Sonoma Valley is hustling and bustling with the events surrounding harvest this October. It is without a doubt one of the busiest months here in wine country, but it is jam packed with events of all shapes and sizes, so to speak. Between harvest parties and Oktoberfest celebrations, there is no shortage of things to do and see in Sonoma this October.
There are several Oktoberfest celebrations across Sonoma county in the month of October.
- October 1: Brewsters Beer Garden
- October 14: Cotati Oktoberfest
- October 21: Funkendank Oktoberfest, Rohnert Park
Sonoma County Harvest Fair, October 6-8
A community tradition since 1975, this event showcases locally grown agricultural products, celebrates the region's culinary arts, and provides an opportunity for patrons to taste premium wines and microbrews from the region.
Sonoma County Harvest Fair will feature three full days of wine tasting with 100+ wineries, wine sales, food pairing, craft beer and cider tasting, marketplace, chef demonstrations, workshops and seminars, and the World Championship Grape Stomp.
Hands on Cheesemaking Class, October 8
Award winning cheesemaker Sheana Davis breaks down the barriers to cheesemaking, making it accessible, easy and fun with energetic, hands-on classes that teach participants how to craft a fresh, warm ricotta cheese that is ready to serve and enjoy within 90 minutes.
Upon arrival, guests are welcomed with locally crafted wine and an artisanal cheese tasting, allowing them to explore different types of handcrafted cheeses prior to creating their own.
Next, Davis leads participants in the interactive process of making a fresh ricotta cheese. All ingredients used are readily available in any local grocery and the cooking supplies used reside in most home cooks’ kitchens.
Pig Roast at Sonoma Broadway Farms, October 9
Sonoma Broadway Farms is welcoming the fall season with a pig roast! Admission is just the cost of a pick-your-own pumpkin and it is sure to be a day full of fun for the entire family. 12PM-5PM!
Bohemian Creamery & Beer Tasting, October 20
Join Murphy's Irish Pub in the SNUG for a Beer & Cheese Tasting. With Special Guest Lisa Gottreich from Bohemian Creamery in Sebastopol with her delicious, small production cheeses. Murphy's will be pairing beers to go with cheese from the Bohemian Creamery!
Let us know which of these Sonoma events you will be at this October! If you have an event coming up and would like it listed on our calendar, send us a message with the details!