Blues & Barbecue, the traditional fall festival to benefit the purchase of open space in Portola Valley, returns to the Town Center at 765 Portola Road on Sunday, Sept. 16, after a hiatus of two years. The day includes a concert, a silent auction, inflatable games and other entertainment for kids, a climbing wall, plenty of food and drink, and recognition of noted environmental activist and longtime resident Martin Litton.
The festival begins at 2:30 p.m., with the silent auction starting at 3 and the concert by the Daniel Castro Band and Acoustic Therapy at 3:30. The recognition of Mr. Litton is set for 5:45 p.m.
Click here for the most recent Almanac story on Mr. Litton.
Click here for a more comprehensive look at Mr. Litton's life by Almanac reporter Marion Softky.
Tickets are $65 for an individual and $650 for a table for 10 for the package deal that includes appetizers, seating at a table, and the barbecue dinner from Bianchini's Market in Ladera along with wine and beer.
Without the alcoholic beverages and without the table seating, tickets are $35 for adults and $15 for youth aged 12 or younger. If you bring your own picnic food, admission plus appetizers is $20 for adults and $10 for kids.
Tickets are available via PayPal. After expenses, revenues from the festival go to the Open Space Acquisition Fund to buy and maintain open space in town.
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