Thank you to our vendors, sponsors and supporters for making 2013 another wonderful year of After Hours.
Established in 1970 as a small family shelter program, Next Move serves an average of 1,800 clients each year in 18 programs. Next Move is one of only two emergency shelters in Sacramento County that accepts two-parent families, single fathers, and boys over the age of 14. Homelessness is a traumatic experience for anyone, but it is especially traumatic for families with children.
The History behind After Hours
In 1992 the Board of Directors and a group of dedicated volunteers created the very first After Hours event known simply as “Fairytale Town After Hours.” The event brought local restaurants, wineries and entertainment together to raise funds for homeless families served. This year marks the 21st anniversary of this special event. This event continues to honor the dream of a safe and permanent home for every child and community member staying at a homeless shelter.
Step back into childhood at Sacramento’s fabled Fairytale Town in scenic William Land Park. No outdoor venue in Sacramento could be a more magical setting for the 21st Annual After Hours fundraising event. Walk amidst magical character settings such as The Old Lady Who Lived in a Shoe, the Crooked Mile, King Arthur’s Castle and more! The event is entirely outdoors, rain or shine, with restaurants and beverage providers set up along the many paths to enchantment.
The Food & Beverages
Quench your thirst and delight your taste buds as you enjoy the fine cuisine of Sacramento area restaurants, wineries and breweries. The After Hours fundraising event has boasted an average of 50 fabulous local restaurants and wineries each year, all offering tasty creations. Past participants have included such icons as Tower Cafe, Biba Restaurant, 4th Street Grille, Mulvaney’s B&L, Aioli Bodega Espanola, Capital Confections, Dad's Kitchen, de Vere's Irish Pub, Vic's Ice Cream, Carvalho Family Winery, Boeger Winery, Van der Vijer Estate, Sierra Nevada Brewing, Hoppy Brewing Company and many, many more. This year’s line-up promises an equally impressive list of notable and local taste sensations.
The After Hours event would not be complete without the amazing array of items donated from local and regional businesses and auctioned off in our silent auction. Guests peruse tables of silent auction items designed to intrigue the senses and appeal to the spirit.
Your experience at After Hours is not complete without taking your chances playing at the Wall of Wine. This is your opportunity to go home with a great bottle of wine. It might be an Italian Barolo, a Napa Cabernet, or a Spanish Rioja! But either way, you go home with a great bottle of wine for a great cause.
Enjoy live music from Walking Spanish and the Putah Creek Crawdads as you stroll through Fairytale Town and experience the enchantment of After Hours!
The proceeds from the After Hours event benefits homeless families here in Sacramento and provides them with much needed support and resources. These much needed funds often pay for things that we can’t obtain through our other funding sources.