SONOMA, Calif. (July 1, 2020) – Sonoma Speed Festival, North America’s premier motorsports, food and wine festival, today announced the postponement of the event to May 2021 to comply with health and safety guidelines. The festival will return in May 2021 with the automobiles, on-track action, amenities, and food and wine vendors that guests have come to expect.
When planning this year’s event, organizers placed a high priority on compliance with health and safety guidelines to protect guests, participants, volunteers and the community. Ultimately, they determined it would not be possible to hold the event this year and still provide the caliber of experience attendees enjoyed at the inaugural Sonoma Speed Festival in 2019. The event is primarily a social gathering, which is not something that can be comfortably and safely accomplished in the current environment.
“We have already begun preparing for 2021,” said event Founder Jeff O’Neill. “The cars, the local businesses, the food and wine, it will all be back next year and we’ll continue to add to the event over the coming 11 months. We can’t wait to get back to racing and spending time with friends again next spring.”
During its inaugural event in May 2019, the Sonoma Speed Festival brought thousands of guests and automotive enthusiasts to Sonoma Raceway to enjoy local food and wine while watching some of the world’s best race cars from past and present on the race track. The event is the only one of its kind in North America and drew everything from Ferrari 250 GTOs to a Mercedes-AMG Petronas W07 F1 car, which set a new track record.
Ticket sales have automatically been rolled over to the 2021 event. For questions related to the event, please send an email to [email protected].