Almond Blossom Festival

 


54th Annual Almond Blossom Festival

February 26-28, 2016


Schedule of Events 

 

 Event

Date

Time

Location

Kick Off Dinner

Thursday, January 14, 2016

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Spring Creek Country Club

Fashion Show

Thursday, February 11, 2016

7:00 pm

Ripon Community Center

Lion's Club Spaghetti Dinner

Thursday, February 25, 2016

4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Ripon Community Center

Carnival $1.00 Night

Thursday, February 25, 2016

5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Mistlin Sports Park

Coronation

Thursday, February 25, 2016

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ripon Community Center

Art Exhibit

Saturday, February 20-27, 2016

During Library Hours 

Ripon Library

Almond Blossom Festival

Friday, February 26, 2016

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Mistlin Sports Park

Carnival

Friday, February 26, 2016

4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Mistlin Sports Park

Grange Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, February 27, 2016

6:00 am - 10:00 am

Grange Hall

American Legion Auxillary Breakfast

Saturday, February 27, 2016

6:00 am - 10:00 am

American Legion Hall

Fun Run

Saturday, February 27, 2016

8:30 am - 11:00 am

Stouffer Park

Diaper Derby

Saturday, February 27, 2016

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

TBD

Almond Blossom Festival

Saturday, February 27, 2016

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Mistlin Sports Park

RC Tri-Tip Lunch

Saturday, February 27, 2016

11:00 am - 6:00 pm

RC School PAC Lot

Carnival

Saturday, February 27, 2016

12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Mistlin Sports Park

Parade

Saturday, February 27, 2016

1:00 pm

Downtown Ripon

Quarterback Bratts & Beer

Saturday, February 27, 2016

11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Ripon Community Center

Almond Blossom Festival

Sunday, February 28, 2016

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Mistlin Sports Park

Carnival

Sunday, February 28, 2016

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Mistlin Sports Park

 

 

Almond Blossom Sponsors 

 

The Ripon Chamber of Commerce is excited to present the 54th Annual Almond Blossom Festival held on February 26th through the 28th at Mistlin Sports Park. Our theme this year is “Where Almonds Grow, Water Flows”, honoring South San Joaquin Irrigation District on January 14, 2016, at Spring Creek Golf and Country Club, we hope you will be able to join us.

South San Joaquin Irrigation District was established in 1909, to provide a reliable irrigation water for agriculture use. SSJID plays a significant role in the Ripon community, our farmers depend on the irrigation water that SSJID supplies, giving Ripon the title of being “The Almond Capital of the World”.  This year we would like to recognize their efforts in providing irrigation water and for all their gracious charitable donations they have given to help keep Ripon thriving. 

The Ripon Chamber of Commerce is asking for your help to make the 2016 Almond Blossom Festival an event the Employees of SSJID, their families and the people of Ripon will never forget.  We need your sponsorship to make it possible.

Please click here to find a list of sponsorship levels and a sponsorship form.  Please complete and return to the Ripon Chamber of Commerce, 929 West Main Street, Ripon, CA  95366.  We ask that all sponsorships be turned in by Monday, February 1, 2016 so we can be sure to get your information into any advertising we do. 

Thanking you for your consideration.

 

 

Almond Blossom Vendors 

For Almond Blossom Vendors,
please click here to download and print your application.  All the following forms must be filled out COMPLETELY and sent back to our office with your form of payment AND Certificate of Liability of Insurance.  We will NO LONGER accept any application without the proper paperwork and that includes your insurance and payment.  If your applicaiton is incomplete, it WILL NOT be accepted and will be sent back to you.  Application deadline is February 1, 2016.



Almond Blossom Fun Run

For Almond Blossom Fun Run Participants, there are two ways to fill out your Registration Forms and to pay for your Fun Run.  One way is to 
click here to download and print out your application.  You would then come into the Ripon Chamber to submit and pay for your Fun Run or you could mail in the application and registration fees to 929 W. Main Street, Ripon, CA  95366.  The second way you can register is by going to http://www.active.com/ripon-ca/running/distance-running-races/almond-blossom-festival-fun-run-2016 where you are able to select which run you would like to participate in and to pay your fees online. 



 Almond Blossom Parade 

For those of you who would like to participate within our "Where Water Flows, Almonds Grow" parade, please click here for the 54th Annual Almond Blossom Festival Parade, that will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2016.  All entries must be postmarked NO LATER than Monday, February 22, 2016. 
Entry fees are as followed:  General Entry: $20, Equestrian Entry: $30, Political Entry: $50. 
A late fee will be assessed after February 22, 2016.  Late fee entries are:  General Entry: $40, Equestrian Entry: $50, Political Entry: $70.  Make checks payable to Ripon Chamber of Commerce or pay online at www.riponchamber.org

 

Almond Blossom Diaper Derby

For Almond Blossom Diaper Derby,
please click here to download and print your application.  The Diaber Derby will be hosted by the Moms Club of Ripon/Salida.  The Derby will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at the Ripon High School North Gym.  Registrations are accepted in advance or at the door. 
 The entry fee is $5.00.  You can pay by going online http://www.riponchamber.org/events/Diaper-Derby-51/details or by stoping into the Ripon Chamber (929 W. Main St., Ripon) to pay by cash, credit card, or check (made payable to Ripon Chamber of Commerce).  To participate within the derby your child must be 12 months or younger and crawling (only).