Mark Your Calendar for Passport Weekend, 2017!
Plans are already under way for the 2017 Sierra Oro Farm Trail Passport Weekend. Mark your calendar now for the weekend of October 7-8 and get ready to explore the agricultural richness of Butte County.
Are you a Butte County farmer? If so, consider joining the Farm Trail and become part of this exciting annual event. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Passport Weekend is sponsored by the Butte County Farm Bureau, Chico Chamber of Commerce, Quadco Printing and Tri Counties Bank. Participating farms and wineries include the following: Bangor Ranch Winery and Vineyard, Bertagna Son Kissed Vineyards, Butte College Environmental Horticulture Nursery, Butte View Olive Company, Calolea Olive Oil, CSU Chico College of Agriculture, Dog Creek Cellars, Emerald “C” Vineyards, Gale Vineyards, Grey Fox Vineyards, Harrison’s California Chestnuts, Hickman Family Vineyards, Hodges Nursery & Gifts, Honey Run Winery, LaRocca Vineyards, Lavender Ranch, Llano Seco Rancho, Lodestar Farms, Long Creek Winery, Maisie Jane’s California Sunshine Products, Morse Farms, Mt. Ida Mandarin Ranch, New Clairvaux Vineyards, Noble Orchards, Patrick Ranch Museum, Pedrozo Dairy and Cheese, Quilici Vineyards, TJ Farms, Wagon Wheel Market, Welty Mandarin Ranch and The Worm Farm. For more information, email email@example.com or call the Chico Chamber of Commerce at 530-891-5556 (800-852-8570).
PRESS CONTACT: Nicole Johansson
530.990.0383 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Passport Weekend Quick Overview
October (Columbus Day Weekend)
Nearly 34 participating wineries and specialty farms located throughout Butte County
$30 in advance or $35 day of event* (if still available) - Ticket includes free tasting at nearly 34 venues and a commemorative wine glass.
No Refunds: Including in-person and online sales.
Online ticket sales have closed and are now only available at the following locations (through the week of 10/3): the tickets will be at Butte County Tri Counties Bank branches, Chico, Oroville and Paradise Chambers of Commerce and the Butte County Farm Bureau office.
If there are tickets left, they will be at these farms on the weekend of the event and the price will go up to $35:
Harvest Hill Farm - Oroville
Chico State Farm - Chico
Hodges Nursery - Durham
Noble Orchards - Paradise
Designated Driver's need a ticket if they want to partake in the food tasting and other special non-alcohol related activities on Passport Weekend.
Sharing passports is not recommended. Wineries will charge $5 per extra tasting for individuals who don't have a passport.
Kids under 12 are free, we don't recommend patrons bring kids to wineries.
NEW! Lunch Stops! Pre-purchase a $10 lunch when you order your passport online. Lunch can be purchased for Saturday or Sunday.
North County - Lunches can be picked up at Maisie Janes, pulled pork sandwiches with a side and a drink for $10
South County - Lunches can be picked up at Wagon Wheel, tri tip with a side and a drink for $10