Submitted by John Lullo
What is so special about the last Sunday in June?
That’s easy….it is the comeback day for Summerfest 2022 at White Sulphur Springs Ranch. The many Mohawk Valley Stewardship Council (MVSC) volunteers have seen the last two events canceled because of the pandemic. This has slowed down but not stopped the continuing restoration of the historic ranch site in Eastern Plumas County. To make up for lost time they are determined to make this one, June 26, something special.
The major attraction this year is the return of David John and the Comstock Cowboys from the Bucket of Blood Saloon in Virginia City, Nevada. The Band makes the old West come alive with authentic garb such as six guns, chaps and spurs. They last appeared to a record crowd at Summerfest 2017. Attendees will hear original music by David John as well as old favorites like Cool Water, Ghost Riders in the Sky and Cattle Call. Unlike the last time they appeared, the Comstock Cowboys will now be on their own stage, complete with a dance floor, all overlooking the Mohawk Valley.
Besides the live entertainment, Summerfest 2022 will offer a Western BBQ consisting of grilled chicken breasts and St. Louis ribs, grilled assorted fresh vegetables, Motherlode beans, with and without meat, cowboy slaw, and assorted cookies and snacks. As usual, there will also be both live and silent auctions, a no-host bar featuring margaritas, wine and beer, and tours of the old ranch house. Dave and Rick Roberti will conduct the live auction.
As usual, this is an outdoor event. Attendees should bring a lawn chair but no pets. Gates open at 3 p.m. Hours are from 3 -7 p.m. Entertainment begins at 4 p.m. The WSSR site is at 2200 Highway 89, one quarter mile south of county road A-15, in Clio, Plumas County, California.
Tickets are $65 for adults and $20 for kids 12 and under. Tickets are available online at the website, www.whitesulphurspringsranch.com Tickets are also available at the Briar Patch in Graeagle and at The Shop in Blairsden. Look for the prominent Summerfest sandwich boards in front of these stores. Ticket supplies are limited and a sellout is expected. For more information go to the website or call 530-836-2530. The MVSC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. A portion of the admission price is tax deductible.