Clang, clang, clang goes the trolley — all the way out to the Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival this weekend.
This year, if you are heading out to Lake Skinner for the Balloon & Wine Fest, consider hitching a ride on the bright red trolley and let the professionals tackle the traffic, and the new roundabout on Rancho California Road.
Starting Friday, June1 through Sunday, June 3, the Brewen’s Empire Trolley will meet riders at the following locations:
- Pechanga: 45000 Pechanga Parkway
- Civic Center: 41000 Main St.
- Aroma’s: 29950 Hunter Rd.
- Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival: Lake Skinner
Drop offs will be at the TVBWF parking area where the trolley will leave throughout the evening.
Riders can see the schedule on the Brewen’s Empire Trolley website.
The last trolley ride of the night is 11 p.m. Friday, 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, and 5:30 p.m. Sunday, so plan accordingly.
Tickets to ride are $12 per person, for a round trip fare (driver gratuity is not included). Kids under 5 ride free and riders are responsible for being present at the proper pick up times.
A three-day trolley pass is available for purchase through the Brewen’s Empire Trolley website.
Save some gas, enjoy the festival to the fullest, and let Brewen’s Empire Trolley do the driving.
Ashley Ludwig is a local writer and regular contributor to SWRNN.