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Go Nuts! The Capay Valley Almond Festival Returns for its 103rd Year

AlmondFestival1The Capay Valley Almond Festival is back or its 103rd year on Sunday, February 25th, from 7:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This unique “travelling” festival takes place across five Capay Valley communities – Esparto, Capay, Brooks, Guinda and Rumsey – in celebration of one of Yolo County’s top crops, the almond. With a wide variety of interactive activities, live music performances, food and drink vendors, arts and crafts sales, and more, this one-of-a-kind event is sure to be an exciting outing for all ages.

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Valentine’s in Yolo

SpecWineWeekendtacular rolling vineyards. Port wine and chocolate pairings. Enchanting Shakespearean performances. Farm-to-fork dinners for two. Yolo County is the perfect place to celebrate romance this Valentine’s Day. Here’s a list of special events, live music, and performances to help plan the perfect weekend.

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Shop Local, Shop Yolo Gift Guide

Shop_yoloShop local this holiday season! Yolo County offers an abundance of unique, locally grown and made products that make perfect gifts for you and your loved ones. From wine and artisanal oils to gift baskets and spa products, our communities—Davis, Woodland, Winters, Clarksburg and the Capay Valley—are the perfect places to shop for the holidays.  Here are some featured products made in Yolo:

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Holiday Happenings in Yolo

holidayYolo County is offering up some must see holiday festivities this season!

Twinkling Tractors at the California Agriculture Museum || November 11 – December 31

The California Agriculture Museum has lit up its tractors for the holidays! Get into the holiday spirit and celebrate our communities’ agricultural heritage at this year’s Twinkling Tractors, on display from November 11th to December 31st. See the tractors free with regular museum admission—visit our events calendar for more information.

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Davis Farmers Market Cookbook Takes Top Award

FarmersMarket_CookbookThe Davis Farmers Market Cookbook has won the 11th Annual National Indie Excellence® Award for Best Regional Cookbook in the nation—beating out a multitude of entries for one of just two categories for cookbooks. Judged by a panel of book industry experts, including publishers, writers, editors and designers, the National Indie Excellence award recognizes self or independently published work in a variety of genres for their “overall excellence of presentation—a synergy of form and content.” more

Winters Salmon Festival

Winters_SalmonFestThe salmon are back and so is the Annual Winters Salmon Festival! On Saturday, November 4th, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Rotary Park (201 Railroad Avenue) in downtown Winters, enjoy live entertainment and mouthwatering local food while getting an education on all-things salmon. Headlining this year’s festival are regional performers including the folksy-rock band Muddy Waders and the acoustic bluegrass stylings of the Putah Creek Crawdads. A variety of food trucks will be serving up local favorites—be sure to stop by Winters’ own Buckhorn Steakhouse truck to try their special salmon sliders. more

10th Annual Jazz & Beat Festival

Blending jazz and poetry in an intimate setting, the Davis Jazz & Beat Festival is back for its tenth year, bringing artists and musicians together to create and perform in downtown Davis on October 14th from 1 to 10 p.m. more

Explore Arts in Yolo

arts_in_yoloExplore Yolo County’s vibrant local art scene! Take a stroll through one of our excellent art galleries or museums to view top-quality artwork made both by internationally and nationally recognized artists, and artists living and working in Yolo County. Get creative and participate in an interactive workshop, class or educational program at the Davis Art Center or Pence Gallery. Or, bring your friends and family along to a fun-filled art event, like one of our monthly ArtWalks held in Davis, Woodland, and at the Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg. To explore the local arts on your own, take a charming self-guided tour using the Transmedia ArtWalk and Outdoor Sculpture guides. Whether you’re a long-time art enthusiast or just getting into the local art scene, our art galleries, museums and events truly have something for everyone.

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