The Dark Side Festival on Sept. 27 is presented by the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance and hosted by Mission Ridge. The festival includes two mountain bike rides, a trail run, hiking , top musical acts, and a beer garden featuring local and regional breweries.
To buy a festival ticket and for more info: http://darksidefestival.eventbrite.com. All proceeds benefit EMBA and its trail building program in the Wenatchee Valley foothills.
— The Dark Side Festival will run from 4 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27. Cost is $25 per ticket (purchased online at http://darksidefestival.eventbrite.com prior to the festival) or $30 per ticket (the day of). For the price of admission, you get a mountain bike ride, a trail run or hike on marked courses, one free beer at the beer garden, and music by Groovnhouse and RedHouse. (T-shirts and headlights can be purchased prior to Sept. 20 for additional amounts). The beer garden opens at 5 p.m. with select craft brews from Icicle Brewing Co., Badger Mountain Brewing, and Iron Horse Brewery. Live music begins at 6:30 p.m. and will continue until about 9:30 p.m. The hike will leave at 5 p.m. The mountain bike rides leave at 6 p.m. And the trail run starts at 6:15 p.m. (Sunset is at 6:45 p.m. on Sept. 27). Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort also will be selling food during the festival.