Summer harvest gives many local food and drink producers a reason to celebrate with festivals around the Bay Area. In July, Farm Fresh to You Farm in Capay Valley (Yolo County) opens its gates to city folks for an annual tomato festival. And while apples are often thought of as a fall crop, the season of Sonoma County’s beloved heirloom, the Gravenstein apple, starts in August, when two related festivals take place in Sebastopol.
Other food and drink festivals are less pastoral in nature, including the restaurant-focused Eat Drink SF, which will have two different walk-around tastings this year. One of the largest events, Eat Real Festival, will bring dozens of food and drink vendors with an affordable as well as local and organic focus back to Oakland’s Jack London Square in September.
Capay Tomato Festival
Head to tomato country during the height of the summer season at this annual celebration, which includes heirloom tomato, olive oil and honey tastings, harvesting, games and a petting zoo. Pack a picnic; there will be drinks to purchase, and camping ($35) at the farm is also an option.
3-11 p.m. July 20. $20-$25. Farm Fresh to You Farm, 23808 Highway 16, Capay. >https://www.farmfreshtoyou.com
Wine Walk on the Waterfront
The waterfront of Jack London Square will play host to 20 Northern California wineries, most of them based in the East Bay, including Dashe Cellars and Rock Wall Wine Co. Live music, artists’ stands and other vendors will be present too. Some proceeds will go to the Oakland Lions Club.
4 p.m. July 27. $40. Jack London Square, Oakland. >www.eventbrite.com
Gravenstein Apple Fair
This festival is in its 46th year celebrating Sonoma County’s famous summertime apple, which is being slowly overtaken by vineyards in the hills around the Russian River. Food and drink — including local cider, microbrews and wine — vendors are the main draw, along with live music, kid activities and arts and crafts.
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 17-18. $8-$15. Ragle Ranch Park, 500 Ragle Road, Sebastopol. 707-837-8896. >www.gravensteinapplefair.com
As part of the second annual Sonoma County Cider Week, all participating cider makers will unite at the Barlow — the Sebastopol marketplace in a historic apple-processing plant — to pour their craft ciders alongside locally made food and live music. Proceeds will benefit the Farmers Guild and the Community Alliance With Family Farmers.
1-5 p.m. Aug. 24. $25. The Barlow, 6762 Sebastopol Ave., Sebastopol. >www.sonomacountyciderweek.com
Eat Drink SF
San Francisco’s splashiest food festival always features an impressive lineup of restaurants, wineries and bars for a hedonistic, all-you-can-consume tasting session. Slimmed down to one day and moved to a different location, this year’s event will also include new outdoor barbecue and pizza sections.
12:45 or 7:45 p.m. Aug. 24. $120-$229. The Midway, 900 Marin St., S.F. >https://eatdrink-sf.com
SF Cheese Fest
Twenty Northern California cheesemakers will gather for this evening event, which will also feature drinks from regional cider, beer and wine makers.
6-9 p.m. Sept. 14; additional events Sept. 15. $94 each, $159 for two. Social Hall SF, 1270 Sutter St., S.F. >www.sfcheesefest.com
Lagunitas Beer Circus
This (strictly) adults-only fundraising event, which is now international, starts with a free beer from Lagunitas Brewing Co. and continues with performances from over 100 circus and burlesque artists, food trucks and much more beer to choose from.
5-10 p.m. Sept. 14. $40. Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds, 399 Payran St., Petaluma. lagunitas.com/beercircus
Eat Real Festival
Celebrating food made with local, sustainable ingredients, Eat Real has grown into a staple East Bay affair over the past decade. Expect a waterfront maze of food vendors, beer, wine, cocktails, classes and demonstrations.
11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 21-22. Free. Jack London Square, Oakland. >eatrealfest.com
Jollof Rice Festival
In celebration of the one-pot West African rice dish, Oakland’s Jollof Rice Festival uses the art of recipe creation as the foundation for a daylong celebration of culture and identity. Festivalgoers get to determine who wins the day’s Jollof Wars, wherein representatives from each African country at the festival compete to see who makes the best version of the dish.
3-8 p.m. July 27. $20-$42. Oakland. jolloffestival.com
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