Save the Date: SIPurbia Wine and Beer Festival at Paramount Ranch – May 6

This one is just for Mom and Dad – to get ready for SIPurbia Wine and Beer Festival, book a babysitter and make sure your Lyft app is current!


An amazing beer and wine festival is coming to Agoura Hills! Right to one of the most beautiful and weird places around: Paramount Ranch! This picturesque area of open space with an old fake Western Town at its entrance is one of our city’s most iconic locations. The perfect place for an outdoor festival that will feature live music, good food, local businesses, and your friends! Plus, the proceeds will benefit The Bumblebee Foundation, which raises money for families dealing with pediatric cancer.

SIPurbia will feature UNLIMITED samples of craft beer and wine, delicious food, awesome live bands/DJs, lawn games, and a variety of vendors. There’s something for everyone, so gather your friends and come have fun! All tickets include a souvenir tasting cup, UNLIMITED samples of craft beer and wine, and live entertainment all day.

SIPurbia Wine and Beer Festival
Sunday, May 6, 2018
Paramount Ranch, 2903 Cornell Rd, Agoura Hills, CA 91301
3 p.m. – 7 p.m. (last call @ 6:30 p.m.)
Tickets: $40-$100 per person until 2/28.
Get 25% off if you use coupon code AHM – click here to purchase

Take this ghost town:

Add in some awesome breweries:

AND wineries:

…and live music, and delicious food from local restaurants like AHM favorite Fresh Brothers, and you get one heck of a party! Grab your cowboy hats, everyone! Are you ready?

cowboy hat

I am!

Agoura Hills Mom is a media supporter of SIPurbia. 

Not The Agoura Hills I Know

I’ve worked and lived in Agoura Hills for many years, but the Agoura Hills I know consists of the following:

  • Pretty little houses all in row
  • Clean streets
  • Friendly staff at most local businesses
  • Easy access from one side of town to the other
  • Freeway-accessible everything
  • Ladyface Mountain looming in the near distance
  • BMW’s, Mercedes Benzes, Porsches, and minivans and SUV’s as far as the eye can see
  • Albertsons on one end, Ralphs and Vons on the other
  • Chesebro Canyon for hikes

Imagine my delight when the Southern California Auto Club featured our little town on the cover of this month’s Westways Magazine, touting “Daytrip:  Agoura Hills” on the pages within.  Author Judi Uthus’ suggestions for a day in our town include two of my favorite places:  the Reyes Adobe Mission and Italia Deli.  But I was surprised to realize that those were the only two out of the seven spots Uthus put on the map.

To Uthus, a worthy day spent in Agoura Hills is a mostly rural adventure – drive Mulholland Highway, visit Paramount Ranch, go antiquing, “witness the chrome sea of motorcycles and exotic cars at the Rock Store.”  I am not sure just what I expected to find, but I can tell you that if I was asked to suggest a day trip to Agoura Hills, these are not the places that come to the top of my mind.

I moved to the Los Angeles area in 1995.  As a 24-year-old singe and child-free adventurer, I got a job at an insurance company and moved into an apartment in Pasadena with my best friend from college.  I’ve been a tourist in LA ever since, and I’m happy for this reminder that I can still a be a tourist in my new small hometown.  When a break opens up in my life of dropoff/pickup-grocery shopping/errands-playdates/school projects, at least I don’t have to venture very far to experience something new.