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.