Almond Festival Fun Run -

Esparto Unified School District will be hosting an Almond Festival 10K Fun Run. All proceeds benefit Esparto Unified School District extracurricular programs. Participants should arrive at 7:00 am, race starts at 8:00 am. This 10K fun run will take you through some beautiful country roads with some hills and flat surfaces. There's a 1/4 and 1/2 mile route also available for kids. Click here for race route & here for entry form. For additional information, please contact Nena Lemus at (530) 787-3446.

Fastest Little Nut Diaper Derby

This year the Esparto Regional Chamber of Commerce will have its first Diaper Derby crowning the winner the Almond Festival Fastest Little Nut. Crawlers need to be under the age of 12 months on February 24th to be eligible. The entry fee is $5, for more information; click here for entry form and rules.

Almond Baking Contest

Show off your baking skills and enter the Almond Baking Contest. The Esparto Regional Chamber is looking for the best bakers and candy makers. Submit your favorite Almond Cookie Recipe or Almond Candy Recipe and let the judges savor your talent. The winner will be announced on the Main Stage in the Esparto Park on February 23rd during the Festival. The entry fee is $10 for each category, for more information; click here for entry form and rules.


Esparto will host vendors, crafters & artisans, Friends of the Library annual book sale, non-profit organizations with informational booths, FFA breakfast, food vendors, wine, beer & margarita garden, live music, agricultural education and equipment, festival rides, climbable hay pyramid, children’s activities, health screenings and much more.

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Images from Previous Festival Years


This is the key to winning the grand prize!

Take this passport along on your trip to the

Almond Festival and get a stamp from each

location then enter to WIN!