© 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 each September on a Sunday.
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
AVWC Logo Contestants 2016
(Left to Right)
Jacqueline Toh, Galen Ducker,Tifani Ebrahimi (winner), Diana Wong,
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 Students. Wine and Beer is only served in souvenir glasses and available for purchase at all festival Ticket Booths.
We thank the following wineries and breweries for partnering with us each year to make our festival a success - David Bruce Winery, Clo LaChance Winery, Fortino Winery, Gianelli Vineyards, J. Lohr Vineyards and Wines, Leal Vineyards, Martin Ranch Winery, Rombauer Vineyards 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 favorite food vendors along with some new exciting food vendors: Bay Bridge Coffee, Carmen's Taqueria, Cross Hatch Eatery, Dippin' Dots Ice Cream, Falafel Fresh Food Truck, Grilled Cheez Guy, Lee's Sandwiches, Mayuri Indian Cuisine, Oak & Rye Pizza, Peter's Kettle Corn, Posh Bagel, Shark Bait Food Truck and West Wing Food Truck.
Interested in becoming a Food Vendor at our next 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 performed by Katlyn Barbaccia
10:10 Leland High School Cheer & Dance
12:20 Kat Black
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
Keller Williams - Myrick & Goss
Renewal by Andersen Bay Area
The Epoch Times
High Definition Solar
California Waste Solutions
Garden City Sanitation
Cross Hatch Eatery
Almaden Valley Nursery
Charlene Chavez Photography
KID'S FUN ZONE
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.
Kid's Zone Entertainment Schedule:
11:30 AM BriCauz Band
12:35 PM South Bay Dance Center
1:00 PM Tutorial Band
2:05 PM Dance Attack
5:30 PM Shaolin Kungfu Zen Academy
Back Row - Standing - L to R
Lauren Wilson - Scheduling
Linda Stone - Entertainment
Carina Beal - Equipment
Rebecca Stene - After Festival Dinner
Brittney Weinerth - Kids’ Zone
Krystal Woodworth - VIP Area
Robin Slawinski - Silent Auction
Front Row - Seated - L to R
Mythili Varadarajan - Glasses
Sarah Grobman - Food
Ellen Hudson-Snyder - Festival Chair, Publicity
Carina Ramirez-Johnson - Festival Co-Chair, Beverages
Patty Barbaccia - Corporate Sponsors
Yvette Fodor-Walsh - Information
Sue Datta - Artists
Dawn Clarkson - Parking and Electricity
Beth Swartz - Volunteers