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.
2019 Food 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
Dump City Dumplings ~ Chinese-style Steamed Bun Dumplings in a wide assortment
of flavors inspired by cultures all over the world
Earthly Delights ~ Gourmet deli, sandwiches
Fatty Egg Roll People ~ Egg rolls, stir fry, pad Thai, coconut curry
Gerard’s Paella ~ Paella, fresh seafood, fresh vegetables
Hutch ~ Full-flavored, juicy ‘burgers, fries, salad, accompanied w/ house made specialty sauces & dressing
Jack Frost Shave Ice ~ Fluffy, flavored snow – natural, organic and delicious
Java Gogo ~ Coffee bar, hot, iced, blended beverages
Kaliko’s Hawaiian Kitchen ~ Traditional Hawaiian favorites with a modern
twist and a focus on high quality, fresh options
Kaptains BBQ Shack/Nitro Shack* ~ Central Coast Style BBQ. All our Beef, Chicken and Pork are Sustainable and Organic. We also serve 9 different flavors of Kaptains Famous Mac & Cheese.
Krepalicious ~ Crepes (savory and sweet)
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
Pie for the People ~ Authentically hand-forged and fresh pizza by the slice. We’re creating the galaxy’s finest pie.
Sankofa ~ – Afro-Caribbean sumptuousness
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
*indicates an emphasis on organic ingredients
Our Quench Café 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 lemonades, Wave natural sodas and Zevia zero calorie drinks, we’ll be offering tasty kombucha on tap from Revive, as well as yerba mate from Clean Cause and assorted iced teas. 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 features an array of quality craft brews from longtime California favorites, Lagunitas and Sierra Nevada Brewing Companies.
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! We’ll also feature a can bar in the food court offering two can flavors from all three breweries. Don’t forget to take advantage of the Klean Kanteen CUP KARMA/PINT PROGRAM where you can purchase a High Sierra 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 PayDirt wines as well as both white and rose sparkling cava from Coquilla. Yay for BUBBLES! In addition we will once again be serving Two Rivers hard cider, this year featuring apple, blackberry and yuza cider in cans, as well as a new addition from CaliCraft, a yummy Pomegranate/Blueberry juice wine spritzer. One other addition will be a hard kombucha fro boochcraft, California’s very first hard kombucha producer.
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 Four Roses, a quality Kentucky bourbon, to High Sierra. We’ll be pouring a variety of specialty cocktails including a killer Bloody Mary, a Tahoe blue vodka berry lemonade, a Mi Casa limeade margarita, a Four Roses bourbon old fashioned and more. There will also be an assortment of sparkling mixers (from Q Drinks, Wave soda, Zevia and more) 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 – Sierra Nevada and Lagunitas, along with multi-year Swirl participant CaliCraft Brewery, who will also be serving up their new delicious wine spritzers. There will also be a wide selection of California white and red wines from Kokomo, August West, Sandler and PayDirt wineries along with our sparkling cava from Conquilla. For the first time at High Sierra we will also be serving a hard kombucha from
Boochcraft. And last but certainly not least we’re thrilled to have our good friends from LillieBelle Farms Chocolates join us again serving up their tantalizing treats. Come on by and SWIRL with us!