Festival events – Central Valley Hispanic Chamber http://centralvalleyhispanicchamber.org/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 14:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://centralvalleyhispanicchamber.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-68.png Festival events – Central Valley Hispanic Chamber http://centralvalleyhispanicchamber.org/ 32 32 Hometown Holiday Festival: Celebrate the Season in Downtown Arlington https://centralvalleyhispanicchamber.org/hometown-holiday-festival-celebrate-the-season-in-downtown-arlington/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 14:00:00 +0000 https://centralvalleyhispanicchamber.org/hometown-holiday-festival-celebrate-the-season-in-downtown-arlington/ The festive season has arrived – it’s time for the whole community and visitors to come together for a little Christmas cheer. The City of Arlington invites you to come join in on all the winter fun and festivities at the Arlington Hometown Holiday Festival this winter! “People are very excited about this year’s festival,” […]]]>

The festive season has arrived – it’s time for the whole community and visitors to come together for a little Christmas cheer.

The City of Arlington invites you to come join in on all the winter fun and festivities at the Arlington Hometown Holiday Festival this winter!

“People are very excited about this year’s festival,” said Sarah Lopez of the City of Arlington. “With everything we have planned, this promises to be an even bigger and brighter event than last year!”

With a wide variety of family-friendly events and attractions taking place over the next few months, there is sure to be something for everyone.

Kick off the holidays

The festival begins with the holiday kick-off and small shopping event on Olympic Avenue on Saturday, November 26 from 4-7 p.m.

“We’re going to close Olympic Avenue so people can walk around and shop,” Lopez says. “We will also have a special Holiday Farmers Market with 40 vendors, a Tree Lighting Spectacular at Legion Park at 5pm, featuring an evergreen tree with 4,000 lights.”

The free Christmas carousel sponsored by the City of Arlington runs from December 2-11.

Other launch festivities include:

• Lighted vehicles on display and lights in the park

• fire pits, marshmallows and falling snow

• Complimentary hot cocoa and cider with Stilly Diner

• AHS choirs on stage and AHS drummers

• Olaf, Mrs. Claus and the Minions

• a holiday fire truck and Arlington Police

• Festival of Trees walk and raffle

• Craft Bazaar at Arlington Highway

• Holiday Charm Walk

Santa Claus Parade

On Saturday, December 3, head to Olympic Avenue for the Santa Claus Parade at noon, then visit Santa at the Legion Park Gazebo from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. (join the parade with a donation to the food bank)

The day of festive fun also includes wagon rides, the Holiday Farmers Market, a Christmas sweater contest, hot chocolate and crafts, a free Christmas movie at the Olympic Theater at 2 p.m. and much more. .

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More holiday cheer

The holiday cheer continues at Legion Park with a free Christmas carousel sponsored by the City of Arlington, December 2-11, and – new this year – a holiday skating rink, open until January 9.

You can also enjoy a Santa Claus breakfast on December 3, wagon rides on Olympic Avenue on December 3, 10 and 17, a hot chocolate race on December 10 and movies at the Olympic Theater December 9 and 16.

“The Arlington Hometown Holiday Festival really takes you back in time,” Lopez says. “It’s a very community-driven event, with all the downtown businesses decorated – people say it’s like being in a Hallmark movie!”

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Early bird passes on sale for the 2023 Peterborough ReFrame Film Festival https://centralvalleyhispanicchamber.org/early-bird-passes-on-sale-for-the-2023-peterborough-reframe-film-festival/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 18:49:33 +0000 https://centralvalleyhispanicchamber.org/early-bird-passes-on-sale-for-the-2023-peterborough-reframe-film-festival/ The 19th annual ReFrame Film Festival runs from January 26 to February 3, 2023. ReFrame returns as a virtual festival, with films available to stream across Canada, although some limited in-person events will be held in Peterborough, including a screening opening night at Showplace Entertainment Center. (Graphic: ReFrame Film Festival) Early bird passes are now […]]]>
The 19th annual ReFrame Film Festival runs from January 26 to February 3, 2023. ReFrame returns as a virtual festival, with films available to stream across Canada, although some limited in-person events will be held in Peterborough, including a screening opening night at Showplace Entertainment Center. (Graphic: ReFrame Film Festival)

Early bird passes are now on sale for the 19th annual ReFrame Film Festival, which runs from January 26 to February 3, 2023.

An international documentary film festival focused on social and environmental justice, ReFrame is once again returning as a virtual festival in 2023, although some limited in-person events are planned, including an opening reception and film screening at the Showplace Performance Center. in downtown Peterborough.

