Get Your Forks Out: Farm-to-Fork Festival Returns to Sacramento for 2019

A couple sharing drinks at Sacramento's Farm to Fork Festival.

Get Your Forks Out: Farm-to-Fork Festival Returns to Sacramento for 2019

August 30, 2019 | By The Railyards

September in Sacramento means the return of everyone’s favorite fall foodie festivities! 

Farm to Fork events are taking over the region – are you ready to get tasting?

Farm-to-Fork Festival

Sacramento celebrates its agricultural, food, and wine heritage during this year’s Farm to Fork Festival from September 19 - 29, 2019.

Sacramento Farm-to-Fork Events

  • Sept. 19: Legends of Wine
  • Sept. 27 & 28: Street Festival
  • Sept. 29: Tower Bridge Dinner

Legends of Wine

2015 Legends of Wine Event

Sacramento’s Farm to Fork Festival season kicks off with Legends of Wine on Thursday, September 19, 2019.

Sure, Napa is just a few miles down the road. But the Sacramento region may be giving Napa Valley a run for its money; the biggest crop coming out of Sacramento County last year was wine grapes.

Sacramento’s 7th annual Legends of Wine event celebrates Northern California’s best vintages. Explore unlimited pours from over 30 regional wineries at the California State Capitol. Each variety is exclusively selected by wine legends Darrell Corti and David Berkley.

What’s wine without some tasty eats to pair with? 

Select Sacramento-region restaurants will be onsite sharing delectable bites of farm-to-fork cuisine to go with your wine selections.

Legends of Wine Event Details

  • September 19, 2019
  • 6pm - 9pm
  • California State Capitol
  • Tickets required: buy tickets here

Street Festival

2017 Farm-to-Fork Festival

Sacramento’s Farm-to-Fork Street Festival is a free, family-friendly event that’s not to be missed. 

The much-anticipated 2-day food and music festival takes place Friday, September 27 and Saturday, September 28, 2019. 

Get a taste of the region from local farmers, food trucks, restaurants, breweries, wineries, and specialty food purveyors. Check out the list of participating vendors! 

Listen to the sounds of musical acts like ZZ Ward, Barns Courtney, me&you, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, and Nate Smith Samantha Fish.

Food, music, beer and wine, cooking demonstrations, a free family event — what’s not to love?

Street Festival Event Details

  • September 27, 2019: 4pm - 9pm
  • September 29, 2019: 11am-6pm
  • Capitol Mall
  • Free Event 

Tower Bridge Dinner

The Tower Bridge Dinner is one of Sacramento’s most anticipated — and most exclusive — events.

Each year, this limited-seat fundraising dinner sells out early. How early? Start checking into ticket availability for 2020 if you want to attend!

The Tower Bridge Dinner serves regional delights prepared by some of the top chefs in the region — and the world — alongside Sacramento’s iconic Tower Bridge.

The fundraiser dinner brings in funds to help pay for the Farm-to-Fork Street Festival and a series of scholarships. The event draws in attendees from across the nation.

Tower Bridge Dinner Event Details

  • September 29, 2019
  • 4:30pm - 10pm
  • Tower Bridge

Celebrating Sacramento: America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital

Sacramento Legends of Wine

Years before Sacramento was officially declared “America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital”, the Farm-to-Fork festival was celebrating the region’s incredible agricultural and food contributions. 

Ever since Josh Nelson (Selland Family Restaurants) approached Visit Sacramento with a vision in 2012, the City has been honoring the amazing food and agriculture produced across the region with the Farm-to-Fork Festival events.

Each year, the festival draws thousands of visitors from across the country and even the world.

With an abundance of regional farms and ranches — more than 1.5 million acres and 160 crops — and home to over 40 regional farmers markets, Sacramento is truly home to a robust variety of fresh, local ingredients. 

Sacramento is also carving out a reputation as the best up-and-coming food destination in the US. Home to a growing number of innovative, acclaimed chefs and award-winning restaurants, Sacramento is a foodie’s dream.

Which Farm-to-Fork event is your favorite?

*photo credit Octavio Valencia via Visit Sacramento

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