Cheese, Wine Expo On Tap This Week­end

Escalon Times - - NEWS - By MARG JACK­SON mjack­son@escalon­times.com

Billed as ‘The Pre­mier Street Fes­ti­val,’ the an­nual River­bank Cheese and Wine Ex­po­si­tion is sched­uled for this week­end.

Be­ing hosted pri­mar­ily in the down­town area of neigh­bor­ing River­bank, along the Santa Fe and Third street cor­ri­dor, this year’s edi­tion marks the 41st An­nual River­bank Cheese and Wine Ex­po­si­tion and the fes­tiv­i­ties are set for Satur­day and Sun­day, Oct. 14 and 15. Satur­day will also fea­ture the pop­u­lar Run for the Cheese, hosted near the Galaxy The­atres on Pat­ter­son Road.

The fes­ti­val opens each day at 10 a.m. and the Wine Tast­ing Ses­sions, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. both days, will be hosted this year at the An­tigua Event Cen­ter, 3200 Santa Fe. Satur­day expo hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sun­day hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Or­ga­niz­ers an­tic­i­pate more than 100 ven­dors to set up shop for the two days of the expo, with arts and crafts, food booths, mer­chan­dise and more. The craft beers will also make a re­turn, by pop­u­lar de­mand, and there will also be a car­ni­val area for the kids, mu­sic on mul­ti­ple stages and a skate­board­ing demon­stra­tion at the skatepark on First Street. A cel­e­bra­tion of His­panic cul­ture is planned as part of this year’s event as well, with danc­ing horses, mu­sic and more.

A Cheese Zone will be fea­tured, to add some de­lec­ta­ble cheesy treats to the tra­di­tional bites paired with wines at the tast­ing ses­sions.

The weather for this sec­ond week­end in Oc­to­ber looks to be nearly pic­ture per­fect for en­joy­ing a day out­side, with high tem­per­a­tures in the mid-70s on Satur­day, peak­ing at 80 de­grees on Sun­day.

Visit river­bankcheese­and­wine.org for ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion about the event.

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