This year the tasting pavilion was larger, swathed in colorful fabric and air conditioned. The tasting experience featured food and wines from restaurants and wineries from around the Tri-Valley. Artists painted giant murals on canvases in the center of the tent as people nibbled noshes, chatted and sipped libations nearby.
Outside of the pavilion, festival-goers enjoyed games and entertainment. Children were treated to giant, opalescent bubbles floating through the air, courtesy of Sterling Johnson, while others gathered to watch "Back Seat Theater," magicians, musicians, and artists. New to the event this year were the gourmet food trucks full of comfort foods joining vendors on the grass.
The sky cleared in time for the free concert and fireworks show to close out the evening. Did you attend the 'splatter' festival? What was your favorite part? Tell us in the comments section below. Share your photos with us by posting them for free in our Town Square section on the site.