Fair game: The California Mid-State Fair is ready to rumble into your tummy this July 18 to 29 in Paso Robles! Awards will be given out to the best regional home beer brewers, olive oil producers, and jam makers, plus you will probably eat something seriously fried. Just don't miss the crafty food exhibits (especially the one showcasing local kids' creations made from fruits and veggies; full lineup of foodie events at midstatefair.com) ... Craving crustaceans: Chamisal Vineyards will host its annual Lobster Fest this July 13, featuring steaming pots full of lobsters, prawns, artichokes, potatoes, and onions! Pair with pinot noir, games, raffle prizes, and more for that perfect summer day (chamisalvineyards.com) ... Libertine Brewing Co. "mystery packs" are available now, stuffed with six randomly delicious bottles for a limited time (inquire, if you dare, at the SLO 1234 Broad St. location; libertinebrewing.com). Δ
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