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Eggplant Festival

Start Date: 7 October, 2023 10:00 AM


End Date: 7 October, 2023 4:00 PM


Location: Loomis Train Depot

Raffle Tickets

Drawing held Sunday, October 8, 2023
Need not be present to win
Both physical and digital tickets will be sold

The Eggplant Festival and this raffle’s proceeds will support the efforts of the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce in assisting businesses and the Loomis community to grow and gain opportunity and recognition.

Raffle Sponsored by Loomis Ace Hardware and Backyard

Grand Prize: Traeger Ironwood XL – Value: $1,999.99 YETI
Second Prize: YETI Tundra 65 Cooler – Value: $375


The Eggplant Festival Returns on October 7, 2023, Thanks to the Renewed Enthusiasm and Commitment from Loomis Businesses, Service Organizations, and the Town of Loomis


Loomis, CA –  July 17, 2023 – The Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the highly-anticipated return of the Loomis Eggplant Festival, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on October 7, 2023. The beloved community event is back with a renewed commitment from businesses, service organizations, and the Town of Loomis.


The Loomis Eggplant Festival has been a staple in the community for 35 years, bringing residents and visitors together to celebrate the town’s vibrant culture and charm. The festival highlights unique activities, delicious food, live entertainment, and engaging vendor booths. Thanks to the dedicated efforts of the Loomis community, and the outpouring of support and enthusiasm, the Loomis Chamber of Commerce will proceed with planning this year’s event.


“The Eggplant Festival holds a special place in the hearts of our community members, and we are thrilled to bring it back to life,” said Sharla Caves, Eggplant Festival Committee Chair. “We are grateful for the partners that came forward and have played a crucial role in rallying behind the Chamber of Commerce to continue this tradition.


For media inquiries, please contact:

Sharla Caves

Eggplant Festival Committee Chair and board director of the Loomis Chamber of Commerce




The 36th Annual Eggplant Festival is back again this fall and we have an amazing line-up of events as we bring our community together. Including Live Music, Street Chalk Art contest, food, venders and more! It will be a weekend of fun for the whole family!

Join us! Saturday, October 7th, 2023 • 10 AM to 4 PM 

General Parking:

Loomis Train Depot – 5775 Horseshoe Bar Road

Loomis Grammar School parking lot – 3505 Taylor Road

Taylor Road parking lot – 3700 Taylor Road

Handicap Parking

Loomis Train Depot – 5775 Horseshoe Bar Road

Business Parking

Magnolia Street Public Parking Lot (Behind Ace, Loomis Post office and Town Hall)

Vendor Booth Locations

Are You A Vendor? Application Period Closed for this event.
To be considered next year please submit an application by September 1st, 2024

Events like these depend on Volunteers. If you would like to volunteer please click  Sign Up!


Fire Station 18:
7:00 AM Pancake Breakfast

Little House of Eggplant:
9:45 AM Kazoo Parade & Ribbon Cutting

10:00 AM National Anthem & Welcome
10:15-11:45 Dear Darling
Noon-1:30 Soundtrack
1:45-3:15 Tony Black & The Depths

Train Depot Stage:
10:00-10:45 Sierra College Jazz Band
11:00-11:45 McLaughlin Theatre Company Orchestra
Noon-12:30 McLaughlin Studios Dance
12:45-2:00 Lions Of The North
2:15-2:45 MTC
3:00-4:00 BYP Dance Group

All Day Events:
Bounce Houses & Kids Crafts
Chalk Art Contest (See Below)
Dunk Tank
Eggplant Giveaway - High Hand Nursery & Raley's Booths
Food Trucks & Downtown Restaurants Open
Loomis Basin Chamber's Little House of Eggplant
Loomis Chamber Beer Booth

Chalk Art Contest schedule:
9:30 a.m. – Artist check-in
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Drawing time
3:30 p.m. – Voting ends
3:30 p.m. – Winner announced from the Main Stage

Street Chalk Art Contest

Get excited! A Street Chalk Art Contest is back at the Loomis Eggplant Street Fair.
The free Chalk Art Contest, which will take place at the Skatepark by the Train Depot, is an opportunity for all levels of abilities to express themselves through their art drawn on the concrete hardscape.
Loomis artist Brenda Dominguez, who has been part of the Loomis Art Loop in previous years and has provided beautiful artworks for all to see, is heading up the Chalk Art Contest.“I know this will bring a new dimension to the festival,” Dominguez said. “There’s so much talent in Placer County and this will be a fun place to show it off.”
Participants are responsible for providing their own supplies. Only solid non-toxic chalk pastels are allowed; no oil pastels or paint of any kind may be used. Bring a water spray bottle, rags, and a whisk broom. Don’t forget something to sit on such as a stool or gardening pad, a hat, sunscreen, and drinking water.
Chalk Art Contest images must be family-friendly. No lewd, political, or commercial images will be allowed. No stenciling will be allowed. You may have multiple squares, but only one entry will be allowed in the competition.
Walk-ins are welcome however if you sign up before September 15th and you will receive a free Eggplant 2023 T-Shirt!

Sign Up For The Chalk art Contest Here

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