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Oakdale is located in the heart of California's Central Valley. Situated on the eastern edge of the valley, the city is a gateway to Yosemite Village National Park as well as the entire Sierra Nevada Mountain Range.

Oakdale was primarily an agricultural community, but population pressures have supplanted many farms and ranches with huge housing tracts for cheaper homes for commuters to Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Oakdale is also home to several large manufacturing firms including Hershey's Chocolate, Hunt-Wesson Foods and the United Can Company.

Oakdale is located just southeast of Stockton between Stockton and Modesto along Highway 108 on the banks of the Stanislaus River near the Woodward and Modesto reservoirs. There is also an Oakdale, Louisiana.

Oakdale is part of the Modesto, California metro area.

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05/27 Coming to The 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.