Napa and Sonoma Top Events in Fall 2018

Music in the Vineyards

August 3–26

Multiple locations

Four weeks of chamber music at wineries. $55–$728.

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.

Bodega Seafood, Art and Wine Festival

August 25–26

Watts Ranch

16855 Bodega Hwy., Bodega

Fine arts, food, and entertainment. $8–30.

Blues, Brews and BBQ

August 25

First St., Napa

Bay Area blues and zydeco bands and microbrew beers. Free.

The Temptations and the Four Tops

August 26

Rodney Strong Vineyards

11455 Old Redwood Hwy., Healdsburg​

Motown and jazz on the Green. $89–129.

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.

Russian River Jazz Festival

September 8–9

Johnson’s Beach

16215 First St., Guerneville​

Food, vendors, and jazz in the redwoods. Starts at $90.

Calistoga Harvest Table

September 9

Downtown Calistoga​

A food and wine feast in the heart of town. $95–150.

Napa Live: Inside and Out

September 9 and October 14

Multiple locations, Downtown Napa

Diverse music crawl through 35 locations. Free.

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.

Sonoma County Wine Auction

September 22

La Crema Estate at Saralee’s Vineyard

3575 Slusser Rd., Windsor

Top auction benefitting local causes. $2,500.

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.

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.

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.

Sonoma County Art Trails

October 13–14 and 20–21

Multiple locations, Sonoma County

Local art studios present their work. Free.

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.

Wine Country Spoken Word Festival

October 19–21

Multiple locations, Petaluma​

Local and national spoken word artists. $10–48.

St. Helena Harvest Festival

October 20

Oak Ave., St. Helena

Fun run, pet parade, music, carnival, and more. Free.