Welcome to the 2016 Loomis Eggplant Festival
Join the fun of the 29th Annual Loomis Eggplant Festival on
October 1st, 2016
At The Loomis Train Station Plaza:
5775 Horseshoe Bar Rd. Loomis, CA 95650
This is a Free Parking and Free Admission Event!
If you would like to participate and interested in being a vendor here are the applications for you to complete and return to the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce Office:
(This is a businesses looking to provide information, items to sell, games, organization promotion, health information etc.)
(This is a businesses looking to sell or give away items for consumption; must have resale license and licensed with the county of placer Health and safety)
(This is an application for Non-profit Organizations, a vendor who makes and wants to sell own handmade work, or are providing an opportunity for visitors to make crafts)
(This is an application for local artists and PlacerGrown Members selling only original artworks/jewelry nad local foods. Must be a member of the Auburn, Lincoln, or Roseville Arts or PlacerGrown)
(Create and share your best Eggplant Dish and win some money! Amateur and Community chefs are invited to sign up for Eggplant Cooking Contest)
Return applications to the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce office by
Mail or In Person to: 6090 Horseshoe Bar Rd. Loomis, Ca 95650
Scan and Email to: [email protected]
Any question or concern please call us at 916-652-7252
Some Highlights on October 1st, 2016
(more to come)
The Loomis Eggplant Festival is the ideal place to spend a day reconnecting with neighbors, making new friends and experiencing small-town hospitality as the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce, the event sponsor, promotes community and family fun.
7 – 10 a.m., 5840 Horseshoe Bar Road. Loomis Firefighters Association members will be hosting a sumptuous feast. Breakfast items include pancakes, eggs, sausage, orange juice and coffee.
EGGPLANT CHEFS WANTED Seeking fame and possible fortune?? Bring your favorite eggplant dish to this years Loomis Eggplant Festival “Cooking Contest”. Represent yourself, business, organization or school! Show off your cooking skills and “glorify” the Eggplant and “Wow” the crowd!! First prize $100., Second Prize $50. and Third Prize $25. Step up to the challenger, Ya! For more information and entry forms call Mary Jane Perkins @ (916) 835-8797 or the Loomis Chamber Office. Eggplant Festival date is October 3rd, you have plenty of time to perfect your Eggplant dish and get your entry form in. Make the “Eggplant” proud.
Three venues of live music, dancing, drummers and wild animals will keep Festival goers entertained throughout the day.
Plenty to eat and drink
Vendors will sell grilled and fried eggplant, salads with eggplant, eggplant sandwiches, eggplant pizza, hot dogs with eggplant relish, and more, plus gyros, cool and refreshing drinks, and other tasty festival food.
Local Wine & Beer Garden
Placer County Wine Growers Association will be serving local wines and Margaritas.
Soroptimist International of Loomis Basin will be serving beer from Loomis Basin Brewing Co.
Floral Aragement, Citrus Tree care, Furniture repurposing, craft cocktails, container gardening, aquaponics, pottery, spining yard, and many many more DIY demonstrations.
Produce & Eggplant Give Away
Free eggplant will be given away while supplies last, courtesy of Raley’s Supermarket and the High Hand Nursery.
Blue Goose Produce will have several varieties of eggplant, as well as other fruits and vegetables, available in its Festival booth.
Adult & Kid Fun Zone
Bounce houses, mechanical bull, rock wall, and games.
Story time for Kids
Watch CPR in Action
Avenue of Antiques
Avenue of Arts
Eggonopolis 500 Pinewood Derby
Free event, hosted by Cub Scout Pack 815
Bring your own pinewood derby with a decorated eggplant driver, or visit the American Cancer Society booth where you can decorate an eggplant, also free, to enter in the race. Categories include Kids (ages 0-13), Adults and Business Teams.
Find the special Eggplant items designated on the map. Maps located at the Chamber’s Little House of Eggplant booth.