Sonoma Olive Festival Wrap-up | The Olive Oil Source

Sonoma Olive Festival Wrap-up

Source: Wendy Peterson
April 03, 2004

Bravo! A wonderfully successful Third Annual Olive Festival came to a close at the Artisan Market on the Plaza. We have had great interest and attendance for all the events this year – from the Blessing Weekend activities, Signature Sonoma and the Artisan Market. Martini Madness was wildly successful and the many other special events, dinners, olive oil tastings art shows and cooking demonstrations were also well received.

This year’s Olive Festival success is due to the very generous support from our sponsors and our Community Partners – The City of Sonoma, Chamber of Commerce, Vintner’s and Growers Alliance and the Sonoma Index Tribune.

We had 1200 participants in the Artisan Market on the Plaza and we gathered some information from the attendees: How did you hear about the Festival? (Newspaper- 35%, TV-1%, Word of Mouth-21%, Internet-43%). Where are you from? (Sonoma Valley-24%, Sonoma Country-13%, Napa-4%, Bay Area-23%, Sacramento-5%, Other California areas- 12%, Out of State, Country-19%). We have received such positive feedback from all who attended.