How 'bout these apples: The Central Coast Cider Festival will splash into Atascadero's Lake Park this May 12, featuring crisp, bubbly, and hopped ciders from all across the region, plus food and live entertainment by The Turkey Buzzards. Learn more at centralcoastciderfestival.com ... A beer lover's road trip: Designate a sober driver and get your hands on a variety of craft brews at the seventh annual Buellton Brew Fest this May 5, where 55 craft breweries, wineries, cider and spirit companies will pour their very best. You may even recognize a few! Check out collabs featuring locals Firestone Walker Brewing Company and Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company, both whom have made homes in Buellton. Also try: Earth and Fire, Island Brewing Company, Naughty Oak, Pure Order Brewing Co., Rincon Brewery, Santa Maria Brewing Company, Solvang Brewing Company, Telegraph Brewing Company, Third Window Brewing Company, Topa Topa, Valley Brewers, and out-of-state beers, too!
Hayley Thomas Cain believes in the local food economy. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.