer Hit List

10 Reasons to attend Festival del Sole’s 10th anniversary.

Top Events in Spring 2019

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

The Music Man of the Napa Valley Opera House

With Peter Williams at the helm, the Napa Valley Opera House heats up.

Building Green

Sustainable construction is on the rise in Wine Country, as residents and entrepreneurs work to preserve the area’s timeless beauty.

Pedal for Pinot

Explore Wine Country off road and up close with Napa Valley Bike Tours’ unique Cycling in the Vineyards program.

Viva Italia

If you can’t make it to Venice, take a trip inside the private Calistoga residence of renowned Italian muralist Carlo Marchiori.

Victorian Roots: The Ackerman Heritage House

A former tech entrepreneur ensures Napa’s past will forever be part of its future.
Edit ModuleShow Tags