Upcoming 2024 California Nut Festival

Feeding the Future

Get ready to celebrate the return of the California Nut Festival, an agriculture-focused culinary event not to be missed. Guests will spend the day sampling and savoring nut-inspired dishes by local restaurants, caterers and chefs and sipping local wine, beers, coffees and juices, while listening to local musicians on two stages and enjoying art and special activities. Event attendees will enjoy strolling through the historic Patrick Ranch Museum grounds, chatting with local farmers, shopping for local products, and learning about the equipment farmers use in nut farming and the important role agriculture plays in the North State. Everyone is also encouraged to tour the Glenwood Farmhouse and walk through the Master Gardener Demonstration Gardens to salute our local agriculture, history and the food we are proud to harvest.

Proceeds from the festival are used for the development of the Patrick Ranch Museum to preserve and interpret the agricultural history of the Sacramento Valley. The mission of the California Nut Festival is to connect consumers and farmers, cultivate and understanding of our nut production and how California nuts fit into a healthy lifestyle.

We welcome you to be part of “Feeding the Future” on April 20, 2024.

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. The event is presented by the Patrick Ranch Museum and sponsored by Tri Counties Bank branch in Durham, 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. Susan Donohue, Coordinator states, “We are working to increase awareness and consumption of our local products in a fun and festive way. We are also working to foster a positive perception about agriculture.”

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 2023 California Nut Festival is scheduled for Saturday, May 13th, 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 Durham, 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!