Hoes Down Harvest Festival 2015 – Mark Your Calendars!

Corn Field

The 2015 Hoes Down Harvest Festival will take place at Full Belly Farm on Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October 4 in the agriculturally diverse Capay Valley. The festival is a celebration of the end of the harvest season, where over 5,000 people from across the state come together to experience the joys of an organic family farm, attend educational tours and workshops, and celebrate with an abundance of food and music. Participants can even camp overnight on Saturday at Full Belly Farm!

The main festival and activities occur on the first day of the festival on Saturday, October 3. Attendees will enjoy live music all day on two stages, activities including a Circus Bella performance and a nighttime storywalk, agricultural workshops, a silent auction, organic food and drinks, and farmers’ market and crafts. On Saturday, kids have their own hands-on area with activities, arts and crafts, and their own entertainment stage.

On Sunday, the Hoes Down celebration continues with in-depth farming seminars, activities, and workshops on different farms in the Capay Valley Region. Pre-registration for the seminars is required and begins August 1. The cost for individual workshops varies, typically between $10-35.

There is an admission charge for the festival: Adults $20.00 (purchased online) or $25 (at door) per person, Children 2-12 years $5.00, children under 2 years of age free. Camping on Saturday night is $25 per car. Online ticket sales begin August 3! Visit the Hoes Down website for more information or to register.

The Hoes Down Festival is completely volunteer-powered! Volunteers get free entry to the festival and free camping at the farm. You can sign up to volunteer at the Hoes Down website.

The Hoes Down Harvest Celebration is a program of the Ecological Farming Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All proceeds from the event will go to benefit sustainable agriculture, local organizations, and worthy projects benefiting the environment and rural communities.