The unique happening features a day filled with pomegranate products, specialties from local nut vendors, music, and the always popular, chef-led, cooking demonstrations. Organizers say you can learn more about all things pomegranate and discover educational seminars on harvesting arils and juices.
"After a year away, our hometown festival is back! We couldn't be more excited and grateful," says Debi Bray, President, and CEO of the Madera Chamber of Commerce. "We're celebrating what Madera does best: agriculture, fun times, and delicious food. November is Pomegranate Month, and we're ready to toast to that. We hope everyone will come out and join us!"
In addition to the festival highlights of pomegranate-and-nut-inspired foods, products, and cooking demonstrations attendees will enjoy:
• Madera's Got Talent – children grades K – 12 will inspire with their talent as they perform and compete to win. Hosted by the Madera Leo Club. (No admission fee.) 10:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
• Fire Truck Pull to benefit Special Olympics – watch area teams representing law enforcement and public agencies compete for this year's title! (Teams pay an entry fee, but there is no admission fee.) 10:30 a.m. – noon.
• Ohana Comic Con - Comic book and popular culture fans have something to celebrate as the Ohana Comic Con will return to this year's festival. A costume contest will be held in the afternoon. (No admission fee.) All-day.
• Live DJ entertainment. (No admission fee.) All-day.
• A dazzling, classic car show. (No admission fee.) All-day.
• The Kids' Zone - with inflatable fun, games, and pony rides! (No admission fee.) All-day
• Muay Thai Boxing Competition hosted by Madera Mixed Martial Arts - Muay Thai, also known as Thai Boxing is a martial art/combat sport that originated in Thailand. Participants of all ages from throughout the region will be competing. (Admission fee applies.) All-day.
• Plus, more than 90 vendors of arts, crafts, and so much more!
Festival Chairperson, Nicki Rincon commented, "This event is a little slice of Americana, and recognizes the harvest season in the best way– with good friends, good music, and awesome food, grown right here in Madera County!"
The Pomegranate Fruit and Nut Festival is organized by the Madera Tourism Alliance, a committee of the Madera Chamber of Commerce. To learn more about the festival, visit www.PomegranateFestival.com