Best Things to Do in Sonoma County This October

Best Things to Do in Sonoma County This October

Looking to fill a couple hours of your day while in Sonoma County Wine Country? With so many offerings in the area, we’ve curated the top events this month! Less researching and more having fun. Enjoy!

Featured photo courtesy of Sonoma Harvest Music Festival.

An older man in a black suit stands under a canopy, petting a light brown dog. Nearby, a small white dog on a leash waits patiently. In the background, there is a vineyard, mountains, and a van labeled "Muddy Paws Mobile Pet Grooming Salon" — one of the best things to do in Sonoma County this October.
Photo courtesy of St. Francis WInery.

St. Francis Winery’s Annual Blessing of the Animals

Date tbd

Bless your pets (all species welcome), in a picturesque Sonoma setting, sipping wine at St. Francis Winery’s annual Blessing of the Animals which supports the Humane Society of Sonoma County.

More info: stfranciswinery.com

Mike Massimo with Snoopy in space for Shultz Museum
Photo courtesy of Charles M. Schultz Museum, Mike Massimino and Snoopy.

Snoopy in Orbit

Dates tbd

A new exhibition at the Schulz Museum offers a rare look at Peanuts artifacts that have made the trip to space.

More info: schulzmuseum.org

A warmly lit restaurant entrance with the sign "The Matheson" above the doorway, one of the best things to do in Sonoma County this October. People are seen entering and exiting through the glass doors. Large windows on either side of the entrance showcase the interior decor, with a tree partially visible on the right.
Photo courtesy of Deb Wilson.

Family Style Dinners at The Matheson in Healdsburg

Dates tbd

Designed for groups of four, chef-owner Dustin Valette and chef Nate Davis are cokking favorite family recipes. Menus change every two weeks, but expect deliciousness like fried chicken, prime rib, and big bowls of pasta.

More info: thematheson.com

A three-member band performs indoors. The bassist on the left wears a light hat and a patterned shirt. The drummer in the center dons a plaid shirt and a dark hat, while the keyboardist on the right has long hair and sunglasses. Two people watch in the background, showcasing one of the Best Things to Do in Sonoma County This October.
Photo courtesy of Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery.

Friday Night Music Series

Date tbd

Kick back on the patio at Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery in Sonoma for a fun evening of live music and wine.

More info: sebastiani.com

A long, rustic outdoor dining table set for a meal is underneath a wooden pergola with white drapes. The table is adorned with glassware and floral centerpieces. In the background, there is a garden with lush greenery and a weathered wooden gate – one of the best things to do in Sonoma County this October.
Photo courtesy of Kendall Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens.

Farm-To-Table Dinner Series

Date tbd

Using fresh produce from Kendall Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens, the  meal will be prepared outdoor over a live fire. One communal large dining table will be set in the garden.

More info: kj.com

People are gathered at a bustling indoor wine festival. Yellow balloons float above various stalls offering wine tastings. In the background, colorful banners and a large, arched window frame the busy scene. Attendees are engaged in conversations and sampling wines—truly one of the Best Things to Do in Sonoma County This October.
Photo courtesy of Sonoma County Tourism.

Sonoma County Harvest Fair Grand Tasting

Date tbd

Sip wine from more than 100 wineries, meet winemakers and maybe even stomp grapes.

More info: harvestfair.org

A woman with shoulder-length hair, wearing a white t-shirt, arranges a vertical garden frame with various green plants. She stands in a bright room with wooden furniture and several plants on a table and in the background, perhaps inspired by the best things to do in Sonoma County this October.
Photo courtesy of Appellation.

Crafted at Appellation: Moss Wall Art

Dates tbd

It’s still a good year from opening, but celebrity chef Charlie Palmer’s food-centric hotel brand, Appellation has already begun offering classes led by local makers. During October, you can learn how to create and install a stunning piece Moss Wall Art

More info: appellationhotels.com/crafted

Event Venues

Looking to see what’s happening right now in Sonoma County? Our comprehensive list of venues across the city below will help you find what you need to know what’s going on.

Looking for more things to do in the area?

Visit our What to Do in Northern California page!

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