Find your walking shoes, it’s time to hit the streets in the 4th Annual Carpinteria Volksmarch. Sunday, November 19, we embrace the camaraderie that is only found walking from brewery to brewery to meadery to brewery, meeting new friends and old along the way. 

The idea is simple: embrace the old German tradition of the Volksmarch, or people walk, and hike a 2.3-mile route from brewery to brewery to cidery to brewery, all the while promoting fitness, fun, and supporting a worthwhile cause.

The Volksmarch starts at Island Brewing Company at 1:00 pm. From there, marchers can head either to The Apiary and BrewLAB, or to Rincon Brewery. After that, it’s a sprint to the finish back where live music from Paris Slim and Frank will await. Tickets will be $10 and proceeds will go to benefit Forrest Holt, a local four-year-old boy born with a rare blood disorder called Vascular Malformation. After having a major surgery in June, Forrest has been in recovery and undergoing kidney dialysis while awaiting a kidney transplant. With over 60 costly surgeries and procedures in the first four years of life, the road has not been easy for him or his family.

So grab a friend or two, or three, grab a beer and let’s converge on what will be a beautiful day and a beautiful endeavor. In addition to the unique blend of roadside camaraderie found only when galavanting through town waving a beer flag on a non-competitive stroll, participants will receive a passport to be stamped at each location. On successful return to Island Brewing Company, participants will be granted a medal commemorating their efforts. Smiles will abound.