May 4, 2004
INFORMATION: John McElwain or Bruce Battle (661) 362-3494 or 3432
Bask in Sights, Sounds, Tastes of Summer at Galpin Motors Junetoberfest
SANTA CLARITA A cold micro-brew beer in one hand. A steaming bowl of chili in the other. You pass by the some of the hottest custom cars in Southern California on your way to prove you're the home run king of Santa Clarita at the home-run derby. If this doesn't sound like a perfect way to spend a summer day, then what does? College of the Canyons puts all the sights, sounds, smells and activities together in one heaping spoonful of summer during the Galpin Motors Junetoberfest at College of the Canyons on Saturday, June 26.
Held on campus in the football, baseball and softball fields, and in the Cougar Den, the Galpin Motors Junetoberfest brings together a number of fun, family events that allow visitors to just relax and watch, or roll up their sleeves and have some fun. Included in the day's activities will be a 5K and Kiddie Fun Run, an International Chili-Society Regional Chili Cook-Off, a Micro-Brew Beer Garden, a Home-Run Derby, a Custom Car Show, and a kid's play area featuring a mini-Michelangelo's Gallery, formerly at Bella Villa.
"This event will appeal to so many people in so many different ways," said Cathy Ritz, Junetoberfest Event Coordinator. "There's something for everyone."
5K and Kiddie Fun Run
Sponsored by Dr. Greg and Michele Jenkins, and Math Support Services
Enjoy an early morning jog through the beautiful College of the Canyons campus as the Galpin Motors Junetoberfest kicks off with a 5K and Kiddie Fun Run. Check-in at the stadium begins at 7 a.m., with the Kiddie Run starting at 8 and the 5K starting at 8:30 a.m. Divisions range from 14 & Under to 70 and Up. Entry fee for the 5K is $15 if paid by June 15, or $20 if paid after. Entry fee for the Kiddie Run is $7.50 if paid prior to June 15, or $10 if paid after. All participants receive a t-shirt, and the top male and female and top three in each division receive medals. Download entry forms online.
International Chili Society Regional Chili Cook-off
Sponsored by Lisa Burke, Owner, Santa Clarita Vending and Catering
Compete against the best of the best in this regional chili cook-off that features more than $2,500 in cash prizes! Winners will also be eligible to advance to the International Chili Society District Cook-off, and from there the world competition! Categories include Red Chili, Chili Verde, Best Salsa, and Best Booth. Set-up begins at 7 a.m., with cooking beginning at 10 a.m. Entry fees are: Red Chili - $35, Chili Verde - $25, Salsa - $25. A $42 ICS membership fee must be paid to participate if not already a member. Download entry forms online.
Custom Car Show
Sponsored by Valencia AutoSpa
Internationally-recognized custom car show owner and designer Dean Bryant brings some of the hottest custom cars in the world to Junetoberfest, including the "Rocket Car," the back-to-back winner of the "World's Best Custom" award, and the 1950 flame-throwing Merc featured in films such as "Gone in 60 Seconds." Local car-owners can also take part and show their custom cars alongside these custom classics, but will be selected on an invitation-only basis. Check online for more details.
Home Run Derby
Are you the home-run king of Santa Clarita? Prove it during the home derby! The derby will be softball format on the College of the Canyons baseball field. Total as many points as you can and advance in the tournament for a chance to eventually be crowned king! Entry fee is $20 with the derby beginning at 11 a.m. Register online.
Micro-Brew Beer Garden
Relax in the cool, garden-like atmosphere of the Cougar Den and enjoy some of Santa Clarita's finest micro-brews from local breweries: Oggi's, BJ's and Wolf Creek Brewing. Open at 11 a.m.
Kids Play Area
A variety of activities for the younger kids, including a mini-Michelangelo's Gallery (formerly at Bella Villa), inflatable bouncers, climbing courses and lots more. Located on the softball field. Open at 10 a.m.
Food, drink and merchandise vendors will be located throughout the area for the enjoyment of visitors who simply want to stroll, eat and shop. Open at 10 a.m.
A bevy of hot local bands are lined up to play on the main stage for visitors listening enjoyment. Beginning at 10 a.m.
The Galpin Motors Junetoberfest opens at 10 a.m. for the general public, except for the 5K/Kiddie fun run, with gates closing at 6 p.m. Entry is free. Enter at Cougar Stadium. Registration forms for the 5K/Kiddie Fun Run, Chili-Cook-Off, Car Show and Home-Run Derby are online at www.junetoberfest.org or call the College of the Canyons Foundation Office for more information at (661) 362-3434.
Proceeds from this event benefit the College of the Canyons Foundation and educational program at College of the Canyons. Proceeds from the Home-Run Derby directly benefit the College of the Canyons baseball program.