Many enjoy the October weather at the Suisun Waterfront District’s Art, Wine and Chocolate Festival
Suisun’s Waterfront District recently held its eighth annual Art, Wine and Chocolate Festival on October 6. With summer weather slowly fading away and fall weather becoming more evident, what better way to celebrate the new October weather than with some wine and chocolate? Whether it be to enjoy a nice stroll to enjoy the newly chilled whether or to mingle and socialize with others, the Art, Wine and Chocolate Festival was the place to do it.
For the 21 and up crowd, 20 dollars bought a commemorative waterfront wine glass and 8 tickets, a sample of wine for each ticket. Ten different wineries, each with their own fine wines, provided their samples. From Blacksmith Cellar’s sauvignon to Sunset Winery’s Zinfandel; the choices werw ready to satisfy an array of taste pallets in the Solano area.
For those not yet 21 there was still a much more for you to do. One could choose to eat at a festival food booth or choose to dine out at one of many sit-down restaurants in Suisun’s waterfront such as Athenian grill or Bab’s Delta Diner.
With a variety of vendors selling award winning candies and pastries in the Solano area, the festival satisfied the sweet tooth. Vendors included local bakery shop “Just a Simple Cupcake”, famous for their unique Filipino inspired cupcakes which include a banana turon which won first place at last year’s Solano County Fair.
Jewelry, clothes, furniture, accessories, and other things were on sale. The festival also gave an opportunity for artists to put their art on display and sell their pieces while, musical bands “Westbound 80” and “Ueed Blues” provide musical entertainment for all the festivities.
Overall, the Art, Wine and Chocolate Festival was an overall success, giving a much needed moral boost to the Solano area’s economy. The event really helped the citizen’s of Suisun Solano area get together and helps stimulate the economy.
“It brings a lot of people here that don’t know about Suisun, so it helps the local businesses here,” said local businesswoman Shelby Thompson.
“I can’t speak for the Solano Community, but a festival like this helps everybody around it wherever it takes place because it’s the joy of life,” said ceramic artist Bill Bloom.
With a good crowd and turnout, the annual festival looks to continue on in Suisun.