The VIP Experience
For most organizations VIP stands for Very Important Person. At the Gravenstein Apple Fair, happening on August 12 -13 in Sebastopol, we believe all our guests are very important. But for those who want a unique fair experience, VIP means something a little different. For us it means: Very Innovative Producers.
Very Innovative Producers
The VIP experience brings fairgoers closer to the famed producers of Sonoma County – those hardworking teams who create the wonderful farm-to-table cuisine and fabulous libations the county is famous for. If tasty food and drink are your jam, the VIP experience is for you! With access to the Artisan Tasting Alley, VIP guests will enjoy a variety of creative sips and bites all while being shaded by Shelter Co.’s deluxe lounge tents.
A highlight of the VIP Experience is the Artisan Tasting Alley. In the Alley guests can experience a diverse collection of food and libation offerings from across Sonoma County while getting to meet the stellar producers who make them!
This year we have a fabulous lineup of creative specialty cocktails, mocktails and shrubs made with uber local ingredients. Enjoy natural wines and craft ciders poured by the makers. Nibble hot dogs grilled on site by Stemple Creek. Pair cheeses from Bohemian Creamery, Tomales Farmstead & Cofield with fresh breads from Nightingale Bakery. Taste Gravenstein Apple Jelly from Fourteen Magpies! Enjoy smoked fish caught off our NorCal coast and an array of honey and olive oils from Sonoma County hives and trees. Top off your tasting adventure with sweet treats from Patisserie Angelica and afternoon oysters from Handline and Hog Island!
Of course, no bite is complete without the perfect accompanying sip. VIP guests will be able to belly up to the VIP Bar hosted by Dutton Goldfield, Keltom Roots, Seismic, and Golden State for wonderful locally sourced and produced wine, beer & cider. And yes, the drinks are on us!
Cool Off in a Lovely Shelter Tent
Also included in the VIP experience is the opportunity to lounge in luxurious tents provided by Shelter Co. With sofas, cocktail tables, lounge chairs and beautiful rugs, you can enjoy your sips and bites from the Artisan Tasting Alley in comfort while listening to music from the Northern Coast Organic music stage.
Very Important Purpose
If the VIP experience sounds fabulous (and we’re sure it does), there’s another reason we call it VIP – Very Important Purpose. The Gravenstein Apple Fair is a fundraiser for Sonoma County Farm Trails. All of the fair proceeds go towards ensuring that diverse farming continues in our amazing Sonoma County. All of the producers you meet during your VIP experience are donating their time and products to support this mission as does 100% of your ticket price. Your investment in a VIP ticket gets you food, drink and shelter as well as the knowledge that you are investing in our local food system.To top things off, with your VIP ticket, you’ll get to skip the lines at the fair entrance and have premium views of the North Coast Organics music stage!
If you’re looking for an opportunity to enjoy an elevated experience at the Gravenstein Apple Fair, purchase your VIP tickets now. The VIP Experience sold out last year, so don’t wait.