Hermitfest West is Coming Back to Bear Valley on September 9th, 2023 – Updates!
It’s a wrap for 2022. Thank you to all our sponsors, entertainers, volunteers, participants, and community members who helped make it a wonderful day. Mark your calendar now for Saturday, September 9th, 2023 when we’ll be back in Bear Valley with a new line-up, more vendors, and new activities to enjoy.
2022 Event Information Below
The Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway Association is excited to invite you to join us for our annual celebration on the pass, fondly known as Hermitfest. This year we will be celebrating in the ballfield at Bear Valley with an all-day music festival on Saturday, September 10th, from noon-8 pm (but you know the music will likely continue on a bit later). Watch this space and our event page for more details coming this week. We can’t wait to see everybody again! Thank you to our event sponsor, Cedar Creek Realty, as well as the US Forest Service, Alpine County, and Bear Valley for helping us make this happen this year. See a list of all our 2022 sponsors here.
As always, our musicians are the heart of this event. This year we welcome back Grover Anderson and his band, the Lampoliers. Grover has been with us since the very beginning and is a local favorite. Another regular at Hermitfest is Ten Dollar Pony, who became the hero of Hermitfest in 2015 when the event was officially canceled due to the Butte Fire, but a whole bunch of people were already in Hermit Valley or ended up evacuating to Hermit Valley. Ten Dollar Pony showed up and entertained for hours!
Jimbo Scott, also returns this year along with Alan Drown and Cantamos.
As always, we welcome your donations. The generous support of our business community and local music lovers makes this event possible. Download the 2022 Hermitfest West Sponsorship Form or donate online at paypal.me/scenic4.
We still have space for a few artisan vendors to join us at this year’s celebration. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Looking for more information on the event, lodging & camping options, and other details? Check out our dedicated event page here.