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Dozens of craft beers to sample, good eats, and live music. Those are the ingredients that have made the California Beer Festival, coming to Aptos for the fourth year this August, a smashing success. This year, the festival will be over two days at the end of Santa Cruz County Beer Week, which will take place Aug. 4 through 8. The first day’s theme is Craft Beer Heaven, complete with more than 70 craft brews on tap, food and music. The second day, dubbed Hamburger & Hops, will pair craft beer with stand-out burgers, is kidfriendly, and also features live music. Craft Beer Heaven takes place from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9 ($45 for Saturday only); Hamburger & Hops takes place from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 10
($10 general admission; $30 “slider and suds package” presale; kids 12 and under free). Two-day passes $50. Both are held at the Aptos Village Park, Aptos. Californiabeerfestival.com, santacruzcountybeerweek.com.
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FARMERS AND RANCHERS TESTICLE FESTIVAL
This summer is rocky mountain oyster season, so take a walk on the wild side with allyou-can-eat mountain oysters and a barbecue dinner. This fundraiser also features a silent auction, horseshoe tournament, live music and dancing, and the “It’s All in the Sauce” homemade dipping sauce contest. Yeehaw! $50 adults, $20 ages 5 to 12, under age 5 free. Saturday, Aug. 16, 3-7 p.m. 62>
A Santa Cruz Community Farmers' Market pop-up breakfast in August 2012. Photo copyright @ Pascale Wowak Photography.
• Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Daily • Happy Hour 5-7 Daily • Specialty Cocktails • Lounge Open Every Day at Noon
Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley 6001 La Madrona Drive, Hwy. 17 at the Mt. Hermon exit 831.440.1000 santacruzscottsvalley.hilton.com 60 l food & wine
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