Special Activities


First Annual Hoes Down Seed Swap from 2 – 5pm in the Big Ol' Barn
Bring your favorite varieties and pick up some new seeds for your farm or garden. Please contact
Hannah with any questions!


Circus Bella!
The circus is coming! The circus is coming!
Circus Bella is an open air, one-ring circus featuring contemporary, high-level acts. With three shows on Saturday, this is a must-do activity at the Hoes Down.

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On Friday prior to the Hoes Down, Circus Bella will be visiting the Esparto Unified School District to do a district wide performance. Esparto High School’s principal said (of the event last year) “I didn’t think high school kids actually smiled or laughed – until the circus came to town! Kids I haven’t seen crack a smile ALL year laughed, dug out their phones and took pictures, applauded and actually enjoyed themselves!” For more information on becoming a circus sponsor, please email info@hoesdown.org.


A Nighttime Storywalk – Begins at 7:15pm at the Utah Philips Family Stage
Come join us on a magical journey through the farm at sunset on Saturday’s eve. Follow the lanterns and musicians and see our harvest story unfold with a surprise at the river. Great for young and old alike!

Photographs by Trav Williams, Broken Banjo Photography