SRPNEF and Wildomar’s Rooted in Nature Craft Brew Festival an outstanding success

Ryan Filar and his wife Dani enjoy a tasting of beer at the Rooted in Nature Craft Festival at Marna O'Brien Park in Wildomar, Oct. 16. The event benefits the Santa Rosa Plateau Nature Education Foundation. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
More than 2,000 people, from children to thirsty adults, visited the Rooted in Nature Craft Brew Festival to enjoy the warm day at Marna O’Brian Park Saturday, Oct. 16. “It is like taking your handcuffs off,” said one visitor who was at an event for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions hit in March of last year. The event served two purposes, to celebrate Craft Brew Week and to support school children’s visits to the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve and learn how to become good stewards of nature. Attendees even arrived at the festival after 5 p.m. with only two hours left of the event, said a ticket taker at the fundraiser which is a signature event for the City of Wildomar. There were no masks seen at the event since many of the COVID mandates have b
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