Summer fun is happening in Twain Harte

By From page B4 | July 25, 2014

Twain Harte Capt JackLooks like “Hot Fun in the Summertime” returns for the 37th year at the Fire on the Mountain festival in Twain Harte on Saturday and Sunday, July 26 and 27 starting at 10 a.m. each day.

Featured this year are the works of many talented craft and graphic artists and live entertainment.

Starting at the Twain Harte Arch at Joaquin Gully Road and Twain Harte Drive, nearly 100 high-caliber artists will display and sell their fine wares which include watercolors, landscape photography by Jamestown artist Jerome Andrews and wildlife paintings by Michael Carey.

Metal sculpture, iron work, pottery, photography, candles, fine jewelry of gold and silver, clothing and accessories, Zapotec woven rugs and pillows by Antonio Mendoza are also offered.

Shoppers can find wood works and burl turnings, stained glass, folk art, florals, bird houses and feeders, leather goods, soaps and lotions, garden art, Henna tattoos and a kids face painter.

Gourmet food products include olive oils, vinegars, mustards, marinades, pastas, spice dips, breads, English toffee, water baked nut varieties, jerky, salsas, dried fruit, breads and more.

There are lots of great items and arts on display in the Marketplace.

Festival kitchens will serve a wide variety of meals and treats like brick oven pizza, barbecue sausage sandwiches, hamburgers, tri-tip, chicken, hot dogs, corn dogs, snow cones and fruit bars.

Most of the restaurants will also be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The newly reopened Eproson Restaurant will be open for the weekend.

The Viet Nam Veterans will be selling beers near the Main Stage all weekend.

The Cool Custom Hot Rod Car Show will be shown at Twain Harte Center in the midst of the fair.

The 2014 entertainment includes Blues Box Bayou Band, the Little Fuller Band, Captain Jack Spareribs and more. The entertainment runs continuously on the Main Stage.

The wine tasting event showcases vintners from Amador, Calaveras, Mendocino, Sonoma, Stanislaus and Tuolumne counties. See for a complete list of participating wineries. The wine fest runs from noon-3 p.m. at Meadow Plaza on Meadow Drive next to the CDF Fire Station. The is a separate admission for the wine tasting.

Admission is free. Public Parking is located at Twain Harte School.

This festival helps benefit many local community organizations.

For lodging and visitor information call 209-586-4482 or the Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau at 209-533-4420.

For more festival information call 209-533-3473.

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