The Hoes Down Celebration Continues...

Sunday, October 8th

Please note: The Main Festival and Activities occur on Saturday

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Sunday Seminars
Engage in hands-on activities and workshops on different farms in the Capay Valley Region. These exciting workshops will give you in-depth access to a variety of topics, from olive oil to pasture raised eggs. You must pre-register for these workshops.

2016 Sunday Seminars

Online ticket sales are closed – register for workshops at the Hoes Down!

New this Year: Bus Tour for Beginning Farmers
9 am – 1:00 pm
Begins and Ends at Full Belly Farm
$50 – Includes Lunch

Visit three incredible farms in the Capay Valley, each in different stages – just starting out, some years of farming, and decades of experience gathered. Glean knowledge and inspiration while touring these different operations. A delicious organic lunch is included.

New this Year: Baking with Local Grains
11 am – 1:00 pm
Full Belly Farm Kitchen
$25

Heirloom and local grains are taking the baking world by storm! Learn about different varieties of grains and glean tips from an expert baker. Light refreshments included.

New this Year: Cheesemaking with Eric Patterson – FULL
10 am – 2:00 pm
Full Belly Farm Kitchen
$25

Join cheesemaker Eric Patterson as he shares the tips and tricks to making delicious cheese. Light refreshments included.

Small Scale Olive Oil Production
10 am – 12:00 pm
Olica Olive Oil
$15

Olive Oil production in California is booming. Join us at a local press to see how our regional olive oil is produced. Will include a tour and light refreshments.

Cache Creek Canyon Hike
9 am – 12:00 pm
Meet at Rumsey Town Hall
$10

Discover the flora and fauna of the region on this guided hike on the Frog Pond Trail. The hike will be 5 miles and is considered moderate. This hike will be guided by Yolo County hiking experts. Bring your own lunch and water.

Raising Animals on Grass
11 am – 12:30 pm
Pasture 42
$10

Spend the morning at a multi-species farm exploring a diverse pasture-raised animal operation and see the benefits to running multiple animals species in one grazing system. This small farm is home to dairy and beef cows, sheep, poultry, and hogs – and they are excited to answer your questions and show you their successes! Sample farm grown products after the tour!

Farm Fresh Floral Design
12:30 – 2:30 pm
Full Belly Farm
$25 – Includes Materials and light refreshments

Join Full Belly farmer Hannah Muller and learn the in’s-and-out’s of on-farm floral design. During your time with Hannah, you will explore the farm, harvest flowers and foliage, and create a beautiful arrangement to bring home. Take the techniques you learn back to your own garden or community and continue to create beautiful bouquets and arrangements! Materials included.

Full Belly Farm Tour
11 am – 12:30 pm
Full Belly Farm – Meet at Information Booth
$10

Full Belly Farm is the 450- acre organic farm – and the location of the Hoes Down! Farming sustainably since 1984, Full Belly Farmers have lots of knowledge to share! This walking tour will be a great opportunity to ask questions, learn, and see how a successful organic farm is run.

Full Belly Kid's Camp – 
FULL
9 am – 1:30 pm
Full Belly Farm – Meet at Information Booth
$40 – Includes lunch.

Children ages 4-12 will have the opportunity to help with farm chores and experience the farm animals up close! Guided by farming experts, this is a great way for the youngsters in your life to get to know Full Belly Farm a little bit better!
New this year: Our camp will be split into two groups to facilitate more age appropriate activities. Please sign your camper up for the appropriate age group!
Please note: If your participating child has any dietary restrictions, please contact info@hoesdown.org to let us know. Thank you!

Bike Tour of Local Farms

9 am – 1 pm
Full Belly Farm – Meet at Information Booth
$25 – Includes Lunch

Come on this relaxed bicycle tour of some of the smaller farms in Northern California, led by talented farmers and adventurers. The fun (and relatively flat!) trip is about 10 miles and will take you to some of the thriving farms of our small valley. Bikes and helmets are not provided, so please be sure to bring your own! A delicious organic lunch will be provided.



Open Farm Day!

More information coming soon!




Sunday Morning
Family Yoga


Start your morning off right with Family Yoga down by the creek.
Sunday October 2nd, 7:00am






Sunday Breakfast
Sunday, Oct. 2nd, 8:00 am – 10:00 am.
Hot Breakfast and Cold Breakfast will be available.
Breakfast is a first come, first served affair. The line can be long for hot breakfast- there will be a speedy “Continental Breakfast” for those who’s stomachs just can’t wait!




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Full Belly becomes a farm again on Monday morning – stick around after breakfast to help with the clean up and watch the transformation from festival to farm!


Photographs by Trav Williams, Broken Banjo Photography