Well it's the weekend again friends!  I must say that this week FLEW by!  I hope that you had the best 4th of July celebrating America!  It was so amazing to drive through town and see all of the flags flying.  It truly is one of my favorite things.  I remember reading in the paper years ago that Ramona wanted to be the most Patriotic town in the US, and they encouraged all of the businesses to put out flags.  I LOVE that idea.  I would love to to see our flag flown all over town all the time!

There are some great events happening this weekend around town that you should definitely try out.  I really suggest you check out the Ramona Jr. Fair BBQ and Pie Auction.  This is always a fun event, and come on... PIE!  You can read more about that and everything else happening this weekend below.

Tonight you will want to check out Pamo Valley and Schwaesdall wineries for sure!  Then tomorrow head over to the Ramona Certified Farmers Market this Saturday morning from 9am to 1pm.  With vendors ranging from produce to plants there really is a little bit of everything at the Farmers Market.  Stop by the Kmart parking lot to check it out for yourself.


Local Farm Stands open for business:


Grebar Farms

401 Pile Street


Page’s Organics

1914 Pamo Road


Kountry Made Farm

1121 11th Street


Harbour Farms

3326 Highway 67


Connelly Gardens

252 Steffy Road


Connelly Farms

456 Telford Lane


Ramona Jr. Fair is holding their Annual BBQ and Pie Auction this Saturday.  The event starts off with a very cool truck and tractor show that runs from 3pm to 7pm. Then a deep pit BBQ from 4-6pm tickets for this are $7 for adults and $5 for kids (You really can’t beat that for some homemade BBQ)!  Finally, the fun part of the evening and the pie auction.  This starts at 6pm and gets very exciting!  There are pies and cakes and other treats.  This is a great event for the entire family and will be so much fun!



Like I said....PIE!!!

Looking to WINEd down this weekend?  Here are some cool things happening at some of our local wineries and tasting rooms:

(photo credit: sandiego.org)



July 9th and 10th drink wine for a good cause!  Turtle Rock Ridge, Pamo Valley, and Ramona Ranch Wineries are participating in the 2nd Annual Kevin Montgomery Birse Memorial Wine Trail.  This is a fundraiser for the Crimson Center Speech, Language Pathology and Autism Center.  You can get a wrist band for $10 and enjoy 3 tastings for free at these wineries.


Pamo Valley Winery and Tasting Room

Friday enjoy a glass of your favorite Pamo Valley Winery wine and also a complimentary cheese tasting from Cheeses from the Cave from 4:30-6pm


Sunday have fun doing a wine and paint with Linda Kelly!  Starting at 11am you can sit down for a wine and art class with local artist Linda Kelly.  The cost is $45 per person and includes a glass of wine or sangria and the materials to paint.  Light refreshments will be served.  Call Jennifer Lane to reserve your spot today! 760-271-3090


Turtle Rock Ridge Vineyard Winery

Stop by Turtle Rock Ridge this weekend if for no other reason than to just enjoy the beautiful scenery, but while you are enjoying that scenery grab a glass of their famous blue sangria you will thank me later!


Salerno Winery

Wine, art and music, what more could you want?  This weekend enjoy live original music by Salvador Padilla and some beautiful sculptures by numerous Latin American artists.


La Finquita Winery & Vineyard

Why not stop by La Finquita Winery this weekend?  The A/C will be on and you can even order one of their yummy wine slushies! Sounds like a great time to me!


Schwaesdall Winery

Friday July 9th stop by and celebrate Schwaesdall Winery’s 20th Anniversary!  This will be a night you won’t forget so be sure to stop by and celebrate with them!


Vineyard Grant James

Sunday Paint your pet and wine tasting with Casey Buonaugurio!  This class will be held from 12 -3pm.  Cost to attend is $40 and includes all materials and a glass of wine or tasting.  For more information, call Casey Buonaugurio at 760-315-1144.




3 Places to Check out This Weekend!!!


The Main Course Restaurant

This weekend treat yourself to an AMAZING breakfast at someplace I’m guessing you haven’t tried yet.  The Main Course serves breakfast Friday through Sunday mornings and it is not to be missed.  Their breakfast menu has some really great items that you should try!  From crepes to malted pancakes, omelets to benedicts.  I say try them out this weekend!


Ramona Ranch Winery

All I have to say is, Iced Watermelon Sangria.  How amazing does that sound?!! You need to stop by Ramona Ranch Winery this weekend and try it.  Ramona Ranch Winery just receive 5 medals at the recent RVVA competition.  It really doesn’t get any better than enjoying a glass of wine, taking in the scenery, and being in the company of amazing people! 


2 Create Gallery

Did you know that Ramona has a very cool new art gallery? 2Create Gallery is a beautiful new place where “Art is Everything” and you can feel the love for it when you walk in the door.  There is beautiful artwork from paintings to furniture.  When they say art is everything they truly mean it!  This idyllic gallery features local San Diego artists.  It is truly a place you NEED to see.  Why not see it this weekend!  They are open Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 6pm at 438 Main St.


There you have it! Three days full of fun and three places to try out this weekend!  Stay cool and stay safe!  Have a great weekend Ramona! 


Thanks Friends!