5 Things to Do in Wine Country for Fall
Before you go out to Trick-or-Treat, come Trek-and-Treat at the Safari West Halloween Spook-tacular. Each attendee of this annual event receives a “Wild Card” and a chance to explore the Trick-or-Treat Trail. Explore the trail and fill out your Wild Card as you learn about amazing animal adaptations. Once completed, visit the Safari West Pumpkin Patch and redeem your card for a special prize. While you’re at the pumpkin patch, you can also purchase a pumpkin for yourself, or to donate to one of the animals. Pumpkins make great enrichment items and whether the animals play with them, eat them, or smash them to smithereens, they sure do love these big orange gourds. Either way, the money spent will be donated to the amazing Vulture Conservation Foundation who work to protect some of the world’s most amazing and least appreciated birds.
On the last Sunday in October, the town of Geyserville celebrates fall. The local fire department holds a pancake feed and the streets are filled with beautiful classic and vintage cars. There is a crafts fair with up to 25 vendors and of food booths, games, a silent auction, and more. The Geyserville Chamber of Commerce and the Geyserville Kiwanis Club coordinate to put on this family friendly event. Pancake breakfast runs from 8 to 11 a.m. The cars start arriving early and voting for your favorite closes at 3 p.m. The craft fair officially opens and 10 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m.
On the first Thursday of each month, September through November, a variety of venues in the town of Sonoma are paired with an art exhibit for the Sonoma Art Walk. Artists on display range from painters, photographers, and other fine artists to interactive demonstrations such as music, poetry, and culinary arts. Information about participating venues, the artists, and an interactive map can be found on the website.
The Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) is the ultimate celebration of film, food, and wine, lighting up the picturesque towns of Napa, Yountville, St. Helena, and Calistoga at the most colorful time of year. NVFF features over 120 new independent films, studio sneak previews, and filmmaker Q&A’s in gorgeous winery venues and theaters across the Valley.
In the course of Chris Isaak’s career, the artist has released nine extraordinary albums, twelve singles, been nominated for two Grammy awards, acted in several motion pictures and starred in his own critically acclaimed TV series. His legendary shows with his longtime band Silvertone have entertained tens of thousands of people for over two decades.