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Enjoy the Mountain Festival, then come back for more fun

Mountain Festival 2022


August 13, 2022

The Mountain Festival is definitely one of the highlights in Tehachapi every year. It offers local fun and entertainment for the entire family – residents and non-residents alike.

But, after the final band has performed and artists begin to pack up their one-of-a-kind merchandise, there is plenty more to experience here in Tehachapi.

Year-Round Fun:

Museums – The Tehachapi Museum, Errea House and the Tehachapi Depot Railroad Museum will all be open during Mountain Festival. They are easily walkable from the venue as well. If you’re in town visiting for the weekend, they are definitely worth a visit. Also available is our Visitors Center where you can purchase a map and find out about all our attractions and events. And if you’re a regular, why not stop in again? There is always something new you can learn from our local historians.

Alpacas – Another Tehachapi site worth visiting again and again is the Adorable Alpacas in Cummings Valley. Just a short drive from the Mountain Festival activities, Adorable Alpacas is an eco-conscious boutique that focuses on growing their alpaca herd for the fibers used in knitting and spinning.

Open by appointment, please call ahead (661) 805-3895.

Wineries – When you’re done visiting the alpacas, how about some wine? Just down the road in Cummings Valley are our wineries with wine tasting available: Triassic Vineyards, Tehachapi Winery, Tehachapi Wine and Cattle Company, Rancho de los Viajeros and Dorner Family Vineyard. They offer tasting every weekend . Stray Leaves is due to open this year in downtown with their tasting room.

Skylark North – Whether you want to take to the skies or simply watch a graceful glider from the Raven’s Nest Coffee House, Skylark North is a fun and unique venue in Tehachapi. I’ve been there many times and it’s always an idea I pitch to convince my out-of-town city friends to visit the mountains.

Once a Year Specials:

Apple Festival – Everything apples! Apple pie contests, pie eating contest, apple-themed items and food, a car show and kid zone. Bring the whole family on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission to this event on Green Street in Downtown Tehachapi. In previous years, this event welcomed approximately 15,000 visitors.

Don’t miss out on the fun this year. This year the Carnival will take place during the Apple Festival starting on Friday, Oct. 14 through Sunday, Oct. 16.

Brews on the Mountain Beer & Wine Festival – This is a new event sponsored by TVRPD taking place on Sept. 17 at Grimes Field at West Park, 490 W. D St. from noon to 4 p.m. Tehachapi’s Westlane Brewery will be the presenting sponsor. BHE Renewables and Bowe Contractors have also signed on as sponsors General Admission will be $50 and include a keepsake glass. VIP tickets will be $75 and include early admission (11 a.m.), a t-shirt and glass. A designated driver ticket is available for $15.

Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.

If you’re reading this as a resident, aren’t you lucky to live in this beautiful mountain town, filled with special activities and venues. And if you’re just a visitor for Mountain Festival weekend, we hope you come back to experience more of Tehachapi’s unique events.


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