7 upcoming events for foodies, wine lovers, and beer enthusiasts in Nevada County!

Here in Nevada County, CA, we are lucky to have some incredible family farms, award winning wineries, and great breweries, including the brand new Grass Valley Brewing Company!  We love to eat great food and drink great wine (and beer), and invite you to come and join us for one of these upcoming events that celebrate the flavor of our area.

Bounty of the County  – August 23, 2018

Enjoy creative dishes made from local produce paired with local wine and beer. Photo by Lenkaland photography.

Nevada County Grown is excited to announce its 6th Annual Bounty of the County fundraising event happening Thursday, August 23rd, at the Grass Valley Vets Hall. This year’s theme is a “Culinary Revival.” Come out and enjoy the talent of 13 of our finest local chefs as they prepare special dishes using ingredients sourced from our county’s farms and ranches. With almost half of the participants opening within the last year this is an excellent opportunity to explore the new arrivals to our food scene while also enjoying our old favorites.

Uncorked – August 25, 2018

Jason Jillson, The Ham Stand. Photo by Rod Byers

Nevada City’s Victorian elegance provides the perfect backdrop for this sip-and-stroll event taking place from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, August 25, that includes 16 different venues featuring local food purveyors and regional wineries. Each venue, whether it’s an historic location, inn, art gallery, restaurant, winery, shop, or secret hideaway will include wine tasting and food sampling.

Sierra Brewfest – August 25, 2018

Some people get into the Oktoberfest spirit in traditional garb. Photo submitted by Jesse Locks.

Music in the Mountains Alliance presents the 29th Annual Sierra BrewFest taking place from 3-6:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 25, at the beautiful park-like setting of the Nevada County Fairgrounds. The Sierra BrewFest is best known for bringing together beer enthusiasts from across the region to sample the top microbreweries in Northern California, meet the brew masters, and celebrate under the towering pines of the Fairgrounds.

Pitchfork & The Pan – August 28 & September 11, 2018

Photo submitted by Susie Sutphin

Tahoe Food Hub brings the farm to you in their Pitchfork & the Pan Pop-Up Dinners. Chef and farmer work together to grow and prepare a 4-course meal filled with seasonal produce and proteins. Come meet the farmers who grow our food, hear their story and celebrate in the harvest! Each dinner is at a unique location in Truckee from wilderness settings to lake shore beaches. Guests will enjoy music by local artists and two glasses of wine (additional wine available for purchase) and beer

Naggiar Winefest- Various Dates Through September 29, 2018

Recent Winefest with Eagles tribute Life in the Fast Lane. Photo by Mary Naggiar

For the eighth year, Naggiar Vineyards is holding its wildly successful Winefest summer season. Winefest 2018 is a celebration of the vineyards, the wine, the food, and the music that has made Naggiar Vineyards the eight time KCRA3 A-List Best Winery in the Sacramento Region. Winefest is comprised of Tribute concerts, numerous celebratory events, complimentary live music on Saturday nights, and the only Eco Shuttle Vineyard Tour in the Sierra Foothills! And don’t forget about their award winning wines and warm customer service.

Sierra Vintners Autumn Wine Trail –  September 22, 2018

Sierra Knolls Winery is one of eight stops on the Autumn Wine Trail. Photo by Valerie Costa

Here in Nevada County, we have many wonderful family-owned wineries tucked away in some of the most beautiful parcels of land to be found.  While most people simply enjoy the wines made here in local restaurants, stores, and tasting rooms, it is a uniquely enjoyable experience to visit the wineries that hand craft the award-winning vintages.   Sierra Vintners Association offers the public the rare opportunity to explore the majority of wineries in Nevada County (and a few in Placer County) during the fall wine trail, taking place Sept. 22, 2018.

So head to Nevada County for some great food, great wine, great beers, and great times!  Make sure you have a place to stay while you’re here, and have a designated driver for any of these drinking events.  If you don’t have a designated driver, please consider hiring Yuba Bus or Gold Crest Limousine Service to get you to your destinations safely.

Bon Appetit!