Attractions

The Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center provides visitor services for thousands of tourists. We are a full service Visitor Center located in northern Sonoma County, the Gateway to the Coast and the surrounding nationally recognized wine appellations, including Alexander Valley, Anderson Valley, Dry Creek Valley, and more.

Recreation
Cloverdale is located in the northern section of the wine-rich Alexander Valley, the largest grape-growing region in Sonoma County. Vineyards and numerous premium wineries border the City to the south, while the majestic redwoods tower over Cloverdale to the north.

Recreation and nature abound in this beautiful part of northern California, with access to the 70-acre Cloverdale River Park and a number of other parks .

Cloverdale is also just minutes from Lake Sonoma. The lake is surrounded by Sonoma County vineyards and land rich in history. This provides the perfect setting for a wealth of recreational activities.

Bicycling is another popular activity in Cloverdale and Sonoma County. Cloverdale offers three great loops through wine country.

Historical Murals
The Cloverdale Historical Murals may be viewed on the north wall of the Sciaini Building at 124 S. Cloverdale Boulevard. The Murals depict early life in Cloverdale and were painted by local artists Marge and Jim Gray, Cathy Ferris, Al Delsid, and Ed Herman.

You can also visit the Cloverdale Historical Society to learn more about the history of Cloverdale and the surrounding area.

Cloverdale Citrus Fair:

Hello and welcome to the Cloverdale Citrus Fair!

It's a new Fair year, and we have a very dedicated Board of Directors and an outstanding CEO and staff who will be working feverishly to put together a fun fair on February 18-21, 2011. My name is Gene Marcinkowski, and I serve as this year's president. I am very excited about our theme this year, which is "Rockin' with the 50's." So, dust off those blue suede shoes, press that poodle skirt, and get ready to ROCK!

This year will feature a pre-fair concert and dance on Thursday night, February 17, with the popular Poyntlyss Sistars New Window performing the tunes that have inspired many generations of music lovers. On Saturday and Sunday evenings, our very own local talent will entertain you at the Cabaret Dinner Show. And, don't forget our sweet and very popular small town tradition…the crowning of the Citrus Fair Queen and her little counterparts, Lily Lemon and Oran Orange.

On Sunday afternoon in the "big room," which purportedly has the best dance floor in Sonoma County, The Hot Rods Band New Window will heat it up with an old-fashioned "sock hop" where you might be tempted to try a slow dance or the "bop" with your sweetie.

You will see the Citrus exhibits , which have been a tradition for 119 years! Cloverdale groups and individuals work very hard creating these beautiful displays made of all natural materials that reflect the theme of the fair. And, of course, there will be all of the " good stuff " that makes a fair: clowns, entertainment, animals on display, the carnival, cotton candy, craft exhibits, and MORE!

So, mark you calendar, bring your friends, and plan to join us for a rockin' good time!

Cloverdale Citrus Fair Wine Competition

The Largest Competition of American Wines in The World!

Founded in 1983 as the Cloverdale Citrus Fair Wine Competition, the event has evolved over the years, broadening its base to a greater number of wine regions. In 2000, the Cloverdale Citrus Fair entered into a title naming sponsorship agreement with the San Francisco Chronicle with the wine competition. The wine competition was renamed the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition with the award tasting of the medal winning wines to take place in San Francisco. The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition is the largest wine competition of American wines in the world.

The competition rapidly grew in the 1990s to over 100 wineries. Eligibility was gradually increased to include all wineries in Sonoma, Mendocino and Lake Counties. Consequently, it was renamed the Tri-County Wine Competition from 1996–99. The competition expanded to the entire North Coast Appellation in 2000 as the California North Coast Wine Competition. This area included all wineries in the counties of Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, Lake, Solano and Marin. During this period of time, wineries and wine entries exploded and the Cloverdale Citrus Fair was now the dominant wine competition in Northern California, dwarfing even the prestigious Sonoma County Fair Wine Competition. Major problems arose with the Cloverdale Citrus Fair Wine Competition as the competition outgrew the public tasting at the local regional fair during the Presidents Day Weekend in Cloverdale. Bob Fraser, organizer of the wine competition, met with Dennis Banks, Advertising Executive of the San Francisco Chronicle and a seed was born for a future collaboration of the Citrus Fair and the Chronicle and to bring the wine competition tasting "out of the country to the City", San Francisco.

