Special Sections : Best of Tehachapi 2012

Tuesday, Nov 20 2012 12:00 AM

Best Family Attraction

Tehachapi Farmers’ Market
Main Street Tehachapi's Farmers’ market has moved around over the years. It has grown and evolved. This year's Farmers’ Market moved to Railroad Park on Tehachapi Boulevard which meant everything about the market had to be revisited. What exactly was important to our Farmers’ Market? It is always difficult to take an event that has grown and move it to a smaller place unable to accommodate that growth. Priorities were set. We recognized exactly what a Farmers’ Market is. We wanted the atmosphere to have shade with grass instead of hot concrete and blaring sun; a place where the community could come together and enjoy the breeze and trees. In most communities Farmers’ Markets are a place to buy fresh, wholesome farm-fresh produce brought in by local area farmers. Farmers’ Markets generally offer a variety of vendors with agriculturally related products like flowers, nuts, olives, breads, oils, goat milk soaps, etc. this community loves having local musicians for entertainment and RR Park has a fantastic central stage which makes this possible. And, if you are going to sit down and enjoy some music, you might was well enjoy something good to eat with a refreshing drink. We have a great community of artisans in Tehachapi, so offering some handmade and made in America jewelry and crafts is fitting of offer. So that is what we offer at our Farmer’s Market. Being nominated for the Best Family Attraction validates those decisions. Thank you, we are glad we made the right decisions.
Main Street Tehachapi • www.MainStreetTehachapi.org


Hitching Post Theatre
The Hitching Post Theatre offers three screens showing the latest films at 201 S. Green St. in downtown Tehachapi. Tuesdays are Family Fun Days with all seats $3.50, plus you can buy a large popcorn and get a large soft drink free. Even regular tickets are less than you would pay at many theaters out of town — general admission is $6 and children (11 and under) and seniors (60 and up) are only $4. Matinees are $4 for all seats. The website offers a sign-up for a free email newsletter and discount coupons are available there, as well. And you can purchase tickets online!
 823-7469  • www.hitchingposttheaters.com

Fourth of July Fireworks, sponsored by the City of Tehachapi
There is no doubt that Tehachapi is a patriotic town and the City of Tehachapi’s nomination for Best Family Attraction is an extension of that sentiment. Our annual Fourth of July fireworks display draws thousands out to enjoy the sights and sounds of freedom each year is a valued tradition that will continue for years to come. The fireworks are just part of Tehachapi’s July 4 celebration, with the popular Hot Dog Festival in Central Park, kiddie parade downtown sponsored by Tehachapi Parks and Recreation, T-pops concert at Coy Burnett Stadium and bullriding sponsored by the Tehachapi Mountain Rodeo Association rounding out a great day of traditional family fun.

City of Tehachapi • www.liveuptehachapi.com

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