Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

by TrevR on October 23, 2008

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As you’d expect, this week’s events are largely based around the Halloween theme and we’ve included a couple family-friendly options for those of you with little ones like us. Weather should be ideal, so get out there and enjoy!

Saturday, October 25th

  • The 4th annual Harvest Festival at Connolly Ranch in Napa (11am – 3pm) will provide an opportunity for families to meet farm animals, take tours of the ranch and participate in activities like face painting and pumpkin carving while enjoying hot dogs, ice cream and live music. The event is free and you can call 707-224-1894 for more info
  • Downtown Napa will be hosting a hometown Halloween parade and costume contest between 1pm – 3pm. The festivities, which include pre-built, ‘scary’ backdrops such as skeletons and spider webs and photo opportunities for little ghouls before and after the parade, will take place on First Street between Franklin and School Street. Attendees are also invited to trick-or-treat at downtown stores displaying back and orange balloons. Call 707-257-0322 for more info

Sunday, October 26th

  • For the adults in the crowd, étoile Restaurant at Domaine Chandon will be hosting a ‘Meet the Tastemakers’ dinner featuring Newton Vineyard winemaker Chris Millard. Reception begins at 6:30pm and seating starts at 7pm. For $75 per person you can enjoy the meal (including items like roasted chestnut soup and venison loin) or for $95 per person you can explore the pairing of select dishes with Newton Vineyard’s intense wines from Spring Mountain. Call 800-736-2892 for more information and check out the full menu here

Happy weekend!

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