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Friends of the Dixon May Fair host Wine Pavilion

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From page DMF13 | May 04, 2014 |

Local Fair. Local Wine. Local Fun!

DIXON — If you were anywhere near Solano County when you were a kid, every spring, the Dixon May Fair was the place to be. Guess what? It still is! Running from Thursday, May 8 to Sunday, May 11 (Mother’s Day), this year marks the 139th year for the Dixon May Fair, which makes it the oldest consecutive running fair in California.

So just who it is that helps keep up this tradition?

The Dixon May Fair Friends of the Fair, of course. With longtime Vacaville residents and local icons Donnie and Tootie Huffman at the helm, Friends of the Fair is a nonprofit organization made up of a group of people with a heart for local agriculture who are committed to paying it forward to the kids who seek a similar future.

The Friends implement programs to raise money in addition to those taken in through ticket sales, food sales and entertainment. The money earned from all alcohol sales (beer, wine and margaritas) is generously applied to many much-needed projects, equipment, grounds maintenance improvements and most importantly, scholarships to Solano County kids who seek an education in agriculture.

One of those projects created by Friends of the Fair is the beautiful Wine Pavilion and Tasting Room, located next to Leber Stage. It should come as no surprise to the locals in this area that Solano County has great wine. Located next door to the world-famous Napa Valley, Solano County is in the perfect spot to have not just one official American Viticultural Area, but two: Suisun Valley AVA and Green Valley AVA, both established in December 1982, which makes us the second oldest AVA in California (Napa’s AVA was first).

In addition to housing many of the best winemakers in the state, the local vineyards are extremely generous in supporting our community and our youth. Stocked completely with donated wine, the Dixon May Fair tasting room is a perfect place to sit down, cool off, listen to music and gather with friends to sample all of the best wines in Solano County. With all of the proceeds going directly to the nonprofit and sponsoring the scholarship program, it makes the deal that much sweeter.

The Wine Pavilion will be open every day of the fair with all wines available and with special appearances from each of the wineries (see the schedule below) along with a raffle Sunday.

Wine Pavilion Hours and Special Guest Pourings

  • Thursday, May 8, 4 to 9 p.m.: GV Cellars and Tenbrink Winery, 4 to 7 p.m.
  • Friday, May 9, Noon to 10 p.m.: Vezer Family Vineyards and Rock Creek Vineyard, 4 to 6 p.m.; Ledgewood Creek Winery, 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday May 10, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.: Winterhawk Winery, noon to 2 p.m.; Mangels Vineyard, 2 to 4 p.m.; Wooden Valley Winery Presents “A Wine Blending and Tasting Experience” with Ron Lanza, 4 to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 11 (Mother’s Day), Noon to 8 p.m.: Mother’s Day Bubbly and Bites, food pairing hosted by Wooden Valley Winery and Magpies Catering; Wine Room Raffle, 4 p.m.
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