Harvest Dinner – September 30, 2023
The Napa Valley State Parks Association welcomes you to our annual Bale Grist Mill Harvest Dinner and Live Auction. The event promises to be an enchanting night filled with live music, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live auction bidding, and a delicious dinner catered by Elaine Bell. You’re invited to attend and support the association’s efforts to preserve and maintain the beautiful state parks located in Napa Valley.
Sponsor packages are available now!
(Individual ticket sales begin May 1st.)
Online Auction – September 15 to 30, 2023
Bid big and bid often and help us support our State Parks in Napa County. Your support means the protection, preservation and enhancement of our 175 year old Bale Grist Mill, fire recovery efforts for Bothe-Napa Valley and Robert Louis Stevenson Parks and enhanced trails and outdoor programming! Auction opens September 2, 2022.
Old Mill Days – October 21 and 22, 2023
At the Old Mill Days event, visitors can participate in traditional farm chores, such as corn husking, wheat threshing, butter making, and apple pressing, as well as watch artisans showcase their craft, including blacksmithing and lace making. The event also features period-correct clothing worn by mill docents. Admission is $5 per person, and children under 6 are free.
Opt-Outside for Green Friday – November 24, 2023
Green Friday is a celebration that takes place the day after Thanksgiving, as an alternative to the consumer-driven Black Friday. It encourages people to spend time outdoors in nature, while also getting some exercise. Bothe-Napa Valley State Park is one such place where people can take part in this movement. By mentioning the code “GREEN FRIDAY” at the entrance kiosk, visitors can get a 50% discount on day-use entry fees.
Pancake Breakfast – First May in Saturday
Join us for our annual family-favorite breakfast outing! Sit outside on a warm spring morning as the old water wheel turns and enjoy a stack of whole-wheat pancakes topped with syrup, a side of fresh-cut fruit, breakfast sausage, and your choice of beverage. In honor of #NationalWildfireAwarenessMonth, we are honoring firefighters and community resilience. Don’t miss CalFire joining us with a fire truck for the kids to check out, and local firefighters sharing fire prevention tips.
Fiesta en el Molino Bale – September
Come celebrate Mexican Independence Day with us and learn about the Latino community’s contributions to Napa Valley since the early 1800s. Enjoy live Mariachi & Rancho period music, local dance performances, crafts, educational activities, food trucks, and more!
Old Mill Holidays- December 9, 2023
Join in on the holiday fun at the Bale Grist Mill’s 19th-century celebration! Enjoy pioneer-style activities like making clove pomanders and wreaths, stringing popcorn and cranberries, and writing letters to Santa. Kids can decorate gingerbread cookies and cut paper snowflakes while you watch demonstrations on lace making, wool spinning, and milling. Cookies and cider will be served, so don’t miss out!