These photos were taken Saturday afternoon at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, where Obscura LB held their 3rd Annual Halloween Hootenanny craft beer festival. Obscura LB is an event production company created by LB Craft Beer and Festival Obscura. The event is a fundraiser, with a portion of the proceeds going to support the Museum of Latin American Art. The event featured numerous food trucks, vendors in their macabre marketplace, live music, DJs, and a magic show to go along with the 30+ breweries/wineries pouring delicious local craft beer, kombucha, and wine.
Besides the food, music, and libations, there were a few hundred attendees, many of whom dressed up in costume to get into the Halloween mood; as you can tell by the photos, many really went all-out with their costumes.
It was a very toasty day in Long Beach, so the Macabre Marketplace offered refuge from the heat with the air conditioning provided in the museum. The marketplace featured everything from horror books to a new company, Fantasy Funerals that will provide a grim reaper to attend your funeral.
Despite the warm weather I only noticed a few beers that had tapped out, and apparently there were a lot of responsible beer drinkers in attendance as around the halfway mark, our water provider, Long Beach Utilities actually ran out of water for a while; I don’t think I ever saw that happen before. Luckily, their home base was relatively close, and that issue was quickly resolved.
Congratulations to Martin, Ryan, Dennis and all the breweries, vendors, and volunteers that made the 3rd Annual Halloween Hootenanny a resounding success. I know I am not alone in looking forward to your next event. Cheers!