Holiday Lights, Amazing Victorian Architecture and Mr. Scrooge

By Nancy Hoover

Last weekend some of my family was visiting from out of town, including five of my elderly grandparents.  I decided to take them all to the 24th Annual Vine Street Victorian Showcase for a little celebration to put us all in the holiday spirit.  While I was right about the holiday merriment, to our pleasant surprise, I was wrong on the size of the event.

Four Fall Favorites in Paso!

By Nancy Hoover

I said it once and I’ll say it again: fall is my favorite season in Paso Robles.  Not only because I love the sweet smell of wine grapes fermenting, but also because the town itself becomes more relaxed as the summer travel season slows down and spirits skyrocket due to the anticipation of the approaching holiday season.  To help you plan a fall visit, I made a list of my four favorite fall activities in Paso Robles that I would like to share with you now.

The California Mid-State Fair is coming!

The California Mid-State Fair happens July 21 - August 1, 2010 and features 10 days of top-notch live entertainment, agricultural exhibits, wine tasting, unique vendors and more. The acts that have been announced so far include Aerosmith, 311 and Offspring, Sammy Hagar, Keith Urban, Toby Keith and Justin Bieber, among others. For more information, go to

Here is a taste of our fair, pig races, corn dogs, climbing wall and all: