Prepare Yourself for World-Class Tastings

August 24, 2019 - 6:30 PM

IBEW Local 428 Hall – 3921 Sillect Ave. Bakersfield

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The Josh Farler Foundation brings you the Inaugural Kern Margarita Championship, an unforgettable evening of tastings of World class Margaritas, food pairings, live art demonstrations, patient art exhibit, live music, and more.

Kern County restaurants will battle it out with live Judging and a People’s Choice award, for the best Signature Margarita.  Enjoy food sampling and margarita tastings from 12 local restaurants.  Attendees will get to vote for their favorite margarita!

Why?

A collaboration with local restaurants and organizations that highlights and promotes their culinary expertise. To raise awareness of the rich and vibrant culinary community in Kern County.  All funds raised go directly to support local cancer patients with food, transportation and lodging while traveling for treatment through the CBCC Foundation, AIS Cancer Center and Rio Bravo Cancer Center.

Thank you to all of the restaurants, sponsors, committee members, volunteers and the IBEW for making this an amazing event. 

An even bigger thank you goes the guesst who put there trust in us.

And Now the WINNERS:

 Food Pairing Bocados Sushi Bar
 Social Media (pre-event online voting)  Texas Roadhouse
 2nd Place  La Mina Cantina
 1st Place  Eureka!
 People's Choice (Grand Winner)  Bocados Sushi Bar

Congratulations to Mark Parham for winning two tickets to next years event for taking part in the post event survey.
Mark's entry was randomly selected using random.org.

 

We look forward to next year (2nd annual anyone) and an even bigger event!  More soon!

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Tickets include Specialty Margarita pours, selection of samplings from local Kern County Restaurants and Purveyors.  21 & Over Event.  Tickets are available for purchase at EventBrite as follows:

General Admission - $65 (check Eventbrite for possible Earlybird Discount)
Guest will receive a drink glass with a ticket to vote for their favorite drink. Vendors have offered food pairings but are not obligated.  Open areas for seating, stand up tables, smoking areas, and access to the band area are all included. This is a 21 and over event.

VIP Admission - (Sold Out)
VIP tickets include early entry into the competition (6pm means no lines!) Private area with available seating and full buffet dinner. 

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6:00 to 8:30 - Nick James, Sports Director for KGET channel 17.

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8:30 to Close - Alyssa Flores and Mike Hart, KERO channel 23

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As part of the Margarita Championship is the Food Pair Award.  This year we are pleased to have Andrea Saavedra, restaurant critic for Bakersfield Life Magazine, and her husband Dr. Berkay Unal as the food pairing judges.

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Judges will determine which food pairings balance well with the margarita.

Opening Act (inside the venue)
DJ KAI
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Headliner: (8:00 to 10:00 on main stage)
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Mento Buru - Mento Buru is an 7-piece band that combines Latin alternative sounds, Jamaican SKA, rock, funk, Latin jazz, and reggae creating a maddening musical experience.

Cancer patient art will be on display from the Lilly Oncology on Canvas collection.  Art can help people express experiences that are too difficult for words. For more than a decade, Oncology on Canvas has provided members of the cancer community an opportunity to express the changes, experiences, and emotions that give each cancer story its meaning.  To share in these works of art and be inspired by them join us for this special exhibit.
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Local artists will be creating art either signifying the cancer experience or the essence of the Inaugural Kern Margarita Championship live on site at the event.  Attendees will be able to watch as artists form their creative expression. The original pieces will be available for live auction at the end of the evening.


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If you are a local artist and would like to be considered to participate in this event please contact Michelle Avila (event co-chair) or call 661-241-3331 to speak to a board member.

Thank you to KGET and KERO for their support!

 



It is the support of our local news outlets, and business that prove - Kern County truly cares about its people! Thank you again to KGET and KERO for once again keeping their pledge to be community leaders.

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  THE BLVD has a thoughtfully crafted menu featuring gastro pub style farm to table cuisine. Shared plates include items ranging from nacho stack, bone-in or boneless wings, wild fries and bacon jalapeño wontons​
   Margarita Maple and Bacon
Website  Food Pairing Bacon Jalapeño Wonton

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