2nd Annual Skyforest Festival | Sunday May 24, 2015

Skyforest has been one of my Hot Topics lately.  If you have not paid a visit to that little town to see all that is going on, then you are missing out, trust me.  The food, the shops, and the whole vibe is causing waves of good gossip, especially the talk of Sky Park, opening up later this year!
If you follow me on Instagram, FB or Twitter, then you know I’m always raving about Lou Eddies, and now my new favorite, The Hungry Bear Deli (blog to come soon)!  I have many blogs in the works about Skyforest, so keep an eye out for them.
Any-who, the reason for this blog…  Check out the Skyforest Festival in May.  Last year they were blown away with how many people attended.  I have heard that they are expecting even more this year.  So mark your calendar because you won’t want to miss it!
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Sunday May 24, 2015 – 12PM  to 5 PM
Food – Brew – Fun – Shop – Entertainment
You won’t want to miss out on the FUN!
For more info, contact any of the local chops in Skyforest for details.  I will provide more as the event draws closer.
Also they are looking for merchants and restaurants who will want to join, if that is you, here is the contact info below:
Skyforest merchants and restaurants are hoping you will join us again!  We are looking for artists, organizations and vendors with unique finds.
We are requesting a donation of $40 from those wishing  to participate.
Sponsorships to cover printing, CHP and more also needed.
Contact Diane Brown at dbrown92@hotmail.com
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I hope to see you there!  Until then, “See you around town!”

2014 Brewfest Attendees Break Record for the Fifth Year in a Row

This years Lake a Arrowhead Brewfest breaks tickets sale for the fifth year in a row with over 1000 attendees. It is obvious that next year they are going to need a bigger tent.

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As a volunteer for this event and a strong supporter, it was so exciting to see so many familiar and unfamiliar faces. As I walked around with my camera for 7 hours, it was easy to get everyone to smile!

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There is no surprise why everyone was smiling… BEER! There is something so great about bringing together 1000 plus people to enjoy the south lands greatest Craft Breweries and Home Brewers.

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It is no secret, or at least it is not now, that I LOVE BEER. I give credit to my husband for introducing me to all the fabulous fermented flavors. I am a huge sucker for sours and will fall weak to just about anyone who brings me a bottle! 😉

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To all the sponsors, breweries and home brewers who made this event possible, all the attendees who drank the sweet nectar of hops and barley say,”thank you!” Also a special thanks to the Mountain Brew Club, Lake Arrowhead Chamber of Commerce, Nolan Calkins and Jim Grant for keeping this event alive. I look forward to next year and new Brewfest memories!

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Procedes went to Operation Provider, Lake Arrowhead Chamber of Commerce and Blue Jay Merchants Association.

All pictures were taken by yours truly, Michelle Calkins Realtor!

5th Annual Lake Arrowhead Brewfest ~ August 9, 2014

It is that time of year again to start thinking about the Annual Lake Arrowhead Brewfest!  This year the event will be held on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at noon on the Jensen’s parking lot in Blue Jay.

Last years attendees set a new record, it will be exciting to see how many show up this year!  We want everyone to know about it, so make sure to tell your friends and spread the word.  It is probably a good idea to purchase you ticket in advance if you want to receive a collector taster glass.

Remember that this event is in the dead of summer and the temperatures can get pretty high.  I suggest you drink lots of water and of course do not drink and drive, make sure to get a designated driver. The designated driver Brewfest ticket is only $15.

I look forward to seeing all your faces there, I think I will even give away one free ticket, but you have to be 21 years of age… Remember to follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to qualify for the drawing!

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Read below a blurb from their website regarding who helps put this on and who we can expect to see at the event…

5th Annual Lake Arrowhead Brewfest

The Lake Arrowhead Chamber of Commerce, Blue Jay Business Association and the Mountain Brew Club presents the 5th Annual Brewfest. Come enjoy live music and craft beers from Stone, Big Bear Mountain, Hangar 24, Dale Bros, Firestone, Brew Rebellion, Skyland, Strand, La Quinta, Mountain Brew Club, Bear Valley Brew Club and the Maltose Falcons Brew Club. Souvenir glass to the first 1000 attendees.

Designated driver ticket includes entry, free soft drinks.

Be a V.I.P. by supporting our local food bank. Bring a food item or a cash donation (of any amount) for local food charity “Operation Provider” and sample specially selected beers at the V.I.P. taps.

Tickets to the event are $30 in advance and $35 at the door.

For more info, check out their website at: http://lakearrowheadbrewfest.com/

See you all there!

Pre-Sale ticket holders will be allowed to check in the event at 11:30am to make sure they receive a glass and are ready to go when the beer starts pouring at noon!

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Pictures provided by yours truly: Michelle Calkins Realtor: 2012 Event Photographer