On the road Road to Paradise Wine and Brew Festival
What: This third annual event will showcase hard-to-find artisanal wines and microbrews from small Washington producers.
When: 2-9 p.m. Nov. 3.
Where: Mount Rainier Lions, 27726 State Route 706 E., Ashford.
Featured producers: This year’s event features award-winning producers including Toledo’s Bateaux Cellars, Madsen Family Cellars and NW Mountain Winery of Olympia, Woodinville’s Piccola Cellars, Naches Heights Vineyard of Yakima, Scatter Creek Winery of Tenino, Walla Walla’s Skylite Cellars, Stottle Winery from Lacey, Mount Vernon’s Tulip Valley Winery and Orchard, Whisper Ridge Winery of Zillah, and Gig Harbor’s 7 Seas Brewing.
Entertainment: The evening features a lineup of musicians. Returning will be solo guitarist Bill Compher, an accomplished folk musician. His repertoire includes renaissance, baroque, Spanish and contemporary arrangements. Also featured is 20-year-old singer/songwriter Charlie Herrmann, whose soulful and mature vocals defy her age, and the Collaborative Works Jazz, an instrumental trio.
Tickets: Can be purchased at road-to-paradise.com. Discounted tickets are available for advance purchase through Wednesday for $20. After that, tickets are $25 and can be purchased either online or onsite. Admission includes a souvenir wine glass, 10 tasting tickets and live entertainment. Additional tasting tickets are $1 each.
Lodging deals: People wanting to spend the night have plenty of options at area hotels, spas, bed and breakfasts, cabins and vacation rentals. Visitors will receive one complimentary event ticket for lodging booked Nov. 2-3 in Ashford, Elbe, Longmire or Mineral. For participating lodging establishments or to book a room, visit mt-rainier.com.
Information: Send an email to info@ mt-rainier.com or 360-569-0910.Jeffrey P. Mayor, email@example.com