Also announced at a virtual media event on Friday, Nov. 18, hosted by ReFrame’s creative director, Amy Siegel, was a $44,600 Community Development Fund grant for the Trillium Foundation’s 2021-22 festival season. Ontario, an agency of the Government of Ontario that provides time-limited grants to charitable non-profit organizations in Ontario.

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“We have one of the best film festivals in all of Ontario for a community our size,” said Dave Smith, MPP for Peterborough-Kawartha, when the grant was announced. “The ReFrame festival is a celebration of many small independent film producers. There have been a number of films I have seen that have piqued my interest and more than anything else it gets you thinking about things and looking at them from a different angle.

The $44,600 grant allowed ReFrame to maintain operational viability and present a virtual film festival during the pandemic.

“Last year, you made a compelling case for how a $44,600 grant would affect your ability to keep people connected through filmmaking,” said Ben Currelly, a volunteer on the review team. grants from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. “I understand that your grant has helped you recruit additional staff so that online and hybrid programming can be done, is also used to help cover rental costs and to purchase cleaning equipment and N95 masks as well. “

ReFrame Film Festival Creative Director Amy Siegel, Peterborough-Kawartha MPP Dave Smith, ReFrame Board Chair Jim Hendry and ReFrame Festival Director Kait Dueck at a virtual media event on 18 November 2022. (screenshot by kawarthaNOW)
ReFrame Film Festival Creative Director Amy Siegel, Peterborough-Kawartha MPP Dave Smith, ReFrame Board Chair Jim Hendry and ReFrame Festival Director Kait Dueck at a virtual media event on 18 November 2022. (screenshot by kawarthaNOW)

Festival Board Chairman Jim Hendry explained why ReFrame is returning once again as a mostly virtual festival in 2023.

“There’s a definite benefit to a virtual film festival,” Hendry said. “We are very happy to be able to offer on-demand screening of more than 50 films. ReFrame’s Virtual Theater is convenient, accessible and available across Canada, and it keeps our community safe.

“We had originally planned a combined live and virtual festival this year, but for a number of reasons, including concerns that COVID was not done with us yet, we have made the decision to be primarily again virtual. However, we will be hosting limited in-person events, including a special opening night screening and reception at the Showplace Performance Center on January 26.

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Hendry added that the festival will also hold interviews, panel discussions, Q&As and special events, although these will also be primarily virtual.

“Our plan is to return to a full festival of live indoor screenings when we celebrate ReFrame’s 20th anniversary in January 2024,” Hendry said.

Festival director Kait Dueck, who took over from Jay Adam in October, thanked the Ontario Trillium Foundation for supporting last year’s festival.

The 2023 ReFrame Film Festival poster. (Design and illustrations by Casandra Lee)
The 2023 ReFrame Film Festival poster. (Design and illustrations by Casandra Lee)

“The ReFrame Film Festival simply wouldn’t have been possible during the pandemic without the generous support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation,” Dueck said, before announcing the availability of discounted passes for rising stars. -early for the virtual festival.

“Today we’re releasing our popular virtual early bird passes,” Dueck said, noting that they make great holiday gifts. “These passes give our audience streaming access to our entire 2023 catalog of select virtual films.”

Passes are $65 per person or $85 for a household and are available while supplies last at reframefilmfestival.ca.

Dueck also unveiled the creative design for the 2023 festival, featuring a playful poster by Peterborough artist Casandra Lee.

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Arts and Culture Festival Comes to Downtown Glendale https://centralvalleyhispanicchamber.org/arts-and-culture-festival-comes-to-downtown-glendale/ Tue, 15 Nov 2022 19:04:00 +0000 https://centralvalleyhispanicchamber.org/arts-and-culture-festival-comes-to-downtown-glendale/ Special for independent media The city of Glendale celebrates the arts in style in February. The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance, Local First Arizona and the city are collaborating to bring more than 100 artists, musicians and interactive arts experiences to the community. A week before the Big Game (Super Bowl LVII) kicks off […]]]>

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The city of Glendale celebrates the arts in style in February.

The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance, Local First Arizona and the city are collaborating to bring more than 100 artists, musicians and interactive arts experiences to the community. A week before the Big Game (Super Bowl LVII) kicks off in Glendale, the downtown core will welcome the community to connect and celebrate through arts and culture.

The Downtown Glendale Arts and Culture Festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, February 4 at Murphy Park, 5850 W. Glendale Ave.

