Livermore Wine Country Festival continues today

Crowds enjoy tastes of 30 of the Valley's finest wines

Hundreds more are expected to descend upon downtown Livermore for the final day of the 18th annual Livermore Wine Country Festival.

The festival will stretch along First Street from the Vine Theater all the way down to Maple including the new Livermore Valley Plaza and The Bankhead Theater, according to Livermore Downtwon Inc., which puts on the event. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.

Thirty of the Livermore Valley's finest wines will be represented at the event including John Christopher Cellars, Page Mill Winery, Garre Vineyard and Winery, Big White House, John Evan Winery and Pleasanton's Mitchell Katz Winery.

This year, local microbrews including Lagunitas Brewing Company and Schooners Brewery, will also be featured giving beer connoisseurs the opportunity to discover a new brew. Second Street, sponsored by Marcel Orthodontics, will be filled with kids activities from K to N Street. J Street Jam will take place on J Street between First and Second Street, with Tricycle Races for Dad and fun for the kids, sponsored by Woopsiedaisy Toy Shop.

This year's festival will be alive with music with local musical talent at two stages, located on Livermore Avenue across from Blacksmith Square and on First Street next to the Vine Center. The stages will feature local bands including El Desayuno and CoverGirlz.

For a complete listing of festival activities visit

--Janet Pelletier, Emily West


Posted by Resident, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 30, 2009 at 8:35 am

With a case of swine flu already reported in Santa Clara County, hopefully no one who is sick will be attended the crowded event.

Posted by M, a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Apr 30, 2009 at 10:17 pm

And, resident-
Hopefully no one with a cold, the "regular" flu, STD's, drunks in public, drunk drivers, ol' classmates, etc will be there.

I mean really, Resident, maybe YOU should just stay home and avoid it all, cause you ain't gonna control what the other guy is gonna do.

Good luck,

Posted by John, a resident of Downtown
on May 1, 2009 at 11:16 am

This flu is not any more serious or lethal than the normal seasonal flu. That may change in the future as this strain mutates but right now we don't need any hysteria from people like Resident.

Posted by DL, a resident of Stoneridge
on May 1, 2009 at 12:49 pm

I seriously doubt 120,000 people will show up for this event....rain predicted all weekend, swine flu outbreak and the poor economy. People don't have extra money to spend on wine, beer, and useless novelties.

Posted by John, a resident of Downtown
on May 1, 2009 at 2:04 pm

Actually, this is *exactly* the type of event people attend when they don't have extra money.

I aggree though that the flu hysteria and the weather will keep people away.

Posted by Resident, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 1, 2009 at 5:18 pm

I guess I am not the only one thinking about crowds and swine flu:

Web Link

And reading the news, it seems like in New York, a street event was cancelled, and across the nation proms, graduations were postponed/cancelled. 5 schools in Santa Clara County (some private, some public) have been closed until May 7.

If this is as simple/harmless as the common flu, why are we hearing about it?

Posted by Resident, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 1, 2009 at 5:25 pm

To M:

Web Link

Posted by Jack, a resident of Downtown
on May 2, 2009 at 9:12 am

Stay in your plastic bubbles and enjoy your weekend...
As for me, my coffee mug is giving way to a wine glass and I'm going to check out some of the goings on in Livermore!

Posted by M, a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on May 2, 2009 at 10:46 am

Not disputing any of the articles you posted, Resident. However to your point of "hopefully no one who is sick will be attended the crowded event." I think you're putting a lot on hope, so YOU should be sure to stay home.

Jack- see you there

Posted by unclehomerr.., a resident of Downtown
on May 3, 2009 at 7:45 pm

"Hundreds more are expected.." ??

Didn't they predict a hundred thousand???

Must have had the school board financial people doing the marketing.


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