A little bit nuts


If you enjoy nuts with your beer, take a break from Sacramento Beer Week and head over to the Capay Valley Almond Festival. It happens on Sunday, February 24, in the western Yolo County towns of Brooks, Capay, Esparto, Guinda, Madison and Rumsey—a.k.a. the Blossom Trail, which basically follows Highway 16 along a 21-mile route. Highlights of the festival include an almond baking contest, wine tastings, vendors, live entertainment, a farmers market, children's activities, barbecue and, of course, almonds. There will also be special demonstrations on the process of harvesting almonds. But it's not all just about nuts. This year's festival includes tons of nonalmond related activities, such as a 10K fun run, a golf tournament and the Fastest Little Nut Diaper Derby, in which babies less than 12-months old crawl across a tarp. OK, that sounds a little bit nuts. For more information, visit www.capayvalleyalmondfestival.com.