California Nut Festival 11th Anniversary

Join us for the 11th anniversary of the California Nut Festival
April 15, 2017

Attendees have the opportunity to elevate their knowledge of culinary skills and locally grown foods, while also gaining a more clear understanding and appreciation of all that goes into producing the food they eat.

Event Overview

What is the California Nut Festival?

Each year, this crowd-pleasing festival showcases plentiful gourmet food offerings, always-popular wine and beer sampling, nut-inspired cooking demonstrations, live musical entertainment on two outdoor stages, a wonderful art show featuring talented local artists and much more. Presented by the Butte Agriculture Foundation and sponsored by Tri Counties Bank, MeadowBrook/Discovery Homes, California Olive Ranch, Asset Management Group, C.F. Koehnen & Sons, PG&E, and Farmers' Circle members, tickets go on sale March 1 for the 2016 California Nut Festival.

The California Nut Festival began as a series of events including a blossom tour, spelling bee, book club and chef demonstrations that took place over the course of a two week period, but lacked a single event that brought consumers and local farms together in a meaningful way.

The new California Nut Festival (CNF) is the vision of a group of community volunteers who wanted to bring an upscale food and wine event to the North Valley to celebrate the heritage and provide much needed fundraising to the Patrick Ranch Museum. Kathy Chance, committee chair, states, “We want to increase awareness & consumption of our local products as well as bring people together in a fun & festive atmosphere.”

Tree to Table, Farm to Fork, Locally Produced Edibles

With a focus on locally grown and produced foods and beverages from the North Valley, the 2016 California Nut Festival is scheduled for Saturday, April 16, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The popular culinary event takes place outdoors on the historic grounds of the Patrick Ranch Museum in Chico, California.

  • Plentiful Sampling

    Come with an appetite to sample a variety of nut-inspired nibbles!

  • Event Vendors

    Visit with nearly 50 participating local vendors!

  • Art Show

    Featuring local artists and artisans in our special art barn.

  • Live Entertainment

    Talented local bands perform on two outdoor stages!