Admission to Sacramento’s largest annual food festival will once again be free this year. But it will not be without restrictions.
Proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or negative test within the past 72 hours will be required for entry to the 2021 Farm-to-Fork Festival next month, Visit Sacramento announced Friday.
Photos of a negative test or vaccination record with a corresponding ID card will be accepted in addition to physical copies, and online proof of vaccination can be retrieved at https: //myvaccinerecord.cdph .ca.gov /.
Testing sites and vaccination clinics are available throughout Sacramento County. The new rules apply to all three stages of the Farm-To-Fork Festival: Legends of Wine (September 9), Tower Bridge Dinner (September 12), and the Main Street Festival (September 17 and 18).
With cooking demonstrations, live music, and locally produced food and drinks available for sale, the Farm-To-Fork Festival is Sacramento’s busiest event outside of the California State Fair. More than 155,000 people attended the 2019 festival, according to Visit Sacramento.
Masks will be recommended but not required at the Farm-To-Fork Festival, which takes place entirely outdoors on Capital Mall. Beverage vendors will only accept card payments, not cash.
After months of optionality, vaccines or frequent testing become mandatory to enter certain arenas. At least six bars in Sacramento now require proof of vaccination to enter, and state employees, hospital workers and students will soon face similar restrictions.
While the highly exclusive Tower Bridge Dinner is sold out, Visit Sacramento also announced on Friday the return of its Tower Bridge Dinner To Go program from August 30 to September 11. Billed as a pandemic alternative to last year’s festival, it invites restaurants and caterers to compose their own multi-course take-out, which is then marketed through Visit Sacramento’s media channels. The full list of participants will be released later in August.