Chapel Hill, NC: Advance tickets cost $65 (at the door, $75), which may not be the thriftiest day to enjoy food and wine, but the event looks spectacular. Information at: http://www.terravitaevent.com/TerraVITA/HOME.html
Event includes 80 biodynamically or organic grown wines, several microbrews that were sustainably produced, and local organic foods. Knock yourself out for a day of wonderful flavors dancing in your mouth. The event supports North Caronlina business and agriculture.
Picture from Terravita Website
Maryland - Autumn Wine Festival on Oct. 16th and 17th
Salisbury, MD: Featuring Maryland wines, artisans, food, music, and fun... this festival is sure to please! A one-day pass is $20, totally budget friendly! More information is found at: http://www.autumnwinefestival.org/index.html
California - Oct. 16th and 17th Events
Napa Valley, CA:
- Oct. 16th: St. Helena Hometown Harvest Festival and Wine Auction (free to all that attend) - a pet parade, food, artists, wine pouring, and a wine auction. More info at 707-963-5706
- Oct. 16th: Oktoberfest Napa Valley ($15) - specialty brews and lots of food at the Napa Valley Plaza. More info at 707-256-3200
- Oct. 17th: Beer Bust for Napa Valley AIDS Walk ($10) - from 3 - 9 p.m. at Pancha's on 6764 Washington St., Yountville. All proceeds go towards the AIDS Walk on Oct. 30th. Enjoy "bottomless" beer cups, margaritas, food, raffles, music, and wine country fun. More info at 206-612-1351.