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2016 Southern California Homebrewers Festival

2016 marks the 25th anniversary of the Southern California Homebrewers Festival!  

SCHF & Maltose Falcon Club camping is back at Vail Lake Resort in Temecula & will be held the weekend of April 30th.  Come join your fellow Falcons & 35 other homebrew clubs! See complete list of events below as well as the CHA site.


The Falcons have reserved a block of (10) campsites at the fest. Pay your camping fee ONLINE ONLY BEFORE MIDNIGHT WEDNESDAY APRIL 27 HERE:

Tent Camping

RV Camping



The fest is also looking for additional volunteers for 2 shifts - 2 hours during the festival or 1 hour of Sunday clean up.  Volunteering gains you a FREE ticket to the fest!  Register here


SCHF is a CHA members-only event.  CHA memberships are only available on the calhomebrewers.org site. 


Tickets to the festival are now available!  Pricing as follows:

$35  Jan. 1 – Jan. 31

$40  Feb 1 – Feb 29

$45  March 1 – April 24 (registration closes after April 24th, no tickets sold at the door)


You must purchase your CHA membership & festival ticket by April 24th, 2016 or you will not be allowed into the fest.


Pay attention here!  There are three fees you need to pay:
The CHA membership fee ($10 per person)
The camping fee with the Maltose Falcons ($35 per person tent, $45 per person RV)
2016 SCHF tickets ($35 - $45, depending on when you purchase) 

Parking is first come first serve - we are allotted 2 cars included per site (so 20 cars total). After the first 20 Falcon cars have arrived through the resort entry, each car there after will be charged $20 fee. Early arrival & carpooling is advised!


You can get more information on Vail Lake by going to http://www.vaillakeresort.com/.  



Vail Lake Resort
38000 Hwy. 79 South
Temecula, CA 92592


Friday – April 29
3:00pm Festival grounds open for club setup
5:30pm Campground shuttle service begins
6:00pm Early check-in opens
6:00pm BRO dropoff begins
6:30pm BRO competition begins – all entries must be received by this time
6:45pm Clearing of the festival area
7:00pm Craft and homebrew pour begins
7:00pm Friday night band – Bricktop Blaggers
9:00pm Craft and homebrew brew pour ends
9:30pm Last shuttle leaves festival area
10:00pm Festival gates closed for the evening
Saturday – April 30
9:00am Club setup open
10:00am All cars out of the festival area
10:00am Mandatory Reps Meeting and Alcohol Server Training
10:30am Clear festival site
10:30am Festival check-in begins
11:00am Festival starts
11:00am BRO winner announcenemt
11:00am Steve Casselman
11:20am Old-timers panel at the main stage
Noon General announcements
Noon Speaker #1 – Dr. Bill – Vintage Ales
1:00pm Speaker #2 – TBD
2:00pm Speaker #3 – Gary Glass – The State of Homebrewing
3:00pm Raffle
4:30pm Band #1 – TBD
7:00pm Maltos Falcons Band
9:00pm Festival ends
9:30pm Last shuttle leaves festival area
10:00pm Festival gates closed for the evening
Event Date: 
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 10:00 to Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 12:00
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