Feel free to leave the cookware behind because High Sierra offers a wide variety of food vendors with delicious vegetarian, vegan and non-vegetarian fare – with an emphasis on organic options – that will nourish your body and satisfy your taste buds. Coffee drinks and smoothies are also available in the Food Court.
2018 Food Vendors will be announced later in the Spring. To get an idea of the tasty offering at High Sierra, check out our 2017 vendors:
Asana Foods* ~ frozen acai bowls, acai shakes
Blue Sun Cafe* ~ Mexican cuisine and breakfast
Boulder Creek ~ NY style pizza; thin crust and gluten-free available
Earthly Delights ~ gourmet deli, sandwiches
Fabulous Frickle* ~ deep fried pickles with dips
Fatty Egg Roll People ~ egg rolls, stir fry, pad Thai, coconut curry
Gerard’s Paella ~ paella, fresh seafood, fresh vegetables
Jack Frost Shave Ice ~ fluffy, flavored snow – natural, organic and delicious
Java Gogo ~ coffee bar, hot, iced, blended beverages
Kinders BBQ Catering ~ award-winning BBQ sauces, marinades, rubs and spices
Krepalicious ~ crepes (savory and sweet)
Nomad ~ gourmet burgers and sandwiches
North Valley Produce/How Sweet It Is* ~ smoothies, desserts
Nourish* ~ Asian-inspired rice bowls, veggie sushi, salads, unique homemade sauces side dishes
Peace Pops ~ gluten free, sugar free and vegan fruitsicles
Sankofa ~ – Afro-Caribbean sumptuousness
So. Comfort Express ~ classic southern comfort food
Spiro’s Gyros* ~ authentic Greek fare; chicken, lamb, beef pitas; breakfast options
The Merry Popsters* ~ fish tacos, ravioli, Asian chicken salads, chicken-and-waffles; fish-and-chips, fried chicken, calamari, mozzarella sticks, and corn dogs; ice cream confections, deep-fried treats
Bill the Oysterman ~ fresh oysters, shrimp cocktail
Mayhem! Grilled Cheese Truck ~ gourmet grilled cheese
*indicates an emphasis on organic ingredients
Our Quench Cafe offers a variety of all-natural and organic beverages to keep High Sierra Festivarians hydrated and refreshed. In addition to Koh coconut water, Santa Cruz Organics lemonade and Alta Palla natural sodas we’ll be offering tasty kombucha on tap from Health Ade, as well as yerba mate from Guayaki (both sparkling and non-sparkling). Stop by one of our Quench cafes and refresh yourself!
Ice will be for sale at the Quench Café in the Food Court from 9am through closing, as well as in Shady Grove during select hours. In addition, there will be mobile ice sales throughout the day so keep an eye out for the ice cart!
In our efforts to reduce single serve plastic bottles we are once again teaming up with Klean Kanteen to offer FREE FILTERED WATER at various Klean Kanteen water filtration stations located around the Fairgrounds (please see the festival map in the center of this book for locations). Don’t forget to stop by the Klean Kanteen booth in the Grandstand Meadow and thank them for making this happen!
Beer, Wine & Cocktails
High Sierra always features an array of quality craft brews and this year we’re excited to welcome our new beer partner, the Deschutes Brewery out of Bend, Oregon. They will join longtime supporters of the festival Lagunitas and Sierra Nevada. We’ll feature three different styles of beer on tap from each brewery (including the return of our FestivALE brew that we made with Sierra Nevada) so be sure to check out the beer menus at the concession areas! Also, take advantage of the Klean Kanteen CUP KARMA/PINT PROGRAM where you can purchase a souvenir stainless steel pint cup and receive $1 off with refills! They make great travel and camping cups and help us reduce our single serve waste! For wine enthusiasts we will feature delicious red and refreshing white California varietals from Kokomo, August West, Sandler and Patrick McNeil as well as three Spanish offerings – a Txakolina white from Ametzoi, a rose from the Rioja region and for the first time at High Sierra we’ll be offering sparkling Cava Brut, Reserva (yay for Bubbles!). In addition we will once again be serving Two Rivers hard cider, this year featuring apple and blackberry cider in cans.
Craft cocktails of the highest quality will again be served at the drink concession booths at each stage as well as in the food court. Mi Casa tequila and Tahoe Blue vodka return and we welcome premium bourbon from Low Gap and kaffir llime-infused gin from Russell Henry. We’ll be pouring a variety of specialty cocktails including a killer Bloody Mary, a berry lemon drop and limeade margarita, There will also be an assortment of sparkling mixers for you to pair with your favorite spirit and a menu of suggested favorites. Check the Libation Stations out for the full selection and your sippin’ pleasure! Cheers!
*You must be 21 years of age with valid ID to purchase and consume alcoholic beverages at the festival.
High Sierra Swirl
The “Swirl” is our official adult beverage “tasting event” that takes place daily from 5-7pm in the Tulsa E. Scott Building (adjacent to the Food Court). Patrons ages 21+ can purchase a stemless souvenir glass and receive five tastings from a variety of specialty beers by our official beer partners – Deschutes, Sierra Nevada and Lagunitas, along with multi-year Swirl participant CaliCraft Brewery, or select California white and red wines from Kokomo, August West, Sandler and Patrick McNeil wineries along with our Spanish selections, including a rose and a sparkling cava! Rounding out the options we’ll also have some samplings from our spirit providers serving delicious mini cocktails and well as Two Rivers hard cider. To pair with your tastings we will also feature a variety of tantalizing treats from Lillie Belle Farms Chocolate and more.