A beer garden was set up behind Merkaba Tea all weekend for dancing and good times for all.
Photo by Jenny Kirchner

An old fire truck offered free rides around town. Any tips given by riders also went to the cause. Two different paper banners on either side of the fire truck were signed by many who attended the Idyllwild Strong Benefit Festival throughout the weekend and given to local fire personnel as a thank you. Photo by Jenny Kirchner

Silent auctions were set up all over Idyllwild on Saturday during the Idyllwild Strong Benefit Festival. All proceeds are going to help those who lost their homes or other damages during the Cranston Fire.
Photo by Jenny Kirchner

Hometown band Throw the Goat rocks out at Bear Claw Tattoo Friday night, pulling in a large crowd. From left are band members Brian “Puke” Parnell, guitar and vocals, Troy Whitford, drums, and Michael Schnalzer, bass and lead vocals.
Photo by Jenny Kirchner

Second Breakfast performed at Mountain Maniac Arcade Sunday afternoon, Aug. 19, bringing in a crowd. Juls Phillips, guitar and vocals, Gemini Anderson, vocals, and Sam Smith, guitar, vocals and percussion, are local musicians who perform regularly in Idyllwild.
Photo by Jenny Kirchner

Many two-legged and four-legged visitors made their way to the Main Stage, right, of Town Hall during the Idyllwild Strong Benefit Festival. They ate, drank and heard good music while also participating in the silent auction and raffle.
Photo by Jenny Kirchner

Ernesto Alé at Mountain Maniac Arcade Saturday afternoon. Alé performed at various venues all weekend, helping raise money for everyone who lost or had damage to their homes or properties. Alé was one who lost property during the Cranston Fire.
Photo by Jenny Kirchner

Carlos Reynosa (right) performed at Idyology Friday night, Aug. 17, with a full band.
Photo by Jenny Kirchner

Mellow Yellow, with Bill Sheppard (in foreground) and Paul Carmen (in background), performed at the Middle Ridge Winery Tasting Gallery Saturday.
Photo by Steven King

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