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Eggplant Festival

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Loomis Train Depot: 5775 Horseshoe Bar Road, Loomis


Free Parking and Free Admission


  • Next to Loomis Veterans Memorial Hall – 5945 Horseshoe Bar Road, Loomis
  • Loomis Grammar School Parking Lot – 3505 Taylor Rd., Loomis
  • Handicapped Parking – BridgeYoga – 3587 Taylor Road, Loomis

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Highlights – Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, 9 to 5 p.m.

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.

Pancake Breakfast – Loomis Fire Protection District

  • 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.

Cooking Contest

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.

Entries must be delivered to contest booth no later than 9:15 A.M. on the day of the festival along with attached recipe

DOWNLOAD FORM >>>>2015 Loomis Eggplant Cooking Contest Rules

Video Contest

Submit your best Eggplant Festival video – The goal of this project is to create a 60-second Commercial of the Loomis Eggplant Festival on October 3rd – Winners receive $100

Congratulations to Taylor Shepard for winning the 2014 Eggplant Video Contest

Community Cause Contest

Nonprofit groups can compete for $500 by asking their followers for support in the Loomis Eggplant Community Cause contest. Fans will show support by liking Facebook posts, leaving comments during September and posting photos they take while at this year’s Eggplant Festival. Participants can also win Eggplant Festival souvenirs.


ENTERTAINMENT, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Three venues of live music, dancing, drummers and wild animals will keep Festival goers entertained throughout the day.


Peter Oakes Stage

9:30 – 11 a.m.         The Kick N 60s Tribute Band

11:15 – 12:45 p.m.  Amanda Gray (Country Duo)

1 – 2:45 p.m.           Dennis Johnson Slide Guitar

3 – 4:45 p.m.           Four Shades of Gray


Train Depot Stage

9 a.m.                      Boy Scout Troop 12 Opening Flag Ceremony

9:05 – 10:15 a.m.    4 on 6 Instrumental Jazz

10:30 – 12 p.m.       Casey Lipka Quartet Alternative Jazz/Rock

12:15 – 2:15 p.m.    Greg McLaughlin Latin Jazz Band

2:30 – 3:15 p.m.      Sierra College Jazz Band

3:25 – 5 p.m.           Tim Stephenson


Community Stage

10:15 – 10:45 a.m.  McLaughlin Studios ZUMBA!

10:50 – 11:40 a.m.  McLaughlin Studio Musicians

11:50 – 12:20 p.m.  Placer Ume Taiko (Taiko Drum Group)


12:30 – 1:15 p.m.    McLaughlin Theatre Company & McLaughlin Studios Dancers

1:25 – 1:55 p.m.       The Hot Tamales Dance Team

2:00 – 2:35 p.m.      Amazing Animal World

2:45 – 3:15 p.m.      Multi-cultural Youth Group Hula

3:45 – 4:45  p.m     Big Bad Mama




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.

Cooking Demonstration

American River College culinary students will put on an eggplant cooking demonstration, under the direction of Chef Roxanne.

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.

Storytime for Kids

Take a break as Friends of the Library volunteers read stories from favorite children’s books. They’ll also be giving away coupons for free books at the FOL’s Oct. 23-24 used book sale.


Watch CPR in Action

From 11:30 a.m. to 2:30, firefighters from the Loomis Fire Protection District will hold CPR (cardiovascular resuscitation) demonstrations.

Amazing Animal World Exhibit

“Amazing Animal World” will have a presentation of animals by interweaving both knowledge and humor so that the children are thoroughly entertained while they learn how to respect and appreciate these truly amazing animals.

Avenue of Antiques

Sarah Whitcomb Antique will be hosting an Antique Outdoor Market in the parking lot next to the Blue Goose Fruit Shed.

Historical Vehicles

1958 Ford F-100 short bed, Native Sons of the Golden West Stage Coach and Hearse, Vintage High Hand delivery truck.


Free Make & Take arts and crafts with several of our community members and businesses

Face Painting

Award-winning “Face Full of Fun” will be face painting all day

Avenue of Arts

Original jewelry, pottery, paintings and art will be displayed

The Newcastle Open Studio Tour artists will bring their works of art to the Eggplant Festival to promote their Oct. 10-11 event.

Paint and Sip

While you sip your favorite beverage, create and take home your own eggplant work of art under the direction of Susanne Kish, 2015 Eggplant Festival logo artist.

Eggonopolis 500 Pinewood Derby

Pre-registration 11 a.m. to noon

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.

Scavenger Hunt

Find the special Eggplant items designated on the map. Maps located at the Chamber’s Little House of Eggplant booth.