Next week, one summer escape featuring healthy food is the West Sacramento Farmers Market where you can find healthy foods in a festival-style setting. The market is new, and just opened last month. Check out the farmer’s market on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. to see what’s happening.
For further information see what’s planned for July 5th at their website, West Sacramento Farmers Market. The market stays open through the end of September. The market reports that it’s festival-style. So see what’s happening on July 5th at 4:30 p.m. There are tables and chairs to eat take-out food and various chef demonstrations on certain days.
Gilroy Garlic Festival July 27, 28, and 29 2012
If you like garlic ice cream and savory foods made with garlic, one summer escape from Sacramento is the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Gilroy, CA. Try the stuffed mushrooms and garlic chicken, garlic fries or scampi.
More than three decades ago the inspiration behind the first Garlic Festival was the desire to share extraordinary garlic-enhanced recipes with visitors from across the globe. Gourmet Alley and its chefs have thus become the heart of America’s premier summertime food event.
It’s worth the drive from Sacramento. A trip to the Festival is not validated until you’ve visited Gourmet Alley and enjoyed an array of delicacies that include stuffed mushrooms, pepper steak sandwiches, pasta con pesto, calamari, scampi, Italian sausage sandwiches, garlic bread and garlic fries. Gourmet Alley’s chefs share their preparation secrets in hourly cooking seminars on the Demonstration Stage. There also are various types of bottled olive oil available and gourmet foods.
Sacramento’s Banana Festival
Sacramento’s healthy food festivals for July are coming up such as the Sacramento Banana Festival on Saturday, August 18, 2012 at William Land Park, Village Green Area. The festival celebrates food, culture, and community. There also will be music and vendors emphasizing health and wellness.
In two weeks, check out at the California State Fairground to taste Free Seattle’s Best Coffee at the California State Fair. wing by the Seattle’s Best Coffee Red Cup Showdown for free iced coffee drinks. Fair goers can pose for a free souvenir digital photo inside a life-sized red mug, spin and win at the prize wheel.
There’s another food festival the following month emphasizing groceries, clothes, health screenings, job fairs, haircuts, games & kids activities at the Sacramento Convoy of Hope – A Day of Hope on Saturday, September 15th during the California Exposition & State Fair. Check out the choices in groceries.
The food at the Sacramento State Fairground varies and specializes in deep-fried foods, frozen desserts, pastries, BBQ, and other festival food found at state fairs. See, 2012 California State Fair. But don’t forget in August Sacramento’s annual Greek Food Festival at the Sacramento Convention Center, downtown at 13th and L streets. The festival runs from Friday, Aug 31, opening on Friday at noon and running at various hours you can check out at their website until Sunday September 2, 2012.
If you like pretzels and food stands you also can check out local stores such as the Pretzelmaker at Arden Fair. You can eat pretzels and drink lemonade there. The location is at 1689 Arden Way #1118, Sacramento, CA. Looking for American food? Check out the Facebook site that says America has a new favorite combo, the Top Dog Combo: 100% Angus Beef Pretzel Dog & a refreshing lemonade.
More summer escape festivals in Sacramento
Check out the websites for the rest of the summer’s festivals in Sacramento, such as the Luxury Wedding Show & Mock Wedding downtown in the The Tsakopolous Library Galleria, located at the main branch of the Sacramento public library, to be held on Sunday August 19, 2012 starting at noon. The reception showcases the work of Sacramento’s wedding professionals.
Also on August 19, 2012 there’s the 81st Annual St. Mary Parish Festival held at St. Mary Catholic Church i Sacramento starting at 10: 00 a.m. Check out the website on Facebook for further information on the food going to be served including wine and beer, kids’ activities and games, bounce houses and water activities for children.
Other summer escapes in Sacramento include the NSRA Golden State Street Rod Nationals Plus in the fall, happening on Friday, October 5, 2012, California Expo Center, if you like specialty vehicles.