Hundreds of folks gathered at the 3rd Annual Hat Creek Beer, Food, and Wine Fest to enjoy good food and drink, music, and fun activities. Several people who attended from Redding and other areas said it was nice to get away from the heavy smoke due to wildfires.
The event began at Hereford Ranch RV Park and Campground at noon and lasted into the evening. Fun activities included ranch tours, a children’s AG fun park, face-painting, horseshoes, and corn hole toss. Visitors could fish or swim in the pond as they enjoyed the afternoon. There were also a number of local artisans set up to sell their wares.
Folks gather to enjoy country music performed by Jared Hovis
During the afternoon there was music on the pavilion performed by the Smokin’ Roaches, Alex Colvin, and Jared Hovis. In the evening California Country played on the playground stage, once again featuring Jared Hovis.
Food was provided by Anna’s Country Kitchen, JJ’s and Red Bicycle. Beer vendors included Fall River Brewery, Woody’s, Eel River Blonde, and FW 805. Dakaro, Churn Creek Cellars, Moseley Family Cellars, and Cove Crest provided wine.
Proceeds from ticket sales went to benefit Mayers Memorial Healthcare Foundation. Other charities also participated and raised funds. Hat Creek Volunteer Fire Department served ice cream and root beer floats. Inter-Mountain Heritage Foundation had a beer booth. Mayers Memorial Healthcare Foundation and Haley’s Insurance ran the corn hole, and Friends of the Intermountain Library hosted the horseshoes.
The 3rd Annual Hat Creek Beer, Food, and Wine Fest will be held at the Hat Creek Hereford Ranch RV Park and Campground located at 17855 Doty Road in Hat Creek off Hwy 89. (see Map & Directions)
There will be samples from local breweries, restaurants and wineries in a gorgeous mountain ranch setting. This is a fun family event with food and drink, music, ranch tours, games, activities for children, swimming, and more.
The major beneficiary for this event is the Mayers Healthcare Foundation, ensuring local healthcare needs and urgent care. Other charities benefit by hosting games and selling ice cream, beverages and more!
Here’s a schedule of events. See you there!
Hope is Alive 12 coming at Old Merc Friday May 18
There will be an open mic tonight (Thursday, 3/29/18) for musicians. singers and poets at the Pit River Casino from 7-9 p.m. or thereabouts. Richard Bersbach provides great sound. It is a wonderful opportunity to hear and meet talented local people. Feel free to come perform or just to come listen and enjoy!
Filed under Burney, Music
Many talented groups played at Heritage Day throughout the afternoon of October 8 at McArthur-Burney Falls State Park. One group that delighted listeners was a talented quartet of young ladies from Shingletown named Shooting Stars.
The following is a playlist of seven of the songs performed by Shooting Stars. The first song was recorded at a picnic table before they went on stage.
The next six, performed on stage, are accompanied by Nicki Carlisle and backed up by members of the North State Fiddlers (California Old Time Fiddler’s Association District 6) who organized the music for the afternoon.
The four Shooting Stars are named Natalie, Katie, Tahlia, and Helaina. They have been playing together for one year. The two fiddlers are 12 years old and the guitarists are 10 years old. They all have beautiful voices.
Heritage Day 2017 on Sunday October 8 was wonderful. The weather was beautiful. Great music! Cider and dutch oven goodies! Wagon rides! Folks dressed up in period costumes. Lots of fun activities from the 1800’s. I’ll let some pictures speak for themselves.
Nicki Carlisle, the Zuilleger family and the Shooting Stars
The Shooting Stars – Natalie, Katie, Tahlia, and Helaina
Here’s a link to music by the Shooting Stars at Heritage Day 2017.
North State Fiddlers
Meg with Jack and Jill
Nina Kammener, Diana Sophia Green, and Kayla Oilar
Making a pine doll
These girls made some fine pine dolls
Craig Harrington at Heritage Days
Manning the cider press
Veronica Sloan and Dutch Oven Cooking
Pit River Pioneer Thom Sloger with Linda Colvin at an 1840’s tent site
Pit River Pioneers
Walt Libal displaying old guns
Tug O War
Cub Scouts from Pack 38
Leos at Heritage Day
For more on Heritage Days see:
Heritage Day At Burney Falls Park 2016
Heritage Day shares the past
The 12th Hope Is Alive! Open Mic Night will be held 6-8 p.m. Friday, October 6, 2017 at Billy’s Roadside Café, 30356 State Highway, 299 East, Montgomery Creek. Songwriters, musicians, poets, spoken word artists, storytellers, and dancers are welcome to come share their talent. Performers are encouraged to reserve a spot in advance by contacting Carrie Jo Diamond at 229-8484 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stu Stoore, Ginny Dye, and Don Smith at Hope is Alive! 9 in McArthur
This is the fourth Hope Is Alive! to be held in the Intermountain area of the county.
Hope Is Alive! was founded in September 2014. The purpose has been to celebrate the healing power of art, music, and poetry and to raise awareness about mental health struggles, substance use disorders, and suicide loss.
Burney International Folk Dancers at Hope is Alive! 4 in Burney
Hope Is Alive! open mic nights have been held at locations throughout Shasta County. Nearly 130 performers, including dancers, spoken word artists, rappers and musicians have participated.
Billy Riggins and Lewis Gustafson at Hope is Alive! 4 in Burney
For more information about Stand Against Stigma and Hope Is Alive! Open Mic Nights, visit www. Standagainststigma.com or Hope is Alive! 12 on Facebook.
Articles on past Hope is Alive! open mics in the Burney, Montgomery Creek, and McArthur:
Hope is Alive 9! at Old Merc Pizza
Hope is Alive! 6 showcases incredible talent
Open mic brings hope alive in Burney!
Hope is Alive 9! at Old Merc Pizza: A selection of videos