Woodland Farmers Market representative Sonia Mora offers a sample to Lane LaRuen and Jeanie Krenitsky during the 2010 Yolo County Fair Opening Night Gala. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo

Agriculture + Environment

Fair gala to showcase county’s bounty

By July 21, 2011

Community members are invited to celebrate Yolo County’s agricultural bounty at a gala on opening night of the Yolo County Fair. The event, presented by fair organizers in conjunction with Capay Valley Vision, will run from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, in the Agriculture Building at the fairgrounds, 1250 E. Gum Ave. in Woodland.

The gala will offer the first peek at the fair’s educational booths and award-winning produce, grains, amateur wine and olive oil exhibits.

On opening night of the fair, the Ag Building is turned into a social hub for two hours. Attendees will be able to sample Yolo County’s bounty of local wines, olive oils, nuts, produce and restaurant fare while socializing and being serenaded by local musicians.

Tickets are $10, available at the Capay Valley Vision/Esparto Chamber office in downtown Esparto and at the Yolo County Fair office, 1125 East St. Tickets at the door will be $15.

For more information, contact Monique Garcia at (530) 787-3353 or the fair office at (530) 402-2222
, or visit http://www.yolocountyfair.net/html/gala.html.

New this year, food industry buyers — from restaurants, hospitals, farm-to-school programs, farm stands and grocery stores — are invited to meet the growers/producers and sample the local harvests before the gala. To reserve a spot for this event from 4:30 to 6 p.m., buyers may call (530) 787-3353.

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