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Capay Almond Festival and Blossom Trail Scenic Tour

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Now this looks like a fun event. I’ve never been but I’m considering it for this year.  The Capay Valley Almond Festival is a self-guided, 21-mile route along Highway 16, passing through the Yolo County  farm communities of Rumsey, Guinda, Brooks, Capay and Esparto. Each town offers blossoming trees, almond treats, harvesting demonstrations,  barbecues, a car show, a diaper derby (not really sure what that it but it could be fun) and other down-home events. For those of you wine lovers, there will be wine tasting, live music and dancing.

The event started in 1915 and is a Northern California tradition. The Blossom Trail Scenic Tour should be quite amazing as you’ll have the opportunity to drive along a highway lined with almond blossoms. Click here to download the Blossom trail map: http://www.espartoregionalchamber.com/uploads/BlossomTrail%20map%202013.2.pdf

Start at either end of  the valley with a homemade breakfast and have fun!

Key information: Feb. 24. Free. See website for schedule.  (530) 787-3242, www.capayvalleyalmondfestival.com.

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