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Historic Winters, Come Stay Awhile!

AbbeyHouseInnWintersSo you’ve driven to the beautiful heart of Winters on a Friday evening to enjoy a stroll, some wine tasting, and a special dinner. Wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy the whole night? Perhaps take in some late night music or participate in karaoke, enjoy a second happy hour? This all becomes possible when it’s just a one block walk to your cozy suite at the Abbey House Inn. more

The Art of Eating – The Village Feast in Davis’ Central Park

Lunch? Over the years in Provence, France the menu for the Grande Aioli, a traditional communal celebration of the end of summer, has remained the same. You can taste it in Davis, September 29, 1-4 PM at Davis Central Park.  Join 350 people from Davis and surrounding towns, around one large table under the shade of the Sycamore trees to feast on The Grande Aioli. The event is a part of the Sacramento region’s September Farm to Fork month celebration.

This beloved celebration of local food, wine and friends, family and neighbors was created to bring the romance of Provence to Yolo County, which shares a similar climate and terrain. We’re delighted that Georgeanne Brennan, an authority on the Grande Aioli and Yolo County resident, will be with us for the Village Feast. more

Experience Our Sunflower Weekend!

 

Join us this summer for the sunflower bloom! We’re offering a special weekend package that includes a one-of-a-kind sunflower experience! Take a driving tour from Woodland’s historic downtown through the sunflower fields of Capay Valley. Space is limited and these scenic tours are only available June 30th and July 14th 2018.
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Living the Davis Life

Davis, with its “friendliest town” moniker and acclaimed UC Davis, has been enticing visitors for more than 100 years. Campus visits are favorable times for new students and families to get an experiential view of the community and college life. Glean what you can through handheld devices and laptops, but take time walk, bike, eat and see your way around Davis. You will quickly succumb to Davis’ small-town charm and eclectic lifestyle. Plan your campus journey and learn more about living the Davis life! more

California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Arts

Ceramics_ConferenceExperience a diverse assortment of ceramic art in one, central location! Visit downtown Davis, CA, April 27-29th, when it transforms into a mecca of over fifty exhibitions within a four-block radius, with an educational conference with lectures, workshops and demonstrations. In an intimate setting, you can interact with top artists in a way not possible at other venues. UC Davis, home to the late sculptor Robert Arneson, was instrumental in defining a new direction for ceramic art. Enjoy delightful downtown Davis and be inspired by nationally recognized ceramic art talents.

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Woodland Celtic Games & Festival

b_woodlandscotttishCelebrate Celtic traditions at this year’s Woodland Celtic Games and Festival! Taking place on Saturday, April 28th and Sunday, April 29th at the Yolo County Fairgrounds in Woodland, this festival serves to provide a space for traditional Celtic competitions, arts, dance, and music as well as to educate the public on all parts of the Celtic culture.

The Celtic Games and Festival officially begins at noon, when the opening parade and ceremony first starts. Here, event-goers will be able to see the march of the clans, animals, historic groups, and a featured Clydesdale demonstration before the official start of the games begin. Don’t be fooled, however, as the gates do still officially open at 9:00 am for events like soloist piping and drumming competitions, an athletic competition, open range archery lessons, a whiskey seminar and tasting, and more! more

7 Must See Festivals

Beer_DrinkersWe’ve rounded up the top 7 must see festivals coming up in Yolo County. Yolo has unique and exciting events that you won’t find anywhere else! There is always something to do here; from craft beers to jazz music you wont want to miss these good times!     more

Downtown Woodland Beer Week

Beer WeekGet ready to eat and drink your way through Downtown Woodland as the inaugural Beer Week kicks off August 27th – September 3rd. Woodland will play host to a ton of exciting events including a Brewer’s Dinner at Mojo’s/Kitchen428, beer movie night, taco tuesday, tap takeovers, Yolo Brewfest and more! Wrap up the week with the “Post Brewfest Hangover Brunch” offered at Father Paddy’s, Mojo’s/Kitchen428 and Savory Cafe. more

Olive Oil is the New Wine

March winds sweep across lowlands to undulating hills and valleys, where deep grasses rush like waves to an imaginary Mediterranean shore. In olive orchards, silvery white and green leaves shimmer on the zephyr and on warm autumn days, rich fruit dangles as precious jewels. Throughout Yolo County, they promise a bountiful treasure of liquid gold.

As in ancient times, the ripened fruit delivers a heavenly elixir. Among the oldest cultivated trees in the world, olives spread from Asia Minor (Turkey) to the Mediterranean thousands of years ago. The Mission varietal brought to Mexico as cuttings by Jesuit missionaries was first planted at Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcalá in 1769.

Eventually growing as far north as San Francisco Solano de Sonoma (Sonoma Mission), these same Mission olives made their way to John Wolfskill’s ranch along Putah Creek in what is now Winters, California. Thanks in part to Wolfskill’s horticultural expertise, California’s olive industry flourished. Over time, supply exceeded demand, olive prices fell and so did the olive oil industry. Only in the past few years have producers and consumers renewed their love affair for California olive oil. And today, Yolo County olive oil is gaining a reputation as among the best in the country. It’s time to discover it for yourself. more

De Vilbiss Room at the Buckhorn Steakhouse

2 Main Street, Winters CA 95694
(530) 795-4503
www.buckhornsteakhouse.com

Named for the man who built the original hotel that today includes the Buckhorn Steakhouse, the De Vilbiss Room is a handsome setting for a variety of occasions. It can accommodate up to 70 guest for a formal sit-down dinner, or be opened up to 100 or more for parties, mixers, and other social events. Wedding receptions, corporate retreats, employee training, and other groups can take advantage, too. The facility has a dedicated events coordinator, separate rest rooms, and of course the legendary Buckhorn Steakhouse kitchen can provide unmatched dining fare. Call for more information.

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