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Food, Wine Experience Upcoming
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Escalon's annual Harvest Food and Wine Experience is on the schedule for Thursday, Oct. 21 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the downtown area. Tickets for the event are $25 per person and include local wines, a commemorative glass, beer, sangria and hors d'oeuvres served by local businesses.

The experience, also known as the 'wine stroll,' will be set up on Main Street and also include a car show, cooking demonstration put on by Escalon Premier Brands, an art show and the 'treasure chest' that has 50 different keys that will work to unlock a prize. Cost for a key is $5 and items in the treasure chest range from cash to gift certificates, a round of golf to a family four pack to Del Osso Family Farms, as well as gasoline, plants, and more.

"It's kind of fun," said Chamber member Annie Gallagher of the treasure chest.

Gallagher, Pat Brown and Maggie Martinez are working together to put on the event and tickets can be purchased at the local Cromwell & Ney Insurance on Main Street, at Bedazzled, also on Main, or from Brown.

"It will all be on the main street, all the wineries will be outside the businesses, businesses can offer food inside or out, Sipma's will be our lone beer provider and BBVA will have Sangria," Gallagher explained. "We'll also have a mobile popcorn popper, a few different things."

The evening stroll has drawn good crowds in the past and the pasta cooking demonstration showcases some of the products of the local Premier Brands.

Gallagher said the pieces are falling into place.

"For me, it's the fourth," she said of being involved in the downtown event for another year.

The 'experience' itself has been going on for about seven years, she said.