Preparations are underway for the outdoor festival, which will showcase Arizona’s artistic and cultural offerings. Murphy Park will serve as the backdrop for the event with live music performances, a craft market, a local wine and beer garden, live paintings, art installations and food vendors that visitors and residents will be able to discover and enjoy.

“Our goal is to provide a quality family event that showcases downtown Glendale and our diverse communities for Arizona residents and visitors,” said Mojgan Vahabzadeh, Arts and Culture Program Manager. culture of Glendale, in a press release. “We strive to develop partnerships that help strengthen the connection between people and their public spaces through engaging artistic experiences.”

The festival will go beyond the boundaries of the park and encourage the participation of the various businesses that make up this pedestrian shopping district.

Participants will attend pop-up shows at local businesses featuring live painting, acoustic music shows, artist demonstrations and artistic performances.

VESSEL and Flam Chen are already confirmed as featured artists. VESSEL’s atmospheric theatrical performance will transform the street into a stage. Performers move in and out of the audience and public space, creating a visual kaleidoscope. The show will take place from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

A showcase featuring Flam Chen begins at 7 p.m. in the E. Lowell Rogers Amphitheater in Murphy Park. The collaborative performance will incorporate costumes, choreography, puppets, stilts, music and other circus and fire arts. A full schedule of events, activations and performances will be available in January.

Applications are available here for artisans, food vendors and exhibitors interested in participating in the event.

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The Zamna festival arrives in Miami at Art Basel with a breathtaking line-up https://centralvalleyhispanicchamber.org/the-zamna-festival-arrives-in-miami-at-art-basel-with-a-breathtaking-line-up/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 18:09:03 +0000 https://centralvalleyhispanicchamber.org/the-zamna-festival-arrives-in-miami-at-art-basel-with-a-breathtaking-line-up/ The renowned Zamna Festival of Tulum will take part in a first series of exclusive events at Miami Island Gardens from December 1 to 3. The three highly anticipated evenings will be hosted by dance legends The chemical brothersamerican star Diplomathe electrifying Major League, internationally renowned Ukrainian duo ARTBAT alongside British house sensations CAMELPHATItalian melodic […]]]>

The renowned Zamna Festival of Tulum will take part in a first series of exclusive events at Miami Island Gardens from December 1 to 3. The three highly anticipated evenings will be hosted by dance legends The chemical brothersamerican star Diplomathe electrifying Major League, internationally renowned Ukrainian duo ARTBAT alongside British house sensations CAMELPHATItalian melodic maestros Matameand many others.

One of Tulum’s most authentic and distinctive party experiences is the Zamna Festival. It is renowned for bringing top-level DJs to the paradise jungle of the Mexican Caribbean, where freedom, nature and cutting-edge production technology coexist. Zamna is renowned for its stunning architecture and concert halls which are works of art in the middle of a cenote, surrounded by breathtaking scenery. It’s an escape paradise with a pool and an exclusive jungle party vibe like nowhere else on earth.

Recently he has been traveling and hosting high profile events for companies like Circuloco and Life after death in cities like Barcelona and Tel Aviv. Now he’s heading to Miami for a party that’s just the beginning as a new series unfolds December 1, 2 and 3 at Island Gardens during ART BASEL weekend.

Zamna Miami x Chemical Brothers

This first evening is not to be missed musically. The renowned Chemical Brothers perform a special DJ set here. They are award-winning, chart-topping, game-changing pioneers in both studio and club and they bring with them the most explosive and electrifying mix of sound imaginable as they take you on a journey through the dance music of all sounds, nuances, and styles. Oostil and Brina Knauss contribute more techno to make it a big party.

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Diplo, the dance music pioneer, will be the featured artist on December 2. He accomplished it all, including chart-topping pop hits and club hits, while maintaining his distinct personality. South African amapiano duo Major League bring their new sounds and Snakehips, American Dance Ghosts and a very special secret guest round out the party.

ARTBAT and UPPERGROUND

Finally, December 3 is a monumental finale with performances by Jonas Saalbach, Eran Hersh and Ukrainian duo ARTBAT, who run the UPPERGROUND label, as well as Grammy-nominated house pioneers CAMELPHAT, Mathame and Miami-based Jonas. . Saalbach and ARTBAT.

Get your tickets now for Zamna’s exclusive Miami debut.