On January 8th, 2010, the Wine Competition concluded the annual week of judging at the Cloverdale Citrus Fairgrounds. Over five days, 63 professional wine experts within the media, restaurant and hospitality, education, winemaking and retail wine industries tasted and evaluated a world-record breaking 4,913 entries , a number that maintains the competition's status as the largest competition of American wines in the world. The 2011 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Public Tasting, is held at Fort Mason Center's Festival Pavilion in San Francisco, CA on February 19th.

Events For 10/01/10 thru 10/31/10
2010 Epicurean Dinners at Dry Creek Kitchen
Date: October 1st 2010
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Dry Creek Kitchen at Healdsburg Hotel
City: Healdsburg
Phone or Email: 707-433-1500 or www.williamsonwines.com
Join Bill and Dawn Williamson for an Epicurean Dinner at the Dry Creek Kitchen! Epicurean Dinners are long, leisurely dinners featuring food perfectly paired with Williamson Wines! Chef Dustin and Bill Williamson work together to create and pair each of the six course dinners held in the ‘Rare Wine Library' at the Dry Creek Kitchen ~ a Charlie Palmer restaurant in downtown Healdsburg. Join Bill and Dawn Williamson the first Friday of each month at 7:30pm for an intimate wine and food dinner pairing! Price is $150/each all inclusive and limited to 10 guests total.
Sweat Your Prayers
Date: October 1st 2010
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Tucker Farm Center
City: Calistoga
Phone or Email: www.movingcenterschool.com
A dance venue for an ever gorwing community of adults who love to move to music, want to gain more awareness and have a good sweat. Based on Gabrielle Roth's 5-Rhythms practice. The 5 Rhythms is a simple, powerful moving meditation that anyone of any age, size or physical ability can practice. There are no steps to follow, no choreography to learn, no way to do it wrong.
Calistoga Farmer's Market
Date: October 2nd 2010
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Sharpsteen Museum Plaza, Calistoga
City: Calistoga
Phone or Email: 707-942-8892 or www.calistogafarmersmarket.org
* Fresh, locally grown seasonal produce, vine and tree-ripened fruits & vegetables
* Colorful cut-flowers & nursery grown ornamental plants
* Gourmet & pre-packaged food, Mediterranean deli items, olive oils & vinegars
* Fresh seafood, smoked salmon, Thai food & bakery delights
* Savory breakfast treats from Home Plate Cafe & JoLe
* Unique and creative crafts & gift items
* Live music from various local artists

Join us every Saturday, 8:30am-noon, from May 1 through October 30 for the Calistoga Certified Farmer's Market at Sharpsteen Plaza on Washington Street, across from City Hall.
Healdsburg Farmer's Market
Date: October 2nd 2010
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: 1 bloack west of the Plaza at Vine & North Street
City: Healdsburg
Organization: Healdsburg Farmer's Market
Phone or Email: 707-431-1956 or www.healdsburgfarmersmarket.org
Healdsburg Certified Farmers' Market where farmers truck their fresh, seasonal, and sustainably grown produce to town from farms mostly within 10 miles of the Healdsburg Plaza in Healdsburg, CA. A wide variety of fruits and vegetables are available as well as cheese, honey, olive oil, bread, wild fish, pasture-finished meat, and fresh eggs.

Founded in 1978, the market was one of the original twenty-two Certified Farmers' Markets in California. We are a mutual benefit, non-profit organization, owned and operated by the farmers and vendors of the market.

The market sponsors many events to raise awareness of seasonal produce, such as Lavender Day, the Zucchini Festival, and the Pumpkin Festival. Relish Culinary Adventures hosts Cooking Demonstrations on every second Saturday of the month.

