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Get Outta Town For Weekend Wine Tasting

Get outta town this weekend and experience some of the events that the North State has to offer. This week’s Get Outta Town highlight is the Spring Wine Festival in Humboldt County.

Great local wine, supporting a great cause! The Rotary Club of Arcata is proud to announce its upcoming benefit, The Arcata Rotary Spring Wine Festival, sponsored by Libation on the Plaza. The event features only local wines, with emphasis on local foods as well.

All proceeds from the event benefit Arcata Rotary’s community service projects: Backpacks for Kids (which serves low-income kids attending three Arcata elementary schools), local scholarship programs benefiting Arcata High School students, and an anti-malaria campaign in Sierra Leone, West Africa.

“The event is a wonderful opportunity to sample local wines, all the while sustaining great community service projects,” says Chuck Dominick, President of the Rotary Club of Arcata.

Last year’s inaugural event featured 16 local wineries.

“This year, we’ll have even more winemakers showcasing their wares,” says festival director Barbara Overton. “It’s an excellent way to support our local economy, Humboldt’s growing wine industry, and the excellent work Rotary does in our community.”

“Libation is proud to be a sponsor of the event because it’s promoting our local wine makers, giving them a great venue to showcase their wines, and it’s for a good cause,” says Ed Bernard, owner of Libation.

Advance tickets, for 2 or more, cost $30 each and can be purchased at Libation on the Plaza in Arcata. After March 13th, tickets are $35 each.

The event is entirely volunteer-driven, with support lent by Libation, Arcata Main Street, local wineries, and many Arcata businesses.

What: The second annual Arcata Rotary Spring Wine Festival

When: Saturday, March 20 – 5:30 to 9 p.m.

Where: Humboldt State University’s Kate Buchanan Room

Cost: $30 in advance (at Libation on the Plaza, Arcata) or $35 at the door. Admission includes a gourmet buffet and wine tasting.

For more information, call (707) 840-0908.

Want to explore the Humboldt wine region on your own? Visit the Humboldt Artisans Wine Guild for maps and information.

Visit the following sites for information about events in eight other North State counties.

Click here for Butte County events.

Click here for Del Norte County events.

Click here for Glenn County Events.

Click here for more Humboldt County events.

Click here for Lassen County events.

Click here for Modoc County events.

Click here for Plumas County events.

Click here for Shasta County events.

Click here for Siskiyou County events.

Click here for Trinity County events.

Adam Mankoski is a recent North State transplant who feels completely at home here. He enjoys experiencing and writing about the people, places and things that embody the free spirit of the State of Jefferson. He and his partner own HawkMan Studiosand are the creators of Redding’s 2nd Saturday ArtHop. Email your NorthState weekend events to adamm.anewscafe@gmail.com.