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🌱Taj Crown Of India opens at Setauket + Stony Brook Holiday Festival https://centralvalleyhispanicchamber.org/%f0%9f%8c%b1taj-crown-of-india-opens-at-setauket-stony-brook-holiday-festival/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 18:31:31 +0000 https://centralvalleyhispanicchamber.org/%f0%9f%8c%b1taj-crown-of-india-opens-at-setauket-stony-brook-holiday-festival/ Hey, Three Villages! It’s me, Debora Whitehead, your Daily host. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about what’s happening these days in town, including updates on: Taj Crown of India is the newest restaurant in town. New York election results. stony stream holiday party and more! But first, today’s weather: Nice […]]]>

Hey, Three Villages! It’s me, Debora Whitehead, your Daily host. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about what’s happening these days in town, including updates on:

  • Taj Crown of India is the newest restaurant in town.
  • New York election results.
  • stony stream holiday party and more!

But first, today’s weather:

Nice with lots of sun. High: 64, low: 53.


Here are the best Three Village stories today:

  1. Have you been to Setauket Taj Crown of India restaurant? The new restaurant opened in September and quickly became a local favorite. Located at 10 Woods Corner Rd, the menu offers appetizers, drinks, the famous Chicken Tikka Masala and a selection of curry dishes. The restaurant operates daily from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Daily Voice)
  2. Stony Brook Village has announced the 43rd Annual Holiday Festival! Holiday fun, visits from Santa and everything in between will be hosted in the heart of our village. The event will bring the community together on December 4 from noon to 6 p.m. The event is free. Click on the link to view event details and plan your vacation. (Town of Stony Brook)
  3. Are you looking for a Saturday night outing in the Trois Villages district? The next event in the “Mostly True Things Storytelling Show” series will take place on Saturday, November 17 at 7 p.m. at the Performing Arts Studio in Port Jefferson. Visit the Port Jefferson Chamber of Commerce website to purchase your tickets today. (Port Jeff CofC)
  4. New York Election Updates: Democrat Kathy Hochul will retain her seat as New York Governor, becoming the first woman elected in New York State; The NYS, 2nd race in the Senate District, is over with Mario Mattera winning against Susan Berland with 58,471 votes. You can find the full story here. (Smithtown patch)

Today in Three Village:

  • Parent-toddler workshop – Emma Clark Memorial Library. (9:30 a.m.)
  • volleyball marathon – Centereach High School. (2 p.m.)
  • Women’s Basketball vs. Manhattan – Stony Brook University. (6:30 p.m.)
  • Dungeons & Dragons – Emma Clark Memorial Library. (6:30 p.m.)
  • Fall evening hours – Stony Brook University. (7 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • The Three Village Historical Society invites the community to celebrate the 43rd annual Candlelight House Tour. The event features four local homes that will be displayed with Christmas decorations and history. (Three Village Historical Society)
  • The Emma Clark Library is selling discounted tickets for those who want to attend Stony Brook’s game against Towson on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 1 p.m. for $10 per person. Go here to reserve yours. (Emma Clark Library)
  • Three Village teachers and administrators announced the presentation of Three Village Has Talent on the district’s website! The community will have the unique opportunity to see teachers and other staff perform on stage Thursday, November 17 at Murphy JHS at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person. They are on sale in the school auditorium lobby. All proceeds will be donated to scholarship funds. (Three Village School District)

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Debora WhiteHead

About me: Do you have a story idea? Please get in touch with me! I would love to hear from you! Wife, mom, foodie, traveler and nature lover.

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Where have National Peanut Festival events been held over the years? https://centralvalleyhispanicchamber.org/where-have-national-peanut-festival-events-been-held-over-the-years/ Sun, 06 Nov 2022 20:00:00 +0000 https://centralvalleyhispanicchamber.org/where-have-national-peanut-festival-events-been-held-over-the-years/ Q: Where have National Peanut Festival events been held over the years? A: The celebration of the region’s peanut industry and harvest season has changed dramatically since the first festival in 1938. This inaugural celebration lasted three days and did not include a carnival, which was added in 1953 to help fund the festivities. The […]]]>

Q: Where have National Peanut Festival events been held over the years?

A: The celebration of the region’s peanut industry and harvest season has changed dramatically since the first festival in 1938.

This inaugural celebration lasted three days and did not include a carnival, which was added in 1953 to help fund the festivities.

The first festival kicked off Thursday, November 10 at 6:30 p.m. with a banquet at the Houston Hotel in downtown Dothan.

At 8 p.m., 20 girls representing cities in southeast Alabama, northwest Florida and southwest Georgia entered a contest at Wiregrass Memorial Stadium to become the festival’s first queen.

At 8:30 p.m., the first of three nightly presentations of a historical pageant called “Parade of the Years” depicting the founding and development of Dothan and Houston County was held at the stadium.

