Overview

Produced By: The Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce and staffed by hundreds of volunteers from various businesses and organizations. For more information call the Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce at 661.822.4180 or visit our website at www.tehachapi.com or email us at chamber@tehachapi.com.

Expected Attendance: For the past ten years the attendance has been between 30,000-40,000.

Sponsors:

  • Gold Rush Sponsors: Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley and Sim Sanitation
  • Silver Mine Sponsors: City of Tehachapi, Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District and Terra-Gen Operating Company, LLC
  • Carnival Round Up Sponsors: National Chavez Center
  • Branding Iron T-Shirt Sponsors: Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley, City of Tehachapi, 'hachapi Tees, RST Cranes, Inc, Sim Sanitation, Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District and Terra-Gen Operating Company, LLC,
  • Gazebo Entertainment Sponsors: Banks Pest Control, 'hachapi Tees, Kaiser Permanente, Race Communications, RST Cranes Inc and The Woods Pavilion
  • Supporters: Tehachapi News

  • Arts & Crafts: Booths featuring juried artwork and crafts such as paintings, photography, sculpture, pottery, glass, textile arts, wood, jewelry, ceramics and much more.

    Commercial Booths: Featuring jewelry, clothing, cutlery, hats, toys, candles, sunglasses, knives, fairy gardens, kitchen tools and more

    Attractions: Free Live Entertainment, Carnival, Parade, Pancake Breakfast, Pet Parade, PRCA Rodeo, Car Show, VFW Dinner & Dance, Mountain Gallop 5K/10K, Quilt Show, Bounce Houses, Slide and Obstacle Course.

    Food: Food Booths for every taste including BBQ Tri-Tip Sandwiches, Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Beef and Chicken Teriyaki Sticks, Hotdogs, Kettle Corn, Ice Cream, Fruit Smoothies, Funnel Cakes, Sausage and Chicken Breast Sandwiches and Pizza to name a few.

    Beer Garden: To quench your thirst a Beer Garden is located in the park. Beer Garden hours are 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday.

    Beneficiaries: The festival embraces all local non-profit organizations and their participation; many of these organizations are able to use their proceeds from the festival for community support and scholarships. The proceeds received by the Chamber of Commerce help to support the Chamber's operations and programs for our membership.

    Volunteers: The Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce gratefully acknowledges the committee: Carl Gehricke, Chairman; Richard Perkins, Jim Wallace, Kathy Carey, Carolyn Wiles, Susan Abrego, Stephanie Ursua, Sally Periman, Dal Bunn, David, Barbara and Taylor Shaw. Tina Larson, Sandra Honea, Carol Duetsch, Bob Bakman and Kerry Taylor.

    Other volunteers who make this extraordinary community event possible include Chamber Directors and Ambassadors, local businesses, various community groups and residents of Tehachapi.

    Festival Merchandise: Various items including the official Mountain Festival T-shirts, Good Time Badges and more.

    Dog Ordinance: Dogs are prohibited in Central Park during public gatherings according to Ordinance #79-04-441.

    Tobacco and Alcoholic Beverages: Both the Tehachapi Municipal Code and the Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Parks District prohibit the possession and use of tobacco and alcohol products in Tehachapi parks without a permit.

    The tobacco and alcohol ordinances will be enforced in Central Park during the Mountain Festival. The only exception will be the permitted consumption of alcohol in the designated Beer Garden area.

    Location: Philip Marx Central Park in downtown Tehachapi, 311 East D St; and the Rodeo Grounds on Dennison Road. From the 58 freeway, Tehachapi is approximately 45 miles east of Bakersfield and 48 miles west of Lancaster.

    Handicap Parking and Alley Parking: The Mountain Festival Committee has reserved an area on East E Street, in front of the school district office, for handicap parking. Designated handicap parking is also available at the rodeo grounds. Only vehicles with appropriate state-issued markings may park in these areas. Violators could face a citation. Alley parking in Tehachapi is prohibited and will be strictly enforced and subject to a citation, according to Ordinance #10-28-070D.