Thursday, September 9, 2010

Hoes Down Harvest Festival Oct 2 and 3rd

23rd Annual
Hoes Down Harvest Festival

Saturday & Sunday
October 2 - 3, 2010

Full Belly Farm
Capay Valley,
Yolo County, CA

This all-day celebration of the harvest season offers a unique opportunity to enjoy rural life on an organic family farm, with educational tours, workshops, hayrides and an abundance of food and music.

Enjoy live music, storytelling, a Contra dance

Events include:
Farmer's Market and Craft Sale
California Indian Culture and Arts Area
Farm Tours
Music on the Main Stage  (for a list of performers visit
Agricultural Workshops -Learn about organic fruit trees, grassfed beef, cow milking, herbs and flowers, pest control, sheep shearing, small farm equipment and more... Some workshops available in Spanish!
Kid's Area
The Hoes Down has been featured in National Geographic magazine. The Children's Area has been described as “the best in the state.”

Children's Area
Kids (aged 0-99) have their own hands-on area with all sorts of arts and crafts, pumpkin carving, petting zoo, ice cream churning, and more. Get wet in our water roller coaster with dunking tank; beat your time through an obstacle course made of farm found objects; climb on the towering hay fort; go on a nature walk; and then listen to a story in the tipi or on the Family Stage. Yahoo, there's so much to do!

 Delicious Food!!                                                                     
Come for the fun and stay for the food. There are so many delicious food options at Hoes Down, you won’t know where to start. Thanks to the incredible generosity of the Hoes Down Food Donors there will be the best, local, seasonal and organic ingredients in each dish.


There's something for everyone in the family at the Hoes Down. Kids have their own area with arts and crafts, nature walks, storytelling, games, a petting zoo, hay rides, and terrific contests. Other all ages activities include hands-on workshops, craft booths, farmers' market, farm tours, dancing, and much more.

Admission Prices
Festival: Adults $20 each
Children (2-12): $5 each
Under 2: Free

Saturday Night Camping: $20 per car

GATES WILL CLOSE AT 9:00PM- No Festival Entry after 9:00pm


Sunday Activities Include:
Sunday Breakfast with Entertainment
Bike Tours
Chicken and Egg Workshop
Kids Camp
Farm Tours
Meet Your Meat Workshop --Sustainable butchering basics
Home Brewing Basics Workshop
Olive Oil Workshop
Painting with Your Children at the Farm class
and more

Pre-registration is required for Sunday Activities.

Full Belly Farm

County Road 43
Guinda, CA 95637

Is on County Road 43 between the little towns of Guinda and Rumsey on Highway 16 in the Capay Valley, Yolo County, California.

Hoes Down Rideshare and Bicycle Activities
Reduce Your Carbon Thirst. Let us help you arrange a ride to the Hoes Down Harvest Festival or fill your car with riders and you will receive a coupon for $15.00 off admission. Better yet, ride your bicycle to the Hoes Down and pay half price admission and camp for free.
visit website for more information:


To get to Highway 16 from the Bay Area:
Take I-80 towards Sacramento. Shortly after you've passed through Vacaville, take I-505 North. Take the exit for Highway 16/Woodland, Madison. Take Highway 16 to the left heading towards Madison.

To get to Highway 16 from Sacramento:
Take I-5 North to Woodland. Take the Esparto/Highway 16 exit from I-5. Turn left at the end of the exit (going South now), and drive for about 2 miles. At the first stoplight, turn right. You are now on Highway 16, heading towards Madison.

Once on Highway 16:
Once you are on Highway 16, you can easily follow it all the way to Full Belly Farm. Along the way, there are signs indicating how many miles to the town of Guinda. You will pass through the towns of Esparto, Capay, Brooks, and Guinda. About 2.5 miles past Guinda, turn right at the 30 mph “S” curve sign onto Road 43. Look for Hoes Down signage.

To Highway 16 from Highway 20:
The intersection of Highway 16 and Highway 20 is 17 miles west of Williams, California and 18 miles east of Clear Lake, California. Turn on Highway 16 (South) and drive down the curvy canyon. The first town you come to is Rumsey. At approximately 2 miles South of Rumsey, there is an "S" curve at which you will turn left on to County Road 43. Look for Hoes Down signage.

To register for activities or for more information visit:
Hoes Down Festival website at

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