The Forty Third Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival
August 31st & September 1st, 2013
Presented by the
Millbrae Chamber of Commerce held along seven blocks of Broadway Avenue in Downtown Millbrae. The Millbrae
Art & Wine Festival is the premier event on the Peninsula on Labor Day Weekend. It consistently draws over
Origins of the Festival
The festival was born out of economic necessity. In 1970, the Millbrae Chamber of Commerce received the unsettling news
that due to the rising cost of local government, the Chamber would no longer receive city funding. Without the annual
contribution from the City, the Chamber office faced the possibility of having to close. Local business leaders agreed
that the Chamber should find a way to make up the loss and proposed the idea of holding a street fair. Although the
first festival was a modest one, featuring fewer than 100 artists, it was an instant hit. Today, the Millbrae Art &
Wine Festival is considered one of the premier festivals in California and provides a solid base of revenue that helps
fund Chamber programs throughout the year.
Arts and Crafts
A juried show, the festival will showcase the original work of 250 artists and craftspeople exhibiting their innovative
wares. Visitors will see many new artists this year. Festival producer, Pro Event of Mill Valley, has brought in an
impressive stable of talented exhibitors who will be showing photography, painting, sculpture, jewelry, pottery, dried
flowers, clothing, toys, leather, glass, textiles, metal, wood, and ceramics.
Festival-goers can taste their way around the world with twenty food vendors serving up flavorful fare with an
international flair. Choose from a mouthwatering selection of spanakopita, baklava, black-eyed bean stew, barbecue ribs,
garlic chicken sandwiches, designer sausages, gyros, fried oyster sandwiches, chicken and pork kebobs, grilled
corn-on-the-cob, cheesesteaks, frozen yogurt, and lots more. Complementing the foods will be an assortment of premium
wines and microbrews.
Street Closures/Public Transportation
Broadway Avenue will be closed to traffic from Victoria Avenue to Meadow Glen for the two-day festival. Caltrain will be
running its normal weekend schedule of trains both days, with stops in Millbrae (from points north and south) nearly
every hour between 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Millbrae Caltrain station lets riders off three short blocks from the festival.
SamTrans will be running its normal weekend schedule with service to Millbrae. For Caltrain and SamTrans schedule
information, call 1-800-660-4287.
Festival Dates/Hours/Location/Telephone Information
The festival is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day weekend). It is held on Broadway Avenue (1
block west of El
Camino Real) between Victoria Avenue and Meadow Glen. Admission and parking are free. For festival information, call the
Chamber of Commerce at 650-697-7324
information see miramarevents.com/millbrae
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