Downtown Plaza Circle
Friday 5-11 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, June 3, 2023
Arm Wrestling Weigh-In, Las Palmas, Between Parks, 9 a.m.
Fiesta Booth, Center Plaza 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Parade, Downtown 10 a.m.
Antique Farm Equipment Show, W. Las Palmas Ave, Following the Parade 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
Classic Car Show, North 3rd Street 12-6 p.m.
Entertainment, Circle Stage Following the Parade until 8 p.m.
Craft & Commercial Street Faire, Downtown Streets10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Food Booths, Beer/Wine Ave, South Park 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Children’s Games/Teen Zone, North Park 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Lions Club Barbecue, The Gathering @ Patterson Covenant 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Student/Adult Arts and Crafts Show, City Hall-Center Plaza Noon-5 p.m.
Youth Talent Showcase, Location Tri Counties Bank. 12-3 p.m.
Arm Wrestling Contest, East Las Palmas Ave, Between the Parks 1 p.m.
Historical Display, Museum, Circle Plaza Following Parade Until -5 p.m.
Parade Awards Presentation, Circle Stage Approx. 2:15 p.m.
Fireworks, West Las Palmas Ave & Ninth Street at Dusk
Sunday, June 4, 2023
Breakfast in the Park, North Park .7 a.m.-12 p.m.
Entertainment, Circle Stage 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Corn Hole Tournament, Location Tri Counties Bank 9 a.m.
Corn Hole Tournament, Location Tri Counties Bank 2:30-8 p.m.
Craft & Commercial Street Faire, Downtown Streets 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Food Booths, Beer/Wine Ave, South Park 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fiesta Booth, Center Plaza 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Children’s Games/Teen Zone, North Park 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Student & Adult Arts and Crafts Show, City Hall-Center Plaza 12-3 p.m.
J. Schali Hay Games, North 3rd Street 11 a.m.
Historical Display, Museum, Circle Plaza 12-4 p.m.
Antique Farm Equipment Show, W. Las Palmas Ave 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Apricot Pie Eating Contest, Circle Stage 2:15 p.m.
The Annual Apricot Fiesta takes place in Patterson in Stanislaus County, California, where the city declares itself the Apricot Capitol of the World. California still boasts approx. 90% of the nation's apricot commercial growing, though nearly every source states that the apricot as a crop just isn't what it once was. Turkish dried apricots are sold in the U.S. for around 1/3rd the cost of American grown fruit so it's really tough to compete, they say.
The Patterson Apricot Fiesta celebrates the city's
heritage and the famous Patterson apricot named after
them. Around town you'll see signs of the apricot's past
in names such as Apricot Valley Elementary School and
businesses that have adopted the apricot as part of
Apricot Fiesta is a two day event with a patriotic community parade, apricot pie eating contest, a beauty queen contest, vendors selling food, crafts and apricot products. One of the annual favorites is delicious apricot ice cream. YUM! The Arts & Crafts show includes art from local youth who compete for prizes, then proudly view their artwork in the City Hall Art Gallery on Saturday and Sunday during the festival.
Held at the Center Circle Plaza in the heart of downtown Patterson the event launches with the Saturday morning parade in which the bands step off the curb and begin to perform at 9:30 a.m. There are prizes for the best floats and entries, honors award to the cutest little kids, and enough civic pride to boast that Patterson remains the Apricot Capitol at heart.
Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.