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Event Series Event Series: 107th Capay Valley Almond Festival

107th Capay Valley Almond Festival

February 26, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

The 107 year old tradition of celebrating the bountiful almond production in the Capay Valley is returning February 26th and 27th, 2022.

This year the Almond Festival is coming back from a short break better than ever! All the activities you have come to expect and love on Sunday will return. In addition, we will be bringing back the Saturday parade in Esparto, showcasing the newly crowned Almond Queen, followed by food and music in the Esparto park. It’s bound to be an outstanding weekend!



  • Music in the Park: Music starts at 11 am in the park on the Farm Fresh to You stage. We have Little Hud a Tribute to Classic Rock, a band of 6 musicians with 4 vocalists that give them that “good time” rock and roll sound! They bring back the harmonies, the good times, and the music that makes your feet want to move, from the 1960’s and 70’s. They appeal to every age group. They play the songs that everyone knows. They love what They do, and it shows.
  • Almond Bake-off contest:Do you have an incredible recipe that uses almonds as an ingredient? If so, this is your chance to shine! Follow the link below to enter the bake-off, then bake up your best and bring down to the park Saturday for the contest!
  • Local Booths: Stroll around the park and meet local service providers, clubs, Cal Fire, and much more!
  • Food Trucks: Yes! There will also be food trucks! Delicious dishes will be offered by our own Esparto High School Culinary truck, Cowtown Creamery, The Fry Guys and more!


  • Road Trip Bar & Grill: Music by Crossman Connection 12 pm – 4 pm


Thank you to our park sponsor Esparto Broadband and to our stage sponsor Farm Fresh to You. ESPARTO ACTIVITIES include a PASSPORT location at The Esparto Regional Chamber of Commerce tent. Stop by the Chamber’s tent to get information on the entire day’s activities.

ESPARTO HIGH SCHOOL CAFETERIA: The Future Farmers of America (FFA) Breakfast is 7:00 am to 11:00 am and open to people of ALL ages.

BOOKS IN BLOOM: Book Sale at the Esparto Regional Library next to the Park.

ESPARTO PARK: Activities including 50+ vendors, carnival rides, fun & games for kids, food trucks and food booths near the Farm Fresh to You stage.
The Vendor time is 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

2022 Almond Festival Queen Court Schedule of Events
9 – 9:30 Attend EHS FFA Breakfast
9:30 – 10:15 Visit around the Park and Esparto places
10:15 – 10:45 Photo Op in the Park
11:15 – 11:30 am Visit Road Trip Bar & Grill
Noon – 12:45 pm Visit Rumsey
1 pm – 1:30 pm Visit Guinda
2 – 3 pm Photo Op in the Park


  • 9:00 am – 11:00 am– The Band of Friends
  • 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Grooveline
  • The VFW will have Rick Morgan and terry Sheets 12 – 4 pm
  • The Ravine at Sixteen will have “Myriah Monet and the Little Fridays” and “Little Wing Band”
  • Hog Canyon will have Conjour Band 12 – 4 pm on Saturday and Last Call Band 12 – 4 pm on Sunday.

The MADISON FIRE DEPARTMENT will have their amazing car show at it’s usual spot and offer Tri-Tip sandwiches & beverages for purchase.

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 provided by the Fryed Brothers Band Noon – 4 pm

BROOKS ACTIVITIES include a PASSPORT location at the Seka Hills Olive Mill & Tasting Room, Hours are 10 am to 4 pm.

  • Featuring live music by The Hey Nows 11 am – 2 pm. Almond Blossom Farm tours, Noon – 2pm.
  • Buckhorn Grill Food Truck.

GUINDA ACTIVITIES include a PASSPORT Location at the Corner Market.

  • You can purchase Grammy Wyatt’s Famous Almond Rocha, Nona’s Walnut Rocha, and homemade Almond (chocolate, vanilla & almond rocha) ice cream at the Western Yolo Grange. Lunch & beverages will be available.
  • The Vendor Fair is 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
  • The Rustic BBQ and Commons Farm Kitchen and The Corner Store will be open for business from 10 am – 6 pm. The Rustic BBQ and Commons will be featuring music from the Truckaderos and Papa Day Blues Band.
  • The Guinda Volunteer Fire Department will be selling their very popular BBQ Oysters, sausages & other special BBQ treats with various beverages.
  • Taber Ranch will have the Bottom Dwellers 1 – 4 pm playing music in their tasting room and will have wood fired pizzas available for purchase all day

RUMSEY ACTIVITIES include a PASSPORT Location at the historic Rumsey Hall.

  • Events include music by Fred McCarty and Company, Food & Drinks including the very popular wood fired pizza, pulled-pork sliders & slaw, home baked goods, and locally grown produce.


February 26, 2022
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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