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Get set to ‘Sip and Stroll’

The sidewalks of downtown Turlock are expected to be filled on Saturday evening as the second annual Sip and Stroll will be taking place. The 21+ event allows shoppers to enjoy drinks from local breweries and wineries while exploring the small businesses that make up historic downtown Turlock.

Marissa Miranda, owner of Little Red Door on Main Street, was inspired to bring the event to Turlock after seeing the popularity of it in Santa Cruz, where there is another Little Red Door location. She pitched it to her peers, and they were all on board. So was the community, as all 400 tickets sold out.

“It’s been a really good, fun, easy community event, so we figured to bring that to Turlock,” said Jenni Brannon, treasurer of the Downtown Turlock Business Owners Committee and owner of Lightly Used Books.

This year, the Downtown Turlock Business Owners Committee is hoping to sell 600 tickets.

Participating businesses are Little Red Door, Lightly Used Books, Bella Forte, Main Street Antiques, Farmhouse, Vail Creek Jewelry, Turlock Historical Museum, Vintage Market, Envy, Rustic Roots, Treasure Hunters, Glitz, Dolly’s, Bijou, D2, Vivi’s Boutique and Barber Club.

At each site, there will be two different products to sample from, provided by breweries and wineries like Dust Bowl Brewing, Blaker Brewing, Berryhill Vineyards, Lumberyard Cellars, Twisted Oak Winery, Five Eye Brewing, Last Call Brewing, Prie Winery, 18Seventy Brewing, McGrail Winery, Delta Brews and Brethren Brewing.

Sip and Stroll kicks off at noon and will go until 5 p.m. Participants will check in at either Little Red Door, Bella Forte or at Central Park to receive an event wristband, a souvenir tasting glass and an event map with participating businesses and beverage providers.

All tastings must be done inside the businesses, with strictly no alcohol allowed outside. Businesses will have dumping stations at their exits.

The Downtown Turlock Business Owners Committee worked alongside the City of Turlock, the Turlock Police Department and the Alcohol Beverage Control to ensure that all participants have necessary permits and licenses and that the day runs smoothly.

Pre-sale tickets are currently $45 and can be purchased online at Tickets will also be sold in-person Saturday at the Turlock Certified Farmer’s market. At the gate the day of the event, tickets will be $60.