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Walnut Creek Walnut Festival

September 20-23, 2018

Twilight Parade September 15, 2018, 6 p.m.
"Building Dreams and Making Memories"

Festival admission $10, Free ages 5 and under, 65 or older, military / ID
thewalnutfestival.org

Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m.
Friday from 5 to 11 p.m.
Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

2018 Entertainment

Carnival with more than 30 rides | Kid Zone| artists | food specialties | craft beer garden

Held each fall, Walnut Festival includes a parade downtown and festival at Heather Farm Park with a carnival, car show, food sales with beer garden, vendor booths and a variety of entertainment. On Saturday and Sunday free fishing Heather Farms lake entertains kids in an old-fashioned, fun experience.

The first Festival held in 1911 was a celebration of the harvest of grapes and was called 'The Grape Festival'. During prohibition, grapes were replaced with walnuts as the cash crop of the area and the vineyards became walnut groves. In 1936, the harvest celebration became known as The Walnut Festival. The Walnut Festival Association was officially incorporated in 1938 and except for a suspended period during World War II, has been celebrated as the popular annual community event it remains today.

Events associated with the Walnut Festival include:

Art on the Main
Crab Feed
Fishing
Festival Run
Twilight Parade
Walnut Festival

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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