Wine Country Staff Picks

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    Join the Fun at the Annual Citrus Fair

    February 04, 2018

    If you’re looking for a fun and quirky day-trip during your stay at the Farmhouse Inn, considering checking out the Cloverdale Citrus Fair, held in the nearby town of Cloverdale from Friday, February 16, through Monday, February 19. A scenic half-hour’s drive will put you in the midst of this annual favorite, which features massive 3-D exhibits crafted from citrus fruits (no, really), a family-friendly carnival, gourmet food, and handmade merchandise from local artists and artisans. The crowning of the Citrus Fair Queen will occur on Friday evening, and the annual parade will enliven the town streets the following morning at 11 A.M. Special musical and theatrical performances will be staged throughout the long weekend, including the soulful tunes of southern rock band Double Standard, the country-and-western dance stylings of the Kick’n Country Girls, and the kid-friendly comedic antics of Duelling Dames. Once you’ve had your fill of the festival, you’ll be more than ready to head back to the luxury of the Farmhouse Inn, where all the comforts of home await.

    Location: Cloverdale Citrus Fairgrounds, Citrus Fair Dr. & S. Washington St., Cloverdale, California 95425

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    You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

    January 08, 2018

    In 1950 Charles Schulz launched Peanuts, a Sunday morning comic that would eventually become the most successful strip of all time, reaching a peak readership of more than 350 million in 75 countries during its 50-year run. Add to that the many televised holiday specials and endless merchandise, from Snoopy dolls to Charlie Brown lunch boxes, that features the Peanuts gang, and it’s easy to see why Schulz’s creation has become a permanent part of American culture. During your stay with us, we encourage you to take a quick 15-minute drive to the city of Santa Rosa, where the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center offers you a chance to relive many of your fondest childhood memories as you explore not only the artwork of Schulz himself, but also the delightful and awe-inspiring tributes to the Peanuts gang rendered by renowned artists from around the world. See the evolution of Snoopy hewn in 3.5 tons of wood by Yoshiteru Otani, tour a life-size replica of Charles Schulz’s very own artist’s studio, and laugh at rare strips catalogued, contextualized, and displayed for your viewing pleasure at this one-of-a-kind cartoon museum.

    Address: 2301 Hardies Ln, Santa Rosa, CA 95403


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