The 2014 Sacramento Beer & Chili Festival is coming up this Saturday, April 19, and boy we are getting hungry over here at Sacramento365.com! Sure, it’s probably not going to be a great day for my diet, but when an event title includes both beer AND chili, what’s a girl to do? There are a lot of things to look forward to at this third annual festival, but I’ve identified five great reasons why you and your friends should attend!
Reason #1: Red Hot Chili Samples
This year’s cook-off will include four categories — individual, industry, vegetarian, and the People’s Choice. While I won’t be participating in the cook-off, I will gladly test every bowl I can get my hands on. Yum!
Reason #2: It’s For a Good Cause
Did you know this event is actually a fundraiser for the The Sacramento Artists Council? All proceeds will go to art programs that assist at-risk children, children of homeless families, and adopt-a-school art programs in the Sacramento region. Yes, you read that right, we are all invited to get our grub and drink on all for the children!
Reason #3: Fun For The Whole Family
There will be an awesome Kidz Zone where children can make crafts, get their faces painted, and let loose on the playground! While parents enjoy their beer, kids (and designated drivers) will be able to sip on juice from the Metro Juice Company. I apologize in advance for hogging the monkey bars…one day I will make it across!
Reason #4: Great Tunes to Entertain
Local bands Twilight Drifters, Hans Eberbach, As Yet Untitled, and UR-DOM will be rocking the stage throughout the event. WARNING: Just because there is a stage does not mean you are invited to perform on it. Leave it to the professionals, people.
Reason #5: Beer!
Don’t let this pic fool you; your cup will be filled all day long as you sip the day away with unlimited beer tastings. Over 25 local breweries will be there. We were going to make this the number one reason, but we didn’t want you to go running to the park just yet!
Bonus: Pets Are Welcome!
Friendly and leashed dogs are allowed at the Sacramento Beer & Chili Festival. Cat365.org‘s Sir Meowington approves! (although he is advocating for cat attendance in coming years…)
Find more information about the Sacramento Beer & Chili Festival here.
***This blog post was written by Sacramento365.com‘s Content Specialist, Alyssa Sanguinetti.