Gravenstein Apple Fair 2014 - Artisan Cheese & Beverage Pairing
The 41st Gravenstein Apple Fair will be held on August 9th and 10th under the shade of majestic oaks in Ragle Ranch Park in Sebastopol. Join us for a weekend of old-fashioned fun.
There's something for everyone: live music on 2 stages, arts & crafts vendors, excellent local food, wine, cider & beer, contests & activities, children's corner, chef's tent, artisan cheese tent, do-it-yourself tent, life on the farm arena and of course our famous heirloom gravenstein apples.
Fair hours are:
Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 10am until 6pm
Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 10am until 5pm
To further delight and expand your palates and to celebrate our amazing local producers, we have created a new venue this year, The Artisan Cheese Tent. Join us here for select pairings of fabulous local cheeses and vintages. Meet the producers in an intimate setting, seated around a big wooden table under the majestic canopy of shady oaks. The cheese makers and libation producers will describe their creations as you enjoy a cheese plate and corresponding beverages.
The cost of each artisan cheese pairing experience is $20 (plus Apple Fair admission purchased separately on site or in advance through gravensteinapplefair.com). Tickets for the cheese pairing are available in advance here or can be purchased inside the Fair at the Country Store (next to Information Booth). Space is limited. Price includes a commemorative GAF Govina glass.
After the pairing you will be able to purchase cheeses directly from the cheese maker. There will also be an Artisan Cheese Marketplace next to the tent where gift bags will be available to the public throughout the Fair. Bags are $20 and include select cheeses, crackers and a commemorative cheese knife.
Here's the pairing schedule:
Saturday, August 9, 2014
12:00 PM - Tomales Farmstead Creamery & Balletto Vineyards
1:30 PM - Weirauch Farm & Creamery & Tilted Shed Ciderworks
3:00 PM - Gypsy Cheese Company & Heidrun Meadery
4:30 PM - Valley Ford Cheese & Dutton-Goldfield
Sunday, August 10, 2014
12:00 PM - Valley Ford Cheese & Dutton Estate Winery
1:30 PM - Freestone Artisan Cheese & Paul Mathew Vineyards
3:00 PM - Pugs Leap Cheese & Preston of Dry Creek
To purchase pairing tickets here, simply choose with pairing experience you would like to attend by choosing either Saturday or Sunday and then choosing the pairing you would like to attend.
Ragle Ranch Regional Park (View)
500 Ragle Road
Sebastopol, CA 95472
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|