The Agricultural History Project is hosting the Annual Harvest Dinner to celebrate community, agriculture, and the fall harvest 5:30-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds outside Watsonville. Tickets are $50 if purchased by Oct. 27 and $60 purchased by Nov. 5 at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/273718.
“We’re looking forward to the lively music, great local beer tasting, and the fabulous prizes in the raffle, silent and live auctions—people have their eyes on the iPad as a raffle prize and the Waikiki condo in the auction!” said Georgeann Eiskamp, co-organizer along with Jennifer Lemon for the event again this year.
A Santa Cruz County brewery will be showing off its best beers for free tasting as part of celebrating the important role hops has played in the history of Santa Cruz County. The Sage Brush Band will be playing their lively music and Chef Ken Schwan will be serving up a gourmet dinner!
“This is our most popular event of the year. Everyone always has fun and the atmosphere is friendly and relaxing,” said John Kegebein, Director of the Agricultural History Project.
Prizes in this year’s auctions include a BBQ dinner for six at a Vineyard on Mt Madonna; one week stay at a luxurious Waikiki condo overlooking the Pacific Ocean; an historical Carmel cottage for two nights with a 3-hour walking tour sampling five restaurant specialties, and two tickets to an evening of classic Lily Tomlin at Carmel’s Sunset Center. If you’re not the winning bidder on the Hawaiian get away, try your bid on a week’s stay at a breathtaking condo in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
The Harvest Dinner is an annual fundraising event for the Agricultural History Project.
The key contribution of the Agricultural History Project is to help our community leverage all that we have learned from our agricultural past to solve our current problems and build a better future by preserving and protecting the stories and artifacts of California’s farming and ranching communities.