“We’re gearing up for another great event and there are still spots available for commercial vendors, arts and crafts and information booths as well as food merchants and nonprofit organizations,” said Oakley Chamber of Commerce President Steve Nosanchuk. “We’re looking forward to another successful Almond Festival.”
Scheduled for Sept. 10, 11 and 12 at O’Hara Park Middle School, the event will be the 21st annual nod to all things almond, and include the traditional baking contest, California Carnival, community stage presentations and plenty of food, entertainment and family fun.
New this year will be the expansion of the car show – renamed the Les Schwab Car Show – which will feature more than 100 cars throughout the weekend. In anticipation of the increase in vehicles, the show will move over to the green area where vendors have traditionally set up their booths, and the vendor area will relocate to the California Carnival side of the festival.
“We are changing the layout a little bit this year to allow for more room for the car show,” said Nosanchuk. “It looks like it will be a good fit and allow automotive vendors to set up their booths nearby as well.”
Advance tickets are currently on sale at Black Bear Diner, Oakley City Hall, Les Schwab Tires, Oakley Chiropractic, Scheer Home Systems, Kit-n-Caboodle Hobbies and the Oakley Chamber of Commerce. An advance ticket book is on sale for $15 and holds $30 worth of rides. For those who prefer, undamaged books can be returned during the festival weekend and exchanged for an all-day wristband good for either Saturday or Sunday.
For additional information or vendor registration, call the Chamber offices at 925-625-1025. The Oakley Chamber of Commerce is located at 3510 Main St.