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At 11 a.m. Friday, a parade with 34 floats, five marching bands, marching units and novelties, and led by the Chester R. Vickery Post, American Legion, was held in downtown Dothan.

The mile-long parade took a route to West Main to Oates Street, north to Newton, east to Foster, south to Main and east to at the Bay Line depot.

At 3 p.m., Dr. George Washington Carver, a Tuskegee Institute agricultural scientist known for the more than 300 uses he found for peanuts, gave an illustrated talk at the stadium. About 6,000 people heard the presentation.

At 8 p.m., the second performance of the “Parade of the Years” took place at the stadium. At 10 p.m., at the grand ball and dance held at the National Guard Armory, Elizabeth Johnson of Headland was crowned queen of the festival and Alto V. Lee III, president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Dothan, was crowned king.

At 11am on Saturday, prizes were presented to the winners of the Queen’s Pageant and paraded through Dothan Town Hall. At 8 p.m., the third presentation of the historic spectacle took place at the stadium.

The annual celebration was held until 1940, but was postponed in 1941 until after World War II. The first post-war festival was presented in 1947 by the Jaycees and the Chamber of Commerce.

In 1950, festival president Eustace Bishop Sr. had a banner year: Miss America attended the festival, Dothan and western film star Johnny Mack Brown rode his horse in the parade, and country music singer Eddie Arnold appeared in concert.

In 1952, the Chamber of Commerce passed a resolution making the National Peanut Festival a non-profit organization with a board of directors.

In 1953, the festival’s first carnival was held at Wiregrass Stadium. The carnival included 10,000 square feet of rides, shows, and exhibits and was open afternoons and evenings. It offered free entry at the door and 10-cent kiddie rides on weekdays until 5 p.m.

That year, the festival ran from Monday, October 19 through Saturday, October 24, and included weekday luncheons at the Houston Hotel honoring outstanding farmers from five area counties.

Monday’s Rotary Club luncheon had a Coffee County farmer as the guest of honor. Tuesday’s Kiwanis Club lunch honored a Dale County farmer, Wednesday’s Exchange Club lunch honored a Geneva County farmer, Thursday’s Junior Chamber of Commerce lunch honored honoring a Henry County farmer and Friday’s Lions Club luncheon honored a Houston County farmer. .

Events on Monday included the 50-piece Camp Rucker Military Band, a nursery-themed nighttime parade that began at the intersection of West Main and Lena streets and continued east to Range Street, and a gospel song featuring six of the best gospel songs in the South. quartets at the stadium.

On Tuesday, a free-to-all-trooper musical variety show with 12 acts featuring performers from Combined Army Camps Southeast was held at Wiregrass Stadium, a bait-throwing contest was held in the 200 block of North Foster Street, and the selection for Dothan’s “Woman of the Year” was held at the Houston Hotel Ball Room.

On Wednesday, the recipe competition was held at the city auditorium, the soldiers-only variety show was performed twice at Wiregrass Stadium, and street dancing took place in the 100 and 200 blocks of North Foster Street. from 8 p.m. to midnight.

Johnny Mack Brown arrived at Dothan Municipal Airport on Thursday, a soapbox derby was held on South Saint Andrews Street from Lafayette Street two and a half blocks north, Brown awarding prizes to the winner and runners-up, the Dothan High School Class of 1933 held their reunion at the Houston Hotel Ball Room, and a fashion show featuring Maids of Cotton was held at Wiregrass Stadium.

Beauty queens from the Wiregrass towns arrived Friday morning, the Maxwell Air Force Base Band performed a concert at the courthouse, the National Peanut Festival recognition banquet was held at the Houston Hotel Ball Room, and the National Peanut Festival Beauty Pageant was held at the stadium.

The National Peanut Festival parade, with more than 25 groups and 50 floats, began at 11 a.m. Saturday. Other events included an amateur photography contest, a mass orchestra concert at the stadium, and the Queen’s Ball at the Dothan Recreation Center (now called the Doug Tew Recreation Center) on the northeast corner of Alice and Garland streets.

In 1956, the National Peanut Festival was accredited by the Association of Alabama Fairs, which authorized the festival to receive state assistance for holding an agricultural fair, livestock shows, and industrial and commercial exhibitions. .

In 1958, festival events took place over seven days, Monday October 20 to Sunday October 26, Monday was Grand Ole Opry day, with a Hula Hoop contest at 4 p.m. on Foster Street, the opening of the fair at Wiregrass Stadium. at 6 p.m., the Grand Ole Opry Show at 7:30 p.m. and a square dance beginning at 10 p.m. at the Alabama Pea Pickers Recreation Hall.

