Woodland’s 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 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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