WC Chamber Art & Wine Festival
Chamber of Commerce
301 N. San Carlos Drive
Cross Street: Ygnacio Valley
Walnut Creek, CA, 94598
Contact via Email
Hours of OperationSaturday: 11:00am to 7:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am to 6:00pm
32nd Annual Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce
Art & Wine Festival
Live from Heather Farm Park!
It’s official! Slap on some sunscreen, bring your boogie and get your grove on. Experience the sights, sounds, and scents of the art & wine festival voted “best outdoor event” by the contra Costa Times. The summer season officially kicks off at Heather Farm Park in Walnut Creek on June 1 & 2 with the 32nd Annual Walnut Creek Chamber Art & Wine Festival. Feel the vibe...two stages of live music, over 200 arts & crafts booths, food to please any pallet and the coolest kids area ever…along with free admission and free parking…what are you waiting for?
Handcrafted Brew & More
What do Dogfish Head, Diago, Ale Industries and Duvel Moortgat USA have in common? They’ll each be showcasing their special brew at the festival this year. What’s a regular beer drinker to do? How about dip into some Coors Blue Moon Belgian, a cold glass of Gordon Biersch or an icy draft of Lagunitas? Yep, something for just about everyone.
Wine, Wine, and More Wines
Back again this year are our award-winning friends from Laujor Estate Winery. Last year they blew folks away with their spicy Wildcat White Sauvignon Blanc and jammy Zinfandel. No telling what they’ll bring this year; check them out for yourself. New this year is a special find; Mezzacorona wines from the heart of the Italian Dolomites. These single varietal wines are crisp, clean, and elegant. But don’t stop there; we’ll be serving up over 100 wines, from oaky chardonnays to sassy sangioveses to big knock-your -sox off cabernets you’ll find it all. So many wines and so little time!
Music & Entertainment
Music? Yeah, we’ve got your music, two stages full! How about Finding Stella, Lumberyard, MoonAlice, and ABC Channel 7’s Dan Ashly with his band, Push? Not Enough? Let’s add cold Blood, Public Eye and throw in the Foothill Middle School Band kicking us off on Saturday with the Walnut Creek Civic Arts Jazz Band getting us going on Sunday. And what’s an Art & Wine Festival without a couple of vintage grape stomps? Who knows, you may be called on to be a stomper.
Arts & Crafts
That’s why we call it an ART & Wine Festival. Artists from throughout the Western United States deliver fine paintings, provocative sculptures, one-of-a-kind jewelry, colorful pottery, unique furniture and much more. Crafts are fun too. We have everything you can imagine; high flying kites, silly bonnets, kids toys, hand-made clothes, toe rings, music cd’s and much more. With over 200 arts and crafts folks on hand you have to see it to believe it.
Food, Food, and more Food
This is the weekend to pig out. Mouthwatering tri-tip sandwiches, spicy hot (yes, mean spicy hot) sausages, steaming hot artichokes, and barbecued chicken will help fortify your and keep you going all day long. You may just want some fresh kettle corn or a simple ear of corn on the cob to nibble on. No problem, you can come back for more, we’ve got you covered.
Special Wines Showcased in the Premium Tent
Clear your pallet and settle in on some of the wine critics’ favorites. Rare gems from Schramsberg, Chalk Hill, Willamette Valley, Merryvale, Joseph Phelps, Stags’ Leap, Erath, and others find their way into the Premium Tent, located, again this year, in the beautiful rose garden. Sip a sexy complex cab or savor a feisty Super Tuscan, the choice is yours. What is best served with fine wines? How about the cool jazz sounds of Dan DeShara and Ken Cooper?
Kids are head over heel in the expanded Children's Area
You’ll wish you were a kid again when you see what’s in the super kids’ area. Bow and arrow games (imagine that), a 25’ rock climbing wall, a really cool space adventure with all kinds of activities, and a special slide, a giant play center with an obstacle course, the chance to pan for gem stones and just maybe a slime machine! Face it; the kids have it great because none of this stuff was around when you were a kid, except maybe the bow and arrow.
Oh yeah! BMX Bikes!
Back for more thrills this year is the Clayton Bike Stunt Team with a BMX Bike show featuring amazing jumps, twists and stunts that seem to defy gravity. Really, don’t try this at home. These guys are simply incredible.
You're on a diet...really!!!
This is the weekend to pig out. Mouthwatering tri-tip sandwiches, spicy hot (yes, we mean spicy hot) sausages, steaming artichokes, and down home barbecued chicken will help fortify you and keep you going all day long. You may just want some fresh kettle corn or a simple ear of corn on the cob to nibble on. No problem, you can come back for more, we’ve got you covered.
Here's the Skinny
The Walnut Creek Chamber Art & Wine Festival runs Saturday, June 1, 11AM – 7PM and Sunday, June 2, 11AM - 6PM. Admission is free. Dogs are okay, but they must be on a leash and the OWNER IS RESPONSIBLE to clean up after them and to keep them out of trouble..
Transportation and Parking
Free shuttle buses run continuously during the festival. Pick up the shuttle at park and ride locations originating at nearby Shadeland Business Park. Paid parking is available on-site for an $8 vehicle fee. Bicycle parking is available for free in the designated lot. Walkers, hikers, and cyclists can travel to Heather Farm Park via the Iron Horse Trail. Heather Farm Park is located at 301 N. San Carlos Drive on the corner of Ygnacio Valley Road and San Carlos Drive. From the Walnut Creek BART station take the County Connection Bus to nearby John Muir Hospital and walk a short distance to the festival. Call the County Connection for bus times (925) 676-7500.
For complete Walnut Creek Chamber Art & Wine Festival information visit the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau website at www.walnut-creek.com or call (925) 934-2007.
12:00 - 1:00pm: Foothill Middle School Jazz Band
1:00 - 2:00pm: Spinout
2:00 - 2:30pm: Grape Stomp
2:30 - 4:00pm: Lydia Pense & Cold Blood with special guest Rick Stevens
Festival admission is free, making the centrally located Walnut Creek Chamber Art & Wine Festival a fun and travel-friendly weekend. For more information regarding the 32nd Art & Wine Festival, follow us on Facebook.