Welcome to the 2019 Loomis Eggplant Festival

Saturday-October 5, 2019 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Loomis Eggplant Festival Purple Kazoo Parade will stage at the Loomis Train Depot between 9:30-9:45 a.m. and start at 10 a.m., led by the Mayor Tim Onderko and the Senior L.I.FE. Center in the People Train…. Del Oro cheerleaders Song ideas, including “Yankee Doodle,” are being considered as the parade theme.


This is a Free Parking and Free Admission Event!
General parking is available at the Loomis Train Depot; entrance will be on Webb Street. Grammar School parking lot, and look for signs at additional parking lots off Library Drive or Taylor Road.
Handicap parking will be in the Magnolia Street public parking lot at the corner of Walnut Street.


Scavenger Hunt

The fun begins the week before with Purple Week!

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don’t forget to tag us and use #loomiseggplantfestival

Take a picture and tag on social media @loomiseggplantfestival or #loomiseggplantfestival

Sunday 9/29: Kickoff with Eat, Shop, Sip, use Local Services #EatShopSipLocal

Monday 9/30:        #membermonday: visit a Chamber business and post your selfie

Tuesday 10/1:       TACO’bout #Eggplant – Post your pictures w/ a local Loomis Taco

Wednesday 10/2:  Enjoy food and drink specials -Raley’s Eggplant Recipe giveaway

Thursday 10/3:     Take a break Thursday for coffee, and purple pumpkin muffins #businessconnection #loomischamber

Friday 10/4:           #loomiseggplantfestival – Wear purple & post

Saturday 10/5:      We begin the Festival with free Eggplant Festival kazoo souvenir giveaway and walking kazoo parade!!!! 

Find out more in the online Schedule

Pancake Breakfast with South Placer Fire Department
Music –Jazz, Rock, Country, Rooming Brass Band, Hula, Course, Dance (Schedule Below)
Skeetz Zone -Skeez Express Train, Mechanical Bull, Hummer 13×19 with Basketball hoop, Rockly Mountain Slide, Xtreme Dance Done, Cost:  $10-$12-$15 and $30 all-day – Train $3 a person
Local Food & Drink Vendors
Back to Basics –Eggpalnt Ag Section
Cooking Contest  Located in Wells Fargo Parking Lot

Chalk Art Contest  – Located near High Hand Art Gallery


Hebard Stage

10:15-12:00 p.m.              Casey Lipka Quartet-Alternative Jazz/Rock Band

12:10-12:40 p.m.              Roger Carrol -Ventriloquist

12:45- 1:20 p.m.               McLaughlin Theatre Company & McLaughlin Studios Dancers

1:30-3:15                          Tim Stephenson              

3:30 – 5:00                       Tony Black The Depths  

McLaughlin Studios Stage

10:30 – 11:45      Amanda Gray- Country Duo

12:00-12:45         McLaughlin Theatre Company Community Orchestra- Orchestra

12:50-1:00           Jack Ganz (Loomis Basin Charter School Student)- Alto Sax Soloist

1:30 – 2:30          Sierra College Jazz Combo           

2:45 – 3:30          Sierra College Jazz Band

3:45-5:00             The BuckOffs           

Community Stage

10:45-11:15         Multi Cultural Youth Group- Hula Dance

11:30-1:00           Tom Blackburn 4 on 6 – Jazz        

1:30-2:45             Amanda Gray – Country Duo

3:00-4:15             Ldawg, rockin rasta – Rock & Reggae band

Local food Specials offered during the week and day of Festival:

Ugly Mug:  Eggplant Tacos
The Gander Tap House:  Babagoush, Ratatouille with sausage, Eggplant-bacon jam on toast
Il Pizzaiolo | Wood-Fired Pizza – Pizza alla Norma featuring Placer Grown Eggplant
Loomis GastroPub – Eggplant Special
Messy’s Taco – Mexican Eggplant Tacos
Taylor’s – Purple Milkshakes   

Fabulous Festival Food

  • Rubino’s Ristorante of Rocklin will serve Eggplant Parmesan Sandwiches, Eggplant Risotto, Eggplant Lasagna, Eggplant Sticks
  • Multi-Cultural Youth Dance Group booth: Lumpia
  • Between the Bunns:, Hot Dogs, Polish Dogs, Nachos, Hot links, Eggplant Relish and Chili
  • C.M.B Enterprises: Pepper Steak Sandwiches with Italian Sausage, as well as Eggplant Pakora.
  • Kimberley’s Kitchen: Greek Chicken with Roasted Potatoes, Eggplant Caponata, Baba Ghanoush, Pita Bread. Vegetarian Option:  “Imam Bayildi” Eggplant with roasted potatoes, Greek Salad, Hummus and Pita Bread
  • Ell on Wheels – Hot Mama Food Truck: Beef , Turkey, Garden Burgers, ….. Eggplant Fritters w/dipping sauce, Roasted Eggplant Caprese salad w/tomatoes basil, mozzarella cheese & capers
  • Rollin Dough Pizza – Eggplant Pizza
  •  Kettle Corn Country
  • The Yogurt Shop of Loomis: Shaved ice from Frozen in Time Shaved Ice
  • Bella Delites:  Eggplant theme sugar cookies, Pumpkin glazed cookie, mini apple, Choco-pecan pie, snickerdoodle cupcakes, brownies, carmel apple cake bites.
  • Rio Java Mobile Coffee:  Coffee, Expresso, Smoothies, Italian Soda
  • Loomis Young Professionals: Loomis Basin Brewery, Auburn Alehouse, Crooked Lane, Moonraker,  Coors Light, Lead Dog Brewing
  • Placer County Wine Growers Association: Local wines and Margaritas  

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors! :