You’re looking for a nice and chill destination to enjoy the serene ambiance of fall, with jazz music, good food and a glass of finest wine, then the Huichica Music Festival is the right place for you.
Huichica Festival, the annual two-day festival, is coming back this year in the city of Sonoma. What can be better than that? In this post, we will give you a brief guide to the festival this year, so check it out and find out your favorite activities.
1. What Is The Huichica Music Festival?
Huichica Festival is a boutique music festival founded by sixth-generation vintner Jeff Bundschu and musician Eric D. Johnson. It usually takes place at Gundlach Bundschu Winery in Sonoma, California in the middle of October.
The Huichica Music Festival offers impressive indie-folk music, which sets it apart from other music festivals. Besides, it also provides guests with some of the best food and wine pairings, as well as deliver up close and personal access to local culture.
This year’s festival will be held on October 15th-16th, from 2 pm – 10 pm on Friday and from 11 am – 10 pm on Saturday. Mark your calendar to not miss out on it.
2. What Is The Musical Lineup This Year?
You’re probably anticipating and curious about the 2021 Huichica Music Festival lineup, so we are here to spill the beans. The musical lineup this year include Mac DeMarco, Devendra Banhart, Yo La Tengo and many others likeCass McCombs, Whitney, Vetiver, Wet, Shannon Lay, Bedouine, The Entrance Band,Kelley Stoltz, Thee Sacred Souls, Mapache, Emma Swift, Valley Queen, Meg Baird, Lia Ices, Lael Neale, Anna St. Louis, Paint, Claude Fontaine, Los Dug Dug’s, Jess Cornelius, Art d’Ecco, Ismay, Shana Falana, Light Show by Mad Alchemy.
3. What Further Things To Do At The Huichica Music Festival?
Taste The Wine And Beverages
Gundlach Bundschu is really famous for its highly rated and yummy wines, so be sure to take a sip and let the flavor of Huichica be absorbed into your tongue.
During the festival, all the wine will be available to purchase in the Historic Tasting Room. Aside from wine, the fest also offers Hedonic coffee, East Brother beer,and a variety of other local beverages.
Stop By Some Food And Crafts Vendors
Wandering around the marketplace in Huichica is maybe the best thing to do in this season. come to see local unique artisanal products, savor delicious street food while swinging along the chill folk music in the background.
Visit The Kid Zone
Not only adults, little kids can also find fun in the Huichica Music Festival. Children under 12 get free admission to the fest, as well as the entertainment at kid zone. All the crafts and games will open only on Saturday and require parent supervision.
4. Is There Any Parking Area Around The Festival?
Parking is limited at the festival grounds so carpooling may be a good choice. Complimentary parking will be given to vehicles carrying 3 or more passengers, full 2 seaters, motorcycles, electric cars and Bacchus Club members.
All other vehicles will have to pay a parking fee per day. To know more about the parking fee, you can visit the official website of the festival.The most convenient way is to take shuttles. Huichica offers shuttle services from the East Bay and San Francisco to the main parking area of Huichica.
5. What To Bring And Not To Bring To The Huichica Music Festival?
Here is a list of what you should bring to the festival:
- Money (cash or card form) for drinks, food, merchandise and goods
- Your ID
- Empty reusable water bottle
- Bug Spray
- Hats and bandanas
- Low back chairs
- Good vibes
You shouldn’t bring:
- Outside Alcohol and beverages
- Illegal drugs
- Professional camera equipment
- Weapons like knives, guns,..
- Bad attitudes
6. What Are Other Lodging Suggestions?
The winery is located in the town of Sonoma, far 45 miles away outside of San Francisco. There are lodging suggestions for you, including El Pueblo Inn, Sonoma Valley Inn, El Dorado Hotel,Inn at Sonoma, The Lodge, MacArthur Place, and many more. For camping lovers, Skyline Regional Park in Napa offers some campgrounds, located 12 miles to the east of the festival.
7. What To Wear To The Festival?
Although the fall weather in Huichica is nice and comfortable, the temperature varies a lot from day to night. An extra jacket is necessary in case you don’t want to catch a cold when the sun goes down and the breeze is cooler.
When it comes to the Huichica music festival, opt for a comfy outfit. You will have a lot of options from sweaters, tee, knits, jeans, denim, long trousers or anything that can make you feel confident when wearing it.
To avoid getting your foot stepped or ached, opt for some comfy shoes like sneakers, chunky boots, leather boots or boat shoes.
Here is our guide to the Huichica Music Festival this year. We hope that through this post, you’ll have enough information to make a plan and prepare for your visit. The festival will come really soon, so don’t miss out on it.
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