Bay Area wine and beer events: Sept. 10 and beyond



Lafayette Art, Wine & Music Festival: Stroll among art and craft booths while enjoying foods from local restaurants, wines and microbrews, and musical entertainment. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 16 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 17, downtown Lafayette. Free admission. http://lafayettefestival.com.

Brews and Blues Festival: Listen to music from Aki Kumar’s Blues All-Stars while enjoying craft beer and wine with beef sliders, brats, vegetarian fare and more. Tickets are $30 and include music and a glass of wine or beer. 3-7 p.m. Sept,. 17. Wildwood Park, 20764 Fourth St., Saratoga. http://bit.ly/2eHJ27Z.

Livermore Valley Wine Auction: Local winemakers will pour their best wines at this black-tie evening that includes a three-course dinner, auction and dancing. 5 p.m. Sept. 23. Event Center at Wente Vineyards, 5050 Arroyo Road, Livermore Valley. $275. Proceeds benefit local children’s charities. https://lvwf.org.

Taste of Morgan Hill: Now in its 28th year, this family friendly festival offers local wines and craft beers, food, children’s activities and live entertainment. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 23 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 24, on Monterey Road between Dunne and Maine avenues, downtown Morgan Hill. Free. http://bit.ly/2vMzuOx.

Crush Out: This benefit for OutRight Action International, an LGBTIQ community advocate, will feature food and wine pairings and dancing. 5-8 p.m. Sept. 23. Trione Vineyards & Winery, 19550 Geyserville Ave., Geyserville. $100-$250. http://bit.ly/2x9IFgn.

Oktoberfest Redwood City: This traditional Oktoberfest offers four days of authentic German food and entertainment, brimming steins of brews, dancing, contests, skits and more. Happy Hour seating: 5-9 p.m. Sept. 21. Festival seatings: 5-10 p.m. Sept. 22; Noon-4 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. Sept. 23; 11-3 p.m. and 4-8 p.m. Sept. 24. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. $10-$22. http://bit.ly/2wLQt8a.

Summer of Love: This celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love includes live music, wine tasting, a ’60s-themed costume contest,  olive oil and vinegar tastings, freshly chucked raw and barbecued oysters, food truck fare and more. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 30. BR Cohn, 15000 Sonoma Highway, Glen Ellen. Free admission. http://www.brcohn.com.

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