Earthquake Festival, Friday August 28, 2015. The Winters Chamber of Commerce is “moving and shaking” with excitement for the 24th Annual area favorite, the Festival celebrates the rebuilding of Winters from the Earthquake in 1892 by offering the community a place to gather, play, dance and dine as one! The festival will begin at 5pm and offer an array of children’s activities, local food and wine, vendors throughout the region and the best stage lineup in the history of the event!
Join us as we take the biggest photo of the year, the “Winters Selfie” at 7:50pm. In 1992, we captured a photo of our town on Main St. This year, it’s back! We are thrilled to launch this as an annual tradition in celebrating our town as one! We’ll be raising the ladder and capturing everyone! Be there to share in this epic Winters moment! Social media will be a-buzz!
Without the local business commitment to the festival, the Earthquake Festival would not be what it is today. If you have interest in becoming a vendor or sponsor of the event, please contact Sheri Neal, Executive Director, 530-795-2329. Your help is needed and appreciated by all.
Buckle up! We’ve got a “whole lot of shaking” going on!
The Winters Chamber of Commerce will host the Fourth Friday Feast and Street Faire May 22, located on Historic downtown Winters Main Street. The goal is to encourage community spirit, for guest to discover the Winters charm, and savor the local food, wine, and beer.
Enjoy an eclectic mix of locally grown products produced in and around Winters such as local honey, olive oil, preserves, reclaimed wood furnishing, and much more. Buckhorn Steak House, Putah Creek Café, and El Pueblo will provide delicious street side dining for patrons. Putah Creek Café puts on quiet the show with preparing a giant batch of paella, Buckhorn roast a suckling pig, and tasty tacos and home made churros from El Pueblo. Local beer provided by Berryessa Brewery, wine by Berryessa Gap, and Rootstock. It will be a family friendly atmosphere with a face painter and balloon twisting available for children.
There will be live music while patrons dine at the 40-foot long family style tables that will stretch down the middle of Winters Historic Main Street. Come out and enjoy a beautiful evening in Winters. Fourth Friday festivities kick off at 6 p.m. and go until 8:30 p.m. March through May. June through October the hours are 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Winters Chamber of Commerce will hold its second Agri-tour of the year on Wednesday, May 6, at Four Winds Nursery located on Sackett Lane in rural Winters. Four Winds is a third generation family farm. Floyd Dillion created the first commercial dwarf citrus in 1946 and founded Four Winds Nursery. Four Winds has three growing locations, Mission San Jose, Freemont, and Winters. They choose to expand there growing ground to Winters due to the proven micro climate for citrus. Cedar Seegar is now the owner and operator of Four Winds Nursery and began growing and building citrus stock in 1988.
“Now we grow over 60 different types of citrus from all over the world, as well as virtually every edible ornamental fruit tree, shrub and bush,” says Seegar.
Participants will tour the green house, production area, and the mail order packing facility, Putah Creek, and water treatment facility.
The day will begin at Steady Eddy’s Coffee House located at 5 E. Main Street at 9 a.m. Participants will enjoy a beverage and pastry of choice. At 9:30 a.m. the tour will leave for Four Winds Nursery.
The tour will then return to Winters for lunch at the famous Putah Creek Café located at 1 Main Street in historic downtown Winters. After lunch participants will visit Arc Guitar located at 308 Railroad Ave. Arc Guitar is a unique and musical addition to downtown Winters. Al Calderone the owner of Arc Guitar builds, repairs, teaches lessons, and organizes a guitar school and workshops. While there, participants will enjoy listening to students play the guitars they built themselves.
The tour is an all-inclusive price of $50. Wear shoes suitable for walking. For more information or to register for the tour, contact Winters Chamber of Commerce, Executive Director, Sheri Neal at 795-2329.