August is finally upon us. Hurray! This weekend, escape the crowds and head out over the Golden Gate Bridge for a weekend filled with good food, sunshine, and fun.
Indulge at an "Eggfest"
As long as you are not a vegan, you probably won’t want to miss the 2nd annual “Eggs on the River” Eggfest at the Stumptown Brewery. Enjoy a fantastic day nestled away on the beautiful Russian River while sampling a variety of awesome food created by other egg enthusiasts on their own ‘Big Green Eggs’. There’ll be plenty of, er, “eggsperts” on hand to give you plenty of valuable tips as well as a myriad of unique accessories being put to use. Along with delicious food, there will also be Stumptown Brewery micro brews and wine to quench your thirst. The day costs $20 and everything except alcohol is included in the price, tickets can be purchased here
When: From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, August 4.
Where: 15045 River Road, Guerneville, CA.
Did you know that in the 1906 earthquake the earth around the San Andrea Fault shifted and moved 16 feet? If you dare to tread along the very same fault line, there will be a ranger who will walk you along the earthquake trail. Along the walk, you will be shown evidence of seismic activity in the region, as well as taught about why earthquakes happen and what is so special about this particular fault line that makes its way along the Californian coastline. The walk is only about a mile long, and anybody can attend. Check in at the Bear Valley Visitor Center to see which part of the trail is being walked.
When: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 4 (best be a little early so you can join up with the ranger along the trail)
Where: Bear Valley Visitor Center, 1 Bear Valley Road, Point Reyes Station.
Enjoy Live Music at a Winery
In celebration of summer, Long Meadow Ranch Winery have been hosting a series of outdoor concerts on their beautiful green lawns. This Sunday, come and watch Sean Hayes preview his new album which is released next month, while enjoying some incredible wines and gourmet food. Hayes was born in New York City and raised in North Carolina. On a whim, he threw some clothes and a guitar into the back of his friend’s car and made his way to San Francisco. This free spiritedness can definitely be heard in his music and he has already toured with artists such as Jolie Holland, Ani DiFranco and the Cold War Kids. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. with the concert kicking off at 3 p.m. Tickets cost $40 and include a free glass of LMRW wine.
When: From 3 p.m., Sunday, August 5.
Where: Long Meadow Ranch Winery, 738 Main Street, St. Helena.