The Santa Rosa Plateau Nature Education Foundation is offering special early bird discounts for a limited time on tickets for the 2020 Rooted in Nature Craft Brew Festival, Saturday, May 16, from 3-8 p.m. in Marna O’Brien Park in Wildomar.

The first brew festival in the Inland Empire in May brought a record number of local brewers and visitors to help fund the nonprofit foundation’s work dedicated to bringing young students to the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve each school year to teach them how to be good stewards of nature and the 10,000-acre reserve above Murrieta.

Event director Herb Massinger said the offer will run for a limited time.

“For a limited time, we’re offering a special Early Bird discount on tickets for the 2020 Rooted in Nature Craft Brew Festival,” Massinger said. “Get your tickets today and save. Act now and take advantage of this end-of-the-decade opportunity. Please feel free to share with family and friends or perhaps consider gifting them with tickets to join you at the festival.”

For discount tickets, visit www.naturebrewfest.org.

The tickets are $36 with a $3.82 fee for VIP Early Access, age 21 and older.

Early access allows VIP ticket holders to enter at 2 p.m., which is one hour earlier than regular admission.

General admission and VIP Early Access for ages 13-20 are $15 with a $2.55 fee.

General admission tickets for those 21 an older are $29 with a $3.40 fee.

Attendees must be 21 or older to participate in craft beer tastings. ID will be required. Ticket includes complimentary non-alcoholic samples for younger attendees.

Designated driver tickets for those 21 and older are $15 with a $2.55 fee.

The 2020 Craft Brew Festival has 40 or more guest breweries bringing their best, giving unlimited pours if more than 100 beers, plus one specialty offering from the Temecula Valley Homebrewers Association and the San Diego County Society of Barley Engineers. There will be live music, a wine garden, art exhibit, silent auction, food trucks, home brewed sodas, beer games, gourmet cheese and chocolate samples and a family wildlife park. The evening’s sunset Happy Hour Party runs from 6-8 p.m. and is included in the ticket price.

All proceeds benefit SRPNEF, fostering youth environmental stewardship since 2003.

More information about the SRPNEF can be found at the reserve visitors center, which is now open for limited hours at 39400 Clinton Keith Road in Murrieta, or visit www.srpnef.org.

Tony Ault can be reached by email at tault@reedermedia.com.