What: The free festival, funded by Tower Bridge dinner ticket sales, last year drew 50,000 people – up from 35,000 in 2014. Sixty-five vendors are set to appear at the event, offering food and drinks for sale or just promoting their brands. The festival also holds a kids zone and cooking demonstrations.
When: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 24
Where: Third to Ninth streets on Capitol Mall
Cost: Free (food and drink available for purchase)
Music: Its live music component offers links to food and farms as well. Skylar’s Pool, featuring Paragary Group executive chef Kurt Spataro and his wife, KFBK afternoon news anchor Kitty O’Neal, are among the local bands supporting headliners the Wallflowers. That band, led by Bob Dylan’s son Jakob, has won two Grammy awards, scoring hits with songs such as “6th Avenue Heartache” and “One Headlight.”