March 14, 2020 - UPDATE - This event has been postponed until further notice.
March 4, 2020 - On Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 5:00 P.M. is the evening of The Taste of Mariposa. “The Butterfly Festival Committee’s goal is to present a fundraiser that no one will forget. We are setting the bar high with our Taste of Mariposa,” comments Bill Lowe Chairman of the Mariposa Butterfly Festival committee. “We are going all out this year with creating a new ambiance in building A. (Mariposa County Fairgrounds.) We don’t want our guests to be reminded they are in a mid-century warehouse during the event. Tammi DelGatto, of Bling and Things, is head decorator for the fundraiser. White swag curtains will be hanging from the ceiling and down the walls with colorful Studio lighting and an eclectic array of lamps placed around the room adding accents to the space. “
The Mariposa Ukuladies & Gents will be performing when the doors open at 5:00 P.M. as the visitors enjoy appetizers from Mariposa’s finest restaurants, beer from the 1850 Restaurant and wine from Casto Oaks Winery. A full no-host bar will be on hand for the guests who prefer their favorite martinis and margaritas.
More entertainment and fun will follow with UPS Sue and her Dancing Crew line dancing. The guests are encouraged to join in the fun. A new documentary, “Ranchers and Packers,” produced by Bill Lowe, producer of “Miwuk.” will premiere at the Taste of Mariposa. (See sample video below.)
And then there will be the annual raffles, silent auction and the Big Auction being auctioneered by Mariposa County Supervisors Merlin Jones and Marshall Long.
Prime rib and CostaLivos vegetarian lasagna are on the dinner menu for the evening. David Butler and Susan Posey, owner of The Sugar Pine Café, are the cooks for the evening.
Local Restaurants, Delis and stores who signed on to participate in this year’s Taste of Mariposa thus far: Gold Coin Sports Grill and Bar * Jantz Bakery * Happy Burger * Steve’s Sportsmans Café * Charles Street Dinner House * Stage Stop Deli * Grizzlies Den * MoonBow Espresso * Pizza Factory * High Country Health Food * Pioneer Market * Subway Sandwiches * Sweetwater * Woody’s * Don Rubens and Savoury’s are expected to join in, along with Miners Roadhouse 140.
The Taste of Mariposa, benefiting The Mariposa Butterfly Festival, begins at 5:00 P.M. on Saturday, April 4 in building A at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. Tickets are $45 and include Appetizers, 1 free beer, wine or soda, Prime Rib or vegetarian Lasagna, and desert.
Tickets are on sale at the Mariposa Visitor Center and online at Eventbrite.com.