Solano Wine & Food Jubilee is On, Rain or Shine!

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It has been said, “there is no bad weather, just unsuitable clothing.”

With that thought in mind, the Solano Wine & Food Jubilee Committee would like to assure ticketholders that this Saturday’s event will still go on -- rain or shine. “Just change your outfits from ‘wine country casual’ to something a little more ‘suitable,’” suggested Craig Bryan, Jubilee committee chairman.

“Ticketholders and vendors, please be assured our committee is working hard to create an excellent experience, no matter what Mother Nature may bring.”

He added, “We have made arrangements to have much of the area out at the Harbison Event Center at the Nut Tree covered or protected, to ensure that our guests and vendors will be well taken care of if the weather is damp, as predicted.”

Ticketholders can still expect to enjoy plenty of food, wine and beers to sample at the event -- comfortably protected under structures set up throughout the venue – thanks to the generous support of more than 100 vendors.

And, despite rain or shine, the event still benefits the programs of NorthBay Hospice & Bereavement, assuring that those facing an end-of-life illness and their families will receive compassionate care, despite their ability to pay.

The 32nd annual Solano Wine & Food Jubilee is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. for VIPs and 6:30 p.m. for general admission.

About The Jubilee

NorthBay Healthcare Foundation’s Solano Wine & Food Jubilee has become Solano County’s premiere fund-raising event, and will be held on May 18, 2019. It supports the programs and services of NorthBay Hospice & Bereavement. Funds raised at the event help make possible an array of vital programs, including hospice care, bereavement support groups and community outreach.

But, the event had modest beginnings. 

Shortly after NorthBay Healthcare established its Hospice & Bereavement program in 1987, a group of area citizens decided it was exactly the kind of non-profit program they wanted to support. These citizens organized the very first Solano Wine & Food Jubilee in 1988. Held in the social hall of a Fairfield church, the first Jubilee was a wine and cheese party for about 300 people. That night, about $2,000 was raised.

Through the years, the Solano Wine & Food Jubilee has grown exponentially. It has become a perennially sold-out affair and has been held in an array of venues – under a tent in Lagoon Valley, on the Jelly Belly factory floor, at the Vacaville Skating Center, in shopping center parking lots, Sunrise Events Center, and even in a C5 hangar at Travis Air Force Base. For many years, it was held under a huge tent at the iconic Nut Tree Complex in Vacaville.

In 2019 it returns again to the Harbison Event Center at the Nut Tree in Vacaville.