Local Events

Farmers Market Downtown

Farmers Market will be every Thursday from May 10th through August 16th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (rain or shine).

Join us on Green Street in beautiful, historic downtown Tehachapi for a fantastic assortment of food, hand crafted and unique items for sale, musical performances, and friendly people. While you're downtown, please visit some of our local stores. Come early or stay late. We look forward to seeing you at Farmers Market. ​

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55th Annual Mountain Festival

The Tehachapi Mountain Festival® has been providing quality family entertainment for the community for 55 years.  This year's theme is "Music, Mountains & Memories"! Traditionally held on the third weekend in August, it is the largest family event within the community and includes fun for the entire family. The Festival includes an Arts and Crafts Show, Food, Live Entertainment, Carnival, 5 mile Mountain Gallop run, Mountain Festival Parade, Thunder on the Mountain Car Show, PRCA Rodeo, VFW Dinner and Dance, Pancake Breakfast, Quilt Show and much more. An estimated 30,000 to 40,000 attend, with the attendance growing each year. Get out of the heat and join us for some good family fun.  Click on the More Info button to get a line up of events starting on Friday Aug 17th!  Be there or be square!       

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Jewelry, Gem & Mineral Show

Tehachapi Valley Gem & Mineral Society presents it's 13th Annual Jewelry, Gem & Mineral Show!  Visit their many vendors offering: Handcrafted Jewelry, Precious Gems, Crystals, Minerals, Fossils, Lapidary Rocks & Lapidary Equipment & Tools.  Also see the Fluorescent Black Light Demonstrations & Rock Polishing Demonstrations.  Bring your own rocks or minerals in for identification as there will be a registered Gemologist on site!  There will also be a raffle for spectacular prizes!   All this happens at St Malachy Catholic Church, 407 W. "E" St., from 9-5pm, Aug 17-19th. 

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Robert Burgeis in Concert

Robert Burgeis,Tehachapi Warrior, turned Nashville Star, returns home for 1 night only, Friday, August 17 6-9pm. Proceeds will be donated in honor of Ed Grimes to the Tehachapi Warrior Boosters. Gates open at 6pm. Tickets are limited to the venue's capacity, so be sure to purchase your tickets in advance. Beer & Wine will be available for purchase at the event. *Event is 21 and over  Tickets available at Eventbrite.com

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Artisan Festival

Sponsored by Tehachapi Valley Arts Association, this event is one of the few handcraft only venues left in the state.   Unique  handcrafted gifts, fine works of art, fantastic food and more!  Located at the shaded Railroad Park on Tehachapi Blvd under the Water Tower. Bring home something from one of our talented residents!   Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm   Proceeds help buy art supplies which are donated to our local area schools. When these events are successful the children and classrooms in our community reap the rewards! Please share with friends and come out to the park for a unique shopping experience with local area artists and crafters!

 

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21st Annual Thunder on the Mountain Car Show

Going on it’s 21st season, Kern County’s “Thunder on the Mountain” is the grand daddy of Tehachapi Car Shows. Thunder is held in mid-August every year on the same weekend as Tehachapi’s Mountain Festival. In addition to the excellent organization of this Car & Truck Show, Tehachapi’s milder climate makes Thunder one of Kern County’s premiere summer events.

Held in the Historic Downtown area, in and around Green and F Streets, Thunder on the Mountain has hosted up to 325 top quality vehicles. This is an all day show that lasts from 9am to 3pm. With food, raffles, live music and fun, thousands of people attend every year. Entertainment by the band "Denim".  The 21st annual event is priced at $35 ($40 at the door,) which includes entry and a t-shirt (First 150 registered.) Sponsored by the Tehachapi Car Club, Thunder on the Mountain is a fundraising event with 100 percent of the proceeds going directly to local charities and benevolent organizations (next year’s goal is to exceed the previous high of $22,000!) For more information, visit the Thunder on the Mountain web-site






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Dog Days of Summer for Canine Companions for Independence

Presented by Canine Creek & Souza Family Vineyard. We invite you to bring your pups or mutts out to Souza Family Vineyard and support many of our pet related non-profits with each visit. Each Dog Day will feature live music, great food and plenty of company for everyone to enjoy with two or four legs. 
August benefiting:  Canine Companions for Independence
Call 661-822-9233 no later than noon on the day of the event to make a reservation.   Aug 24th  3-7pm

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9th Annual T-Town Rumble Car Show & Vintage Trailer Round Up

Killer cars and trucks as well as vintage trailers from all over California (as well as some out of state guests!) converge on Tehachapi's T-Town Rumble on August 25th, 2018 competing for the King of the Rumble and King of the Trailerhood titles. Well over 100 vehicles were on-hand last year, and there is great food, raffles, a 50/50, music and fun. Cool in both temperature and atmosphere, this event will probably be the "funnest show' you go to this season!!  Saturday August 25th from 9am -2pm at Heritage Oak School 20915 Schout Rd.

