Over 10K attend Facebook’s Red, White & Brew fest, raising $23K for local nonprofits

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Over 10,000 guests visited Facebook HQ for the second of five Facebook Festivals of the year, raising $23,000 for nonprofits that benefit local veterans and local health services, according to festival organizers.

The Red, White & Brew festival on Saturday, June 22, was part of an annual summer series of fun-filled farmers markets at the Menlo Park headquarters. The series began as part of a broader effort to supply local communities with fresh, affordable foods from local farmers.

Last month’s event featured Touch-A-Truck with local military and service vehicles, a kids zone stage with fairytale storytellers and magicians. Live country music and line dancing lessons could be seen from “Tito’s Tavern” or the Beer & Wine Garden. Dozens of food trucks and artisan vendors combined to offer a lively pop-up marketplace.

A Chili cook-off between the Facebook Culinary Team and Porta Blu Restaurant, as well as a raffle and Instagram photo booth, helped to raise funds for local nonprofits.

The next scheduled festival – themed Island Vibes — takes place Aug. 17, with proceeds benefiting environmental and sustainability causes. For more information, click FB event or visit its website.