Food, Willys Jeeps, Books, Art Walk, Snow & Boards Featured
Take part in five events on one day in downtown Wrightwood CA on Saturday, October 4, 2014. All ages will enjoy the Wrightwood Chamber of Commerce’s annual Chili Cook-Off and salsa making competition, Willys Jeep Day, a Celebration of Snow, Art Walk and the Library book sale.
The Chili Cook-off and Salsa competition runs from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and features homemade chili and salsa tastings, a jalapeño eating contest, beer garden, 50/50 cash drawing, live music and free face painting for the kids which serves as a fundraiser for the Serrano High School Theater Arts department. Public tasting of a variety of salsas begins at 11 a.m. in the Community Center building. Salsa tasting kits are $3 and are available at the door. Public tasting of chili begins at Noon. Chili tasting kits are $5 per person. Win $25 cash by entering the jalapeño eating contest at 2 p.m. This contest is limited contestants 18 and older. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m.
Presentation of awards and cash prizes is at 2:15 p.m. All this and more happens at the Wrightwood Community Center and Parking Lot, between Park and Pine streets.
Of interest to history buffs young and old is the 10th annual Willys Jeep Day sponsored by West Coast Willys where over 75 cars from WWII to present will line Park St. from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The event concludes with dirt and paved road convoys. Bring a jacket, camera and snacks for the convoy. This is not a car show; the vintage or condition of the vehicle is not important and anyone can participate.
Mountain High Resort’s Celebration of Snow Day on Pine St. starts at 1 p.m. featuring a ski/snowboard swap; vendors, giveaways, and product tosses; dj music; a Snow Course and Competition for pass holders; and, the 2014-2015 movie premiere “Montage” at the close of the day. Season Passes will be available for purchase on site.
The Loft Gallery and town Art Walk features Tri-Community artists displaying their works in fine arts, jewelry, spinning and crochet, glass and wood works, neon designs, watercolor and oil paintings, textiles and more. Browse the town to find that one of a kind item for the holiday season.
The Friends of the Wrightwood Library book sale fundraiser runs from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Wrightwood Library, 6111 Pine St. at Apple.
Wrightwood’s downtown area includes plenty of shopping and dining choices including clothing boutiques; yarn, jewelry, novelty, ice cream and candy, baked goods, cigars, wine, antique and consignment stores; as well as a variety of restaurants. It’s an easy drive from anywhere to 92397, a community nestled in the pines of the San Gabriel Mountains off State Routes 2 and 138. For details call the Wrightwood Chamber of Commerce, (760) 249-4320 or visit www.wrightwoodchamber.org.