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Amber Cross in Concert

Old-school country/folk singer-songwriter Amber Cross will appear at Fiddlers Crossing on Saturday, August 25 with James Moore on guitar. The concert starts at 7:00 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30. Tickets are $20 and are available at Tehachapi Treasure Trove, Tehachapi Furniture, Lucky’s Barbershop, or at the Fiddlers Crossing Wednesday Open Mics and First Fridays. Tickets are also available online at fiddlerscrossing.com or reserved by calling 661-823-9994. As always, coffee and goodies are included. 

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Basque Dinner - Tehachapi Heritage League

Tehachapi Heritage League will host the second annual Basque Dinner in front of the historic Errea House from 6-8 PM.
This is a rare opportunity to experience authentic Basque food in Tehachapi and to help fund the renovation and exhibits at the Errea House Museum. THL members are being given first opportunity to make reservations.The cost is $40 in advance and $45 after August 12th. Reservations are required. Reservations are available at the Tehachapi Museum. Your reservation is not guaranteed until payment is made.
Call 661-822-8152 and leave a message and your call will be returned or visit the Museum at 310 S Green St during regular hours of 12 - 4 PM Friday, Saturday and Sunday to make a reservation. Seating is limited 

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BRI Music BBQ & Jam Session - FREE

The BRI Music community is having a BBQ party and jam session at the park! Come have free hot dogs, bring your friends and family, play music, and hang out with us! Everybody is welcome, as are your instruments. We'll start at 5:30 and everyone can stay as long as they'd like. If you're interested in music lessons, please come introduce yourself and learn more about what we do at BRI Music! Can't wait to meet new people and party with everyone!  All this fun Sat Aug 25th at Central Park from 5:30 - ????

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Wounded Heroes Fundraiser

On September 11, 2001 America was reminded just how important our Military is. Since that day, Kern County has had no shortage of brave men and women volunteer to protect our Nation from those that would see it fall. Unfortunately, our service members do not always return home in the same shape that they left. Some are injured visibly, others still with injuries not noticeable, and all return affected by their service. Part of the Wounded Heroes Fund mission is to support those veterans that need help, no matter what type of help they may need. Please join the Tehachapi Wine & Cattle Company raise money for this important organization.  David Reeves Carpenter will be entertaining us with his original music. If you haven't had the opportunity to hear David, you won't want to miss this event. Sun Aug 26 starting at 2pm  

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An Evening with Bobby Cochran

Bobby Cochran is an American guitarist, singer, author, engineer, songwriter, and record producer. He has worked with many bands, including Steppenwolf, the Flying Burrito Brothers, Leon Russell, and Bob Weir, Bobby and the Midnites.  

Sat September 1st at Veritas Tapas & Wine Bar. No Reservations, so arrive early to make sure you get a seat!  Starts at 7pm.

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Go Native!

A Kawaiisu Language & Cultural Center Event!! 
Welcome from your local Kawaiisu Tribe! Join us for a day of music & food demonstrations of Native American crafts hands-on activities for adults & kids. raffle for cash prizes & goodies Tehachapi City Park / Phillip Marx Central Park (same park 2 names) Basket weaving, beading, flintknapping, acorn cracking & mush making, twining. Native foods, drumming, dancing, make your own tule duck decoys & clapper sticks, storytelling & bbq specials 
Sept 1st, 2018 10am to 5pm free admission 
Bring your chairs, sit and enjoy the day!! 
for info call Julie 661-340-0032

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First Friday Downtown Tehachapi

Time for another great First Friday walk downtown to take in local color! Stop by all the open shops, visit with friendly people, buy something nice or just browse. Don't forget to visit the Tehachapi Museum! Complimentary drinks and goodies. Gotta love this town! 5-8pm

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Gone to the Dogs 5k Fun Run/Walk & Pet Festival

Have a Heart Humane Society invites you to join them in "Gone to the Dogs" 5k Fun Run/Walk & Pet Festival.   An un-timed canine event to help raise money to fund Have a Heart Humane Society.  Kids, adults and well-behaved dogs on leashes invited. This event includes dog rescue, pet related item vendors, silent auctions, dog games, dog sporting demonstrations, food vendors and a multitude of "Opportunity Drawings".  Sat Sept 8th at Warrior Park 8am - 3pm  
You can register with a credit card at www.active.com or pick up registration forms at Rescued Treasures, 1121 W Valley Blvd, Ste B. 

