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
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. The event is presented by the Butte Agriculture Foundation and sponsored by Tri Counties Bank and Meriam Park - A Development For Food Innovation, C.F. Koehnen & Sons, PG&E, California Olive Ranch, RUSH Personnel Services, Farmers' Circle members and involved media partners.
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.”
With a focus on locally grown and produced foods and beverages from the North Valley, the 2018 California Nut Festival is scheduled for Saturday, April 21, 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.
Come with an appetite to sample a variety of nut-inspired nibbles!
Visit with nearly 50 participating local vendors!
Featuring local artists and artisans in our special art barn.
Talented local bands perform on two outdoor stages!
The California Nut Festival is a program of the Butte Agriculture Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.