Apr 8, 2016 10:13 PM by Linda Watkins-Bennett
The California Nut Festival marks its 10th anniversary at the historic Patrick Ranch south of Chico on Saturday, April 15th.
The event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a focus on locally grown and produced foods and beverages ... but nuts, of course, take center stage.
This is a culinary festival with plenty of gourmet food offerings, wine and beer sampling, nut0inspired cooking demonstrations, live music on two outdoor stages, an art show and more.
It's a nod to the strong farming heritage in Butte County, providing an opportunity to connect with local farmers and growers.
The festival is also a fundraiser for the Patrick Ranch, and has raised more than $80 thousand dollars to the Far West Heritage Association, which manages the newly restored mansion, museum and working farm.
Festival organizers stress that while everyone is welcome, this is not necessarily a family friendly event as there are no activities for children.
Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 the day of the event. There is an additional $3 charge for parking. A free shuttle will be offered from the Chico Transit Center across from "Mom's" Restaurant and a bike valet is provided ... with a beautiful bike path available along the Midway.
The Ranch is located at 10381 on the Midway between Chico and Durham.
You can buy tickets at any Tri Counties Bank branch or at www.CaliforniaNutFestival.com You can call (530) 519-1882.