Welcome to the 2014 Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival
Our 117th Year!
Since 1897 the Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival has been celebrating the Sonoma Valley’s bounty, community, and local culture. California’s oldest festival, this Sonoma tradition takes place the last full weekend of September in downtown Sonoma’s historic Plaza. The Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival benefits many Sonoma Valley community projects and non-profits. This three day event is organized and presented by a group of local volunteers, including an all volunteer Board of Directors.
This year we are excited to kick things off with our Friday night gala event. Taste great wine, sample delicious food and dance under the stars to live music. It’s summer in Sonoma and the fun keeps going throughout the entire weekend on the plaza including family fun in our Kid Zone on Saturday and Sunday.
in 199 days, 12 hours, 57 minutes
Valley of the Moon
September 26, 2014
The Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival 12K and the historic 5K runs will take you through some of the most scenic areas of downtown Sonoma, through vineyards, and majestic tree covered roads. This event is open to individual runners, families, groups, and even those that would just like to take a morning walk. Special discounted package deals are available for the Friday night opening gala and other weekend events.
Toss off your shoes, roll up your pants and get ready for the Great Grape Stomp at the Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival! You’ll be stomping with the best so come show off your footwork talent in the wine barrel. Choose to enter one of three different grape stomps: (1) Family Grape Stomp, (2) Corporate Grape Stomp or (3) Grape STOMPede!
Toss down a blanket and enjoy the music of some of the best Sonoma County bands as well as a special Friday night headliner! The main stage behind City Hall is where you can find live music and dancing. Special weekend VIP music passes are available.
Strike up the band, dress up the kids & light up your float! For the second year the Vintage Festival parade will be held at night. Gather your family and friends, get your soccer team, shine up the car in the garage under the tarp and join in the fun of our “Get Your Glow On” night parade.
The Annual Firefighter Water Fight at the Vintage Festival is a time honored tradition that is not taken so seriously but with a lot of dedication instead that brings forth some serious competition. During the battle the audience cheers on their favorite team, makes a point to get wet and have a lot of Sonoma fun!
Don’t miss this great opportunity to take care of some holiday shopping and support the arts at the same time! This year we feature some of the finest artists from the Bay Area – some returning artists as well as many new exhibitors. We are privileged to have such a creative community in our own, proverbial ‘back yard’ and we are honored to showcase them during the Festival.
A special “thank you” to Charles E. Harris for your support of the Vintage Festival!