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Capay Valley Almond Festival

The Capay Valley Almond Festival is Sunday February 25, 2018! First held 1915, the festival has become a treasured tradition. The only six-town event in Northern California, the festival is a showcase of the Esparto/Capay Valley Region. It began in the fall after the harvest and moved years later to the spring, in order to show off the lovely blossoms.

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The Almond Tree is the most mysterious nut tree and is mentioned in the bible in the book of Numbers 17:8. Its crop is very valuable to our state and California is the only place in North America that grows almonds commercially. A $2 billion industry, more than 6,000 growers devote an estimated 530,000 acres in the Central Valley to almonds — California’s largest tree nut crop — in a stretch of land extending from below Bakersfield in the south to Red Bluff in the north. For more information about almonds and recipes, go to www.almonds.com.

For more information about the Almond Festival, call (530) 787-3242 or email: espartoregionalchamber@gmail.com