© 2017 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!
41st Annual Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival
Sunday, September 17, 2017 • 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
2017 LOGO CONTEST INFORMATION AND GUIDELINES
The Almaden Valley Women’s Club (AVWC) would like to invite students to participate in the annual Logo Contest for the annual Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival. Any student who resides or who is enrolled in a public, private or home school program in the 95118, 95120 and 95123 zip codes and is between the ages of 11-18 at the time of submission, is eligible to participate.
AVWC will select one Winner and four Finalist's logos from the pool of students eligible to participate in our Logo Contest. The winner will be awarded $150 and 4 finalists will be awarded $50 each. The winning logo will be displayed prominently on all Festival Wine and Beer Glasses, Festival print and visual media and collateral along with local newspapers. The logo winner, finalists, and teachers will be contacted by April 22nd. Entries are Due Friday, April 7, 2017.
Download our Logo Contest Information and Guidelines here:
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 at our Festival. Food booth space is available for Food Vendors, Food Trucks, Food Carts. We have two food court locations available in the park. The Main Food Court is located close to our main entertainment stage, silent auction tent, beer and wine booth and beer garden. The second food court is located in the midst of our artist booths at the main entrance of the park and Kids Fun Zone, which is also surrounded by two wine and beer booths. Space is also available throughout the Festival grounds for a few small mobile food carts. We will work with you to select a booth location that best accommodates your logistical needs.
NOTE: Due to the outstanding number of vendor applications we receive each year, we strongly recommend anyone interested in participating in the Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival get their applications in as soon as possible. The application deadline is April 30th.
Interested in becoming a Food Vendor at our next Festival? Download the Food Vendor Application and Guidelines here:
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 2017. 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 email@example.com.
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
The Almaden Valley Women's Club Presents
Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017 10AM - 6PM Almaden Lake Park
The 41st Annual Almaden VAlley
AVWC Logo Contestants 2016 (Left to Right)
Jacqueline Toh, Galen Ducker,Tifani Ebrahimi (winner),
Diana Wong, Miki Kinoshita
Please help support the AVWC Art & Wine Festival