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A nonprofit, 510(c)(3) organization, the Vintage Festival serves as a celebration of the grape bounty, community spirit and rich community history. Held at the historic Sonoma Plaza, community members near and far gather as one, celebrating the heritage and culture of Sonoma Valley through food, wine and fellowship. Since 1897, community members have touted the Sonoma Valley tradition with this year’s festival marking 121 years of excellence in bringing the community together.
The Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival continues its tradition of philanthropic support to Sonoma’s community projects, raising around $40,000 annually for local causes. California’s longest running festival offers a unique opportunity to experience the arts, taste fine wine and gourmet food, while giving back to the local community.
Each year, the Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival chooses local organizations as beneficiaries of the ticket sales and festival fees. Community organizations, such as Hanna Boys Center, Native sons of the Golden West and Sonoma Valley High Schools’ cross-country team, receive up to 100 percent of the proceeds. Many of the beneficiaries support the festival in return by volunteering at the events and host games or food booths to raise additional funds to support their critical work in the community. Nonprofit organizations also participate in the “Get Your Glow On” parade each year to raise awareness for their organization.