BAKERSFIELD, CA -- The annual Village Fest at the Kern County Museum is expected to draw thousands of people this weekend.
While preparations are underway, organizers say they expect to raise $160,000 for charity.
Saturday, the Kern County Museum will be transformed into a festival filled with music and drinking.
Organizers say this year's Village Fest is one to look out for.
"We try to add a little bit of flavor for everything, but beer and wine is the hot ticket," said Jim Luff, Care Foundation President.
Organizers say you can expect good food and live entertainment.
With over 60 types of beer and more than 20 wineries on site, organizers say the event will have everything.
"We want to cover all the basis. We even have a little gift shop where if the girl wears the wrong pair of shoes for the night, we got flip flops on sale," said Luff.
But, the purpose behind the bright lights and array of entertainment is a program called The Children's Advocates Resource Endowment, also known as CARE.
Village Fest helps the non-profit raise money to provide grants to local charities that specialize in serving children.
"Our own organization, we don't have a single paid employee. We're all volunteers that work really hard 10 months out of the year to put this party together so we hope people come out and have a great time for a great cause," Luff continued.
There will also be more than 30 local restaurants on site providing food samples.
Organizers say tickets are still available but they are going fast.
You can purchase your tickets for $65 at Lengthwise Brewery or Frugatti's Italian restaurant.
You can also go to www.valitix.com.
The event begins at 6:00 p.m. Saturday.