For those interested in heirloom foods with genetic modification, this years National Heirloom Expo held in lovely Santa Rosa.
The World’s Pure Food Fair
(Santa Rosa, Calif.) The National Heirloom Expo is an annual gathering in Santa Rosa, California of gardeners, food activists, farmers, chefs and food organizations from around the globe who come together to share best practices, showcase products and provide tastings. Featuring the largest display of heritage produce, the Expo now focuses on the preservation of heirloom foods without GMOs. Media access, interviews, photos and additional information are available.
When: September 10-12, 2019; 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Sonoma County Event Center at the FairGrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Tickets: One day $15, or three day pass $30 (purchased at the gate).
More than 100 nationally and internationally renowned speakers fill three presentation halls with panel discussions and seminars.The fairground and pavilion aisles are filled with pure food enthusiasts, talented home gardeners, farmers, garden artists, school groups, and leaders in the food industry throughout this magnificent event in Santa Rosa, California.
The National Heirloom Expo has always been and continues to be a not-for-profit event with net proceeds being donated to local schools and educational garden projects.
Top Things to Do While in Town:
Discover Courthouse Square
Enjoy downtown Santa Rosa and have a bite at Bollywood Bar & Clay, Perch + Plow, Gerard’s Paella Y Tapas, Beer Baron Bar & Kitchen or Ca’Bianca Ristorante Italiano.
Art & History
Get a taste of Santa Rosa’s rich 150-history and rotating art exhibits (modern too!) featuring local, national, and international artists at the Museums of Sonoma County.
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
History Museum of Sonoma County
Explore Wine Country
With over 425 + wineries in Sonoma Wine Country, there is always something for everyone.
Wine & Food Pairing:
Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens
St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
Discover the award-winning urban craft brewpubs:
Bear Republic Brewing Company | 2 locations | Healdsburg & Rohnert Park
Bring on the Bubbly!
Located just a short walk from downtown Healdsburg’s town square, Breathless Sparkling Winesis a family affair, built by the love of three sisters, and passion for life passed down to them.
Enjoy a date night or gather with friends in the cool, casual setting at The Jade Room, the new bubbles, wine, and small plates spot in Santa Rosa. It features local wines as well as a rotating selection of wines from around the world, a stellar champagne list, and six taps of craft beer.
Getaway Adventures is a premier outdoor adventure tour operator in Sonoma County Wine Country, offering guided biking, hiking and kayaking tours.
List of Hotel Partners:
Flamingo Conference Resort & Spa, is as renowned today as a romantic Wine Country destination with links to Hollywood and Las Vegas glamour, as when it opened with a society- packed gala in 1957. Modern amenities, merged with the alluring ambiance of a 1950s summer resort, have ensured its continuing reputation as a society hotspot.
Reference the group: National Heirloom Exposition when booking your reservation.
The Sandman, has the convenience of a roadside inn and the character of a vibrant Wine Country hotel. The Sandman invites guests to experience the best of Sonoma County. Within our walls, you can be certain of the following: the art is local, the service is warm, and the amenities are thoughtful.
Use promo code: G-HEIRLOOM19 when booking your reservation.
Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country, immerses yourself in Sonoma’s riches: fine food and wine, creative activities, and natural wonders. A short drive from vineyards, redwoods, and the beaches of Bodega Bay, our 8-acre retreat captures the rustic feel of a winery filled with local art. Don’t miss Santa Rosa’s Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center, and historic Railroad Square.
Ask about the Good Neighborhood rate when booking your reservation.
Hotel E, a Greystone Luxury Boutique Hotel in Downtown Santa Rosa’s Courthouse Square. Tucked away between the Mayacamas and the Sonoma Mountains, Hotel E offers casual elegance in the urban heart of the Santa Rosa. The brand new, four-star boutique hotel is ideally situated in the iconic beaux-arts building on the recently restored Old Courthouse Square in downtown Santa Rosa. Hotel E is within easy walking distance to all that downtown Santa Rosa has to offer!
Some Santa Rosa Restaurant Partners:
John Ash & Co. for Sonoma restaurant fine dining at its best. Today, John Ash & Co. remains an icon for a romantic, fine dining restaurant with Executive Chef Thomas Schmidt continuing the standards of cooking excellence enjoyed by locals and guests alike. Chef Tom’s extensive wine knowledge provides the perfect foundation for creating innovative recipes that complement the restaurant’s extensive, award-winning wine list. Open for dinner every evening starting at 5:00 pm.
TIPS Roadside, you’ll feel the love for the community, passion for food, and the comfort of home when you walk through their door. Open everyday except for Tuesday, for brunch, lunch and dinner.
Drake’s Sonoma Coast, celebrates the local bounty of Sonoma’s spectacular coastal region. The Executive Chef excels in finding local, sustainably sourced ingredients, to prepare a menu that delights the senses. A large stone fireplace imbues a warm, casual ambiance, offset by panoramic views of Bodega Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Savor wines from the most exciting boutique vineyards in the Sonoma County, local craft beers and signature cocktails expertly mixed with a twist. Drakes is located at the Bodega Bay Lodge but is not exclusive to hotel guests. Open to the public for breakfast and dinner, Drakes is the perfect place to start or finish your day.