The 7th annual Reality Rally weekend set to kick off April 6

2016 Reality Rally participants race through Old Town Temecula in an attempt to finish challenges as quickly as possible April 9. Shane Gibson photo
2016 Reality Rally participants race through Old Town Temecula in an attempt to finish challenges as quickly as possible April 9. Shane Gibson photo

Michelle Rivas

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The 7th Annual Reality Rally in Temecula Valley is back and better than ever before! The festivities begin April 6 and run though April 8 and includes a variety of events and reality stars all coming to together in the name of an amazing cause.

The first event is the Reality Rally Celebrity vs. Public Lip Sync Showdown Thursday, April 6, from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., at the Pala Mesa Resort in Fallbrook, which will include lip sync performances and appearances from a slew of reality stars. Tickets for the showdown start at $10 pre-sale, $12 at the door and tickets to be on the judging panel are $250. There will be a cash bar as well as food for purchase during the event.

The next event is the Red Carpet Celebrity Reception and Casino Fundraiser April 7, from 5-10 p.m. Tickets run from $25 pre-sale and $30 at the door. The reality stars will be there to walk the red carpet, sign autographs and mingle with guests. The event will include a small buffet with dishes from 12 local restaurants, access to the cash bar, musical performances and a drawing with the opportunity to won dozens of fabulous prizes. The Casino will be open from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. for guests who are 21 and older.

The last day of Reality Rally weekend, April 8, will include three different events – the Reality Rally “Amazing Race” game, the Reality Rally Festival and the Celebrity Chef Showcase. The first event of the day will be the Reality Rally race through Old Town Temecula beginning at 9 City Hall in Old Town Temecula. Check-in begins at 7 a.m. for the “Amazing Race” style game which takes teams of four through a variety of challenges and checkpoints throughout Old Town.

After the race ends at 11 a.m., there is a short break for reality stars and families to gear up for the Reality Rally Festival that will run from 2- 4 p.m. Also at City Hall, the festival includes performances from local talent, games and an autograph signing session featuring the 81 reality stars in town for the event. The autograph signing will include a meet and greet for a fee of $20, where participants will be able to meet the reality stars from over 36 different shows. There will also be family friendly activities including The Kidz Challenge Checkpoint Zone, where there will be Disney princesses and character photo stations, a magical performance by Rick the Magician, an appearance by Jelly Bean the Clown and a variety of different games and activities.

The last event of the weekend will be the Celebrity Chef Showcase. The cook-off competition with a variety of different celebrity chefs at the Fazeli Cellars Winery on De Portola Road in Temecula, features many of today’s hottest Network TV Celebrity Chefs. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the event will run from 7-9 p.m. Tickets will be sold $15 pre-sale and $20 at the door which includes entrance into the event and the opportunity to mingle with the chefs.

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