The Northern California Renaissance Faire at Casa de Fruta in Hollister on weekends September 14 – October 13, 2013



Celebrating 10 Magical Years!
10031 Pacheco Pass Hwy
Hollister, California 95023-9504

Our little village of Willingtown comes to life as our annual Market Faire welcomes talented and exotic performers from throughout the globe to our streets and stages. The Entertainment is nonstop all day.

The streets and stages boast music and dance from traditional Morris and English Country, to Celtic and Gypsy Tribal. Swashbuckling swordfighters render women defenseless with their charm and skill.

The original form of Renaissance theatre is played out on the Royal Garden stage in the form of the hilarious Commedia Dell Arte performed by the renowned troupe, Commedia Volante.

Foolishness and fun rule the day as ever popular favorites, Moonie the Magnif’cent and BrooN bring their unique brand of mischief and humor to the Fools stage.

The town is buzzing as the villagers prepare for a visit from Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth and the most famous Privateer of the time, Sir Francis Drake.

Happy peasants, crooked Constables, gossiping washerwomen, and merry maidens fill the streets with revelry as the festivities begin. Seven stages boast non stop entertainment.

For More Information Visit: Northern California Renaissance Faire


76th Annual Lodi Grape Festival September 12-15, 2013


413 E. Lockeford Street, Lodi, CA 95240

The Lodi Grape Festival and National Wine Show Association Incorporated, is a non-profit organization established to promote agriculture of San Joaquin County.

A Whole Bunch of Fun!

  • Festival Hours
  • Thursday, September 12: 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Friday, September 13: Noon – Midnight
  • Saturday, September 14: Noon – Midnight
  • Sunday, September 15: Noon – 11 p.m.

 Admission Prices

  • Children 5 & Under: Free
  • Youth 6 – 12: $5.00 (Free on Thursday, Family Value Day)
  • Adults: $9.00
  • Book of 5 admission tickets: $25.00 in advance
  • Unlimited carnival ride wristband: $20.00 in advance ($28 on-site, except Thursday “Family Value Day” they are still $15)

For More Information Visit: Lodi Grape Festival

Stanislaus County Fair July 12-21, 2013


In 1911, the Turlock Melon Carnival took place for the first time, sponsored by the Turlock Chamber of Commerce. The Turlock Melon Carnival was an effort to promote and market the local melon industry and shipping business.

The Melon Carnival lasted only a few years, and in 1924, the American Legion Rex Ish Post 88 organized a 4th of July celebration for largely the same purpose.

In 1925, the American Legion resurrected the name “Turlock Melon Carnival” for the mid-summer festival.

The 4-H and FFA livestock shows were instituted in 1933, and in 1935, the State of California issued a charter that established the 38th District Agriculture Association (DAA), which remains today.

From a summer weekend in 1911 to a 10-day run, the Stanislaus County Fair has been a source of fun, entertainment and education for people of all ages.

900 N. Broadway Avenue

Turlock, CA 95380


Office Hours:  8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Grounds and buildings open: Monday-Friday: 5 p.m. / Saturdays and Sundays: noon

Buildings close: Nightly: 11 p.m.

Fairgrounds close: Nightly: midnight

Carnival Hours: Monday-Friday: 5 p.m. – midnight

Saturday & Sunday: 12 p.m. – midnight

*Closing hours for the grounds and the Carnival subject to change by Fair officials on a nightly basis.

Source: Stanislaus County Fair

San Joaquin County Fair June 12-16, 2013


June 14: Max National Tractor Pulls

June 15: Tractor Pulls w/Hay Squeeze Races

June 16: International Bull Riding

Fair Hours: During fairtime the gates open at Noon 

San Joaquin County Fair
1658 South Airport Way
Stockton, California 95206
Phone: (209) 466-5041

Source: San Joaquin County Fair Website