Archive for July 30, 2015

When Life Hands You Lemons…

11800131_973719132649178_4733731183297500646_n...go to the Chula Vista Lemon Festival! Cheryl's Caramels is really excited to have a booth at this year's Lemon Festival! Pucker up for the sweetest sour event of the year. The Third Avenue Village Association’s 19th annual Lemon Festival returns to Chula Vista’s original neighborhood on Sunday, August 2. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Third Avenue from E to G Street, celebrate Chula Vista’s history as the Lemon Capital of the World with live bands, hundreds of vendor booths, kid’s activities and everything lemon. The 21 and up crowd can imbibe in Lemon Festival’s new beer garden, featuring San Diego craft breweriesLemon Festival Logo and Mike’s Hard Lemonade. Old favorites including the Festival Fun Zone, will provide entertainment for the young and the young at heart. All the while, sway to the sounds of surf rock, modern country, rock and roll, Latin jazz and more at two stages. Cultivate your competitive side by participating in fan favorite lemon-themed contests. Haul in the cream of your lemon crop for the chance to take home the prize for Largest Lemon. Bring your appetite for the infamous Lemon Pie Eating Contest, sponsored by Village favorite, Marie Callender’s. You can also show your Chula Vista spirit by sporting festive, lemon colored clothing at the event. Be one of the roughly 25,000 people who attend the longest running community event in Chula Vista each year. The Third Avenue Village Association looks forward to sharing a glass of lemonade with you at the 2015 Lemon Festival on Sunday, August 2 in Third Avenue Village, Chula Vista.

Summer Fun!

Boy oh boy, Cheryl's Caramels is busy, busy, busy this summer, and folks are munching up my amazing caramel candy as fast as I can make it!
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The "Caramel Queen" holding court with the lovely Vista Teen Princesses during FEAST at Old Mission San Luis Rey.

Last week was just wonderful, with two great events at the Old Mission Say Luis Rey. This mission is just a spectacular place. If you are ever in the area, please visit. you won't be sorry! The Old Mission Montessori School's annual craft fair, Christmas in July is always a fun event and this year was no exception. Held under the old trees on the parish grounds, this is the premier event for hand crafted goods. As alumni, I have a special place in my heart for this school fundraiser! Then we had the inaugural FEAST! At Old Mission San Luis Rey. This event was a foodies delight and a HUGE success with over 400 in attendance. Hosted by The Osider Magazine, over 30 local food vendors, restaurants, breweries and wineries treated guests to the best of the best. Cheryl's Caramels handed out over 700 caramels to these lucky folks. Unique to this event was offering attendees their choice of beneficiaries. Bravo gentlemen, Bravo! 2-IMG_2736Of course we have my weekly market, Oceanside's very own Sunset Market and Street Fair held every Thursday evening from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. Folks are treated to this great event from all over the west, and the world! Last night saw valued customers from Arizona to Russia! I've been selling out, so stop by early in the evening to ensure your favorites are still available my sweets! Up next, the world famous Vista BBQ Classic held in historic downtown Vista. This Kansas City BBQ sanctioned event means serious business for these talented teams. Yes, teams! You should see their rigs - you'd swear you were at a NASCAR event.. BBQThis "smokin'" event is Sunday, July 25th and Cheryl's Caramels will be offering all my favorites for when you get your sweet tooth on after all that delicious BBQ. Click HERE for details. August brings me heading south. Way south to Chula Vista for two great fairs! The Lemon Festival on Sunday, August 2nd and the Chula Vista Harborfest on Saturday, August 22nd. More on these adventures in my next blog post. Until then, enjoy YOUR summer fun and thank you All for your continued patronage. Stay sweet my friends!  

FEAST at the Old Mission San Luis Rey

Feast-MemeReally excited to have been invited to participate in this event. Many of Oceanside's finest restaurants, breweries and bakeries will be sampling a few of their favorites with attendees. Held on the beautiful grounds of the historic Old Mission San Luis Rey, FEAST is guaranteed to be a foodies delight, and a great fundraiser for local charities. Unique to this event, when you purchase your ticket online, you can actually choose which charity you would like the proceeds of your ticket to go to. Pretty darn cool if you ask me. Hosted by The Osider Magazine, these folks really know how to put on a party. Click HERE for all the details. Please join us Wednesday, July 15th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. I'll be handing out individually wrapped whole caramel pieces for attendees taste and sample. See you there...  

Christmas in July is This Weekend!

Once again, Cheryl's Caramels is super excited about participating in the 2015 Christmas in July craft fair on the beautiful grounds of the old Mission San Luis Rey!Surfing-Santa Hosted by the Old Mission Montessori School (yes, we are proud alumni), this premier yearly event features hundreds of hand selected crafts and goodies from around the world.

The History of Christmas in July...

An annual shopping extravaganza, Christmas in July draws thousands of people each year. Offering handmade arts and craft items (many with Christmas themes) by over 150 artisans, the event also includes a rummage sale, bake sale, food court raffle, kid's activity area and live entertainment.

 The event dates back to 1977, when the parents and staff of Old Mission Montessori School organized a jams and jellies sale, and has developed into the school's major fundraiser, providing $60,000-80,000 per year to supplement tuition at Mission San Luis Rey Parish's parochial school.19

This year's fair dates are Saturday, July 11th, and Sunday, July 12th, 2015. The fair hours for the public are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. and will once again be held under the trees on the beautiful grounds of the historic Mission San Luis Rey Parish. Our address is 4070 Mission Ave, Oceanside, CA 92057.

Don't miss this great event! For more information, click HERE.

Happy 4th of July!

4th-of-July-Be sure to stock up on Cheryl's Caramels for all your 4th of July festivities! I'll be at Oceanside's fabulous Sunset Market and Street Fair this Thursday evening with a double batches of all my top sellers and YOUR favorites. This will be a busy market with summer at the beach in all it's glory, from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. The Cheryl's Caramels market booth will be located on the corner of North Tremont Street and Civic Center Drive. Look for the red and white striped booth - you can't miss me! Stop by and say "hello", I'm looking forward to seeing you and Happy 4th of July to all!