February 12, 2019 0

Sebastopol Hosts 73rd Annual Apple Blossom Festival

On Saturday and Sunday, April 13 and 14, Sebastopol is hosting their 73rd annual Apple Blossom Festival at Ives Park. The theme for 2019 is “It Takes a Village to Blossom,” in celebration of the diversity of our local community. The event starts at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 6:00 p.m.

And while you’re there, stop by the Apple Blossom Festival’s Art Show and Reception at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts.

Saturday’s Parade and Festivities

The festivities kick off Saturday morning with a parade and followed by a day’s worth of live music, food, wine, beer, crafts, kids’ games, art show, and more. Saturday’s musical lineup includes Un AmOur Band, Mr. Music, Radar Band, Faith Ako, the Stomp Kings, and Michelle Lambert.  And don’t miss the awards ceremony for people who participated in the parade. It’ll be held from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on the Front Stage.

Sunday’s Musical Lineup

On Sunday, this much-loved celebration continues with the festival and the Blues Music Explosion. Musical acts include Joe Louis Walker, Nancy Wright, John Courage, the Black Sheep Brass Band, Burnside, and the Michael Di Franco Trio.

Last year’s food vendors included over a dozen local favorites, while the Palace D’Vine Wine Tent featured offerings from over 30 wineries.

Details & Tickets

  • Dates and Times: Saturday and Sunday, April 13 and 14, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
  • Location: Ives Park (on Jewell Ave. and Willow St. and the Sebastopol Center for the Arts at the Veterans Memorial Building, 282 So. High St.) and Sebastopol Center for the Arts (282 South High Street, Sebastopol)
  • Tickets: $10 adults, $8 seniors and students aged 10-17, FREE for children under 10.
  • Beer and Wine: Beer Tickets $5 each. Wine Tent $20 per day. (You must get a wristband from an ID station before you can buy any wine or beer).

For more information, visit the Sebastopol Apple Blossom Festival’s website. If you’d like to be a sponsor, it’s not too late. Here’s a PDF file with the details. For other events, see our Calendar of Events.


January 22, 2019 0

Join Us for Our 2019 Food and Wine Spring Fling

The Russian River Chamber of Commerce invites you to join us for our 2019 Food and Wine Spring Fling. This celebration of local food and wine is an ideal way for us to get together and kick off the summer season.

On April 27th from 1:00-4 pm, local restaurants and wineries will be serving up a variety of Sonoma County gourmet foods and fine vintages. The event takes place in the tree-lined center of town right next to Lark Drugs. (If it rains, the Chamber will host the event in the Guerneville Veterans Memorial Hall (16320 Church St, Guerneville)

After savoring all our world-class restaurants and winemakers have to offer, you can browse our unique shops and restaurants in the casual and relaxed atmosphere of Guerneville.

The price is a very reasonable $50 for unlimited food and wine. Or you can pay $30 for partaking in local cuisine only. And if you’re an eatery or vintner, it’s not too late for you to join us. It costs only $75 (Chamber members) or $100 (non-members) to set up a table.

To buy your tickets on EventBrite, click here:

Wineries, Restaurants, and Special Guests Participating

Here’s a list of wineries and restaurants who are participating this year:

  • Eateries and Wineries: Paul Mathew Vineyards• Equality Vines • Big Bottom Market • El Barrio • Korbel • Woodenhead Winery • Flowers Vineyards & Winery • Fort Ross Vineyard & Winery • Landmark Vineyards • Kellermann Wines • Boheme • Sheldon Wines • Backyard • Betty Spaghetti • Cape Fear Cafe • Seaside Metal • Red Car • Joseph Jewell • Twist Eatery • Agriculture Public House • Moshin Vineyards

Plus, we’ve got some great special guests.

  • Special Musical Guest: The Thugz.
  • Celebrity Guest: Michele Anna Jordan; Author, Food Writer, and Professional Chef

For the latest info and list of participants,  keep checking out the Chamber’s event page on Facebook. Their list keeps growing daily.

For more local happenings, see our Calendar of Events page. And if you’re traveling from a distance, come and stay with us.

Featured Image: Russian River Chamber of Commerce via Facebook.