Earthquake Festival shakes up Main Street on Friday night

The annual street party takes place on Friday, Aug. 25, 5-11 p.m. on downtown Main Street and East Main Street in Winters – free entertainment and admission.
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By CARRIE GREEN/Winters Chamber of Commerce

Hallelujah! Earthquake Festival is this Friday! Beginning at 5 p.m., the Chamber of Commerce is proud to host the 26th annual Earthquake Festival on downtown Main Street and East Main Street.

An area favorite, the Earthquake Festival celebrates the rebuilding of Winters from the devastating earthquake in 1892, and our town’s continued community spirit to make our town great. The festival will have an array of children’s activities, local food and wine, and vendors throughout the region.

Local band, Locked-N- Loaded will take center stage outside of First Northern Bank from 6-7:30 p.m., with the Time Bandits following from 8-11 p.m. The festival will offer over a dozen food vendors with everything to satisfy your cravings from slow-roasted tri-tip and pulled pork sandwiches, to handmade tamales and nachos, Philly cheesesteaks, hamburgers, pizza… you name it! Your taste buds will not be disappointed.

Our favorite beer and wines will be on tap with booths located at either end of the festival. Main Street will be lined with vendors selling everything from jewelry and clothing to handcrafted artwork and children’s toys.

Rotary Park will be transformed into a mega Kid Zone with the help of Bob’s Bouncy Houses. There will be an inflatable obstacle course, a super slide and two bouncy houses for the littles to get their wiggles out. New to the festival this year will be the walking water balls. What is that, you ask? Think hamster balls on water! There will also be a paintball booth for those wanting to get in some target practice as well. Needless to say, the evening will be fun for the entire family.

A huge thank you to our sponsors: Preserve; Ciarlo Fruit & Nut; Putah Creek Café; Green Fields Real Estate; First Northern Bank; Steady Eddy’s; Yolo Federal Credit Union; Pacific Ace Hardware; Lester Farms Bakery; El Pueblo Meat Market and Berryessa Gap Vineyards. Without the local business commitment to the festival, the Earthquake Festival would not be what it is today. Thank you!

For more information, contact the Winters Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center, located at 201 First Street. Hours are weekdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with the exception of Wednesdays when we are open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The phone number is 530-795-2329 and the email is director@winterschamber.com.

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