2014 Kendall Jackson Heirloom Tomato Festival is 18 years old!
Consider it an Adult California Theme Park for Heirloom Tomato and Wine Enthusiasts.
Don't miss this 2014 Festival (if you can afford it)
Yes, compared to other Tomato Festivals, it's pricey. But, Lush Wines, Exotic Heirloom Tomatoes and Delicious Tomato based Dinning make this 2014 Festival a Top Shelf event!
This 2014 Festival is the Crown Jewel of the Tomato Festival Season.
The 2014 Kendall Jackson Heirloom Tomato Festival is held every year in September, the peak of the California Heirloom Tomato Season.
Following are the date, times and location.
FESTIVAL DATE & TIMES:
Saturday, September 27th, 2014 • 11:00am - 4:00pm
ADMISSION : $95.00
General Admission All general admission tickets check-in at the main festival check-in.
General Admission guests will receive a wristband, event glass, wine tasting tickets and an event program. Once inside the event, all food sampling is included and additional wine tasting tickets can be purchased. Sep 20, 2014
Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens
5007 Fulton Road, Fulton, CA
Heirloom Tomato Grower's Competition
Our competition is open to all local California growers. All entries must be Heirloom Tomatoes defined as open pollinated, non-hybrid, non-GMO and non-patented varieties. Tomatoes are judged on their overall quality based on appearance, flavor and texture. Leaving the stem end of the tomato (calyx) on is a benefit for judging freshness. Five tomatoes need to be entered for judging, tasting and display.
Cherry and Currant
1) White and Green
2) Yellow and Orange
3) Pink and Red
4) Purple, Brown and Black
Best of Show Tomato
Determined from first place winners in Division One, Two and Three
For more information go to the Kendal Jackson
Heirloom Tomato Festival Website.
There's more to the Festival than Heirlooms and Wine!
Ceres Community Project, Which provides free and low-cost nourishing whole foods meals to community residents dealing with cancer or another serious illness. The meals provide vital foundational support that increases clients’ ability to heal, helps them feel cared for by the community, and gives them direct experience of the benefits of healthy eating. All of the meals are prepared by 14 – 19 year olds who volunteer as the program’s gardeners and chefs
Teens learn to grow, cook and eat healthy foods, gain life and work-ready skills, develop team and leadership abilities, and discover their capacity to make a difference in the world. Founded in Sebastopol, California in 2007, Ceres has now provided nearly 250,000 meals for 1,500 client families across Sonoma and Marin counties, and trained 10 groups to replicate the Ceres model in their own communities across the country.
For more information go to the Ceres Community Project Website
Drive there!, Fly there, Just get there!
The 2014 Kendall Jackson Heirloom Tomato Festival is about 1 1/2 hours from the San Francisco Airport
Flying in? A rental car is necessary, but will open up the scope of your adventure.
No matter where you are coming from, there are quality Hotels, guest houses and B&B's everywhere. Staying in the Santa Rosa area is in the heart of the Sonoma / Napa area and is the best choice for great accommodations.
Be sure to check the hotel map to assure best proximity to the Festival.
A trip in to the 2014 Kendall Jackson Heirloom Tomato Festival opens up some interesting ideas for a weekender trip.
It's the end of September. In Sonoma and Napa it's harvest time at the finest vineyards in the world. WARNING! IF YOU GO THERE. You may never want to come back. Seriously.
This is a great area for an early Fall / end of Summer week long adventure
Enjoy this Year's great selection of Tomato Festivals
2014 Kendall Jackson