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23rd annual Bodega Seafood, Art & Wine Festival

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Watts Ranch

16855 Bodega Hwy, Bodega CA 94922

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 26TH 10AM - 6PM
SUNDAY, AUGUST 27TH 10AM - 5PM


Held on a rugged, rural ranch, a few miles inland from the spectacular Sonoma Coast, the Bodega Seafood, Art & Wine Festival is both sophisticated and down-home. It has garnered the reputation for being one of the premier art, wine/beer and food festivals in California. This annual benefit attracts thousands of foodies, art aficionados, wine and beer connoisseurs and music lovers to picturesque Watts Ranch in the village where Alfred Hitchcock once filmed his classic thriller, “The Birds.”

If you love food, and especially seafood, this is a festival for you. Check out the barbecued oysters, crab cakes, Key Lime calamari, fish tacos, albacore wrapped in bacon, grilled salmon and fish and chips. These are just a few seafood options. For those non-seafood eaters plenty of meat, chicken and vegetarian options to please all pallets, as well as delectable sweet treats.

The Wine and Microbrewed Beer Tasting is always a huge draw with over 30 wineries and 25 microbreweries. This year cider companies are joining us as well. The tasting is a wonderful mix of known companies, as well as many small boutique wineries and up and coming breweries. Previous participants, such as Alexander Valley, Cline Cellars, Jacuzzi Family, Korbel, Frey Vineyards, Lagunitas, Lost Coast Brewery, Bear Republic, Sierra Nevada, and Northcoast, to name small handful, will be joined by many newcomers to our tasting. The tasting is $20 for a commemorative wine or beer glass and 6 tastes. The festival also has a Wine & Microbrew Store where wines and beers sampled in the tasting are available for purchase.

The quality of the art and fine craft is unrivaled in Sonoma County and beyond. This juried show attracts artisans from throughout California and other parts of the country. The festival aims to appeal to a broad range of attendees, by providing a mix of higher end fine art and craft and more moderate ranged craft work. The festival producers are artists themselves, and know the ins and outs of doing shows from both sides, having each traveled to do festivals for over 30 years.

3 stage of entertainment give festival goers a full day of musical and non-musical diversion. This year the Main Stage headliners are the soulful Americana artist David Luning on Saturday, and rockin’blues with Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings on Sunday. The stage also features jazz, swing, bluegrass and more, and has a large dance floor. The Wine Stage offers more eclectic musical entertainment. The Entertainment Stage showcases hilarious jugglers, magicians and other non-musical acts.

This is a fun family event so there are jumps, slides and rockwall, face painting, as well as ceramic painting for kids. We have the “color-in giant mural” for all ages. It depicts many favorite photographs shot at the festival over the years which have been converted into black and white images to fill in with washable paints: an art project for all our visitors. Our beneficiary, Stewards of the Coast & Redwoods, have wonderful, interactive, environmental displays for the whole family as well.

A portion of the proceeds from the event supports two vital non-profits — Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods, which works in partnership with the California State Parks in the Russian River/Sonoma Coast region, as well as the Bodega Volunteer Fire Department.


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16855 Bodega Hwy, Bodega CA 94922

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