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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. 
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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

Father Paddy’s & The Whiskey Vault

In a striking sandstone building that was constructed in 1903 as the Yolo County Savings Bank, there is an old-style Irish pub.  With its weathered wood paneling and comfy stuffed chairs, it appears to have always been there. In fact, Father Paddy’s Public House on Woodland’s historic Main Street opened in May of 2016 to almost immediate success.

Proud owner Patrick Redmond says he labored to make it feel like the traditional community gathering place that Irish pubs have always been, going so far as to attack the spacious room with power tools to create the illusion of wear. The result is truly impressive. Somehow, the majestic turn-of-the-century bank interior meshes perfectly with the lovingly built pub. Everything from the scuffed wood floor to the Irish blessings on the walls evokes the kind of place where people meet and tell stories while sipping a pint. more

Celebrate Valentines Day in Clarksburg Wine Country

To say that Clarksburg is off the beaten path is both a correct and an incorrect statement. A winding drive alongside the Sacramento River seems to take you back in time as you drive past the sleepy old mom-and-pop stores surrounded by the vineyards that produce most of Yolo County’s wine. But to get there, it takes just 30 minutes by car from the heart of Yolo County, and a scant 15 minutes from Sacramento.

These aspects make Clarksburg perhaps one of the best destinations in the area for a day trip, especially during the Valentine’s Day season, where lovers can forget about all the stress and troubles of everyday life at the annual Annual Port Weekend. more

Hot Italian in Davis: The Best Pizza in Town

Hot Italian PizzaHot Italian in Davis is not just another pizza joint in the heart of a college town with more than its share of pizza joints. Hot Italian actually has something of an original idea: emphasize interesting (both expected and unusual) fresh ingredients and traditional pie-making methods in a fast-casual setting.

“We want our pizza to stand out, to be delicious, to be memorable,” says co-founder Andrea Lepore, who with co-founder and Maestro Pizzaiolo Fabrizio Cercatore opened the Davis location in 2015. (They have earlier incarnations in Sacramento and Emeryville.) They share a belief that anything is possible—“Tutto e possibile” as they say—and that meant building a place where, “pizza brings people together to celebrate Italy’s new generation of art, music, design, sport, food and wine.” more

Make Woodland Your Dining Destination

taste of yoloWe sent Sacramento writer Barbara L. Steinberg to check out the dining scene in Woodland for Taste of Yolo Restaurant Week – here is her enthusiastic report.

In California, every season is splendiferous and bountiful along back roads of Yolo County. Part of the Central Valley, this agricultural heartland is situated between coastal foothills and the western slope of the Sierra Nevada. Rolling hills, verdant valleys and mountains overflow with a profusion of vineyards, orchards, pastured livestock and row crops. All the best, the finest and most delicious ingredients take center stage during Taste of Yolo Restaurant Week, January 22-28, 2017. more

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