2014 Kendall Jackson Heirloom
Tomato Festival


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! 


Admission includes:

  • An array of some of the most gorgeous Heirloom Tomatoes on Earth
  • Wine tasting tickets are included
  • Tomato dishes prepared by Top Chef's
  • Heirloom Tomato Tastings

This 2014 Festival is the Crown Jewel of the Tomato Festival Season.


2014 Kendall Jackson Heirloom Tomato Festival - Information

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                                            

LOCATION:     

                           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.

Entry Categories

Division One
Cherry and Currant

Division Two
Categories:
1) White and Green
2) Yellow and Orange
3) Pink and Red
4) Purple, Brown and Black

Division Three
Heaviest tomato

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.

2014 Kendall Jackson Heirloom Tomato Festival Site


There's more to the Festival than Heirlooms and Wine!

Kendall-Jackson supports:

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




Going!

 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.



Staying

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.


Things to Do!

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


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