San Carlos Art & Wine Faire

October 8-9, 2016

pumpkin paintingThe San Carlos Art & Wine Faire celebrates its 26th year Saturday and Sunday, October 8 and 9, 2016. Sponsored by the San Carlos Chamber of Commerce this fun-filled, outdoor family event features a beautiful array of artwork, live entertainment, a classic and hot rod car show, some of the area’s finest wines and craft brews, delectable food and much more.

Taking place in the heart of downtown San Carlos, this celebrated fall festival offers two full days of enjoyment for all ages, including a Family Fun Zone with a variety of children’s activities and entertainment each day from 11am to 5:30pm featuring live children’s music, singing and dancing, face painting, hair braiding, henna tattoos, sand art, costume fun, and Fall crafts. As part of the event, more than 250 artists will be showcasing their original work ranging from ceramics, pottery, watercolor and oil paintings, photography, wood working, jewelry and much more.

Musical performances on Saturday include rockin’ country band Toree McGee from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and Santana tribute band Caravanserai from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the Downtown Park Stage. Music on the San Carlos Avenue Stage will feature Reggae and Calypso band Pan Extasy from noon to 2:30pm, and 60’s rock band The RiPTiDEs from 3:30pm to 5:30pm.

On Sunday, rock and roll group The E-Ticket Band will play from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Journey tribute band Journey Revisited will play from 2:30 p.m. to 5: 30 p.m. on the Downtown Park Stage, while swing band Stompy Jones will play from noon to 2:30 p.m. and R&B and soul band KickBack will perform from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the San Carlos Avenue Stage.

Featured local wineries will include Cuvée Wine Cellars, Domenico Winery, Flying Suitcase and Russian Ridge Winery, as well as nearby wineries including Coppola Winery and Perelli-Minetti Winery. Sparkling wines/mimosas will include Gloria Ferrer, Coppola Winery, Ruffino, and Mumm.

Beers on tap from Sierra Nevada Brewing Company will include Pale Ale, Hop Hunter IPA, Oktoberfest, Nooner Pilsner and Otra Vez. Local San Carlos brewer Devil’s Canyon Brewery will also be featuring a selection of beers including Full Boar Scotch Ale, Deadicated Amber Ale, Western IPA and Silicon Blonde Ale. There will also be hand-shaken margaritas.

Car enthusiasts will enjoy a Classic and Hot Rod Car show on both days of the Faire, put on by Let’s Talk Events, which will include prizes awarded for best of show. Those interested in exhibiting an automobile are encouraged to call (650) 787-4000.

The San Carlos Art & Wine Faire takes place on both sides of San Carlos Avenue between El Camino and Walnut, and on Laurel Street from San Carlos Avenue to Arroyo from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. This year’s event also marks the introduction of free shuttles every 15 minutes from Sutter Health/PAMF-101 at Holly Street.

Since parking in downtown San Carlos is at a premium during the Faire, the San Carlos Chamber of Commerce encourages Faire attendees to use public transportation such as SamTrans or CalTrain or to ride bicycles to the event. A convenient Bike Parking Corral is also available at 1250 San Carlos Avenue. For more information about the event, including a complete schedule of events, please visit www.sancarlosartandwinefaire.com or www.facebook.com/sancarlosartandwine or call the Chamber at (650) 593-1068.

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