Can’t ignore a ‘Barrel Fest’, especially when it’s only two hours east of Paso Robles. Bakersfield will be hosting the B-Town Barrel Fest on Saturday (June 27th) at the Kern County Museum.
Anything that comes from the inside of a barrel will be there for tasting, including beer, spirits (i.e. whiskey), tequila and wine. By the way, this isn’t to be confused with the Bakersfield Craft Beer Festival.
There will be several tequilas on hand and well over a dozen beers. Margaritas and Bloody Marys will be on tap as well.
Good last year – Even better this year
A success with last year’s inaugural Barrel Fest, expect much the same including food, games, contests and other activities, comedians, plus live entertainment. Three local bands will perform — classic rockers Dust Bowl Disciples; La Marcha, playing salsa, cumbia and dance music; and Members Only, billed as the “ultimate ’80s band. Once again, it should be a fun time.
You must be 21 to attend and tickets go for $35. If you plan on going, go online and get your tickets electronically to save $5. The proceeds will benefit the museum. And note that your ticket gets you samplings, but the food is extra. The event runs from 6:00 pm through the evening.
With a park-like setting, the Kern County Museum is on Chester Ave across the street from Floyd’s General Store. They’re in the north central part of town off of the 204 (Golden State Ave) – also, if you know where the Sam Lynn baseball park is, they’re right next door. Stay cool.
Daryle W. Hier