28th Annual Great Sonoma Crab & Wine Fest
Medal Winning Wines, Fabulous Local Cuisine, Impressive Live and Silent Auctions
The 28th 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, youth leadership activities, local fair exhibitors, farm worker and management training, environmental education and Farm Bureau Institute.
February 4th, 2017
- 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.
Sonoma County Fairgrounds - Grace Pavilion, Santa Rosa, CA.
- Admiral's Table of 10: $2,500 - SOLD OUT
As the Admiral of the fleet, your table of 10 will sit prominently in the front. Table service, gold medal wines and a champagne toast awaits your guests. VIP parking for two vehicles is included. In addition, you will receive the highest level of table sponsorship recognition. A limited number of Admiral’s tables will be offered.
- Captain’s Table of 10: $1,200 - SOLD OUT
Be the captain of your own table with reserved, preferred seating for 10. Dine in luxury with a wait staff to serve you and your guests. Enjoy gold medal winning wines, and other special amenities.
- Reserved Table of 10: $950 - SOLD OUT
- Individual Tickets: $75/person - SOLD OUT
- No Refunds after January 20th.
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.
12th 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 Earing Raffle
Farm Bureau is excited to announce that E.R. Sawyer Jewelers of Santa Rosa has donated 1ctw perfectly cut diamond earings 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 these beautiful diamond earings.
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: Sponsorship Opportunities Form.pdf
Live Auction Featuring:
Here are a sample of the Live Auction items that will be auctioned off at the 28th 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.
Download: Restaurant Participation Form.pdf
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 4:00 p.m. Space is limited and an RSVP form is required to participate. Please contact Farm Bureau if you have questions. 707.544.5575.
Download: Winery Participation Form.pdf
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. 2) for tree lighting and Friday mid-afternoon (Feb. 3) for event setup, as well as the exciting evening of the actual event (Feb. 4).
Download: Volunteer Participation Form.pdf
More Than 1,500 Attend Sold Out Crab Feed - February 2016
Sonoma County Farm Bureau’s 27th annual crab feed sold out with more than two weeks to go to until the event. Benefitting agricultural education, more than 1,500 people attended the event on February 6 at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. The Great Sonoma Crab and Wine Fest started with a local food and wine reception before moving into dinner and later the program.
2017 Auction Donors: (As of 1-24-2017)
Agriculture Restaurant and Bar at Dawn Ranch,
Artesa Vineyards & Winery,
Artisan Cheese Festival,
Atlantis Casino Resort and Spa,
B&T Bartlett Farm Equipment,
Beach Blanket Babylon,
Benbow Hotel & Resort,
Bodega Bay Inn,
Bodega Bay Lodge & Spa,
Breazeale’s Family Ravioli,
Charles M. Schulz Museum,
Circle E Ranch,
Cokas Diko Home Furnishings,
Cold Stone Creamery,
D&L Carinalli Vineyards,
Daisy Hill Artisans,
Donelan Family Wines,
Dutton Estate Winery,
Dutton-Goldfield Winery, Encore Events, Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery, Field Stone Winery, Flamingo Resort Hotel, Forchini Vineyards & Winery, Four Star Rodeo Co., Garton Tractor, Inc., Gary Farrell Winery, Geyserville Inn, Goldschmidt Vineyards,
Gourmet Mushrooms, Grab N’ Grow - a Soiland Company, Green Music Center (Sonoma State University), Green String Farm, Guadagni Bros Welding, Gualala Arts Center, Hafner Vineyard, Hanzell Vineyards, Harmony Farm Supply & Nursery, Harrah’s Reno, Hotel Healdsburg & Dry Creek Kitchen, Image Tree Service, In-N-Out Burger, International Big Game Studio of Taxidermy, J&J Dairy Supplies, Jacuzzi Family Vineyards, Jube & Sally Begley, Kadon Trucking Inc., Kokomo Winery, Korbel Champagne Cellars, Kunde Family Winery, Larson Family Winery, Ledson Winery, Lindley Cattle Co., Little River Inn, Lombardi’s BBQ and Catering, Marilyn Can Travel - Marilyn Herzog, Mary’s Pizza Shack, Merry Edwards Winery/Meredith
Vineyard Estate Inc., Morton’s Warm Springs Resort, Neve Bros. Roses, North Bay Biz Magazine, North Bay Petroleum, Northwood Golf Course, Nugget Casino Resort, Oak Grove Construction, Old Town Furniture & Furniture Depot, Osmosis Enzyme Day Spa,
Papapietro Perry Winery, Pax Mahle Wines, Pedersen’s Furniture, Peju Province Winery, Petaluma FFA, Petaluma Village Premium Outlets, Peter Michael Winery,
Peterson Winery, Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company, Preferred Sonoma Caterers, Prickett’s Nursery, Pure Luxury Transportation, Quivira Vineyards, Relish Culinary Adventures, Ridge Vineyards, Robert Young Estate Winery, Rodney Strong Vineyards, Roger Praplan, Ron Carli, Rooster Run Golf Club, Russian River Vineyards, Scandia Family Fun Center, Sea Glass Fine Art Photography, Shutterbug Camera Shops, Siddiqui Rums Corporation, Silver Legacy Hotel, Silver Oak Cellars, Sixth St. Playhouse, Snoopy’s Home Ice, Sonoma Canopy Tours, Sonoma County Fair, Sonoma County Harvest Fair, Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma Sterling Limousines, Inc., Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, Sonoma-Marin Young Farmers and Ranchers, South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa, Spoonbar in the h2hotel, Spreckles Performing Arts Center,
RJC Planetarium, SRJC Theatre Arts Department, St. Francis Winery & Vineyards, Summer Repertory Theatre, Tahoe Seasons Resort, The Beverage People, The Girl & the Fig / The Fig Café & Winebar, The Inn at the Tides and Tides Wharf Restaurant, The Lords & Goddesses of the Vine, The Melting Pot, The Tides Wharf, Thomas Fallon Photography, Three Wine Company, Trione Vineyards & Winery, V. Sattui Winery, Vineyard Industry Products, Wedding Photography by Hawkes Designs, Wilbur-Ellis, Williams Ranches, Williams Selyem, Wilson Events, Wilson Artisan Wineries, Windsor Golf Club, Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley, Zialena Winery