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Bodega Seafood Art and Wine Festival
Bodega Seafood Art and Wine Festival

Bodega's Seafood, Art and Wine Festival

Aug 25-26

Aug 2, 2018


I hope you’re all getting excited for this month’s activities! After going to the Big Event on Sunday August 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., head to The Seafood, Art and Wine Festival. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on August 25 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on August 26, 2018. Located at Watts Ranch - 16855 Bodega Highway, Bodega

If you love food, music, local beer and wine, beautiful artwork, or fun activities - you cannot miss this event.

Bodega Seafood Art and Wine FestivalSimply the most harmonic blend of wonderful people, irresistible consumables, interesting things to see and fun things to do. It is known as one of the best food, art, and wine/beer festivals in California.

There are going to be three entertainment stages. The Main Stage headliner on Saturday is The Highway Poets, a local rock and soul band, and on Sunday it is Pride and Joy, a popular Bay Area soul and funk band. The expansive dance floor is full of people most of the weekend. Show up also for the swinging jazz band Stompy Jones, accordion and zydeco musician Andre Thierry, world and latin beat band Sang Matiz, and others. The Wine Stage showcases more eclectic music like Angus Richardson with some hypnotic Celtic rock and the playful Western Swing Caravan.

This event is family friendly with its rockwall, jump house, slide, face painting, henna, and a giant black and white color-in festival mural which is fun for everyone. We’re warmly welcoming back Captain Jack Spareribs for some great entertainment along with Calvin Kai Ku who will blow us away with magic and acrobatics.

The main attractions are commonly some of the 15 various food vendors. So much seafood and other tasty treats will have your mouth watering, melting, then craving more. There will be countless options to choose from to please everybody in the group and keep you going back for more. I know I will be heading for the oysters, ceviche, crab specialties, and some chocolate covered bacon for dessert.

There will be at least 75 different advanced artist and crafter booths. You will find jewelry, ceramics, photography, sculpture, glass, metal, wood, leather, mixed media, wearables, artisan foods and two-dimensional art amongst other things.

The festival will be flooded with 50 wineries, microbreweries, and cider makers. You can pay only $20 for a commemorative glass and six tastes of your choice. Some fermented libations are also available for purchase. Participating companies include Alexander Valley, Cline Cellars, Korbel, Jacuzzi Family, Frey Vineyards, Lagunitas, Bear Republic, Mad River, Sierra Nevada, North Coast, Mutt Lynch Winery, 2 Tread Brewing, Flint & Steel Wines, Booch Craft and Old Possum.

A large portion of the proceeds go to two key non-profits: the Bodega Volunteer Fire Department and the Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods which partners with California State Parks in the Sonoma Coast and Russian River region, and will have exciting and interactive environmental displays for all ages.

Admission is free for 12 and under, discounted for seniors, teens and military, $15 for adults in advance and $20 at the gate. Visit bodegaseafoodfestival.comfor tickets or more information.

Bodega Byways by Eva Granahan


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