On Tuesday, all exhibits were judged from 9 a.m. The doors to the show opened at 1 p.m. and the annual banquet for the selection of Woman of the Year and Man of the Year was held at the Air Force Armory on Airport Road (now called Westgate Parkway) . The scramble of the calves, the fat pig competition, the fat pole competition and the cutting horse competition took place at the stadium from 7:30 p.m.

The fair opened at 1 p.m. on Wednesday and a fashion show and fireworks display took place at the stadium that evening.

A Sacred Harp Sing was held Thursday at 10 a.m. at the county courthouse. A soapbox derby, jointly sponsored by the National Peanut Festival and the Boy Scouts of America and open to Cub Scouts, was held that afternoon in the 100, 200 and 300 blocks of South Saint Andrews Street. Prizes included a bike, camera, sleeping bag, tent and air mattress.

The fair opened at 4 p.m. at the stadium and the beauty pageant started at 7:30 p.m.

On Friday, the fair opened and a football parade took place at 4 p.m. The Little Miss Peanut pageant, a new event that year, was held at 4:30 p.m. in the 200 block of North Foster Street. Jo Carol Williams, from Dothan, won this first competition.

Dothan High School played Vigor High School in a football game at the stadium that night, and the National Peanut Festival helped out with a massive halftime show that included the White Knights precision drill team of the Marion Military Institute.

At 11 a.m. Saturday, the parade which included Miss America took place and the fair opened at the stadium at noon. A mass concert featuring 22 high school bands played in the stadium that afternoon and the Queen’s Ball was held that evening at the leisure centre.

On Sunday, an invitational men’s golf tournament was held at Dothan Country Club and a sports car race sanctioned by the Sports Car Club of America and sponsored by the Dothan Jaycees was held at Napier Field.

In 1959, the National Peanut Festival moved to the Houston County Farm Center. In 1964, $5,000 was donated by the festival to the Houston County Farm Center to build a cattle barn. In 1982, a groundbreaking was held for the festival’s permanent fire office at the Houston County Farm Center.

Except for the parade and a few other activities, the Farm Center was the site of most festival events until 1999, when the festival moved to its current location on US 231 South. 1990 festival president Allen Wells initiated a property search and in 1993 the festival purchased 150 acres on US 231 South from Mrs. Broma Adams, whose late husband was festival president in 1963.

In 2004, a 59,000 square foot arena was built and the festival purchased an additional 50 acres to use for the south parking lot. The following year, the Greased Pigs and Calves race was brought back as the new arena could safely accommodate the events.

In 2010 the festival built a permanent office on the fairgrounds. In 2011, a ticket office was added to the main entrance to the fairgrounds. In 2013 Kiddie Land was expanded and expanded again the following year.

In 2015, the unused Rodeo Country Arena on the south lot was demolished to make way for additional parking. Due to record rainfall of over 8 inches, the fairgrounds did not open on Sunday, November 8. The two grassy parking lots were rendered unusable for most of the week.

In 2016, it was decided to pave 32 acres of parking lots. In 2020 the festival was canceled due to COVID-19, but an additional 68 adjacent acres were purchased for future growth.

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Woodland’s Tilly Fest, Davis Film Festival returns https://centralvalleyhispanicchamber.org/woodlands-tilly-fest-davis-film-festival-returns/ Thu, 03 Nov 2022 22:39:58 +0000 https://centralvalleyhispanicchamber.org/woodlands-tilly-fest-davis-film-festival-returns/ Tilly Fest – Bluegrass Woodland will celebrate the life and times of Tilly Alcarta – the Holstein Queen of Yolo County and world-renowned Dairy Champion – from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 5. Alcarta’s “reputation (1908-1924) was unmatched,” setting world records from 1914 to 1920, according to the event’s website. “The free […]]]>

Tilly Fest – Bluegrass Woodland will celebrate the life and times of Tilly Alcarta – the Holstein Queen of Yolo County and world-renowned Dairy Champion – from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 5.

Alcarta’s “reputation (1908-1924) was unmatched,” setting world records from 1914 to 1920, according to the event’s website.

“The free festival will feature Bluegrass at Blue Note Brewing and Heritage Plaza, Country Western at The Burger Saloon and other forms of American roots music at various downtown locations,” the website reads. “There will be historical displays, food, drink, vendors, games and other family-friendly activities presented by 4-H clubs across the county.”

