Apples are dry farmed: August 14th benefit 2022 Gravenstein Apple Fair

Buy Your Benefit Concert Tickets Today & Help Us Bring Back the
Gravenstein Apple Fair in 2022!
What’s your favorite memory of the Gravenstein Apple Fair?
Delighting in your kids enjoying a country-fair experience petting farm animals, catching bubbles, and roaming through the straw bale maze?
Cheering on the piglet races at the Ag Games? Watching sheep shearing demonstrations at the Life on the Farm Stage? Learning how to keep bees, preserve jam, and more homestead skills at the DIY Arena?
Drinking a local libation while watching the apple-juggling contests? Dancing under the oaks to great live music?
Eating fresh-made apple fritters and pies, buying a bushel of Sonoma County Gravensteins, tasting artisanal cheese and farm-fresh food, or shopping from small arts & crafts vendors?
All of the above, right?!
If you want the Gravenstein Apple Fair back in 2022, we need your help today!
Join us at our intimate, limited-attendance Benefit Concert on August 14th to raise much-needed funds to bring back the Gravenstein Apple Fair in 2022. We promise, there will be plenty of food, fun, and conviviality to remind you of how extraordinary our beloved heritage Fair is!
Advance tickets only. Early-bird general admission tickets are only $60, but hurry, prices go up to $75 after July 1!
A limited number VIP tickets are also available! Get them before they sell out!
Join Us at Our 2021 Benefit Concert:
A Fundraiser for the Gravenstein Apple Fair
Saturday, August 14 • 11 am to 5 pm
Ragle Ranch Regional Park
500 Ragle Road, Sebastopol
What Can You Expect at the
Benefit Concert?
AWESOME MUSIC!
Performances from SoloRio with Representative Jared Huffman (!) and special guests • Whiskey Family Band with Alison Harris • Burnside • and more!
DELICIOUS FARM-FRESH FOOD!
A tasty menu of meat, seafood, and plant-based options from local favorites: Backyard • Black Piglet • Fork Restaurant • Handline
FANTASTIC LOCAL LIBATIONS!
A special lineup of local cider, wine, and beer
GRAVENSTEINS & GRAV-RELATED PRODUCTS!
Don’t worry, you’ll still be able to get your favorite Sonoma County Gravensteins and other yummy Grav products, including apple pies and fritters!
COMMEMORATIVE GLASSES!
A sweet keepsake of the day
SPECIAL PERKS FOR VIPS!
Enjoy an all-inclusive package for 8 guests for only $1,200! Perks include guaranteed parking • VIP entrance gate • priority seating with a reserved table in the shade • dedicated table service • cheese plate • charcuterie plate • meals from our restaurant partners • bottles of cider and wine • commemorative glasses • concierge service
OUR ENDLESS GRATITUDE!
A warm, fuzzy feeling and our endless gratitude for helping Farm Trails bring back the Gravenstein Apple Fair in 2022!
concert activities
About the Gravenstein Apple Fair: The Gravenstein Apple Fair is Sonoma County Farm Trails’ annual major fundraiser. Since 1973, the beloved Fair, which attracts up to 15,000 people over two days, has provided the vast majority of our operating capital for our year-round work supporting local farmers, ranchers, ag producers, and youth ag scholarships. Unfortunately, we had to cancel the Fair in 2020 due to the pandemic, and this year due to budget deficits—producing a large festival takes a lot of financial and human resources! We want to bring back the Gravenstein Apple Fair in 2022, and we know you do, too! Help us achieve that goal by attending our Benefit Concert!
Live in Sebastopol? A limited number of general admission tickets have been reserved for Sebastopol residents. Upon checkout, simply enter your zip code as the access code to enjoy this locals-only benefit.
About public health protocols: We will be adhering to State and County guidance regarding public health guidelines and best practices to make this event as safe and comfortable as possible for guests, participants, staff, and volunteers alike. As we have all learned over the past 15 months, the pandemic situation is fluid, and we plan to stay nimble and adapt appropriately if anything changes.
Donations appreciated: Please consider making an additional donation at checkout to the Farm Trails Foundation. 100% of contributions will go directly to our sister 501(C)3 nonprofit to support ag scholarships and educational programs and initiatives. *A portion of your ticket may be tax deductible. Contact farmtrails@farmtrails.org to inquire about details.
Support our sponsors: We are deeply grateful for your support and for the generous contributions of our sponsors who are dedicated to keeping our sweet country fair alive and thriving.
More information: Visit our Benefit Concert web section for full ticket details, FAQs, and to purchase.
OUR MISSION
We connect the public to Sonoma County farmers and producers to ensure the economic viability of local ag and to instill an appreciation of ag as a vital part of our community.
FARMS FOREVER!
Thank you for your support of Sonoma County farms, ranches, producers, and purveyors in our collective mission of preserving Farms Forever!
FARM TRAILS STAFF
Carmen Snyder, Executive Director
Ellen Cavalli, Project Manager
707-837-8896
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Vince Trotter, President
Lauren Bowne, Secretary
Andrea Krout, Treasurer
Karen Bianchi-Moreda, Director
Alexandra Fox, Director
Rick Williams, Directorsponsors