Festivals are a sure sign that summer is near, just like sunflowers in bloom or snowmen screaming in agony. Celebrate the eternal cycle with this Groupon to Cinco de Micro at the Salem Conference Center on Saturday, May 5, from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- $10 for a festival package for two (a $20 value)
- $18 for a festival package for four (a $40 value)<p>
Packages include the following for each attendee: * Festival admission * Souvenir tasting mug * Two tasting tickets<p>
Celebrating its inaugural festival, Cinco de Micro brings together 16 breweries, local restaurants and wineries, and danceable music for a daylong celebration. Souvenir mugs fill with tastings of craft and spring-release beers from breweries such as Gilgamesh, Ninkasi, and Sierra Nevada, with additional tasting tickets available for $1 apiece. Eateries such as Wooden Nickel, Mac’s Place, and Sugar Sugar dispense plates of their signature dishes, and local wineries pour snifters of crimson and amber creations. The day is punctuated by live music, with appearances by the OSU Steel Drum Band and DJ Scott Tom, as well as a raffle and the Battle of the Bartenders, wherein the top pourers from local bars vie for supremacy by collecting drink tickets and naming the previously unknown ingredients of grenadine.