27th Annual Great Sonoma Crab & Wine Fest
Medal Winning Wines, Fabulous Local Cuisine, Impressive Live and Silent Auctions
The 27th Annual Great Sonoma Crab and Wine Fest is the premier Crab and Wine event of the North Bay Area! Join over 1,400 leaders from the agriculture and business communities in support of scholarships, education programs and youth activities! This fun and exciting evening has received rave reviews and is perhaps the largest crab feed in Sonoma County. Combined with an impressive silent and live auction, it makes for one of the year’s best events!
Proceeds benefit Sonoma County Farm Bureau’s agricultural education activities, including Ag Days for over 6,000 elementary school children, teachers and parents, Scholarships, 4-H & FFA, Young Farmers & Ranchers, SRJC Ag Ambassadors, youth leadership activities, local fair exhibitors, farm worker and management training, environmental education and Farm Bureau Institute.
February 6th, 2016
Sonoma County Fairgrounds - Grace Pavilion, Santa Rosa, CA.
- 4 P.M.Galley Reception and Silent Auction
Enjoy the pairing of award winning wines with gourmet hors d’oeuvres prepared by local chefs.
- 6:30 P.M. Crab Feed Dinner and Live Auction
Dine on fresh Sonoma Coast crab and accompaniments, then join the fun at one of the area’s finest live auctions; full of special adventures.
- No Refunds after January 30th.
Best in Sonoma County
The Great Sonoma Crab and Wine Fest received the 2014 and 2015 Best of Sonoma County award for best Crab Feed by the readers of The Press Democrat. In the contest, thousands of people participated by picking their favorites in dozens of categories of the very best of what Sonoma County has to offer.
So Sonoma County 2015 Winners
Best Crab Feed
Winner: Great Sonoma Crab and Wine Fest - Sonoma County Farm Bureau - Santa Rosa
11th Annual Ag Education Raffle
Supporting our youth and encouraging their interest in agricultural education is one of the most important missions of our organization and we need your help. Purchase a ticket for the Ag Education Raffle featuring three amazing vacations. If you are the lucky winner you will have the opportunity to pick from one of these great opportunities.
E.R. Sawyer Diamond Raffle
Farm Bureau is excited to announce that E.R. Sawyer Jewelers of Santa Rosa has donated a beautiful 1ct round brilliant loose diamond valued at $6,500 retail to be raffled off as a fundraiser for agricultural education and scholarship programs. Only 200 tickets will be sold for an opportunity to win this beautiful diamond.
Farm Bureau would greatly appreciate a donation for our live or silent auctions. This fundraising event supports agricultural education, scholarships and agriculture in the classroom activities. Each year we have many creative donations like special gift packages, vacations, guest accommodations, adventures, wine pairing dinners, cases or signed magnums of wine, arts, crafts, tools and supplies, equipment rentals or simply cash donations. As a donor, you will be prominently recognized in both our auction program, in Sonoma-Marin Farm News and on our website.
Download: Donation Item Form.pdf
To maximize your exposure at the event, there are several ways to participate as a sponsor. Your company could sponsor the crab shellers, an auction table, the Galley Reception or company logo wet wipes for all the messy fingers. Download the Sponsorship Opportunities page included to learn more.
Live Auction Featuring:
Here are a sample of the Live Auction items that were auctioned off at the 27th Annual Great Sonoma County Crab and Wine Fest. Proceeds from the auction go to fund Agricultural Scholarships and Education Programs.
Be apart of the Galley Reception at the Great Sonoma Crab & Wine Fest. To participate is easy! Prepare and serve hors d’oeuvres/appetizers for the Seafood Galley reception for 300 plus people. For your reception table, we ask that you provide restaurant signage and/or tabletop display decorations, heating and service materials. Please be set up by 4:30 p.m. Space is limited and an RSVP form is required to participate. Please contact Farm Bureau if you have questions. 707.544.5575.
Be a part of the Galley Reception at the Great Sonoma Crab & Wine Fest. To participate is easy! We ask that your winery owner, winemaker and/or representative pour select wines during the reception. For your reception table, please provide winery signage and/or tabletop display decorations, winery logo and marketing materials. We will provide a water pitcher, spit buckets, wine glasses, ice and banquet tables with white linen for serving. We would like all wineries in place by 4:30 p.m. Space is limited and an RSVP form is required to participate. Please contact Farm Bureau if you have questions. 707.544.5575.
Farm Bureau would like to invite you to be a volunteer at this event. There are many responsibilities and your participation would be greatly appreciated. Volunteers are needed on Thursday mid-morning (Feb. 4) for tree lighting and Friday mid-afternoon (Feb. 5) for event setup, as well as the exciting evening of the actual event (Feb. 6).
