Farm to Fork Festival

http://www.farmtofork.com/festival-info/

Admission: Free

In recent years, Sacramento has really pushed itself as “America’s Farm to Fork Capital” due its large abundance of farms and locally grown and raised food. As part of this push, several weeks in September are dedicated food focused events around the Sacramento area including a dinner on the Tower Bridge and the free to the public, Farm to Fork Festival.


The festival takes place on the Capital Mall, though it appears to be smaller than I had tought. I figured it would take up the whole thing.


Line O’food trucks.

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Origins of Sacramento Food & Cultural Tour

http://local-food-tours.com/culinary-cultural-experience/home-2/

Price: $60 (I found a half off ticket on Gold Star)

The Origins of Sacramento Food & Cultural Tour, run by Local Roots Food Tours, is a 3+ hour (and 2.75 mile) tour of many historical and culinary sites in Mid Town and East Sacramento.


First stop was at Cafe Bernardo for the Amaretto Brioche French Toast. It was very tasty (and I don’t normally like french toast) and that was only a half order.


Next we were allowed to go to the Super-Secret Paragary’s private bakery (OK, not that secret) to check out how they make all of their bread-stuff.

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Fairfield Budweiser Factory Tour

http://www.budweisertours.com/

Budweiser, one of many brands of the Anheuser-Busch company, runs a factory in Fairfield that distributes for most of the West Coast. Free tours are also open to the public.


There’s always room for a Clydesdale statue.


A rather impressive Bud timeline in the waiting area.

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Oakland Museum of California

http://www.museumca.org/

Admission: $15

The Oakland Museum of California was established in 1969 and is dedicated to “telling the extraordinary story of California”. It is divided into three levels, each with its own specialization: Art, History and Natural Sciences.


Really interesting mural in the main entry hall.


Some really big fish hanging out in the pond.

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San Francisco Maritime NHP

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San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park http://www.nps.gov/safr/index.htm The San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park was designated as an NHP in 1988 and is located right next to Fisherman’s Wharf. The Maritime NHP consists of three main attractions: the Maritime Museum, …

 

San Francisco Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival

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San Francisco Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival http://www.ghirardelli.com/chocolatefestival The Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival is held annually at Ghirardelli Plaza in San Francisco. While it is an open event, you can pay money to have access to a number of samples or you can …

 

Woodland Stroll Through History

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http://www.strollthroughhistory.com/ Stroll Through History Admission: Walking and bike tours: free Bus tour: $15 Open homes: $25 Woodland’s Stroll Through History is an annual event in historic Woodland now in its 26th year. The main focus of the event is walking, …

 

Sacramento Greek Festival

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Sacramento Greek Festival http://www.annunciation.ca.goarch.org/?q=content/greek-festival Admission: $5 The Sacramento Greek Festival, now in its 51st year, is put on by the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation to celebrate all things Greek, including food, art, and general culture. I’m not sure …

 

Elk Grove Multicultural Festival

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Elk Grove Multicultural Festival http://www.elkgrovecity.org/multicultural-festival/ Admission: Free The Elk Grove Multicultural Festival is pretty much what it says on the tin, a free festival celebrating various different cultures with preformances, food and vendors. I definitely think my favorite part was …

 

Kennedy Mine

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Kennedy Mine http://www.kennedygoldmine.com/ Admission: $10 Kennedy Mine originally opened in 1860 outside of Jackson, CA and changed hands numerous times before it was closed in 1942 as part of the war effort. At the time of it’s closure, it was …