Arrive early and join the chefs as they forage for the best vegetables in preparation for their wonderful meals. We are located on Foss Creek at the confluence of the Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, and Russian River Valley wine appellations, so some of the best wines of Sonoma County come from the land neighboring our diverse farms.
Birding with a Ranger every Sunday
Date: October 3rd 2010
Community Health Fair in Windsor
Date: October 3rd 2010
Birding with a Ranger every Sunday
Date: October 4th 2010
Birding with a Ranger every Sunday
Date: October 5th 2010
Sixth Annual Harvest Celebration
Date: October 6th 2010
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
City: Healdsburg
Organization: Lambert Bridge Winery
Phone or Email: 707-431-4670 or www.lambertbridge.com
Join us for our 6th Annual Harvest Party! This event is our signature event because it so precisely embodies the spirit of pure enjoyment to which we strive to live by everyday: Great Wines, Paired with Great Food, Shared by Great Friends! We always focus on the local farmer, rancher and artisan producers from our Sonoma County backyard. This year's menu will not be one to miss! Come and celebrate a bountiful Harvest with a bountiful meal prepared by our famed culinary partner Andrea Mugnaini in our beautiful country garden with live music! 3:00pm – 7:00pm, $110 per person; $95 LAC. Reservations Required
Birding with a Ranger every Sunday
Date: October 6th 2010
Jimtown First Thursday Wine Bar
Date: October 7th 2010
Location: Jimtown Store
City: Healdsburg
Organization: Jimtown Store
Phone or Email: www.jimtown.com or call 707-433-1212
Featuring Knights Valley Wines with Speedy Creek, Elements of Sonoma, and Vena Vinyards. Join us for an evening of amazing wines, delicious food, and good friends! $35 advance res and $40 at the door. To View featured wines and Chef Peter's menu visit www.jimtown.com or call 707-433-1212
Birding with a Ranger every Sunday
Date: October 7th 2010
Jimtown Store First Thursday Wine Bar
Date: October 7th 2010
Birding with a Ranger every Sunday
Date: October 8th 2010
Calistoga Farmer's Market
Date: October 9th 2010
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Sharpsteen Museum Plaza, Calistoga
City: Calistoga
Phone or Email: 707-942-8892 or www.calistogafarmersmarket.org
* Fresh, locally grown seasonal produce, vine and tree-ripened fruits & vegetables
* Colorful cut-flowers & nursery grown ornamental plants
* Gourmet & pre-packaged food, Mediterranean deli items, olive oils & vinegars
* Fresh seafood, smoked salmon, Thai food & bakery delights
* Savory breakfast treats from Home Plate Cafe & JoLe
* Unique and creative crafts & gift items
* Live music from various local artists

Join us every Saturday, 8:30am-noon, from May 1 through October 30 for the Calistoga Certified Farmer's Market at Sharpsteen Plaza on Washington Street, across from City Hall.
Healdsburg Farmer's Market
Date: October 9th 2010
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: 1 bloack west of the Plaza at Vine & North Street
City: Healdsburg
Organization: Healdsburg Farmer's Market
Phone or Email: 707-431-1956 or www.healdsburgfarmersmarket.org
Healdsburg Certified Farmers' Market where farmers truck their fresh, seasonal, and sustainably grown produce to town from farms mostly within 10 miles of the Healdsburg Plaza in Healdsburg, CA. A wide variety of fruits and vegetables are available as well as cheese, honey, olive oil, bread, wild fish, pasture-finished meat, and fresh eggs.

Founded in 1978, the market was one of the original twenty-two Certified Farmers' Markets in California. We are a mutual benefit, non-profit organization, owned and operated by the farmers and vendors of the market.

The market sponsors many events to raise awareness of seasonal produce, such as Lavender Day, the Zucchini Festival, and the Pumpkin Festival. Relish Culinary Adventures hosts Cooking Demonstrations on every second Saturday of the month.

Arrive early and join the chefs as they forage for the best vegetables in preparation for their wonderful meals. We are located on Foss Creek at the confluence of the Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, and Russian River Valley wine appellations, so some of the best wines of Sonoma County come from the land neighboring our diverse farms.
Birding with a Ranger every Sunday
Date: October 9th 2010
Wine Country Marathon and Half Marathon
Date: October 10th 2010
Time: 7:00 a.m.
Location: Downtown Healdsburg
City: Healdsburg
Phone or Email: 707-888-6256 or www.winecountrymarathon.com
Course

Prepare yourself for an epic adventure through California's award winning wine region. Start your journey in historical downtown Healdsburg Ca. located only one hour north of San Francisco. The first mile runs through the residential area of Healdsburg past 100 year old homes and quaint streets. Just outside town are miles of vineyards and dozens of wineries waiting for your viewing pleasure. Nice gently rolling roads with breathtaking views of Dry Creek Valley and Alexander Valley. CAN YOU SAY PR!

Late packet pick-up at Start Sunday October 10th 2010 6:00 to 6:45 AM Start: 26.2 marathon - 7:00 AM downtown Healdsburg, Grove St. and North St. at Healdsburg City Hall

13.1 half marathon -7:00 AM downtown Healdsburg, Grove St. and North St. at Healdsburg City Hall

Parking:

Downtown has several public parking lots and most side roads have parking. Please do not park in the Safeway parking area, please leave parking for the customers.

