For fans of the movie Step Brothers (and I know there are a lot of you), southern Idaho's closest thing to the Catalina Wine Mixer is just a few weeks away. Of course, this event won't have vulgar language or any affiliation with the fictitious company Prestige Worldwide.

I just recently watched the 2008 comedy Step Brothers, starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly, for about the twentieth time. I thought of how sweet it would be to have a large-scale wine and food pairing event that is set outdoors in the Magic Valley and boasts an incredible backdrop. Then I remembered, we do have something like that.

The Catalina Wine Mixer is an actual event that takes place every year 22 miles off the California coast. The event was portrayed in the hilarious comedy as a project of comedian Will Ferrell. The real event includes wine, food, and music, and all in an island setting.

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For those not paying close enough attention, one of the Magic Valley's most popular art, food, and wine events is just a month away, and also is set in a beautiful location that includes waterfalls and islands. Thousand Springs in Hagerman is home to Ritter Island, which will once again provide the backdrop for the 2022 Thousand Springs Festival of the Arts.

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A visitor center also recently opened near the site, which makes for a great opportunity for many southern Idahoans to get their first glimpse of it. According to multiple social media websites devoted to Magic Valley events, the festival is September 24-25 and is put on by the Magic Valley Arts Council.

Click here for more details about the event.

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