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Upcoming fun at Summerfest of Chico

SummerFest Chico Food Vendors
People enjoying one of the many local vendors SummerFest boasts.

Image courtesy of SummerFest Chico

As the summer comes to a close, what better way to spend the last warm weeks than enjoying a cold beverage, live music and local food vendors?

Jaime Perry, Marketing Director at Deer Creek Broadcasting, discussed the ins and outs of the 2017 Summerfest Chico in the following Q&A:

Guy Distributing Cookies
One of the many local food vendors present at the SummerFest in Chico

Image courtesy of SummerFest Chico

What is Summerfest Chico?

“Summerfest Chico started four years ago. It’s a celebration of food, music and life in Chico.”

Where is the event?

“At the Elks Lodge of Chico.”

How much are tickets?

Adults (12+) are $10. This includes 10 Food/Non-Alcoholic Beverage samples.

Adult VIP (21+ only) are $35. This includes 10 Food/Non-Alcoholic Beverage samples, admission and the choice of hat or event shirt, VIP tent access across from the stage, and complimentary water and non-alcoholic beverages.

Kids 12 and under are free.

Sampling passes are $5. This includes ten Food/Non-Alcoholic Beverage sampling tickets.

What vendors will be at the event?

“Lagunitas is our beer garden sponsor. We have a fully catered nacho bar from 3 to 9 p.m. There is a wine bar for those 21+.

Some of our top vendors include: Kahuna Brothers Shaved Ice, Jersey Mike’s Subs and Lagunitas Brewing Company.”

Who are the performers?

Ric and Kara Magic, Chad Bushnell, Madison Hudson Band, Black Slax, Northern Traditionz and Devoll.”

Read more about the performers here.

Who are the sponsors?

“This year we brought on the Boys & Girls’ Club because they (the club) recently lost $190,000 in funding. We are going to have a children’s area with two bounce houses. We will also be donating $3 a ticket for any block-ticket purchases worth $30 or more.”

Other sponsors include:

Chico ER, Herreid Music, Matt Eckhardt Audio Pro, Recology, America’s Discount Furniture, All Around Heating & Air, The Blaze 103.5 FM, Mix 95.1 FM, KAYPAY newstalk 1290 AM, Radio Mexico 97.7 FM, Action News Now, Diamond W Western Wear, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Mt. Shasta Spring Water and Rental Guys

Contact Jaime Perry directly at (530) 894-4809 for more information.

What else should we know?

“We’ll have a casino-type feel for fun. There will be lots of vendors and good stuff. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair for this. It’s definitely going to be a fun family-friendly event.”

Expect a lot of activities including:

  • Food sampling from local restaurants, bakeries and food trucks
  • Live music
  • Vendor booths and exhibits
  • Lagunitas Brewing beer garden
  • A cooling tent
  • VIP tent
  • An expanded kids’ area
  • Bounce house
  • Volleyball set up
  • Croquet games set up and ready for play

Highlights all activities the event will host.

Image Courtesy of Summerfest Chico

Alejandra Solorio can be reached at [email protected] or @alesolorio8 on Twitter.

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