4800 Sisk Road, Modesto California 95356
Blue Diamond Growers is the world's largest tree nut processing and marketing company. Blue Diamond Almonds was founded in 1910. The Blue Diamond headquarters is in Sacramento
, California. The crop is marketed to all 50 states and more than 90 foreign countries, making almonds California's largest food export, and the sixth largest U.S. food export. The California crop is valued annually at about $1 billion dollars.
While visiting the headquarters one can watch a videotape presentation on the growing and harvesting of almonds, and sample the company's products in the tasting room. Admission is free. Please call for admission times, as they are subject to change.
(Fremont) Ardenwood Historic Farm
(Modesto) Blue Diamond Almonds
(Mountain Ranch) California Caverns
(Tuolumne) Covers Apple Ranch
(Santa Clara) Great America
(Jamestown) Gringo Express Tours
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12/15 Coming to The Modesto area
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.
Bach Festival Carmel CA July13-27 Multiple performances of works by Bach.
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.