Bodega Bay Art and Seafood Festival
Watts Ranch, Bodega
August 26th & 27th, 2017
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. 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.”
For seafood lovers, there’s barbecued oysters, crab cakes, Key Lime calamari, fish tacos, albacore wrapped in bacon, grilled salmon and fish and chips. For non-seafood eaters there’s plenty of meat, chicken and vegetarian options, as well as delicious sweet treats.
Food is also available from various individual vendors.
Wine and Microbrew Beer Tasting:
This is always a huge draw with over 30 wineries and 25 microbreweries. This year cider companies are included. 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.
Art Show and Sale:
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 works. 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 stages of entertainment offering festival goers a full day of musical and non-musical diversion. This year’s Main Stage features the soulful Americana artist David Luning on Saturday, and rocking 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 family friendly event with jumps, slides and a climbing wall, and 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, and the Bodega Volunteer Fire Department.
No dogs allowed except with service dog documentation
Free parking: plenty of room for buses and RVs.
Lots of seating throughout the site: no need to bring chairs.
Saturday, 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday, 10:00 – 5:00pm
$10 Seniors (60+) & Military
$8 Kids (12-18)
Under 12 free
$20 Wine & Microbrew Beer Tasting (Includes a commemorative glass and 6 tastes)
$30 Combined entry and tasting (online only)
16855 Bodega Highway
Bodega, CA 94922