2024 California Nut Festival

Great news for nut lovers, live music fans and art enthusiasts…the California Nut Festival will return on Saturday, April 20, 2024, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the historic grounds of the Patrick Ranch Museum in Durham (near Chico). A program of the Far West Heritage Association, tickets are on sale now for the popular event that is proudly sponsored by Tri-Counties Bank, Rush Personnel Services, and Action News Now.

With a focus on locally grown and produced foods and beverages from the North Valley, tree nuts such as almonds, walnuts, pecans, and pistachios take center stage at the crowd-pleasing event. Each year, this spirited festival showcases plentiful gourmet food offerings, always-popular wine, beer, cider and coffee sampling, nut-inspired cooking demonstrations, live music on two outdoor stages, a wonderful art show and artisan faire featuring talented local artists and much more.

New this year, interested festival attendees will have the opportunity to purchase a glass of beer, wine, or spirits from an on-site bar while enjoying music and the beautiful surroundings.

Additionally, attendees will be able to purchase wine and beer products from participating vendors to take home.

Back by popular demand, there will be a spirited “Nutty Chef Competition” where festival attendees can watch as three local chefs compete on stage in succession for bragging rights and a trophy (that the winner can keep for a year). The chefs will be provided with a selection of ingredients – such as olive oil, nuts, honey, spices, sauces, beer, and wine – plus they will be able to bring some “secret” or special ingredients of their own. Chef participants will be announced at a later date.

While fun to attend, the culinary event provides much needed support for the historic Patrick Ranch Museum. To date – and as a direct result of this event – $215,000 has been donated to the Patrick Ranch Museum to preserve and interpret the agricultural history of the Sacramento Valley.

General admission tickets to the California Nut Festival are $35 in advance or $40 the day of the event. While not geared for children, event tickets for children ages 7-12 are $15 and the event is free for children six and under. For tickets and/or more information about the 2024 California Nut Festival, please visit www.CaliforniaNutFestival.com.

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Apr 20 2024


11:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Patrick Ranch Museum
10381 Midway, Durham, CA 95938
(530) 342-4359


Far West Heritage Association
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