We are so lucky to live and work in such a beautiful part of the world. Northern California is stunning during the fall season and there is so much going on—your biggest challenge might be finding the time to do it all!
Must-Do Fall Festivals in Northern California
We’ve got harvest fairs, Oktoberfest, and the grape harvest means there’s always a lot of activity at local wineries. If you’re at a loss for what to do, we’ve curated a few of our favorites so you don’t have to think too much!
GoldenSky Festival: October 15 & 16, Discovery Park Sacramento
Lodi Grape Festival: September 15 to 18
Experience everything you love about Northern California at the action-packed Lodi Grape Festival. There’s a little something for everyone here, from concerts to BBQ competitions, rides, demonstrations, and (of course) wine, beer, and food galore.
Durham Harvest Festival: Sunday, September 18
Enjoy an action-packed day of fun for the whole family at the Durham Harvest Festival, starting with a pancake breakfast and wrapping up with a concert in the evening. In between, enjoy the crafts fair, an antique car show & shine, and lots of kid’s activities to keep the smiles going.
Vacaville Oktoberfest: Saturday, September 24
Celebrate Oktoberfest in traditional German style, with beer, schnitzel, giant pretzels, and plenty of polka—lederhosen optional! Downtown Vacaville shuts down the streets and ramps up the party atmosphere, packing what is usually a two-week celebration into a single day. Enjoy all the usual Oktoberfest treats, plus a vendor market, European car show, and, of course, a beer garden.
California Brewers Festival: Saturday, September 17
Attention all craft beer lovers! The California Brewers Festival is a sell-out event every year, so be sure to get your tickets right away to avoid thirst! This is the 28th year for this popular event, which takes place right here in Discovery Park. In addition to beer, you’ll find food trucks, live music, a vendor market, and an adult fun zone with popular games like cornhole and beer pong. 100% of the festival’s proceeds go to local children’s charities, so it’s a double-shot of feelgood!
So, bring on the fall season—there’s plenty to see and do in Northern California, and let’s face it, you need a break! While you’re off having fun, leave the hard work to us at Business Workspaces. We’ll answer your phones and keep your customers informed while you get some much-needed R&R.