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Beer, Bison & Bluegrass Festival



Harmony Grits is one of the groups playing at the Beer, Bison & Bluegrass Festival

Parents and Friends will be hosting at the Caspar Community Center in downtown Caspar. The Beer, Bison and Bluegrass Festival will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 12:00 – 4:00 pm. The event will include beer tasting featuring regional breweries, an organic Bison Burger BBQ with all the accoutrements and of course the Bluegrass Music Concert featuring Parsons and Hayes, Harmony Grits & The Dirt Floor Band. Also enjoy a Raffle.

Tickets for Adults $45, Under 21 $25, 10 and under $15. For more information call Betty Gross at 707-937-0281.

About: Parents & Friends Inc., provide opportunities for people with developmental challenges and similar needs to participate full in our community. 

Facts About Bison: The American Bison are the largest terrestrial animals in North America. American bison are known for living on the Great Plains. Humans were almost exclusively accountable for the near-extinction of the American bison in the 1800′s. At the beginning of the 19th century, tens of millions of bison roamed North America. Humans slaughtered an estimated 50 million bison. This practice of over hunting the bison reduced their population to hundreds. Attempts to revive the American bison, however, have been highly successful. The American bison is therefore no longer considered an endangered species.

Benefits of Eating Bison:

  1. It is tastier than beef and richer in flavor.
  2. It is simply healthier than regular cow beef. It is lower in saturated fat than regular cow beef.
  3. Bison is a great source of nutrients, it has the basics: zinc, niacin, iron, vitamin B6 and selenium.  A quick review of some important things these nutrients do:

Selenium – helps prevent cellular damage from free radical.
Zinc- does a lot- helps immune system, hair and skin health and overall cell function
Niacin helps convert food into energy for the body – all at the cellular level
Iron- carries oxygen through the body
B6- tons of value of for physical and even mental health.

4.  Bison cattle are not handled like cows.  They are mostly living in a freer environment compared to cow/cattle.  Although there are many cattle farms that treat the cows humanly, bison seem to be cared for like the elite class of the farm.

5.  Bison is one of the leanest meats and still has a lot of protein.  But it is the amount of protein you get in bison meat, without the saturated fat that makes this a great alternative to regular beef.

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