Art & Wine Faire

2016 SCAWF logoThe 2016 Annual San Carlos Art & Wine Faire celebrates its 26th year on Saturday, October 8, 10 am to 6 pm, and October 9, 10 am-5 pm.

Sponsored by the San Carlos Chamber of Commerce, this fun-filled, outdoor family event features a beautiful array of artwork, live entertainment, a classic and hot rod car show, some of the areas finest wines and microbrews, mimosa’s, delectable food and much more. New this year:  margaritas!

Taking place in the heart of downtown San Carlos, this much-anticipated fall festival offers two full days of enjoyment for people of all ages, including a Family Fun Zone with a variety of children’s activities and live entertainment each day from noon to 4:30 p.m. featuring live children’s music, magic, puppetry, singing and dancing. In addition, more than 275 artists will be showcasing their original work ranging from ceramics, pottery, watercolor and oil paintings, photography, wood working, jewelry and much more.  Car enthusiasts will enjoy a Classic and Hot Rod Car show on both days of the Faire, which will include prizes awarded for best of show. Over 30 international food booths. Wine and beer will be offered by renowned wineries and breweries.


 INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING as a Sponsor, Artist, Food Vendor, Family Fun Zone, or Non-Profit area?  Contact the Chamber at 650-593-1068!  Or send an email to


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The San Carlos Art & Wine Faire takes place on both sides of San Carlos Avenue between El Camino and Walnut, and on Laurel Street from San Carlos Avenue to Arroyo from 10 am to 6 pm Saturday, and 10 am to 5 pm Sunday. Because parking in downtown San Carlos is at a premium during the Faire, the San Carlos Chamber of Commerce encourages Faire attendees to use public transportation such as SamTrans or CalTrain or to ride bicycles to the event.  


International Food Booths, such as:

  • BBQ Thai Chicken & Pork Kabobs
  • Fried Calamari, Fish & Chips
  • Gyros, falafel, dolmas
  • BBQ tri-tip sandwiches
  • Corn dogs
  • Fried artichokes
  • Garlic Fries
  • Chocolate dipped frozen fruits
  • Funnel Cakes
  • Hand Shaken Lemonade
  • Hamburgers
  • Island Noodles
  • Kettle Corn
  • Tacos, tamales, burritos

Family Fun Zone

Performances on the Family Fun Zone Stage, emceed by Lori & RJ, Cotton Candy Express Music
More Kids Fun and hands-on activities such as:

  • Face painting
  • Costumes (Costumes & Themed Parties by Cynthia)
  • Kids Obstacle Course
  • Hair Feathers and Braids
  • Henna Tattoos
  • Decorate Tutus
  • Wheel of Fortune
  • Magician and Ventriloquist
  • Dancers
  • Clown and Puppets

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