Festivals are having their heyday. From Oysterfest to Chiptole’s Cultivate Fest, it seems like just about every place and every food has a specific jamboree. They’re propagating at an alarming rate, too, spawning clothing lines and stretching over the course of two weekends. But not all festivals are monsters, cause lets face it –– at their heart, they’re just gatherings of people who enjoy the same things and want to go that together.
A perfect example of such an event is the Mill Valley Wine, Beer & Gourmet Food Tasting Festival. This year marks the fest’s 34th go at it, and it’s been sponsored by Mill Valley Market since the beginning. How’s that for commitment? You can expect wine from over 70 wineries including Russian River’s Mueller Winery, Far Niente, Hollys Hill, and more. If you’re more of a beer drinker, 21st Amendment Headlands Brewing, and a mighty handful of others will be there to quench your thirst (for beer.) And since it’s is a wine, beer and gourmet food fest, local favorites Sol Food, Tony Tutto, and a great deal of fine food producers will also be on hand to make sure you get your fill. All of the proceeds will be going to the Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce and Kiddo!, the Mill Valley Schools Community Foundation and complimentary valet bicycle parking will be provided by the Marin County Bicycle Coalition and sponsored by Tam Bikes in Mill Valley. So come out and get in the festival spirit, just leave your rayon fringe top at home, please.
If You Go:
When: Sunday, May 31, 1–4 p.m.
Where: Mill Valley Depot Plaza 85 Throckmorton Ave.
Kasia Pawlowska loves words. A native of Poland, Kasia moved to the States when she was seven. The San Francisco State University creative writing graduate went on to write for publications like the San Francisco Bay Guardian and KQED Arts among others prior to joining the Marin Magazine staff. Topics Kasia has covered include travel, trends, mushroom hunting, an award-winning series on social media addiction and loads of other random things. When she’s not busy blogging or researching and writing articles, she’s either at home writing postcards and reading or going to shows. Recently, Kasia has been trying to branch out and diversify, ie: use different emojis. Her quest for the perfect chip is never-ending.