© 2016 Almaden Women's Club
Every year the Almaden Valley Women’s Club presents its signature fundraising event – the Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival. All proceeds of the festival are donated to non-profit organizations and schools in our community and also support merit-based scholarships to deserving students. Set inside beautiful Almaden Lake Park, the Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival has been an Almaden Valley tradition since 1976. The festival takes place on the third Sunday of each September.
Voted one of the best festivals in San Jose, the Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival has something for everyone. Our festival features a large selection of local artisans, entertainment by popular bands throughout the day on our main stage, boutique wines from Northern California vineyards, a variety of food offerings to taste including gourmet food trucks, a Kids-Zone with crafts, carnival games, and rides, souvenir wine and beer glasses, a silent auction, and much more. Mark your calendar to close out the summer at the Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival!
40th Annual Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival
Sunday, September 11, 2016 • 10AM - 6PM • Almaden Lake Park
Almaden Lake Park is located at the corner of Almaden Expressway and Coleman Avenue in San Jose. The parking lot at the front of the park is reserved for those with parking passes.
Free Parking and our courtesy shuttle are available at Santa Clara Valley Water District on Almaden Expressway and Almaden Light Rail Station on Winfield Blvd.
Festival attendees are encouraged to use public transit and ride bicycles – please check your local VTA schedule and look for our designated bicycle parking area. Pets are not allowed at the festival - please leave your pets at home.
Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival
2016 Logo Contest Information
Interested in becoming a sponsor? You can promote your business to over 25,000 attendees while supporting a festival that is dedicated to education and the community. Enjoy the festival in our exclusive Sponsor VIP Area. Your sponsorship will provide all of this and more. Download our Sponsorship Opportunities brochure here.
The Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival features a wide variety of local
artists and craft vendors. Buy direct from our featured artisans and get
the story behind their one of a kind creations. Interested in displaying
your artwork and hand-crafted items at our festival? Download our Artist
Application & Guidelines here. Applications are accepted every year from
March 1st through July 31st.
WINERIES & BREWERIES
Our Wine and Beer booths proudly serve wines from local vineyards and premium beers. Wine and beer is served in our commemorative souvenir glasses featuring logo artwork created by one of our own Almaden Valley Student. Wine and Beer is only served in souvenir glasses available for purchase at all festival Ticket Books.
We thank the following wineries and breweries for partnering with us each year to make our festival a success - David Bruce Winery, Fortino Winery, Guglielmo Winery, J. Lohr Vineyards and Wines, Leal Vineyards, Martin Ranch Winery, Rombauer Vineyards, Testarossa Winery, Prospector's Brewing Company, Britannia Arms - Almaden and DBI Beverage, Inc.
We are pleased to present a variety of food offerings including gourmet food trucks. This year’s festival features food from our local Corporate Sponsor - Britannia Arms along with tasty treats Sweet Delights, Tacos al Pastor, Crepe 'Em Coming Food Truck, Bay Bridge Coffee, Oak & Rye Pizza, Posh Bagel, Dippin’ Dots and many more.
Interested in becoming a Food Vendor at our festival? Download the Food Vendor Application & Guidelines here. Applications are accepted every year from March 1st through April 30th.
Please review the Santa Clara County Department of Environmental Health Temporary Event Booth Requirements (instruction guide) on the SCCDEH Website. You must follow all requirements, no exceptions.
Art & Wine Festival Silent Auction Offers Famous Artists, Vacation Getaways and More!
What do Salvador Dali, Stephen Curry and a beautiful vacation home in Lake Tahoe have in common? All will be up for auction at the Festival Silent Auction Tent. This year’s Silent Auction promises to be unlike any other auction you’ve ever experienced.
Featured items will include:
· Exquisite, limited edition artwork (Dali, Picasso, Chagall and many lesser known, but equally original artists)
· Signed sports and entertainment collectibles
· Fabulous designer jewelry
· Unique home décor items and much, much more!
In addition we have Kayaking at Moss Landing, dinners at local restaurants and tickets to local attractions.
Don’t miss the Silent Auction tent located near the main entertainment stage!!
We are looking for Entertainment Acts for 2016. If you are interested in performing, please fill out the Entertainment Inquiry.
Main Stage Entertainment Schedule
10:00 am Star Spangled Banner - Maddie Rose Local Schools: Cheer and Dance Teams
10:20 School of Rock
10:50 Dance Attack
11:20 New Castle Brothers
12:20 Kat Black
12:50 Tutorial Jazz Band
1:10 Almaden Spirit Athletics 1:30 Councilmember Johnny Khamis 1:45 Rockin' Blues Express 2:50 Bri Miller 3:20 Jessica Leia 4:30 Shaolin Kung Fu Zen Academy 4:50 to 6:00 Free Fahlen
Volunteer sign-ups for the Festival are currently open. Click on the link below to sign up to volunteer:
If you have any questions, please email the Volunteer Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Volunteers are needed in many different volunteer activities such as assisting in the booths, setting up and tearing down, replenishing supplies and helping with projects. This is a fun way to meet your community service hour requirements.
We require that each student commit to working at least one 4 hour shift. You must be at least 14 years old to participate.
Councilmember Johnny Khamis
Renewal by Andersen Bay Area
The Epoch Times
Del Grande Dealer Group
Almaden Gold and Country Club
H2H Design and Build
California Waste Solutions
High Definition Solar
Garden City Sanitation
High Definition Solar
Charlene Chavez Photography
Almaden Valley Nursery
L to R: Jacqueline Toh, Galen Ducker, Tifani Ebrahimi (winner), Diana Wong
Come enjoy an exciting day of family friendly activities and entertainment brought to you by the Almaden Valley Women’s Club. Located at the north end of the park, you will find entertainment for teens and children including family friendly performances throughout the day, a rock climbing wall, interactive inflatable, face painting, carnival games, crafts and jump houses for the little ones.
Are you a vendor interested in participating in our exciting Kid’s Fun Zone? We are now accepting 2016 vendor applications!
Check out last year’s Kid’s zone entertainment line-up:
10:30 – 11:30am Tutorial Jazz Band
11:40 – 12:00 Little Gym
12:10 – 12:50 Bri Miller
1:00 -1:20 Slappy Watkins Big Top Improv Show 1:20 – 1:50 Dance Attack 2:00 – 3:00 School of Rocks 3:10 – 3:30 Shaolin Kung Fu Zen Academy 3:40 – 4:00 California Sports Center 4:10 – 4:50 Kat Black
5:00 – 5:20 DJ and Kendama Demo
5:30 – 6:00 DJ
L to R: Yvette Fodor-Walsh, Ellen Hudson-Snyder, Brittney Weinerth, Carina Beal,
Mythili Varadarajan, Carina Johnson - Festival Chairperson, Rebecca Stene, Christina Bullard, Wendy Banas, Sue Datta, Eileen Elam, Dawn Clarkson, Beth Swartz
Not Pictured: Kim Moore - Entertainment; Krystal Woodworth - VIP Area; Lauren Wilson -Scheduling