The San Carlos Art & Wine Faire celebrates its 22nd year Saturday and Sunday, October 6 and 7, 2012. Sponsored by the San Carlos Chamber of Commerce this fun-filled, outdoor family event features with an beautiful array of artwork, live entertainment, a classic and hot rod car show, some of the areas finest wines and microbrews, delectable food and much more. New to this year’s event, mimosa’s will be served on both days.
Taking place in the heart of downtown San Carlos, this much-anticipated fall festival offers two full days of enjoyment for people of all ages, including a Family Fun Zone with a variety of children’s activities and live entertainment each day from noon to 4:30 p.m. featuring live children’s music, singing and dancing, the magic of Gerald Joseph, and ventriloquist Steve Chaney. In addition, more than 275 artists will be showcasing their beautiful work including ceramics, pottery, watercolor and oil paintings, photography, wood working, jewelry and more.
Musical performances on Saturday include Jazz by Design which will play from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and Caravanserai (Santana Tribute Band) from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the Downtown Park Stage, while Jazz Caliente –(Latin jazz) will play from noon to 2:30 p.m. and The Riptides (60’s oldies rock and roll) performing from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the San Carlos Avenue Stage.
On Sunday, the Rodeo Clowns (classic rock) will play from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Inoahband (R& B and soul) will play from 2:30 p.m. to 5: 30 p.m. on the Downtown Park Stage, while Stompy Jones (swing) plays from noon to 2:30 p.m. and the Mersey Beach (60’s music party band) performs from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the San Carlos Avenue Stage.
Wine tasting will be offered by Domenico, Niebaum Coppola, Perelli-Minetti Vineyards, Simi Winery and Wild Horse Winery, and sparkling wine by Niebaum Coppola, Mumm, Gloria Ferrer and Ruffino. Microbrews from Pale Ale, Blond Ale, Kellerweis and Tumbler Brown Ale and new this year, Torpedo Extra IPA will be added to the lineup.
Car enthusiasts will enjoy a Classic and Hot Rod Car show on both days of the Faire, sponsored by the San Carlos Chamber of Commerce, which will include prizes awarded for best of show. Those interested in exhibiting an automobile are encouraged to contact the Chamber at (650) 593-1068
The San Carlos Art & Wine Faire takes place on both sides of San Carlos Avenue between El Camino and Walnut, and on Laurel Street from San Carlos Avenue to Arroyo from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Because parking in downtown San Carlos is at a premium during the Faire, the San Carlos Chamber of Commerce encourages Faire attendees to use public transportation such as SamTrans or CalTrain or to ride bicycles to the event. A convenient Bike Parking Corral is available at 1250 San Carlos Avenue to store your bike. For more information about the event, please visit https://www.sancarloschamber.org or www.facebook.com/sancarlosartandwine or call (650) 593-1068.