Banana Festival

Saturday, August 10, and Sunday, August 11

The banana, ubiquitous fruit that it is, is often taken for granted, making uninspired appearances in cereal, pancakes, bread and jokesters' pockets. But for the fourth year running, Sacramento is dedicating two days to the celebration of this produce staple, with activities like banana limbo, a banana fashion show and several banana-split ice-cream contests, plus various musical acts. Sample the banana all gussied up and weirded out as tamales, nachos and a burger. Crazy, or just bananas? $5, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, August 10; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 11, at William Land Park, 3800 S. Land Park Drive;