A Fire On The Mountain Presentation, “Hot Fun In The Summertime” returns to Twain Harte for its 42nd year. The show runs Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28 from 10 a.m. to 5p.m., and admission is free.
Twain Harte is approximately 12 miles east of Sonora just off Highway 108.
This is a show that you won’t want to miss, because this will not only be the 42nd year, but the very final year. This popular event draws 5000 quality craft purchasers and music lovers. Presented this year are the works of many talented craft and graphic artists along with live entertainment.
Artist booths are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and wind around Eproson House, down Cedar Drive and Joaquin Gully. Entertainment runs continuously on the Main Stage.
Nearly 100 high caliber artists will display and sell their fine wares which include watercolors, landscape photography, metal sculpture, iron work, pottery, candles, fine jewelry of gold and silver, clothing and accessories, woven socks, shoes, woodworks, stained glass, folk art, florals, bird houses, bird feeders, leather goods, soaps and lotions, garden art and a face painter. All items are made by the artists. Gourmet food products include olive oils, vinegars, mustards, marinades, spice dips and more.
You can visit the website for photos of some of the work of participating artists – go to www.fireonthemountain.com.
Festival kitchens will serve a wide variety of meals and treats including BBQ sausage sandwiches, hamburgers, tri-tip, chicken, hot dogs, Indian tacos, kettle corn, snow cones and fruit bars. Most of the local restaurants will also be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The Vietnam Veterans Chapter will be selling beer near the Main Stage all weekend while the custom hot rod car show will be shown at Twain Harte Center in the midst of the fair. For more info on the car show, call Dennis at 209-586-4092.
Entertainers for the 2019 event are scheduled to include: Tom Rigney & Flambeau, Saturday only, performing Zydeco, blues, boogie. (www.tomrigney.com); The Brother’s Strong on Sunday only, local favorite, four piece string band, all originals. (www.thebrothersstrong.com).
Comedy Industries will be performing all weekend and is an internationally known touring act, fun for all. (www.scottyandtrink.com)
A Twain Harte Festival tradition for many years, a Saturday only wine tasting event showcases vintners from Amador, Calaveras, Mendocino, Sonoma, Stanislaus and Tuolumne counties and runs from noon to 3 p.m. at Meadow Plaza, a one block walk down Meadow Drive, next to the CDF Fire Station. There is a separate admission for the wine tasting. See www.twainhartecc.com or call 209-586-4482.
This festival helps benefit many local community organizations.