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Merced County Spring Fair
Great event. Lots of fun, great food and booths. Nice parade also.
Gilroy Garlic Festival | July 26, 27 & 28
The great garlic granddaddy of all food festivalsThe Gilroy Garlic Festival is known around the world as the Ultimate Summer Food Fair. Visitors enjoy three days of incredible food, beverages, arts and crafts, and live entertainmentall while consuming lots and lots of garlic (about 2 tons every year).The heart of the Festival is Gourmet Alley, where the famous Pyro Chefs cook up sizzling scampi and calamari while other behind-the-scenes volunteers prepare longtime favorites like peppersteak sandwiches, pasta con pesto, and stuffed mushrooms, and garlic bread.Festival visitors enjoy live entertainment on three stages, plus celebrity chef demonstrations and the Great Garlic Cook-Off. There are also a wide range of other food booths, beer and wine tasting, arts & crafts, and a fun childrens area.Have you ever tasted garlic ice cream? Pickled sweet garlic? Garlic fries? No? Garlic-infused goodies are delicious.35 min.drive.
Los Banos Chamber of Commerce Fall Street Faire
We hold one in the spring and one in the fall. They are looked forward to by vendors and our community alike. It is a wonderful opportunity to show visitors and to remind people who live in our town, how great our downtown really is.
It gives vendors a chance to show their wares and people to buy that exact item they were looking for. There is plenty of food and fun for grown -ups and little ones.
Our train ride is an institution!!! Its a fun way to keep the kids smiling and busy. We also offer live demonstrations such as dance performances, karate, and the favorite of many, KARAOKE!!!
Each year we try and add something a little different to keep everyone guessing. Besides showing off our vintage downtown, this event is also a fundraiser for the Chamber to help us keep our services going to assist all businesses within our community with growing their organizations.
Los Banos Tomato Festival's
All Good Things Tomato, on October 5th and 6th 2013. This celebration was originally held from 1990 to 1997 and brought thousands of festival-goers to the Los Banos Fairgrounds. This years festival will be bigger than ever and will feature celebrity chef appearances, Bloody Marys, salsa and pasta sauce contests, as well as fair foods including healthy and tomato-heavy recipes. Local performers as well as professional musicians and entertainers will perform on the fairground's stages. Many children's activities will be available for the young.