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Tehachapi Library Book Sale

Huge Book Sale!!!! Come support your library and browse all of the wonderful donations they have received!  Sale is Saturday Sept 8th from 9am-4pm at the Library, 212 S. Green St.

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Rotary Club Fall Fashion Show

Join Rotary for a view of the latest Fashions presented by The Dressing Room, Stop Staring, Sessions Consignment, and the Nannette Keller Collection. 
Light hors d'oeuvres will be served and water available. Wine will be available for sale. Lots of opportunities to win prizes. 
Tickets on sale for $15 each and support scholarships for HS Seniors.  Wed Sept 12th at The Shed 5-7:30 pm.  Get your tickets at eventbrite.com

 

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Gran Fondo Pasta Event

Tutti a tavola for the Carbo-Load of all times! Or said another way... Come and get it! 

We'll be dining in downtown Tehachapi's Centennial Plaza where you can first browse the vendor booths then enjoy the cool mountain evening as we Kick Off the GranFondo! Proceeds benefit the Kiwanis Club of Tehachapi!
Meet other riders, thank sponsors and enjoy the company of friends and fans as we prepare the king of all carbo-loads... Pasta!
The menu includes...

Spaghetti with Meat Sauce (veggie option also available)
Garlic Bread
Caesar Salad
Tiramisu
Beverage (iced tea and water included. Cash Bar with beer and wine also available)
You'll pick your own pasta and toppings and then we'll toss it right in front of you. Plus, there will be plenty of bread and salad to go around so eat all you want till it's gone. Tickets are just $22 per person and seating is limited to 150 so act fast!


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Tehachapi GranFondo Festival

DJ Entertainment, Food, Drinks, Vendors and More! 
 Free and Open to the Public
Head to Centennial Plaza for an afternoon of fun and celebration! Live music and entertainment will take place in a stage area throughout the day. Food vendors will offer delicious meals while the beer garden will feature local beers and wine. Meet pro riders and friends, who will be signing autographs and meeting fans. Visit the Festival expo where a variety of cycling industry and unique local vendors will have exhibits. A kid friendly activities area will provide entertainment for the whole family.
Best of all, admission is free and open to the public. Whether you just finished riding in the Tehachapi GranFondo, happen to be in downtown Tehachapi, or are just swinging by for a bite to eat, we look forward to seeing you at the Tehachapi GranFondo Festival!
The Festival will be held will be held at Centennial Plaza in downtown Tehachapi, on Green Street next to the historic BeeKay Theatre, just a block from the starting line of the Tehachapi Gran Fondo.
Valet for Cyclists
For those of you who will be riding in the Tehachapi GranFondo, we hope you will stay and enjoy part of the afternoon upon your finish. Our FREE BIKE VALET service will watch over your bike while you enjoy lunch on us (as part of your registration) and participate in the festivities. Wash the road dirt off with a glass of cold beer and kick back to live music. With activities for all ages, invite your friends and family to join you to celebrate your completion of the Tehachapi GranFondo. We hope to see you there!


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Tehachapi Gran Fondo

Held in Historic downtown Tehachapi the Tehachapi GranFondo Festival will keep alive the traditions started in the small mountain towns of Italy. Held in honor of those that dare to pedal up steep climbs, race down mountain roads and push their body all just for the glory of cycling, the Festival will both reward and renew the bodies and spirits of all who attend. Visitors will be treated to the enthusiastic, small town charm of our mountain town as local businesses and residents come to watch and support the riders and join in on the fun. Known already for our events hosting thousands, the downtown area is a clean, historic and walkable area full of restaurants, shops, museums and art studios.  DJ Entertainment, Food, Drinks, Vendors and More!
Free and Open to the Public

Choose from our five timed courses, designed with all levels of riders in mind – 104 miles, 86, miles, 60 miles, 38 miles, and 18 miles.  There is a fee to ride.

