Almond Blossom Festival

It’s that time of year again! Mark your calendars for Feb. 22-24 for the 57th Annual Ripon Almond Festival! The event celebrates the beautiful pink blooms that take over Ripon every February in anticipation of a bountiful harvest. Attendees can take advantage of three days filled with arts and crafts, music, and food at Mistlin Sports Park, 1202 W. River Rd.

Celebrate with the whole family, with some of highlights including a baking contest, a paper doll contest, dinner, dancing, a diaper derby, and a parade. Families will also enjoy the small carnival with rides and games as well as a one-mile fun run and 8k. Keep an eye on the Ripon Chamber’s website ( for updates on what vendors will be there. Expect more than 200 in all!

Does your daughter want to be the Almond Blossom Queen? A new queen will be crowned for the 2019-2020 year. Candidate speeches are given over festival weekend. Contact the chamber for more information.

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