The event, sponsored by the Rotary club of Fortuna, offers space to fine artists and artisans during the wine tasting. Applications for fine art are available on the event sponsor’s website at www.fortunarotary.org or by calling Dianna Crow at (707) 725-9261. The application deadline is Friday, June 1.
Art & Wine in the Park features a multitude of fine artists and artisans from throughout Humboldt County and Northern California. This year, the event continues to expand its wine tasting area attracting more local wineries including Elk Prairie, Fieldbrook Winery, Old Growth Cellars, Fog Alley, Carter House, Moonstone Crossing, Briceland, Barefoot, Sutter Home, St. Francis, Dogwood Estates, Rosina and Vin de Tevis. Visitors can also enjoy wines from Napa Valley and elsewhere in California.
The popular Wine Tasting School is back and bigger than last year. The Wine Tasting School will be provided by two local wineries. The class is free with a tasting glass, and visitors are encouraged to come early and sign up at the big red and white tent.
Festival food booths this year include the Fortuna Rotary Club selling Humboldt Bay oysters, tri-tip sandwiches, the Knights of Columbus pulled-pork sandwiches and hamburgers, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) deep pit barbecue.
Also this year, Twango Macallan will take stage from noon to 5 p.m. and provide free music.
There is no admission charge for the event. Festival-goers over 21 can purchase commemorative tasting glasses, available for $20 before the event and $25 at the gate; glasses come with several tastes.
Presale ticket locations include Beverage Plus Foods (12th Street, Fortuna), Fortuna Chamber of Commerce (14th & Main), Furniture Den and Design/Wine Den (12th and Main Street), Fortuna Feed and Garden Center (Dinsmore Drive), and Greens Pharmacy (11th and Main Street)
Mark your calendars for this spectacular event. Come out to Fortuna and enjoy a day of incredible wine, art, food, music and fun.
More information is available through the Fortuna Business Improvement District at 725-9261 or the Rotary Club’s website at www.FortunaRotary.org.