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Almond trees blossom in a field southwest of the intersection of Pedrick and Vaughn roads in Dixon. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo

Briefly

Almond Festival showcases Capay towns

By February 24, 2011

On Sunday, March 13, the best of Capay Valley will be showcased at the Capay Valley Almond Festival. The festival began in 1915 and is the only five-town event in Northern California.

Esparto, Capay, Brooks, Guinda and Rumsey will host this year’s festival, which features entertainment, crafts, food and fun for all ages.

The almond blossoms provide a colorful display that decorates the landscape across the Capay Valley each year, ornamenting the highways and country roads that wind through the region’s fertile green hills.

Almonds are a $2 billion industry, and more than 6,000 growers devote an estimated 530,000 acres in the Central Valley to almonds, California’s largest tree nut crop, according to the Yolo County Visitors Bureau.

For more information, visit http://www.espartoregionalchamber.com/AlmondFestival.aspx or call (530) 787-3242.

Enterprise staff

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