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Annual Mountain Harvest Beer Festival is at the fairgrounds this weekend

The 16th annual Mountain Harvest Beer Festival takes place this weekend, Oct. 12, at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Gates open at 12:30 p.m. Tasting begins at 1 p.m.; music starts at 1:30 p.m. and the event will finish up at 5 p.m. Photo submitted

Join Plumas Arts at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 1 to 5 p.m., for the 16th annual Mountain Harvest Beer Festival. Gates open at 12:30 p.m. Tasting begins at 1 p.m.; music starts at 1:30 p.m. and the event will finish up at 5 p.m.

Plumas Arts welcomes many breweries and brewers to Quincy this weekend. Some breweries are locals like The Brewing Lair, Lassen Ale Works and Quintopia Brewing Company. While others, though not from Plumas County, are still seasoned veterans of the beloved event, including Alaskan Brewing Company, The Brewers Cabinet, Deschutes Brewery, Fall River Brewing Company, Feather Falls Brewing Company, Firestone Walker, Klamath Basin, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Lost Coast Brewery, North Coast Brewing and Sierra Nevada Brewing Company.

Quincy Natural Foods will provide samplings from their organic and sustainable wine selection for tasting.

The event also offers music all afternoon. Beginning at 1:30 p.m., hear Rose’s Pawn Shop. Rose’s Pawn Shop has played in Plumas County before at the Lost Sierra Hoedown. With an arsenal of guitars, banjo, thumping upright bass, fiddle and drums, delivering neo-classical-sounding melodies and lyrics, their sound is a wholesome mishmash of creek mud, rusty nails and your mom’s cooking. Something happens when you hear these songs. No matter how low you’ve sunk, something in the music finds you, picks you up and carries you home.

Beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages will also be available for purchase by the glass at the Plumas Arts booth. The event includes a fun silent auction with many fall and beer-themed items. The art for the Mountain Harvest Beer Fest poster was produced by local born and raised resident artist Seamas Gallagher. Prints of the poster art, as well as others by Gallagher, will be available for purchase at the event.

Come hungry. Taqueria Maria’s will be on hand with its authentic Mexican food truck, as well as Soroptimist International of Quincy, who will be back with their popular Octoberfest-themed food booth.

The event will be held rain or shine. The backdrop of maples and aspens are a perfect setting for this fall event, but should it happen to rain, the event will be held inside Serpilio Hall.

“We have only had rain two out of the past 15 years” says event co-coordinator Kara Rockett-Arsenault, “It is usually a beautiful fall day with the trees hitting their peak color right around that time.”

The Mountain Harvest Festival is the major fundraising event that helps to keep Plumas Arts bringing you the countless events, services, and programs all year long. Here is a chance to have fun with friends and neighbors while you support an important organization.

Pre-event tasting passes include event admission and a tasting glass and are $35 general admission and are on sale at Plumas Arts, Quincy Natural Foods and online at plumasarts.org. Online sales are only available until Thursday, Oct. 10, at 5 p.m.

At the gate admission will be $40. Non-tasting event admission at the door is $10.

For more event information check the plumasarts.org website or call 283-3402.

The fairgrounds offers overnight camping available for $10 per site. RV hook-ups are $20.

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