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Food and wine event in Mammoth supports education and arts

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MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. — The Blue Sky Food & Wine Experience is the exciting new way to support education and the arts in Mammoth! Enjoy tastings from 15+ premiere wineries complemented by breathtaking views of the Eastern Sierra. Wine tasting is paired with a five-course tapas style meal, prepared by celebrated chefs, in a “people’s choice” outdoor cooking competition.

The Blue Sky Food & Wine Experience features noteworthy vintages from 15+ wineries including: Au Bon Climat, Barnard Griffin, Clesi Winery, Eberle Winery, Foris, Frogs Leap, Jaffurs Wine Cellars, Lang & Reed Wine Co., Long Meadow Ranch, McIntyre Vineyards, Mirassou, Palmina, Peachy Canyon, Pedroncelli Winery, Round Pond Estate, Shadow Ranch Winery, Swanson Vineyards, Talley Vineyards, Tolosa, Well-Oiled Wine Co., and Whitcraft Winery.

The Food & Wine Experience debuts on July 9, 2011 at the Blue Sky Tent, adjacent to the Mammoth Campus of Cerro Coso College. The evening also features live and silent auctions, a grand prize raffle trip to Hawaii, and concerts at the Blue Sky Bowl with Tito Puente Jr. Orchestra, Vance Gilbert, Strunz & Farah and City Folk.

Blue Sky Food & Wine Experience tickets:
Individual ticket . . . . . . $175
• Saturday Blue Sky Food & Wine Experience- w/ dinner and wine tasting
• Friday & Saturday food & wine seminars
• Saturday music

Table sponsorship . . . . . . $1500
• Saturday Blue Sky Food & Wine Experience- one table for eight guests w/ dinner and wine tasting
• Stage sponsor recognition
• Sponsor recognition on website, newsletter, and other promotions
• Eight raffle tickets
• Friday & Saturday food & wine seminars
• Saturday music

The Blue Sky Food & Wine Experience is the benefit portion of Mammoth Blue Sky Fest, a celebration of the Eastern Sierra’s breathtaking outdoors featuring world-class music, outdoor adventure activities, and exceptional food and wine. New to this year’s Blue Sky Fest are food and wine seminars; the Blue Sky Beermaker’s Ball with beer tasting, BBQ and bluegrass; and the Blue Sky Food & Wine Experience.

All proceeds from the Blue Sky Food & Wine Experience support education and the arts through a partnership between the Mammoth Lakes Foundation and the Mammoth Schools NOW Education Foundation.

For more information on the Blue Sky Food & Wine Experience please visit BlueSkyFest.com or call 760.934.3781. Individual Food & Wine Experience tickets are available at BlueSkyFest.com. Please call 760.934.3781 for table sponsorships.

ABOUT        MAMMOTH BLUE SKY FEST | Food • Wine • Music • Adventure
WHAT        Mammoth’s premier cultural event celebrating mountain living, world-class music, gourmet food and wine, and outdoor activities benefiting education and the arts in Mammoth Lakes.
WHEN        Friday, Saturday, and Sunday July 8-10, 2011
WHERE    Mammoth Lakes, California – Adjacent to Cerro Coso College
TICKETS    ON SALE NOW! Purchase at BlueSkyFest.com, 888-825-5484; Mammoth Brewing Company in Mammoth Lakes; or at the Gate
EVENT INFO    BlueSkyFest.com | Festival Hotline 888.285.5893, ext.0

The Mammoth Lakes Foundation is dedicated to supporting higher education and cultural enrichment in the Eastern Sierra. Recent successes include supporting Cerro Coso Community College, which recently graduated its largest class of students, creating a state-of-the-art student apartment facility, and providing 58 scholarships to local students for the 2010/11 school year. For more information or to make a tax deductible donation please contact the Foundation at (760) 934-3781 or visit www.mammothlakesfoundation.org. Our nonprofit work is only possible through your generosity.