Some would say Fall is the best season of the year; it’s not too hold nor too cold, and (at least during the month of October) there’s little to no rainfall in Northern California. It’s the perfect season to attend festivals and engage in outdoor activities.
If you’re hoping to take a break from the office or need some weekend fun ideas with friends and/or family, here are our top picks!
- San Francisco Street Food Festival
This year is the 10th year anniversary of La Cocina’s Street Food Festival in San Francisco. This year the festival will take place on October 12th, with over 50 chefs and restaurants participating. The event will have live entertainment and a plethora of family-friendly activities. More information here.
- Riverbank Cheese and Wine Festival
This Saturday and Sunday (October 12th and 13th) from 10 am to 8 pm and from 10 am to 6 pm respectively you can taste wine, cheese, and beer during Riverbanks’ cheese and wine festival. The two-day event will be filled with local vendors, artisans, and bands. You can find more information here.
- Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival
Fall is about pumpkin everything and what better way to celebrate the Fall than in the Pumpkin Capital of the World. This year marks the 49th Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival, which will be celebrated on October 19th and 20th. The event will be full of food, arts and crafts, and mind-boggling pumpkins; admission is free. More information available here.
- Placerville Oktoberfest
The 9th annual Placerville Oktoberfest will take place this October 19th from 3 to 9 pm. The event will feature Craft Breweries and a Wine Garden, Bavarian music, beer contests, German food, live entertainment, and more. The information available here.
- Hangtown Music Festival
This year’s Hangtown Music Festival will take place from October 24th to the 27th. The three-day music event will feature bands like The Wood Brothers, The Motet, The Lil Smokies, Pixie & the Partygrass Boys, The Higgs, Jubilee, and more. For more information, click here.
Know of any other amazing Fall festivals? Let us know! And if you need a break from activities and some time to focus, feel free to stop by!