Queen Pageant

The 98th Annual Almond Queen Pageant will take place at the historic Western Yolo Grange Hall in Guinda. The pageant will begin at the conclusion of the dinner. The Rumsey Improvement Association sponsors the Almond Queen Pageant. The Queen is selected on her ability to conduct herself in front of a crowd through a series of speeches and also private interviews. Each young lady is put to the test as she experiences the difficulty of presenting in front of family, friends and peers. The Queen pageant is a very important passage for many young girls and creates a sense of accomplishment for all those who run.

Join us to celebrate this wonderful Capay Valley tradition. 

Date: TBA
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM 
Place: Guinda Grange on Forrest Ave., Guinda  
$15 Adults, $12 under 12

Events: Queen Pageant & Raffle 

Western Yolo Grange Hall

Western Yolo Grange is the sweet spot of the festival! Join us for fresh baked goods, locally made almond blossom ice cream, and Grammy Wyatt's famous almond Rocha.

We have some wonderful crafters and artisans here in Guinda, come see their products and we think you’ll agree. jewelry, quilts and blacksmith wares are just a few of the unique items you can enjoy.

Bring the little ones –let them get up close and personal with some of the local farm animals, touch wool while it is still on the sheep.  Our local 4-H will staff this petting zoo.

There will also be a variety of musicians showcasing their talents on the stage. At 12:30 enjoy TimBuck Tunes followed by Clarence VanHook & friends' blues, gospel and more from 1-2pm and Candy Schaer will serenade you on her accordion! 

See how they did it “back in the day” with the vintage engines and tractors

Capay Valley Fire Department

The volunteer Fire Department of Capay will be barbequing up their famous oysters as their annual fundraiser. These tasty oysters sell out quickly so plan your stop early and you won't be disappointed.  



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!