Timing:

Computerized Chip Timing will be used. Results will be posted at the event. After you finish please return your chip to the finish area, if you fail to return your chip you will be charged a $30 fee.

Race Safety:

The CHP, Police and course marshals are in place to assure course safety. Please stay on the right side of the road whenever possible. To assure safety to you and others no animals, rollerblades, or other wheel devices allowed on run course.

Time Requirements:

The 26.2 mile marathon will have a strict cut off time, you must be able to finish in under 6:00 hours, a 14:00/mile pace or better.

The 13.1 mile half marathon will have a cut off time of 5:00 hours.

If you cannot keep the required pace, you will not have course supervision by law enforcement or course marshals.

Travel

Healdsburg is located 70 miles north of San Francisco in the middle of Sonoma County.

Air Travel:

If you are flying the larger airports are San Francisco (SFO), Oakland (OAK), Sacramento (SMF), and now Santa Rosa (STS).

Horizon Air now operates out of Sonoma County Airport only 10 minuets from Healdsburg.

Driving Directions:

North on Hwy 101, exit # 503 Central Healdsburg, continue straight past the town square, left on North St., one block to Grove St., Healdsburg City Hall is 401 Grove St.
Birding with a Ranger every Sunday
Date: October 10th 2010
Birding with a Ranger every Sunday
Date: October 11th 2010
Birding with a Ranger every Sunday
Date: October 12th 2010
Birding with a Ranger every Sunday
Date: October 13th 2010
Birding with a Ranger every Sunday
Date: October 14th 2010
Birding with a Ranger every Sunday
Date: October 15th 2010
Calistoga Farmer's Market
Date: October 16th 2010
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Sharpsteen Museum Plaza, Calistoga
City: Calistoga
Phone or Email: 707-942-8892 or www.calistogafarmersmarket.org
* Fresh, locally grown seasonal produce, vine and tree-ripened fruits & vegetables
* Colorful cut-flowers & nursery grown ornamental plants
* Gourmet & pre-packaged food, Mediterranean deli items, olive oils & vinegars
* Fresh seafood, smoked salmon, Thai food & bakery delights
* Savory breakfast treats from Home Plate Cafe & JoLe
* Unique and creative crafts & gift items
* Live music from various local artists

Join us every Saturday, 8:30am-noon, from May 1 through October 30 for the Calistoga Certified Farmer's Market at Sharpsteen Plaza on Washington Street, across from City Hall.
Healdsburg Farmer's Market
Date: October 16th 2010
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: 1 bloack west of the Plaza at Vine & North Street
City: Healdsburg
Organization: Healdsburg Farmer's Market
Phone or Email: 707-431-1956 or www.healdsburgfarmersmarket.org
Healdsburg Certified Farmers' Market where farmers truck their fresh, seasonal, and sustainably grown produce to town from farms mostly within 10 miles of the Healdsburg Plaza in Healdsburg, CA. A wide variety of fruits and vegetables are available as well as cheese, honey, olive oil, bread, wild fish, pasture-finished meat, and fresh eggs.

Founded in 1978, the market was one of the original twenty-two Certified Farmers' Markets in California. We are a mutual benefit, non-profit organization, owned and operated by the farmers and vendors of the market.

The market sponsors many events to raise awareness of seasonal produce, such as Lavender Day, the Zucchini Festival, and the Pumpkin Festival. Relish Culinary Adventures hosts Cooking Demonstrations on every second Saturday of the month.

Arrive early and join the chefs as they forage for the best vegetables in preparation for their wonderful meals. We are located on Foss Creek at the confluence of the Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, and Russian River Valley wine appellations, so some of the best wines of Sonoma County come from the land neighboring our diverse farms.
Asti Tour deVine - 25K, 50K, 100K and 100 mile bike tour
Date: October 16th 2010
Birding with a Ranger every Sunday
Date: October 16th 2010
Birding with a Ranger every Sunday
Date: October 17th 2010
Birding with a Ranger every Sunday
Date: October 18th 2010
Birding with a Ranger every Sunday
Date: October 19th 2010
Birding with a Ranger every Sunday
Date: October 20th 2010
Birding with a Ranger every Sunday
Date: October 21st 2010
Birding with a Ranger every Sunday
Date: October 22nd 2010
Calistoga Farmer's Market
Date: October 23rd 2010
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Sharpsteen Museum Plaza, Calistoga
City: Calistoga
Phone or Email: 707-942-8892 or www.calistogafarmersmarket.org
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