Wine Fest occurs on June 22 at Atascadero Lake Park

ATASCADERO — Volunteers are needed for the Atascadero Lakeside Wine Festival, which will be held on Saturday, June 22, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Atascadero Lake Park. Volunteers are an integral part of the festival and will receive an official Wine Fest Volunteer baseball hat, snacks, and a complimentary ticket to use or to give to a friend. Those who volunteer for the closing shift (7:45 to 10 p.m.) also receive a Central Coast Wine Passport valued at $75 to use for the rest of the year. 

To volunteer, contact Atascadero Chamber Wine Fest Volunteer Coordinator Dawn Smith at or (303) 968-7049.

“Volunteers play a crucial role in the coordination and implementation of the Atascadero Wine Fest,” Smith said. “It’s an honor to work with 100 people who dedicate their time to our community. Coordinating the volunteers for the third year, I find this weekend to be one of the highlights of my year. I hope you’ll consider joining us!”


The festival showcases premier wines, brews, ciders, and spirits from the Central Coast and beyond. Now celebrating its 27th year, attendees may bring a blanket and a low-back chair to enjoy scenic Lake Atascadero and music by singer, songwriter, and poet Dulcie Taylor. “Roar-and-Pour” will allow attendees to taste wine while viewing animals in the Charles Paddock Zoo, the only zoo in San Luis Obispo County.

Additional 2024 Atascadero Wine Fest sponsors include 805 Water, Caliber Collision, Chalk Mountain Golf Course, City of Atascadero, Costco, Grocery Outlet, Lucky Oak Laundry, REMAX Success, DiBuduo & DeFendis, and Waste Management.

Early beverage participants include 915 Lincoln, Absolution Cellars, Adelaida, Alta Colina Vineyard & Winery, Ancient Peaks Winery, Asuncion Ridge Vineyards, Ballast Point Brewing, and many more. 

Wine Fest tickets can be purchased at the Atascadero Chamber office at 6907 El Camino Real, Suite A, or online at Tickets are $75 now or $90 at the door. A Central Coast Wine Passport and Wine Fest Ticket Combo is just $145. Non-drinker tickets are $30.

Wineries, breweries, cideries, and distilleries ready to sign up to pour at the event can go to or contact Gail Kudlac at with any questions.

Feature Image: Guests enjoy the 26th Annual Atascadero Lakeside Wine Festival. Photo by Rick Evans