Beaverstock celebrates music, community with two-day festival
Family-friendly event features local and national artists
For the second year in a row Castoro Cellars, 1315 N Bethel Road, west of Templeton, will host Beaverstock: Celebrating Music & Community Sept. 13 and 14. Doors open at noon each day and the first band will take the stage at 1 p.m. The festival will end both days at 9 p.m.
“Our first year was last year — it was all about celebrating 30 years of business of Castoro Cellars,” said Ali Bowman of Castoro Cellars. “It was really well-received so we decided to do it again and center it on the community and music.”
This year’s two-day festival was expanded from one stage to two to allow for a total of 10 bands, five on each day. All of the bands playing this year are new to the festival. Additionally, the food trucks sell food on-site are different from last year.
“We swapped out some of the food trucks this year to give people more exposure,” Bowman said.
Festival-goers are encouraged to take their own low-back chairs or blankets as there is no provided seating. While people are encouraged to bring their two-legged children, the four-legged variety are not allowed at this outdoor event. Children 10 and under get into the festival for free with a paid adult admission. There will be activities for attendees of all ages including face painters, hoola hoopers, a musical petting zoo and more. No outside food or beverages will be allowed; however, water will be provided.
“Kids are welcome,” Bowman said. “There are very few festivals I can pack up the kids and take them with.”
In addition to wine being available for purchase from Castoro Cellars, event-goers may purchase beer from Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Barrelhouse Brewing Co., Molly Pitcher Brewing Company and Toro Creek Brewing Company. Bowman said that last year Toro Creek was the only beer available.
For food, The Pairing Knife, Higgies World BBQ, Fire & Wine Wood Fired Catering, Leo Leo Gelato, KunFusion, SLO Coast Coffee and Lemoine Cerperie will park -onsite with their trucks for a variety of eating choices.
The Templeton Education Foundation will benefit from this year’s music festival. Tickets are $40 for one-day passes or $60 for two-day passes. Wine club members get two free tickets for whichever day they choose as supplies last. For more information, go to www.castorocellars.com/beaverstock.
Saturday, Sept. 13
Sunday, Sept. 14