During the weekend of the upcoming Mountain Festival, Tehachapi has many other events scheduled to take advantage of -- and help entertain -- the crowd. From rock music performances by Blue Mountain Tribe to the Handcraft Festival to be held at the Railroad Park, there will be something for everyone to do in what is known as the biggest weekend of the year for local folks and tourists alike.
The following are among other attractions to be be featured in Tehachapi during Mountain Festival weekend:
Blue Mountain Tribe to perform with Ant Glynne
Blue Mountain Tribe, Tehachapi's own Native American blues and rock Band, will be performing with Anthony "Ant" Glynne during the Mountain Festival at The Dog House Saloon Friday, Aug. 15. Doors open at 8:30 p.m., and there will be no cover charge.
Ant has written songs for and toured with the likes of Nina Simone, Taj Mahal, AC/DC, Rick Wakeman, Slash, and too many more to mention. He will be performing dueling solos with the band.
Each member of Blue Mountain Tribe represents his own tribal heritage along with all the 500 indigenous Nations of the Americas.
Tehachapi Museum extends hours during Mountain Festival
The Tehachapi Museum will have extended hours during the Mountain Festival. The museum will be open Friday, Aug. 15, from noon to 4 p.m. The extended hours on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 16 and 17, will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Errea House, across the street is part of the Tehachapi Museum and will be open the same hours.
"From Native Ways to Current Days" is the theme of this year's Tehachapi Mountain Festival. To learn more about Native Ways when enjoying the mountain festival, be sure to take time to visit the Tehachapi Museum at 310 S. Green St. The museum will feature a large Kawaiisu exhibit in the Milano Gallery which includes artifacts, photos and beautiful baskets made by the Native American Kawaiisu (Nuwa).
Admission to the museum is free, but donations are appreciated.
Handcraft Festival to be held Aug. 16 and 17
The 3rd annual Handcraft Festival is gearing up for another spectacular show on Aug. 16 and 17 at Railroad Park. Not only is it the coolest, breeziest place in town during the summer months, this event will feature over 40 booths of the coolest most unique handcrafted gifts and fine arts anywhere.
Embellished clothing for children and adults, jewelry, hair accessories, bath and body supplies, candles, metal art, wood carving, ceramics and home accessories are just a handful of things you'll find.
Stop by our sponsor booth, Solar City and learn how to lower your utility bills. Take a break and fuel up with Tacos by Jesus, corn dogs and other delicious munchies from Main Squeeze Lemonade or a tri-tip sandwich from Vantastic Sandwiches.
Hosted by Tehachapi Valley Arts Association, all proceeds from this event fund high school scholarships for art students.
Need more info? Call Gallery 'N' Gifts 330-8607 or like us on Facebook: facebook.com/galleryngifts.
Train rides offered at Railroad Museum
The BackYard Railroad Company will be at the Tehachapi Depot Railroad Museum during the Mountain Festival weekend Aug. 16 and 17, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for train rides on the lawn in front of the depot.
Gem, Mineral Society hosts lapidary show
The Tehachapi Valley Gem and Mineral Society will host a lapidary show during Mountain Festival: Aug. 16 and 17, at the St. Malachy Church grounds. The public is invited to stop by and see the collection of rocks, minerals, fossils, gems, and sale items.
Tehachapi Christian Store welcomes authors
Featured during the Mountain Festival will be counselors Dr. David and Lisa Frisbie at the Tehachapi Christian Store, located at 108 E. Tehachapi Blvd.
The husband-and-wife duo are the authors of 25 books (none self-published) on topics of relationships, parenting and family life. They have appeared on "Good Morning, America" and on many other national and local broadcasts, often discussing the post-divorce family.
Dr. and Mrs. Frisbie will meet guests and sign many of their recent books from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16.
"We both love the Tehachapi area," said Lisa Frisbie. "We often stop for a night or two on our way up to Yosemite or Sequoia parks. The local shops and restaurants along the downtown strip are very inviting -- we are regular guests at several of them."
Dr. David Frisbie is an adjunct professor at three universities, including Point Loma Nazarene University in Southern California. In addition, he teaches and lectures at other colleges and seminaries on a regular basis.
Dr. and Mrs. Frisbie make their home in Southern California. They are faculty members of the San Diego Christian Writers Guild, which helps to mentor and nurture aspiring writers.
For additional information, contact Susan Palmer at Tehachapi Christian Store, visit the website TehachapiChristianStore.com, or call 972--8444.