Celebrate Dad at one of these 10 great Father's Day destinations

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The Porch's brunch, dinner and bourbon flights are among the Father's Day highlights around the Sacramento region.

For Dad, what trumps a tie when it comes to Father’s Day? From cars to corn dogs, and bluegrass to bourbon, these 10 events around the region are some of the best holiday tributes Sacramento has to offer.

The Porch
Put a Southern spin on your festivities at this midtown eatery, which is offering a limited number of rare Pappy Van Winkle bourbon flights. The $85 set of three from the Kentucky family distillery consists of the sweet and full-bodied 12-year, the smooth and oaky 15-year, and the very limited-edition 23-year. Special menu highlights include a fried green tomato benedict for brunch, a Beeler’s pork chop with sweet potato-peach butter for dinner, and a side of the Porch’s signature hushpuppies. Sunday brunch 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; dinner 4 p.m.-9 p.m. 1815 K St. 444-2423. theporchrestaurantandbar.com

California Automobile Museum
Dads receive free admission on Sunday to this downtown museum, where its “hoods-up” exhibits will provide a rare chance to peek inside the original engines of antique cars. Plus, take a ride with Pop in one of several classic vehicles—including a 1931 Ford Model A, a 1943 military Jeep and a 1968 Imperial convertible—from the museum to Old Sacramento and back. $8 general admission; $7 seniors; free for fathers and kids under 5. Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 2200 Front St. 442-6802. calautomuseum.org  

For a Father’s Day barbecue with a beer-friendly twist, take the whole family to lunch or dinner on the patio of this Old Sacramento destination. For $16, Ten22 offers up a Father’s Day entrée special featuring bourbon ribs, beans, potato salad and corn muffins. Pair it all up with one of executive chef Jay Veregge’s carefully curated beer picks, like Snoweizen’s Wheat Ale (a product of Snowshoe Brewing Company near Angels Camp), Anchor Brewing’s refreshing California Lager, or one of the other brews from the bar’s 28 taps. Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. 1022 2nd St. 441-2211. ten22oldsac.com

California Bluegrass Association’s 39th Annual Father’s Day Festival
For bluegrass-loving dads, look no further than this four-day Grass Valley festival, where you can camp out all weekend or drive up for a day full of music by bands of local and national renown (including Nevada County’s Ragged but Right and Portland’s revival-punk Foghorn String Band) and workshops like “Beginning Bluegrass Guitar.” $15-$160 (free for ages 15 and under). June 12-15. Nevada County Fairgrounds. 11228 McCourtney Rd. Grass Valley. fathersdayfestival.com

For a memorable class act, head to Granite Bay for brunch (with its prix fixe menu offering such sumptuous treats as warm ham and cheddar scones with whipped maple butter and “steak and eggs” with grilled New York steak and poached eggs) or a knockout dinner menu featuring roasted Alaskan halibut and grilled Niman Ranch rib eye with bordelaise and marrow butter. Whenever you go, delight with Dad in the old-fashioned ice cream sandwich with a dark chocolate wafer and peanut butter gelato. $48 for Sunday brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; $70 for dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. 5530 Douglas Blvd., Suite 110. Granite Bay. 791-6200. hawksrestaurant.com

Dad’s Day at Denio’s
The third annual Father’s Day event at this venerable Roseville market and auction will present classic cars from Cappuccino Cruisers and other local auto clubs, while food and drink options range from Denio’s famous handmade corndogs to the market’s craft beer selection (including the Orange Wheat from Redlands’ Hangar 24 Brewery or “Icky” IPAs from Great Basin in Sparks, Nev.) Free; $3 for parking. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Denio’s Market. 1551 Vineyard Rd. Roseville. 782-2704. deniosmarket.com

Folsom Rhythm & Brews
This destination for beer connoisseurs is perfectly timed for Father’s Day weekend, offering up a Saturday afternoon of tastings from Rubicon Brewing, Hoppy Brewing Company and more than 30 other craft beer staples from around the region. Country and blues bands (including the local Val Starr & The Blues Rocket) will provide the soundtrack, while the kids can enjoy activities like hip-hop lessons from the El Dorado Dance Academy and a live Angry Birds game featuring a launcher, stuffed birds and stacks of fake bricks. Free ($25 for a tasting kit, $5 for some kids’ games). Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. Palladio shopping center. Highway 50 at East Bidwell St. Folsom. 941-9001. folsomrhythmandbrews.com

Midtown Farmers Market
Prepare for a Father’s Day barbecue with a special sausage-making demonstration led by Michael Tuohy, executive chef at LowBrau and Block Butcher Bar. From 10 to 11 a.m., up to 30 people can visit the edible tasting garden, where Tuohy will give a free talk on how to make sausage and craft pickles, mustard and other toppings using market produce. Enjoy free samples during the class, or stop by between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to purchase LowBrau sausages and beer from local breweries like Ruhstaller, Bike Dog, Berryessa, and Rubicon. Free. The market is open on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 2020 J St. midtownfarmersmarketsac.com  

Superheroes 5K
Join your hero at this second annual 5K run/walk/kids’ fun run around the Capitol, benefiting the Center for Fathers and Families. The registration fee includes a cape, and costumes are encouraged for participants from Dads on down to their young sidekicks. Stick around after the race for live music, a beer garden and a costume contest. $45 ($20 for ages 17 & under). The 5K starts on Sunday at 8:28 a.m. (8:05 a.m. for kids 5 and under; 8:10 a.m. for kids 6-10). 9th St. & Capitol Mall. superheroes5k.com

Miner’s Leap Winery
This celebrated Clarksburg winery is getting into the Father’s Day spirit with gourmet hot dogs from the Heavenly Dog food truck, classic cars on display from the Challenger Car Club and cigars for purchase. Treat Dad to a glass or bottle of chardonnay or Spanish Albariño to enjoy at one of the winery’s outdoor picnic tables while listening to singer Mark McLean’s acoustic covers of artists like Tom Petty and Jason Mraz. Free. Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. 54250 South River Rd. Clarksburg. 916-813-6909. minersleap.com