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Highland Games return to Dixon on Sept. 29

Kilts and cabers will abound as the Dixon Scottish Cultural Association presents the Dixon Scottish Highland Games on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Dixon May Fairgrounds, 655 S. First St., Dixon. Admission is $10 general and $8 for seniors and youths ages 9-17, while children under 9 are free. All active military personnel, with valid active-duty […]

August 14, 2012 | Posted in Fairs + Festivals | Tagged ,

Woodland Tomato Festival on Saturday

The 5th Annual Tomato Festival will happen on Saturday, Aug. 11. The festival will include such events as the Woodland Farmers Market, a salsa competition, tomato tastings, grilling demonstrations and a Top Tomato Chef competition. Various entertainment acts will perform at the festival, including the Putah Creek Crawdads, Woodland Folklorico Dance group and FBI band. […]

August 08, 2012 | Posted in Fairs + Festivals | Tagged ,

Bands fill the air with music at Picnic in the Park

A complete slate of live music has been announced for the 2012 season of Picnic in the Park, which continues from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday in Central Park, Fourth and C streets, through Oct. 24. The concerts are sponsored by the Davis Food Co-op. Patrons can enjoy the music while they’re gobbling up […]

June 27, 2012 | Posted in Fairs + Festivals | Tagged ,

Tour the world at International Festival

Plans are taking shape for the second annual International Festival, which drew more than 3,000 people last year to the Veterans’ Memorial Center. This year’s event is planned for Saturday, Oct. 6, from noon to 6 p.m. “This celebration of unity in diversity exceeded our wildest expectations,” said Elisabeth Sherwin, I-House executive director. I-House organized and […]

June 26, 2012 | Posted in Fairs + Festivals | Tagged ,

From rock to roots to reggae, Davis Music Festival has it all

That’s the ticket What: Second annual Davis Music Festival, a benefit for arts education in the Davis schools When: 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday Where: Seven venues throughout downtown Davis Tickets: $20 in advance at Armadillo Music, 205 F St., and online at www.davismusicfest.com; $25 at the gate A full day of music and […]

June 19, 2012 | Posted in Fairs + Festivals | Tagged ,

Capay Tomato festival offers fun for the whole family

Farm Fresh To You and Capay Organic invite the public to Capay Tomato, the farm’s fifth annual festival, which celebrates the taste of organic heirloom and cherry tomatoes. The event will take place Saturday, July 14, from 3 to 11 p.m. and features a full slate of activities for all ages, including tomato tastings, farm […]

June 20, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Yolo County Fair entry forms due Friday

Those planning to enter one of the many Yolo County Fair exhibitions and contests must submit entry forms to the fair office by Friday. Residents of Yolo, Solano, Colusa, Sutter and Yuba counties are invited to enter their homemade products in the Yolo County Fair in the following categories for adults: baked foods, clothing, canned foods, […]

June 27, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Lavender festival conjures images of France

How about a nice vacation to the south of France? Not in your budget? Fortunately, there’s an alternative close by that will spare your pocketbook. The Cache Creek Lavender Festival takes place this weekend in the blooming lavender fields of the Capay Valley. Featured are live music, wine tasting, crafts demonstrations, field tours (complete with pick-your-own […]

June 08, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Hear music at Cache Creek Lavender Fest

The Deering Coretet will provide music for the 2012 Cache Creek Lavender Festival from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday in Rumsey. The festival is an annual open house at the Cache Creek Lavender Farm, an organic farm in the Capay Valley, that features tours, craft making, lavender harvesting and local music and wine. The Deering […]

June 06, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Food, fun and fireworks at Celebrate Davis!

Every now and then, we take time to celebrate what’s great about our community. Thursday’s Celebrate Davis! festival, sponsored by the Davis Chamber of Commerce, offered just such an opportunity, drawing thousands of people to Community Park for an evening of food, fun and fireworks.

The annual event reminds us what’s so wonderful about living, working and playing in Davis. It features more than 100 booths showcasing local businesses and nonprofits, food, music, children’s games and an aerial fireworks show, presented this year by the University Retirement Community.

A dunk tank provided an extra wave of fun, as local politicians, coaches, business leaders …

May 18, 2012 | Posted in Fairs + Festivals | Tagged ,

Trick-roping stunts featured Sunday at May Festival

Cowboy showman James Barrera will bring his “jaw-dropping” lasso and whips routines to the 34th annual May Festival on Sunday at Gibson House Museum, 512 Gibson Road in Woodland. He will perform two sets, at 1 p.m. and again at 2:30 p.m. when he’ll team up with the Folklorico Latino de Woodland. Barrera has introduced […]

May 20, 2012 | Posted in Fairs + Festivals | Tagged ,

Have some fun by dunkin’ Davis

Local politicians, coaches, business leaders, school leaders, UC Davis representatives and The Davis Enterprise’s own Bob Dunning will be sitting in the hot seat at a dunk tank Thursday at Celebrate Davis! The free family-friendly festival sponsored by the Davis Chamber of Commerce runs from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Community Park. The event includes […]

May 16, 2012 | Posted in Fairs + Festivals | Tagged ,

Frerichs, Greenwald and Wolk at Celebrate Davis!

Davis City Council candidates Lucas Frerichs, Sue Greenwald and Dan Wolk will have booths at Thursday’s Celebrate Davis! festival in Community Park. Frerichs will be on hand to discuss his candidacy for the council starting at 5 p.m., and there will be a surprise photo opportunity. “Come bring the kids and your camera to capture an […]

May 16, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Detroit steel, Davis asphalt

The monthly Cruise-In at The Marketplace Shopping Cente — a show of 60 to 80 classic cars, trucks, military vehicle and motorcycles, both foreign and domestic — returns Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the West Davis shopping center, Sycamore Lane and Covell Boulevard.

There is no cost to show a car, and visitors are invited to talk with owners in the informal setting. Refreshments will be available.

The Cruise-In continues on the third Tuesday of each month through October

May 15, 2012 | Posted in Fairs + Festivals | Tagged ,
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