Originally Published: June 1, 2017 9:55 p.m.
One of Prescott’s largest annual beer, wine and food festivals is just a day away.
The seventh annual Party in the Pines will be taking place on Prescott Mile High Middle School’s football field, 300 S. Granite St., Prescott, this Saturday, June 3, from 5 to 10 p.m.
Hosted by Prescott Area Young Professionals (PAYP), the event has continued to grow in size and attendance every year since its inception in 2010. This year should be no different, said Breeanya Hinkel, PAYP vice president and planning committee member.
“Last year we had about 2,000 people, so we’re expecting at least 2,500 to 3,000,” Hinkel said.
Featured at the event will be 43 beer vendors and seven food trucks including Park Plaza Liquor & Deli, Safari Samosas, Granite Mountain Smokehouse, Cheesy Javelina, Hot Bamboo, Montana BBQ and Street Slice.
Admission is $20 and includes eight drink tickets and a commemorative glass. If you buy tickets online at bit.ly/2rRy7A5 before noon on Saturday, June 3, you receive two extra drink tickets.
There is also a new VIP ticket option for $65. This gets you 16 drink tickets, a private VIP area including private bathrooms, tented shade, seating, early entrance from 4 to 5 p.m. (including a private tasting and acoustic concert by Wes Williams), plus free tacos from Park Plaza Liquor & Deli. These tickets are only available for purchase online.
Online tickets must be printed and brought to the event. There is no will call or mobile tickets. The event is mostly cash only and no ATMs will be on site.
While Eagle Management & Events, LLC, a local event planning company, assisted with organizing Party in the Pines last year, this year PAYP completely took on the task.
“It’s just more volunteer based,” Hinkel said. “We wanted to change it up so more proceeds actually go the charity.”
The chosen charity this year is Prescott Unified School District Education Fund, whose mission is to provide excellence in education, promote innovation in teaching and partner with the community to enhance the quality of education for all students.
Last year, PAYP was able to donate $10,000 to the national Adopt a Classroom program.
The music lineup will begin with Cross Eyed Possum at 5 p.m. From there, Southbound will play at 6:15 p.m., Muskellunge will take over at 7:15 p.m. and Wes Williams Band will start at 9 p.m. to close out the night.
What Is Allowed at the Festival?
• NO Coolers
• NO Chairs
• NO Drugs or Drug Paraphernalia
• NO Smoking
• NO Outside Food or Alcohol (Water will be available in exchange for tickets)
• NO Tents or Umbrellas
• NO Pets (excluding Service Animals)
• YES Blankets
• YES Hand Held Fans
• YES Sealed Water Bottle