Off to the Races to Support the Arts and a Giveaway


This August marks the 15th Annual Race for The Arts run, and the premier event, “Off to the Races,” is bound to be a charming celebration of art, wine and great eats from local restaurants. The “Off to the Races” event will take place on Saturday, August 17 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. at the Pavilions on Fair Oaks Boulevard. Guests will be surrounded by the sounds of local musicians and the artwork of Sacramento artist Wayne Thiebaud.

Photo Credit: Race for the Arts

An array of wines available for sampling at the event include Napa Cellars, St. Supéry Vineyards & Winery, Mount Aukum Winery, Sean Minor Wines, Cielo Estate Winery, Barefoot Wines, Heringer Estate Winery, and Lava Cap Winery. What a list! A few of the restaurants that will be in attendance include Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Fabian’s Italian Bistro, Florez Bar Grill, Monsoon Cuisine of India, The Mandarin,  Raley’s Fine Foods, Café Bernardo, Starbucks, Roxy’s Restaurant & Bar and Sutter Street Steakhouse. We also hear that Capital Confections is planning to sample their award-winning gelato!

Can’t make it to “Off to the Races”? The Race for the Arts 5km run/walk and children’s fun runs are taking place on Saturday, August 24 at William Land Park.

Lucky for you, we are giving away a pair of tickets to “Off to the Races!” Comment on this post by 12 p.m. on Thursday, August 15 and tell us which winery or restaurant you are most excited to try, and you will be entered to win! We will announce the winner on Friday, August 16.


Pavilions Shopping Center

563 Pavilions Blvd. 

Fair Oaks, CA 95825

Time: 5:30-8:30

Date: Saturday. August 17

Cost: $50 (tickets available online at the door)

Information: (916) 933-4056

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7 Comments so far ↓

  • Rachel Hallgren | Aug 5, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    I would like to taste the Sean Minor Vin Gris–Strawberry, Cranberry, and Watermelon aromas???? Sounds amazing!!

  • Monica Wong | Aug 5, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Would love to try the Napa Cellars wines.

  • teressa dane | Aug 5, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    I would love to try Ruths Chris!

  • Steffany Caria | Aug 5, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Lava Cap Winery has been one of our favorites for years! I wonder how their Muscat Canelli is this year?

  • Ally | Aug 5, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Capitol Confections! (Who doesn’t want to try gelato?)

  • Patrick Mishler | Aug 5, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    As someone who has just moved to Sacramento I’m dying to try all of the great and unique food and wines Sac has to offer. Coming from a town that was a black hole void of good food anything will be a welcome bonus. If I had to choose Fabian’s Italian Bistro would be first on my list since I cannot recall the last good Italian food I had. Although as I said I’d be excited to try them all.

  • Larry | Aug 6, 2013 at 9:39 am

    You had me at award-winning gelato…but as for restaurants, Ruth’s Chris Steak House.