Hughson Harvest Festival 2012 set for Saturday, September 15

The Hughson Harvest Festival 2012 is set to start on Saturday, September 15th at 10:00am. The two day event, which ends the following day (Sunday, September 16th), is established as a way to celebrate the city’s vibrant history and community of people.

At one time, the city of Hughson garnered the title “The Peach Capital of the World” for its enormous production of peaches. These days this isn’t the case and the city is more known to be large producers of other crops such as almonds, walnuts, nectarines, cherries and apples.

The festival will feature live bands, street dancing, petting zoo, a Taste of Central Valley’s Agriculture (Free Samples), FFA Kiddie Tractor Pull, Farmers Market, Children’s Play Area: Games, Face Painting, Prizes, Inflatable Adventures, Clowns, Food Booths, Arts and Crafts and Commercial Booths. There will also be a reptile exhibit with Cruzin Critters. The Chili Cook-off is one of the festival’s popular events.

The festival is located in Downtown Hughson on Main Street, a location where it looks like a scene from a low-budget horror flick.

For more information on the event, please visit their website at or email them at or visit their Facebook page at


Below is the Schedule of Events.

Saturday, September 15th: 10am-5pm

10:00 am-10:30am Opening Ceremony: Mayor Ramon Bawanan & Supervisor Vito Chiesa
10:30am -11:00am  Hughson High Unified School 40 piece Jazz Band w Director Ella Webb
11:30am – 5:00pm  Live Entertainment (Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame, California Outlaws)
10:00am – 3:00pm  Chili Cook Off
10:00am – 2:00pm  Health Faire

Sunday, September 16th: 10am-4pm

10:00am-11:30am  Chucky Cheese
10:00am – 2:00pm  Hughson Historical Society Open House
10:00am- 4:00pm  Walk for Love
10:00am – 4:00pm  Car Show
11:30am – 4:30pm  Live Entertainment

Below are some of the vendors present at the festival:

Dazzle Dogs, Cipponeri Family Farmsly Farms, Godiva Coutureure, Jammin’ Jams, Bettie-O-Bows and more, Hughson Missionary Baptist Church, Forever Young with Body by Vi, Gold Canyon Candles, Linda’s Ceramic Art, Scentsy, The Miracle Whip, Amanda’s Beanies, Nelson Metal Art, Taylor ER Veterinary Emergency Hospital, Sno Biz, Bandals, Republican Party Stanislaus County, Castro’s BBQ, The Lemonade Yard, Vivid Face Art- A Happy and Fun Face Painting Coe Art, Sissy’s Creations, Modern Saw and Lawn Mower, Just Succulents, Liquid Solutions, Turlock Tea Party, American Legion Post 872, Exquisite Expressions, It Works Body Wraps