It’s time to plan your trip to Sacramento for the second annual Farm-to-Fork Celebration as America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital doubles down on last year’s wildly popular events.
The Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau is once again hosting several marquee events to highlight the region’s farm-to-fork fare, and from the Legends of Wine tasting event at the California State Capitol to the free Farm-to-Fork Festival, September promises to be full of fun foodie activities.
Here’s your quick reference guide on where to stay, where to park and, most importantly, what to do during the Farm-to-Fork Celebration.
Three Marquee Events
Farm-to-Fork Legends of Wine
What’s better than sampling great local cheeses and California wines from the Sacramento area specifically selected by Darrell Corti and David Berkley? Do it at the California State Capitol. Last year’s Legends of Wine event was well-attended not just by people eager to sample the best selections from the region, but by the owners of the vineyards and the winemakers themselves.
Plan on heading to the Capitol Sept. 18 for the Farm-to-Fork Legends of Wine event. Get your tickets here.
When: 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18.
Where: California State Capitol, 1315 10th St. Sacramento, CA 95814
Where to park: Most street parking is free after 6 p.m. The Capitol Parking Garage is located at 1303 10th St. in Sacramento
This free event on Sacramento’s Capitol Mall celebrates all the excellent foods grown, raised and produced in the region – and it’s one of the region’s most popular events. Food, wine, beer, live music, cooking demonstrations, a kids’ zone, interactive booths from local grocers, farms, ranchers and more will all be set up during the day-long festival.
When: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27th
Where: 500 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814
Where to Park: Plenty of parking garages and parking lots are located in the blocks around Capitol Mall. The Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau partnered with Parking Panda, which lets you reserve spots in advance. Click here for spot reservation.
Tower Bridge Gala Dinner
The gala dinner caps off the two-week Farm-to-Fork Celebration with more than 25 local chefs preparing a farm-to-fork family-style meal accompanied by excellent local wines. A table for 600 stretches down the iconic Tower Bridge.
This event is sold-out.
Farm-to-Fork Restaurant Weeks
Sacramento region restaurants will feature special farm-to-fork menus and menu items throughout the Farm-to-Fork Celebration. Presented by the California Restaurant Association Sacramento Chapter, the participating restaurants reflect the truly regional aspect of America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital, with locations from Sacramento to Roseville, El Dorado Hills, Lodi, Folsom, Davis, West Sacramento and more. The event will showcase what a true culinary powerhouse the region is.
The list of participating restaurants is updated regularly here.
Special Farm-to-Fork Events
The three marquee events produced by the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau are just the beginning when it comes to regional farm-to-fork events around Sacramento. From farmers markets to craft beer samplings, farm dinners and winery tours to bicycle-themed fresh food tours, gourmet walking tours and benefits for nonprofit organizations such as the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services, there is no shortage of places to dig in to the Sacramento farm-to-fork scene.
Visit our event calendar here to find the perfect fit for you. Events range from free community festivals to those for the discerning epicurean.
Stay in Sacramento for the Farm-to-Fork Celebration
Sacramento is a great city for walking, and the main farm-to-fork events all take place within a few blocks of some of the city’s signature hotels. To get the most out of the Farm-to-Fork Celebration, stay in a downtown Sacramento hotel and don’t worry about parking or transportation to and from the events.
The Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau has put together hotel specials for anyone looking to experience the Farm-to-Fork Celebration to its fullest. Get a discount hotel stay here.
Check Out Last Year's Events Recap
Last year was the inaugural Farm-to-Fork Celebration, and it kicked off with a cattle drive down Capitol Mall, then included the Legends of Wine event, the Farm-to-Fork Festival and the Tower Bridge Gala Dinner. Read more about last year's events, as told by the people who attended.