Author Lynne Gough is planning a 9 a.m. introductory breakfast at the Blue Note Brewing Company, located at 750 Dead Cat Alley, to kick off the day.

“The fundraiser will help create a downtown history museum,” the website added. “The venue will be ‘A Toast to Yolo Pride’ and showcase the incredible heritage of our great county.”

The website noted that the destination’s future landmark will be supported by the women and men of Woodland Parlor 30, Native Sons of the Golden West.

To learn more, visit thedirt.online/event/tillyfest-bluegrass-woodland.

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The Davis Film Festival will return this Sunday to the Veteran’s Memorial Theater located at 203 E. 14th St. after a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 2-9:30 p.m. event will feature “films from around the world and from our own backyard,” the event’s website pointed out. “Story, documentary, animation, experimental, short and feature films.”

$10 general and $8.50 student and senior tickets for afternoon or evening movies. Afternoon movies are family-friendly, and kids under 12 always get in for free, according to the website.

Festival passes are $15. Visit filmfreeway.com/DavisFilmFestival to order tickets online or buy them downtown at Armadillo Music. Tickets will also be sold at the door.

For more information, call (530)383-1711.

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The fifth annual Winters Salmon Festival will celebrate the return and migration of chinook salmon from the fall run down Putah Creek.

The free event will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Rotary Park located at 201 Railroad Ave. in Winters with food, drink and entertainment.

For more information, visit discoverywinters.com/events-calendar/wintersalmonfestival.

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Yolo Countryside Uncorked will take place from November 12 at 10 a.m. to November 13 at 5 p.m., giving people the chance to carve their way through the countryside by creating their own wine route from Highway 16 to Route 16.

“Six North Yolo County wineries are opening their doors and inviting you to celebrate the season with them,” the event’s website pointed out. “Participating wineries will feature live music, food trucks and delicious wines.”

No tickets are required for the Yolo Couty Vineyard & Winery Association event and tasting room hours vary by winery.

Participating wineries include Séka Hills, Capay Valley Vineyards, Simas Family Vineyards, Taber Ranch, Grindstone Wines and Matchbook Wine Company.

“To celebrate the weekend, we’ve curated a special wine set featuring one bottle from each participating winery,” the website noted. “Be on the lookout for special QR codes at each winery that will allow you to enter the raffle and claim your chance to win.”

Three winners will be selected and all must be 21 or older to enter.

Visit yolocountywines.com/events/yolo-countryside-uncorked-event for more information.

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Events / Recent Event https://centralvalleyhispanicchamber.org/events-recent-event/ Mon, 31 Oct 2022 22:51:22 +0000 https://centralvalleyhispanicchamber.org/events-recent-event/ From October 26-30, the Urbanworld Film Festival returned to New York for its 26th anniversary. The festival was a hybrid of live and virtual screenings showcasing narrative and documentary features, short films, music videos and web originals. The DGA has been a patron of Urbanworld since 2000. As part of the Guild’s outreach efforts to […]]]>

From October 26-30, the Urbanworld Film Festival returned to New York for its 26th anniversary. The festival was a hybrid of live and virtual screenings showcasing narrative and documentary features, short films, music videos and web originals. The DGA has been a patron of Urbanworld since 2000.

As part of the Guild’s outreach efforts to independent filmmakers, the DGA hosted a virtual lunch on October 28 for directors who participated in this year’s festival. The filmmakers were welcomed by DGA Deputy Chief Executive Mary Hatch, who gave a brief overview of the Guild’s mission to protect the creative and economic rights of directors and members of the production team. Hatch then introduced DGA Director and Urbanworld alum Malcolm D. Lee, whose series pilot, The Best Man: The Last Chapterswas screened at the festival.

Lee explained to attendees what it means to be part of the DGA film community and the benefits of having the Guild behind you while filming. Urbanworld Programmer and Producer Ashley Mui and Programming Manager Karen McMullen were also on hand to offer advice on how to make the most of the festival’s opportunities.

Other DGA members whose projects have been highlighted during the festival include Directors Elegance Bratton (inspection), JD Dillard (Dedication) and Nelson George (Say hello, Willie Mays!).


About the Festival

Founded in 1997 by Stacy Spikes, the Urbanworld Film Festival is a five-day event that also includes panel discussions and the Urbanworld Digital track focusing on digital and social media. The Festival is an initiative of the Urbanworld Foundation Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to redefining the role of minorities in contemporary cinema and developing the urban film community.

