Best Things to Do in Wine Country This October

Looking to fill a couple hours of your day while in Wine Country? With so many offerings in the area, weve curated five of the top events this month so you dont have to. Less researching and more enjoying your time in the area. Enjoy!

Featured Photo: Bel Ragay
Photo: Courtesy of Western Sonoma County Historical Society

Sebastopol Cemetery Walk

Oct 1–2

Six vignettes depicting the lives of Sebastopol residents from 1874-1997 will be performed at the Luther Burbank Experiment Farm, followed by dessert.

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Photo: Courtesy of Blues, Brews and BBQ

Blues, Brews and BBQ

Oct 2

Downtown Napa shifts its focus to beer with a day dedicated to the frothy beverage. Sample brews from Saint Archer, Hop Valley and others, while noshing on ribs and brisket and listening to eight bands such as I*Ko Yaya, Andre Thierry and the Marshall Law Band, and maybe some zydeco if yall behave.

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Emmylou Harris

Oct 4

The 14-time Grammy winner and Billboard Century Awards recipient known for crossing pop, folk, country and roots music is joined by special guests Marisa Anderson and William Tyler. 

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Oct 8–9

Call it primordial or celestial (or whatever state your mind is in) but the sonic amplification of electronica melded with acoustic drums, keyboards and guitar is the bands signature sound. Tycho joins for a DJ set.

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Photo: Courtesy of Vic Berardi

Raptor Hike

Oct 24

Bring binoculars and comfortable shoes to listen to your guide while walking on the rugged terrain of the Estero Americano near Bodega Bay; then watch some remarkable aerialists as they swoop and dip on the trades as they make their way south during an annual migration event.

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Hoot n’ Howl

Oct 30

An event at the witching hour invites participants to celebrate all things nocturnal at a Halloween themed event for budding naturalists — the grand finale is watching bats exit a barn on their nightly forays. Registration is presently full, join the waitlist! And check out their other events earlier in the month.

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