One of the most popular festivals in the Bay Area, the event celebrates its 17th anniversary this year. The fair attracts thousands of foodies, art aficionados, wine and beer connoisseurs and music lovers to picturesque Watts Ranch in the village of Bodega, where Alfred Hitchcock filmed his classic thriller, “The Birds.”
More than 25 wineries and 15 micro breweries will pour wine and beer, while 15 restaurants and catering companies will offer a bounty of seafood classics, including barbecued oysters, crab cakes, Key Lime calamari, clam chowder and other delicacies. Vegetarian options will also be available.
The work of 100 artists and craftsman will be featured at the juried art show and sale, which attracts exhibitors from throughout the United States. In addition to seafood, wine, beer and art, the festival also has three stages with a variety of musical entertainment, this year including the outrageous Pride and Joy, and other stellar performances, Captain Jack Spareribs, and other activities for children.
Proceeds from the event will support two important causes — Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods, which works in partnership with the California State Parks Foundation to provide environmental stewardship programs, and the Bodega Volunteer Fire Department. (No dogs please.)
10 - 6 Saturday 10 - 5 Sunday