If you didn’t know, Orange County is our hometown. We have lived in the OC our entire lives. We were born in the beautiful coastal city of Newport Beach, and spent the majority of our childhood in the quiet, safe, easy-living suburb of Rancho Santa Margarita. When it came time to choose a college, we decided on Cal State Fullerton, which is just about the furthest north you can go before leaving Orange County. After college, we moved to Lake Forest, back to R.S.M., Costa Mesa, and Mission Viejo. So yeah, you can definitely say we’re Orange County guys to the core.
This is why when we heard about the Orange County Food, Wine, and Music Festival in Dana Point, we absolutely HAD to go! We knew that the people attending would be OUR kind of people. Fellow Orange County residents out looking for a good time on a warm Saturday. And a good time it was!
We got lucky and were able to set up our booth right in front of the main stage where the bands, performed. No Duh (tribute to No Doubt), Faux Fighters (tribute to Foo Fighters), and 40oz to Freedom (tribute to Sublime) rocked out all day!
Along with the bands, there were about 40 craft breweries and cideries with booths surrounding the lawn in front of us, and dozens of wineries in the wine section of the festival all pouring unlimited tastings to those attendees who purchased the drink tickets. Not too shabby if you ask us!
At our booth we wanted to do something extra special, so we raffled off a FREE box of cider that included a bottle of Topwork from Tilted Shed Ciderworks and a bottle of Perry from Dragon’s Head Cider. The raffle was a big hit! Almost everyone who came up to our booth wanted to test their luck. As an added bonus, we even had some candy for anyone who entered into the raffle. Nobody can turn down free candy!
Also, we both have new puppies that we brought to the event and of course they got SO MUCH attention throughout the day. It was so fun! Our dogs loved it and it was such a great way to meet so many awesome people!
All in all, the Orange County Food, Wine and Music festival was an absolute blast! We want to congratulate Brian, our raffle winner, who will be receiving his free box of delicious cider! And a special thank you to all of the supporters of DoubleCider, as well as to all of the amazing people who organized the event! We hope to see everyone again next year!