Download: Volunteer Participation Form.pdf
Sonoma County Farm Bureau Hosts Successful Great Sonoma Crab and Wine Fest
As 1,400 guests walked through the doors of the Grace Pavilion at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, they were greeted with a four foot maroon anchor made of balloons encompassed with a gold chain, a room full of lit up trees and dozens of award winning food and wine vendors ready to fill glasses and pass out samples.
2015 Major Donors:
A.C.T., American AgCredit, Angelo’s Meats, Arrowood Winery, Atlantis Reno Casino Hotel, B.R. Cohn Winery Olive Hill Estate Vineyards, Balletto Vineyards & Winery, BBQ Smokehouse Catering, Beach Blanket Babylon, Benbow Hotel & Resort, Big John's Market, Blue & Gold Fleet, Bodega Bay Lodge, Boomtown Hotel & Casino, Boudin Bakery, Bubba’s BBQ, Bucher Vineyard Wines, California’s Great America, Calistoga Inn Restaurant & Brewery, Capitol Genealogy, Carol Shelton Wines, Castello di Amorosa, Central Valley Builders Supply
Ag Division, Chardonnay Golf Club, Charles M. Schulz Museum, Charolette Martin, Cinnabar Theater, Cline Cellars, Cokas Diko Home Furnishings, Cold Stone Creamery, Cooley Ranch Co., Costeaux French Bakery, Cowgirl Creamery, D&L Carinalli Vineyards, Daisy Hill Artisans, Dolce Vita / Adlelina Felciano, Dutton Estate Winery, Dutton-Goldfield, Eldorado Resort and Casino, Elsie Allen Ag Boosters, Encore Events Rentals, Farm Fresh To You, Field Stone Winery & Vineyard, Flour Creations, Flying Goat Coffee, Four Star Rodeo Co., Garton Tractor, Inc., Gary Farrell Winery, George Petersen Insurance Agency, Gourmet Mushrooms, Grand Sierra Resort & Casino, Graton Ridge Cellars, Green Music Center
(Sonoma State University), Guadagni Bros Welding, Gualala Arts Center, Hafner Vineyard, Hanna Vineyards and Winery, Henry Beaumont, In-N-Out Burger, International Big Game Studio of Taxidermy, It’s a Dog’s Life, James Family Cellars, Jim Famini, John Nunes Photography, John Tyler Wines, Jube & Sally Begley, Kokomo Winery, Korbel Champagne Cellars, Kunde Family Estate, La Gare French Restaurant, Larson Family Winery, Lasseter Family Winery, Laurel Glen Winery, Lindley Cattle & Sheep Company, Little River Inn, Lombardi’s BBQ, Marilyn Can Travel, Martinelli Winery, Mary’s Pizza Shack, Maselli & Sons Inc., Massage Inc., Miller Driving School, Mountain Play Association, Neve Brothers, Inc., Nick’s Cove, North Bay Brewery Tours,
Pasta King, Paul Hobbs Winery, Pedersen’s Furniture, Peter Michael Winery, Peterson Winery, Pozzi Ranch , Preferred Sonoma Caterers, Ravenswood Winery, Relish Culinary School, River’s Edge Kayak & Canoe Trips, Robert Young Estate Winery, Rochioli Vineyards & Winery, Rocklin Jewelry, Rodney Strong Vineyards, Russian River Wine Road, Sandpiper Restaurant, Santa Rosa Auto Parts, Savoir-Faire Salon, Scandia, Seghesio Winery, Silver Oak Cellars & Twomey Cellars, Singer Cellars, Snoopy’s Home Ice, Sojourn Cellars, Sonoma Canopy Tours, Sonoma Compost Company, Sonoma County Fair, Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma Wool Company, Sonoma Marin Fair, Sonoma-Marin Young Farmers, and Ranchers Committee, South Point Hotel Casino & Spa, Sports Gallery, Spreckles Performing Arts Center, SR Entertainment Group, SRJC Planetarium, SRJC Theatre Arts Department, Stonestreet Estate Vineyards, Summer Repertory Theater, Sweet T’s, T & B Sports, The Inn at the Tides and Tides Wharf Restaurant, The Melting Pot, Three Wine Company, Tin Barn Vineyards, Tito & Janet Sasaki, Trione Vineyards & Winery, TWG Barbecue Company, Valley Ford Cheese Co., Vertex Climbing Center, Viansa Winery, Vichy Springs Resort, Vineyard Industry Products, Wagner Family of Wine, Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, Western Farm Center, Wilbur-Ellis, Williams Ranches, Williams Selyem, Wilson Winery, Windsor Golf Club, Wine County Star Party, Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and Zialena Winery.