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OCTOBER

Hoes Down Festival

Honor the harvest season at this remarkable, family-friendly event, hosted at the beautiful Full Belly Farm in the fertile Capay Valley. The valley, just north of Sacramento, has one of the world’s largest concentrations of organic, sustainable farms, and this event brings them all together—a remarkable opportunity to learn, play, and experience this important part of California life. There’s plenty of food and music, but the real standouts are the special workshops (sign up in advance on the website) offered for kids and adults—guided bike rides, farm tours, and flower design, to name a few. You don’t have to join a workshop to join in the fun: Cooks-in-training can practice churning fresh, organic ice cream.