Sunday, June 2, 2018

Noon to 4PM

Sonoma Strong for 147 Years!



Held continuously since 1873, the 147th annual Bennett Valley Picnic will be held from Noon to 4:00 PM on Sunday June 2rd.

It's fun for the whole family and is open to the public.

$15 for adults, $10 for children under 16
We accept cash, checks, and credit/debit cards.

We will again have yummy BBQ'd Mary's Chicken, Tom's special recipe homemade bean, salads, sides, and homemade desserts.

Ricardo's Bar & Grill will also have Beer & Wine available for purchase.

Our 9th Annual Cherry Pit Spitting Competition will be held Noon to 2:00 PM.


Are you a competitor? Here are last year's results:

  • MEN...Peter Caven...23'3"
  • WOMEN...Bev Caven...16'
  • Note: Selena Allen (Patty and Bill's daughter) spit 21'8" and Angela Fotain spit 18'2" BUT they were not present to win!
  • JUNIOR...Tobias Lopez...11'4"
  • 5 & under...Benji Taylor and Abby Allen

Our Silent Auction - will be held from Noon to 2:00PM - featuring Food, Wine, Gift Certificates, Event Tickets, Classes, Jewelry, Art, Gardening Supplies, and other items donated by our generous sponsors.

You must be present to pay for and pick up your winning bid at the end of the auction at 2:00PM.



Bohemian Highway



This year we will again be featuring live music from The Bohemian Highway, the unforgettable Sonoma Co. band led by veteran singer-songwriter Doug Blumer and Nancy Irish. They perform their original Americana and folk-rock songs with tight harmony, ringing guitars and great arrangements. 

A big "Thank You" to our 2019 Picnic Corporate Sponsors:


Enhancing our Environment through Community Action

The Bennett Valley Guild is a member of the California Guild and is not affiliated with the California Grange.