TODAY, SEPTEMBER 23, MARKS THE YEAR’S FALL EQUINOX WHICH BRINGS SHORTER DAYS, LONGER NIGHTS AND THE SEASON OF HARVEST FOR FARMERS.
There are two equinoxes during the year: spring and fall. They occur when the equator passes the centre of the sun. This is when the north and south poles of the Earth are not tilted towards or away from the sun, as at other times, but are aligned so as to give, theoretically, the same amount of daylight in both of the Earth’s hemispheres.
THE FALL EQUINOX MEANS TWO THINGS FOR TRAVELERS: FOOD AND COLORS.
Aka festivals and outdoor adventures!
Autumn is the season all farmers, wine and beer makers, and chefs anticipate because you will not find food any fresher than now. It is a time for them to hit the streets and share their harvest and talent with the world through festivals!
For a complete list of food and wine festivals here in the United States and internationally, check out Gayot (Guy-OH) – a website that is an internationally renowned and professional guide to dining, hotels, travel and lifestyle, including spas, movies and automobiles.
Gayot’s Seasonal Tip:
Truffles and chanterelles are unearthed this month. Also, take a moment to pick a few pears and crack open some Dungeness crab!
WHEN I IMAGINE LIFE AFTER THE FALL EQUINOX, I IMAGINE ACRES UPON ACRES OF GRAPES BEING HARVESTED THAT ARE DESTINED TO BE TURNED INTO BEAUTIFUL WINES.
If I could choose any festival to attend this fall it would be the Sonoma County Harvest Fair because me and wine…well we are like peas and carrots!
The Sonoma County Harvest Fair celebrates its 40th year. Attendees will enjoy savoring fine wines, award-winning beers and culinary creations at this complete farm-to-table experience in Santa Rosa. In the three-day, activity-packed event, the Grand Harvest Tasting Pavilion, a returning favorite, features samples of varietals from more than 150 participating Sonoma County wineries and gourmet pairings from winners of the Professional Wine, Food and Restaurant Competitions. Each day will offer a slightly different food pairing, so guests are sure to satisfy their appetite. For those looking to take home souvenirs, artisan goods and wares can be purchased at the Wine Country Marketplace. For more information, visit the Sonoma County Harvest Fair official website
If you are stationed California or any western state you are in the prime location for festivals and outdoor adventure opportunities.
Plan a trip with your buddies to go camping in San Onofre State Beach California for a weekend or hit the trails in the Blue Ridge Parkway or any national park.
UNITED MILITARY TRAVEL HOPES THAT THIS FALL EQUINOX AND AUTUMN SEASON YOU ENJOY THE BEAUTIFUL WORLD THAT WE LIVE IN!
Eat, Drink, Travel, and Be Merry!
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