Event Start Times:

GranFondo 100 miles  7am 
MedioFondo 82 miles 7am 
PiccoloFondo Plus 62 miles  7am 
PiccoloFondo 32 miles -7am 
FunFondo  18 miles 7am 
Packet Pick-up & Event Check-in Located at 125 East "F" St.,  Tehachapi, CA 93561 
Friday Sept. 14th from 3 to 8 pm (Recommended) Saturday Sept. 15th from 5:00 am to 6:30 am 
What's included with registration?
An incredible day of riding along some of southern California’s greatest mountain terrain with hundreds of other riders
A chance to meet and ride with professional cyclists
A Tehachapi GranFondo custom Jersey (Deadline July 7th) or Tech-Tee (After July 7th)
Swag bag filled with all kinds of goodies (to the first 1200 riders)
Rest stops packed with healthy snacks and hydration along each course
Roaming SAG vehicles to provide mechanical support if needed
A delicious lunch upon your finish
Enjoy our post-ride Tehachapi GranFondo Festival, featuring DJ music, local beer and wine, vendors, and more!

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Party for a Cure - Tehachapi Relay for Life

You are invited to celebrate, remember and fight back for our 15th Relay year in Tehachapi. Enjoy a dinner and a trip down memory lane as we remember the previous 14 Relay For Life events in Tehachapi. Tickets are: $15 per person or $20 at the door  Saturday Sept 22 at Woods Pavilion from 5-9pm
Survivors eat for free!
Tickets can be purchased by calling 661.327.7827 and asking for Christina or by visiting Glamour Salon, Country Real Estate, Remax, or Dignified Home Loans.


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Relay for Life

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. At Relay, teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Because cancer never sleeps, Relays are overnight events up to 24 hours in length. The Relay for Life Tehachapi is scheduled for Saturday Sept 22 at 10 a.m. Philip Marx Central Park. Follow this event on Facebook - Relay for Life Tehachapi. 30+ Years Strong!!!! Better yet, form a team or join one now! Help Kick Cancer in the Butt! .Come out and participate in this wonderful event. To register to be part of the event, especially Cancer Survivors, go to www.relayforlife.org/tehachapica

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9th Annual Fall Business Showcase

The Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce will present the 9th Annual Fall Business Showcase on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Aspen Builders Inc Activity Center, 410 West D St.
This one day Showcase provides local businesses and owners unique opportunity to do both business-to-business networking and an chance to display their goods and services to the general public. Local restaurants will provide samples of their fare for those in attendance. Admission to the event is free for all attendees and 400-500 attendance expected. First 200 attendees will receive a free reusable cotton tote bag. Free Admission - Free Food - Free Drawings - Free Giveaways 


 For more information contact the Chamber at 661-822-4180 or chamber@tehachapi.com 

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Apple Festival

The 2018 Tehachapi Apple Festival is two days of “Appley Goodness” and is featuring tons of new apple related items and food. The festival is fun for everyone in the family including a great “Kidzone,” with inflatables for all day fun. Other fun kid related activities including balloon car races, petting zoo, wiggle car races, carnival games, corn hole contest, face painting, rocket and robotics demos, plus more .

​Shoppers will love the hand crafted local artisan gifts and apple related items. Local apple farmers will be selling apples and lots of other locally produced food products. Car Show, where the public votes for their Favorite car on SUNDAY only.
The Tehachapi Apple Festival is free to everyone!
Come up and enjoy our beautiful mountain community of Tehachapi, California. See you at the festival.  SAT & SUN 10-4PM

A portion of the proceeds will also go to benefit several local charities including the Tehachapi Lions, Rotary, Interact, Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra, American Legion Ladies Aux, Salvation Army, Wreaths Across America, Veterans Groups and many more.


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Oktoberfest Stallion Springs

On Saturday October 6th, support the Stallion Springs Parks & Recreation Department by celebrating October .... at the Stallion Springs' Oktoberfest! Please join us for our annual festival of beers, brats, wine,family and friends! Come enjoy crafts beers, local wines, authentic cuisine, live music and merchandise vendors. The festival is family-friendly with activities for children as well as games and activities for adults only; including Hammer-Schlagen, corn hole, beer pong and many more!
Vendors if interested please reserve your spot by applying through the CSD.  Oktoberfest takes place from Noon until 6:00 PM ... but the brats and kraut go fast! Hope to see you then! Stallion Springs Community Center on Stallion Springs Dr. Everyone is welcome!!  PLEASE - NO PETS!

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