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Golden Harvest Festival and Parade comes to Sacramento https://centralvalleyhispanicchamber.org/golden-harvest-festival-and-parade-comes-to-sacramento/ Sat, 29 Oct 2022 05:14:00 +0000 https://centralvalleyhispanicchamber.org/golden-harvest-festival-and-parade-comes-to-sacramento/ The event combines cultures from around the world in a vibrant mix of music, dance and food. SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Unity, harmony and peace are the themes of Sacramento’s first-ever Golden Harvest parade and festival this weekend. The event combines cultures from around the world in a vibrant mix of music, dance and food. “We […]]]>

The event combines cultures from around the world in a vibrant mix of music, dance and food.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Unity, harmony and peace are the themes of Sacramento’s first-ever Golden Harvest parade and festival this weekend.

The event combines cultures from around the world in a vibrant mix of music, dance and food.

“We want people to understand each other…so that we can compromise and create a peaceful society,” said Wei Zhang, chairman of the Golden Harvest Festival and Parade.

That’s the goal of this weekend’s inaugural festival. 20 groups – including a lion dance, a drum line and martial arts – from different cities and neighborhoods in our region will participate in the event.

“We want to build a platform to unite all ethnic groups,” Zhang said.

After two years of COVID, organizers say there is an avid appetite to see live events again.

“People need a chance to break free and have fun,” Zhang said. “Understanding each other, helping and supporting each other, and building a beautiful Sacramento.”

Here is some of what awaits you tomorrow: a traditional Chinese dance and a Brazilian band, more than 50 festival vendors and many different dishes.

There will also be a children’s art competition on the theme of unity, harmony and peace.

The Golden Harvest Parade will take place on Saturday, October 29 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Capital Mall. The festival takes place at Old Sacramento State Historic Park from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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Retired Sycamore Cop Named Friend of Sycamore Pumpkin Festival 2022 – Shaw Local https://centralvalleyhispanicchamber.org/retired-sycamore-cop-named-friend-of-sycamore-pumpkin-festival-2022-shaw-local/ Wed, 26 Oct 2022 10:15:00 +0000 https://centralvalleyhispanicchamber.org/retired-sycamore-cop-named-friend-of-sycamore-pumpkin-festival-2022-shaw-local/ SYCOMORE – Sycamore Police Department Liaison Steve Cook has been helping provide security for the Sycamore Pumpkin Festival since 2015. Now retired, he is being honored as a friend of the festival this year. Cook, a Sycamore resident and retired deputy chief of the Sycamore Police Department, said he was “quite honored” to be named […]]]>

SYCOMORE – Sycamore Police Department Liaison Steve Cook has been helping provide security for the Sycamore Pumpkin Festival since 2015. Now retired, he is being honored as a friend of the festival this year.

Cook, a Sycamore resident and retired deputy chief of the Sycamore Police Department, said he was “quite honored” to be named the friend of the festival, particularly because he considers the festival the pumpkin patch as a signature Sycamore event.

The festival kicks off October 26 and continues through the weekend of October 30, with a pumpkin display contest outside the DeKalb County Courthouse and events throughout downtown Sycamore.

“It’s the thing that I think represents Sycamore the most,” Cook, 59, said. “You know, when people think of Sycamore, that’s what they always think of – the Pumpkin Festival.”

Keeping the festival safe was something Cook said he was proud of, not only because of the event’s marquee status but also because “it’s such a huge festival”.

When Cook was involved, the police department brought in about 100 volunteers to help with traffic control and festival security.

“That’s why I really enjoyed working on it, and it’s one of the things I was most proud of,” Cook said.

Over the years, Cook has been tasked by the police department with providing security, parking, and crowd control for the festival. Beyond security, Cook has also been intimately involved in the planning of the annual five-day festival as a member of the Pumpkin Fest planning committee.

“As the town’s liaison to the Pumpkin Festival committee, I attended all of the meetings and served on the committee as well,” Cook said. “So it’s a bit of a two-part thing.”

Although Cook said he didn’t have a favorite memory of the festival, he remembers feeling elated once the festivities were over.

“It’s just every year, you know, it’s a big event, and every year when it’s done, you’re so proud that it worked out,” Cook said.

A favorite event among cooks to help bring the festival to a close is the parade, which runs through downtown Sycamore on Sunday, the final day of the festival.

“The centerpiece is the parade, and that’s the part I really like to be in and make sure it works because that’s when most people come to town,” said Cook.

Festival-goers are expected to gather for the Pumpkin Festival Parade at 1 p.m. on October 30. This year they will see Cook featured prominently in the parade as a friend of the festival.

“So that’s the centerpiece, that’s the part I always enjoy the most – the parade,” Cook said.

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