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The beautiful rural community of Glen Ellen is located in Sonoma County
in Northern California. It is an unincorporated area in the northern half of the Sonoma County, also known as the Valley of the Moon
and located north west of Napa
on Highway 12. Glen Ellen is part of the Santa Rosa, California
The Valley of the moon was discovered and settled in the mid-19th century. Following the major thrust of the California Gold Rush, prospectors and settlers spread throughout northern California creating new communities at crossroads, river crossings, watering holes and along Indian trails.
The Wells Fargo Stage Line ran along the valley floor from Napa to Santa Rosa. One of the earliest businesses in Glen Ellen was a Blacksmith and livery stable started by a member of the Howell family, early settlers for whom Howell Mountain is named.
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Arden Fair Sacramento CA March30-April18 Open the doors to Arden Fair and step inside. Here you'll find contemporary fashions, jewelry, accessories and brand name merchandise at over 165 specialty stores, plus Nordstrom's, Macy's, Sears, and JC Penney. Arden Fair also has a number of terrific restaurants, everything from fast food to fine dining. And it's completely enclosed, so it's always a comfortable 70 degrees inside no matter what it's like outside.
Santa Cruz Baroque Festival Santa Cruz CA April13-May11 A festival of baroque music.
Oakland Greek Festival Oakland CA May17-19 Wonderful aromas of Souklavia and Loukoumades waft through the air and the sounds of traditional Greek music and shouts of OPA! resonate in the hills of Oakland.
California Exposition & State Fair Sacramento CA June12-28 The Cal Expo is the site of the California State Fair. All year Satellite Wagering, Waterworld USA, Paradise Island Fun Center and an RV Park are just a few of the features of the Cal Expo.The first State Fair was held in 1854 in San Francisco at the old Music Hall. The fair offered premiums (prizes) for its competitions and included such agricultural exhibits such as 2-inch-long peanuts, 72-pound beets and a 10-pound carrot that was longer than 3 feet. Horseracing was part of that first fair and has continued to be a part of the fair ever since.
Midsummer Mozart Festival San Francisco CA July18-28 Organized in 1974, the Festival is the only music festival in North America dedicated exclusively to Mozart.
Gilroy Garlic Festival Gilroy CA July26-28 The internationally acclaimed Great Garlic Cook-off, the signature event of the Gilroy Garlic Festival has increased the top prize in the July 27th competition to $5,000.