Pie Contest ~ Tractor Rides ~ Live Music ~ Lasso Lessons
Children's Art Projects ~ Scarecrow-Building Contest
Pumpkin Patch & Carving/Decorating ~ Straw Bale Fort
Harvest Market & Plant Sale ~ Local Foods, Pie & Ice Cream
Date: Oct 6th
Time: 10 am - 3pm
Location: Sonoma Garden Park, 19996 Seventh Street East, Sonoma
Advance Tickets (click here to purchase online at Brown Paper Tickets)
Advanced Ticket Prices:
At the Door
Children 5 & under free!
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Pie Contest Call for Entries!
Is your homemade pie the tastiest in all the land? Our panel of local celebrity judges will be the judge of that! To enter your pie -- and enjoy free admission to the festival, download the Pie Entry Form and fax it to (707) 996-2452 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Contest begins at 11:45 am. All pies must be submitted to the Pie Booth no later than 11:30 am.
Schedule of Activities
Juried Pie Contest!
Be ready when local amateur bakers vie for top honors in Sonoma Valley's premiere pie contest! Local celebrity judges, including Twin Chefs Audrey and Lilly Andrews, will determine the top three contenders. Upon completion of the contest, all pie entries will be for sale. Don't miss your chance to taste Sonoma's finest! While you're at it, top if off with a scoop (or two!) of Straus Family Creamery ice cream!
Everyone loves a tractor ride, little'uns and adults alike! Ours comes with straw so you can feel down-home on the farm. The tractor shuttles visitors from parking on 8th Street East directly to the Garden Park & back, as well as around the garden just for fun. Tractor rides offered throughout the day.
Live Local Music
Two favorite bands will keep Sonoma Garden Park grooving with great tunes that the whole family will love. Enjoy good vibes from the Bare Necessities from 10 to 11:45 am and The Cork Pullers, featuring El Verano school teacher Tim Curley, from 12 to 3pm.
Try your hand at this traditional western artform! Lasso master Buzz Bozzini will show you how it's done. Drop by between 11 am and 1 pm to give it a whirl!
Children's Art Projects
ARTescape will be leading children's paper arts projects throughout the day. Stop by anytime between the hours of 10 am to 3 pm to make a fun and festive project!
We've got the straw and necessary materials ready -- try your hand at this real farm art! Contest begins at 10:15 am. Winner announced at 11:15 am.
Pumpkin Patch & Carving/Decorating
What would a Harvest Festival be without pumpkins? We'll have pumpkins galore! Sonoma County Master Gardeners will lead pumpkin painting, carving, and decorating activities all day.
Straw Bale Fort
Climb up, climb down, check it out all around -- it's Sonoma Garden Park's annual fort, a kids' favorite. Over 110 straw bales go into constructing this childhood wonder. Visit the Garden Park throughout October for continued climbing fun!
Harvest Market & Biannual Plant Sale--Extended Hours!
Purchase a variety of fresh, flavorful produce sustainably grown on-site at Sonoma Garden Park. And get a head start on your winter garden by picking up seasonal vegetable starts and ornamental plants (including many natives), also sustainably grown on-site, at our biannual plant sale. Come early before we sell out!
Local Foods, Pie & Ice Cream
Enjoy homemade empanadas from the Teen Center's Lovin' Oven, or enjoy the culinary creations of Rocket and Mammy's Yammys! Quench your thirst with Nana Mae's apple juice, savor a glass of Benziger white wine, throw back a Lagunitas beer, or sample our own homemade Sonoma Sangria! Be sure to save room for a slice of Petaluma Pie Company pie and Straus Family Creamery ice cream!
~ Exciting prize packages can be yours! Featured prizes include:
~ Overnight suite stay for 2 at MacArthur Place in Sonoma (value $475);
~ Overnight stay for 2 at the new Olea Hotel in Glen Ellen (value $245);
~ Wellness Package: Reflexology treatment + $50 voucher to CA Institute of Massage & Spa Services + ~ ~ Park Point Health Club 30-day membership + Sonoma Aquatic Club 30-day membership (Value $413);
~ Skater's Prize Package: Skateboard + t-shirt + $25 voucher to Sonoma Old School Skate Shop (value $150);
~ Date Night Prize Package: $100 gift card to the girl & the fig + 2 movie tickets (value $130);
~ Family Fun Prize Package: $50 Mary's Pizza Shack gift card + $25 Chocolate Cow gift card + $15 Sonoma ~ Toy Shop gift card (value $90);
~ Happy Teeth Package: "Child Plan for Health" 1-year dental package from Synergy Dental Group (value $300).
~ Raffle tickets are $5 each, 5/$20, or 35/$100. Enter your tickets for the prizes you desire! Need not be present to win.
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For more information, please visit: www.sonomaecologycenter.org.