Almond Blossom Festival


54th Annual Almond Blossom Festival

Almond Blossom 2017: February 23rd-25th

The 2016 Winner's Circle!

Almond Blossom Parade

The CalCrush Clydesdales

Best Float: 
RE/MAX Executive

Best Band:
Livingston Middle School

Most Entertaining:

Ripon Teacher’s Rock

Hometown Spirit:
Schaffer’s Tae Kwon Do

Almond Blossom Equestrian

Equestrian Overall Sweepstakes:
Claudio Arroyo

Vehicle Hitch Horse Drawn: 
Wilbur-Ellis Hitch Team

Charro/Charra Mounted Groups:
Amigos de a Caballo

Fancy Dressed Western: 
1st Place: Candy Graham
2nd Place: Julia Chamberlain

Drill Teams:

Stanislaus County 4-H Drill Team

Charro/Charra Costume:  
Claudio Arroyo

Ladies Side Saddle:  
Charlie Alamo

Novelty/ Fiesta Mounted Groups:
1st Place: Backcountry Horsemen, Mid-Valley Unit
2nd Place: Star Lite Farms
3rd Place: 2015 La Grange Rodeo Queen & Contestants

Sheriffs Posse: 
1st Place:  Merced County Sheriffs Posse
 2nd Place: Alameda County Sheriffs Posse
3rd Place:  Fudame County Sheriffs Posse

Novelty Fiesta Costume:
CSHA Royalty

Plain Western:
Coss Cultural Best Friends

Almond Blossom Fun Run

1 Mile Overall Results:
1st Place: Luke Nydam
2nd Place: John Loeffler
3rd Place: Daniel Navaro

8k Overall Results:
1st Place: Raymond Rodriguez
2nd Place: Aaron Mackey
3rd Place: Roman Franzia

For age group results and further information, please visit: Results


Almond Blossom Diaper Derby
1st Place: James Heinrich
2nd Place: Gavin Cloward
3rd Place: Salvador Del Toro

Almond Blossom Art Show

Best of Show: Shirley Sharp “395 to Mono Lake”
1st Place: Shirley Sharp “Keep Watch Over the Sea”
2nd Place: Donna VanGroningen Slayter “Highway 49#1”
3rd Place: Shirley Brocchini “Rhonda” 

Honorable Mentions:

Sharron Kuhn “Monet’s Garden”
Ron Nelson “Round up Time”
Sharon Jermane “Birds in Flight”
Donna Slayter “Marin Bay”
Anne Endres “Shapes-Color-Light”
Gayle Kiser “Yosemite”
Anna Barber “Kitty Reflections”
Anne Endres “Color Cat”
Kendra Van Rys “Beauty in Pain”