Your visitor guide to Sacramento Farm-to-Fork Festival 2022: Dates, events, more

The Farm-to-Fork Festival, Sacramento’s annual event packed with food, drinks and music that attracts people from all over the world, is just around the corner.

Since 2013, the food festival has become the go-to spot for chefs, farmers, ranchers, vintners and brewers to showcase their products in an environment filled with connoisseurs.

Here’s what you need to know about the several Farm-to-Fork Festival events lined up throughout the month of September:

Legends of Wine

Legends of Wine, the first event scheduled for the Farm-to-Fork Festival, will showcase regional wineries and tastings from local restaurants.

When: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8

Where: State Capitol - 10th St. and Capitol Mall

Tickets: $77, with fees.

The Tower Bridge Dinner

The Tower Bridge Dinner, curated by some of the world’s top chefs, will be on Sept. 11 on the bridge over the Sacramento River.

Tickets to the dinner are no longer available but those interested in volunteering for the event can sign up here.

When: 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11

Where: Tower Bridge

The Street Festival

Emily Gardner, left, and Orlando Olivas, Sacramento residents who are engaged to be married, eat beignets and listen to live music at the Farm-to-Fork Festival in downtown Sacramento in 2021. Olivas, who grew up in Sacramento and moved away 15 years ago, returned last January. “I’m surprised Sacramento has something like this going on,” he said. “Just to have the festival someplace downtown like this … it’s a good look for Sacramento.”

The free two-day Street Festival, which celebrates Sacramento’s robust agricultural production, will run from Sept. 23 to Sept. 24 at the Capitol Mall. There, people can indulge in local food, wine and beer, cooking demonstrations and more.

The dog-friendly festival will include over 40 wineries, more than a mile of vendors and four different stages for its musical guests including San Antonio-based band The Last Bandoleros, Memphis-based band Southern Avenue, Californian jazz singer Gregory Porter, New York-based band Jocelyn & Chris and Eugene, Oregon, based-performer Japanese Breakfast.

When: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24

Where: Capitol Mall

What’s not allowed inside the festival?

Here’s a list of items not allowed in the Farm-to-Fork Festival from the organization’s website:

  • Outside alcohol

  • Glass containers

  • Cans

  • Weapons (knives, pepper spray, stun-guns, concealed weapons, firearms)

  • Illegal drugs

  • Fireworks and smoke bombs

  • Unapproved pamphlets, handouts and advertisements

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