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Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Announces Dates and Welcomes Executive Director

The board of directors of the Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival announced the appointment of Peggy Evans as interim executive director, effective immediately. The 35th annual event is scheduled for June 1-3, 2018.

“Peggy’s contagious enthusiasm, creativity and infinite experience, will make our 35th anniversary year spectacular” stated Brian Keefer, CEO and chairman of the board.

Evans has served on the Festival board of directors and as the wine venue chairperson. She has over 15 years of experience working with the Festival and over 25 years working in the Temecula Valley Wine Country including working for Callaway Vineyards & Winery and Thornton Winery.

Keefer stated that the board action comes with the fullest confidence that Evans will be an outstanding steward of the Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival’s brand and mission to enhance the economic and educational environment of the Temecula Valley.

The Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival is held at Lake Skinner Recreation area in the heart of Temecula Valley Wine Country.  Located just north of San Diego County, the Festival has a successful history of celebrating Southern California Wine Country’s finest assets of clear skies dotted by hot air balloons, mild temperatures, and rolling vineyards. For Festival information visit or call (951) 676-6713.