Farm-to-Fork Festival

Blog contributed by Visit Sacramento

The Farm-to-Fork Festival is back for 2021 this Sept. 17-18, featuring dozens of vendors, four stages for cooking and food demonstrations, a full lineup of live music headlined by The Record Company and White Reaper, and plenty more.

But first, on Sept. 9, is the Legends of Wine evening returns to the State Capitol.

Sacramento-area wineries chosen by culinary legend Darrell Corti and David Berkley – who created the White House wine list under four different presidents – will be pouring their best, and a host of food will also be included.

Tickets are still available for Legends of Wine, and they include unlimited wine tasting throughout the course of the event, as well as food sampling. It’s not just the excellent wine and farm-to-fork food, however, as the setting is the west steps of the Capitol, and as the evening progresses, you’ll be treated to a sunset over Sacramento’s iconic Tower Bridge.

At least 30 wineries will be on-site, and when you’re at Legends of Wine, it’s not uncommon for the person pouring your next glass to be the one who created the wine.

As with all of this year’s Farm-to-Fork events, all attendees, staff and vendors will be required to show proof of vaccination against Covid-19 or a negative test administered within the previous 72 hours.

The event runs from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 9. Purchase tickets here


Farm-to-Fork Festival

After enjoying Legends of Wine, you’ve got a week to look forward to the 2021 Farm-to-Fork Festival on Capitol Mall.

Entry to the festival is FREE thanks in part to sponsorships from Dignity Health, Save Mart, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain, and Suncrest Bank.

What began in 2013 as a single-day festival has grown to a two-day event that is Northern California’s most-anticipated food festival on Sacramento’s Capitol Mall. Come celebrate the culinary bounty of America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital on Sept. 17 and 18, enjoying local food, beer, and wine as you learn about new foods, see cooking demonstrations from local chefs, visit your favorite food truck and tap your foot to the music coming from the main stage.

The musical lineup features acts from Sacramento, Oakland, and across the country in an eclectic lineup

Friday, Sept. 17:

5-5:45 p.m.: Tré Burt

6:15-7:15 p.m.: Fantastic Negrito

7:45-8:45 p.m.: White Reaper


Saturday, Sept. 18:

2-2:45 p.m.: Raelyn Nelson Band

3:15-4:15 p.m.: Magnolia Boulevard

4:45-5:45 p.m.: Jeffrey Gaines

6:15-7:15 p.m.: Meg Myers

7:45-8:45 p.m.: The Record Company

Read more about the performers here, and listen to interviews with Meg Myers, Fantastic Negrito, Jeffrey Gaines, and Raelyn Nelson – as well as with other festival participants – on recent episodes of the Visit Sacramento Podcast. visitsacramento.com/podcast

The festival itself runs from 4-9 p.m. Sept 17 and from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 18.


Parking and Transportation

Learn more about parking, transportation and Festival do’s and don’ts on the event website. And for those who want to ride their bikes to the festival – yes, the Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates will be hosting a bike valet.

Like all of this year’s Farm-to-Fork Events, all attendees, staff, and vendors will be required to show proof of vaccination against Covid-19 or a negative test administered within the previous 72 hours.

All beverage tickets will be cashless at this year’s festival; only credit cards will be accepted.


Getting There

Amtrak trains are ready to zip you to and from the Farm-to-Fork Festival. Learn more about routes and schedules here.

Light rail and Sacramento Regional Transit buses are also great ways to get to the Farm-to-Fork Festival. Learn more here.