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Celebrate fall at North Yuba Harvest Festival

The North Yuba Harvest Festival has expanded to two days this year, showcasing food and wine this weekend at the Alcouffe Community Center in Oregon House.

More than 50 vendors are expected to participate, many of them showcasing fresh food from local “North Yuba Grown” farmers and vintners from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Sunday.

This is the seventh annual celebration of the gold-medal wines and olive oils that are produced by the unique climate and soils of the Yuba County foothills. North Yuba has received international recognition as a premium wine and olive oil region with local producers garnering coveted medals at major state, national and international competitions.

The festival draws many out-of-town visitors each year, especially “foodies” who want to sample the new vintages and extra virgin oils and to take home their new discoveries.

Others come for the whole range of attractions, including food stalls offering delicious lunch choices from local chefs and restaurateurs, wonderful locally baked pastries, a coffee bistro, local farmers market produce, family-friendly pizza, burgers and hot dogs, arts and crafts, collectibles, and live musical entertainment.

Plus, there are ample children’s activities, including a giant bounce house, to contribute to a day of family fun.

Several North Yuba wineries will pour at the festival including Lucero Vineyards & Winery, Renaissance Vineyard & Winery, Grant-Eddie Winery, Clos Saron, Hickman Family Vineyards, and Cante Ao Vinho.

Participating olive oil producers will include Apollo Olive Oil, Calolea Olive Oil and Sierra d’Oro.

This year’s festival is sponsored by Gold Country Bank, Renaissance and Lucero wineries, Apollo Olive Oil and High Sierra grass-fed beef.

For on local products and details of the festival, call (530) 632-6416 or visit http://www.alcouffecenter.org and http://www.northyubagrown.org.

Entry to this event is free with $5 suggested parking donation; wine-tasting and souvenir glass cost $10.

The Alcouffe Center is located at 9185 Marysville Road in Oregon House.

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