The results of the 104th Almond Queen Festival Queen Pageant, sponsored by the Western Yolo Grange & Rumsey Improvement Association, are in. The 104th Annual Almond Festival Queen is Cynna McAllister. The members of the Queen’s Court include 1st Runner Up Myrella Figueroa, Debbie Chavez (winner of the Miss Congeniality award), Guadalupe Rocha and Jaicey Pate.
The Esparto Regional Chamber of Commerce wants to remind you of the 104th Annual Capay Valley Almond Festival on Sunday, February 24, 2019. It’s a fantastic time to view the incredible bloom of the Capay Valley’s almond trees and celebrate the rich heritage of the Capay Valley. We are all looking forward to events and activities up and down the Capay Valley. There is something for every member of the family. Don’t forget, you can pick up your PASSPORT for Town Stamps at any of the 5 PASSPORT locations noted below. Get your Passport stamped at 4 of the 5 locations and submit your completed PASSPORT at any of the 5 locations to participate in the Town Stamp contest.
Here are the day’s events, starting at RUMSEY, at the top of the Capay Valley, and working towards ESPARTO:
RUMSEY ACTIVITIES include a PASSPORT Location at the Rumsey Hall, music by the Mike Osborn Band, Food & Drinks include Full Belly Farm’s popular wood fired pizza, sliders, and various foods (notably almond petal ice cream), handcrafted items by various vendors, lavender products, art show, a children’s play area and local almond harvesting equipment. The Vendor time is 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.
GUINDA ACTIVITIES include a PASSPORT Location at the Guinda Community Grange Hall, music by the Capay Valley Chorus & various instrumentalists & vocalists, Grammy Wyatt’s Famous Almond Rocha, Nona’s Walnut Rocha, homemade Almond (chocolate, vanilla & almond rocha) ice cream, tri-tip lunch & beverages, Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) tasting, children’s petting zoo & pony rides, various displays of farming equipment & machinery, bat & bird houses, leather crafts & ironworks, jewelry, embroidery, handmade glass, specialty soaps, art auction and much, much more.
The Vendor Time is 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Vendor space is still available at the Grange Hall. Gluten Free Cuisine is also available.
The Commons Farm Kitchen and The Corner Store will be open for business. The Guinda Volunteer Fire Department will be selling their very popular BBQ Oysters & other BBQ treats with various beverages.
BROOKS ACTIVITIES include a PASSPORT location at the Seka Hills Olive Mill, Hours are 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Featuring live music by Firestorm, Artisanal Vendors and Almond Blossom Farm Tours! Of course, the Casino is always open for business.
CAPAY ACTIVITIES include a PASSPORT location at The Road Trip Café and The Honey Store across the street. The Road Trip Café will have live music and Native American dancing, in addition to their menu of delicious food and drink.
ESPARTO ACTIVITIES include a PASSPORT location at The Esparto Regional Chamber of Commerce tent. The Future Farmers of America (FFA) Breakfast is 7:00 am to 11:00 am at the Esparto High School Cafeteria. After Breakfast the Almond Festival Queen and her Court will be introduced at the Esparto Park.
BOOKS IN BLOOM Book Sale at the Esparto Regional Library is 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
MUSIC in ESPARTO PARK:
– 10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Desert Dan, Tim Slaven, introduction of Almond Festival Queen and her Court, as well as a guest guitarist.
– 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Steelshot
Come visit and enjoy the music.
Tri-Tip sandwiches & beverages will available at the Esparto Volunteer Fire Department. The Park will be hosting activities including 45+ vendors, carnival rides, Dilly Dally the Clown, and The CAR SHOW by the Madison Fire Department. The Vendor time is 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. Vendor space is still available.
The Esparto Regional Chamber of Commerce. Stop by the Chamber’s tent to get information on the entire day’s activities.
Additionally, the Countryside Community Church’s Country Store will hold the Annual Giant Quilt raffle and have various vendors for crafts & food.
Lastly, both El Toro Mercado and Hog Canyon will be open for business.
MADISON ACTIVITIES include The Car Show to be held in Esparto.
The Almond Festival is a gathering place for various motorcycle groups and car clubs from the surrounding region. You will be treated to a wide range of tricked-out and souped-up vehicles throughout the valley.
To find out more about the Almond Festival activities, call 530-787-3242 or vist the Website..
Prepared by Kim Kersten, Media Coordinator
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