How to Strike Gold at the Placerville Art and Wine Festival

While the rich history of the California Gold Rush remains a prominent Placerville highlight, our old mining town also features a growing arts and cultural scene. The Placerville Art and Wine Festival, aka the WINEderlust Renegade Wine, Art, and Music Festival is a great way to explore Main Street, sample wines from the area, and view unique, local art. If you want to check out other attractions, events, and places to eat, download our Area Guide! It contains tips and insider information that makes planning your Northern California vacation easy and stress-free.

Your Guide to the Placerville Art and Wine Festival

Sights, Sounds, and Tastes of the Town

Every September, the Placerville Downtown Association hosts its Art and Wine Festival on Historic Main Street. The event features over 35 selections from local foothill wineries, offering a wide range of lesser-known, but excellent, wines. You can sample anything from sauvignon blanc to merlot while enjoying the lively atmosphere of our historic mining town. If you happen to be the “designated driver” for the night, free coffee and water are available.

As you sip your beverage of choice, stroll down Historic Main Street and admire the “Banners on Parade” community art project. The banners are auctioned off during the evening with the help of the Soroptimists Club of Placerville. This collaborative art project between artists, businesses, organizations, individuals, and the city government remains on display from June to October to promote art in the community. You can even look at the banners online before attending the festival. If one catches your eye, bid on a banner to own a piece of Placerville art history.

The Placerville Art and Wine Festival would not be complete with live music and food. Live music plays up and down Historic Main Street, providing a soundtrack to your art-viewing experience. Merchants also offer hors-d’oeuvres to complement every wine selection.


The cost to sample wines at the Placerville Art and Wine Festival is $28. It only costs $20 attend the festival if you are a designated driver. Tickets can be purchased online or at locations around Placerville. Tickets to the festival are limited, so grab them now while you still can!

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Romantic bedroom in the Stone Pine RoomAfter a memorable night of wine, food, and live music, head back to Eden Vale Inn for a romantic stay with your special someone. Our stylish accommodations feature luxurious amenities that will make your romantic Northern California getaway one to remember. Wake up refreshed and ready to take on the day with our complimentary and delicious breakfast sourced from local Northern California farmers.

Check out our Sierra Nevada foothill-themed Stone Pine guest room. You can snuggle up in front of the fireplace, soak in a tub on your private patio, and sleep peacefully on luxurious linens. Add on a couples spa massage to make your stay romantic and relaxing.

Check our availability to start planning your trip to the Placerville Art and Wine Festival today! Don’t forget to download your free Vacation Guide to make your romantic trip truly special!