Hoes Down

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Location
Full Belly Farm, Guinda
Dates
First weekend in October
Admission
Adults $20, half-price for bicyclists
Children (age 2-12) $5
Camping on Sat. night $20/car
Phone
(800) 791-2110
Website
[WWW]http://www.hoesdown.org/

The Hoes Down is an annual fall harvest festival coordinated by Full Belly Farm in Guinda. Because Full Belly is an organic farming operation run by what students like to call old hippies (ex-Davisites), it is "dedicated to honoring and promoting the knowledge of agricultural arts and sustainable rural living through inspiration and education." The event is very kid-friendly and could be said to be what the Whole Earth Festival should be or possibly once was. Activities include hay rides, blacksmithing workshops, wine tasting, natural and homemade foods, ag workshops, a farmer/craft market, entertainment and farm tours. Full Belly is also a working farm yet opens its space to the community during this fundraising event for local and statewide organizations working on projects which benefit sustainable agriculture and rural communities. To get to Full Belly Farm, simply take Hwy 16 from the westmost corner of Woodland through the Capay Valley and on into Guinda — Full Belly is easy to spot on your right from the single lane country road.

Bicycle to the Hoes Down! Cyclists may contact Stephen <scvajda AT yahoo DOT com> at (510) 302-8119 to join a Davis contingent that will ride from the Davis Train Station. See the bike route map provided below. It's 44-miles from Davis, and be prepared for heavy traffic and limited shoulder width on Highway 16. The route on this map avoids the highway as much as possible (without cutting across private property on dirt roads west of Capay):

One-page map with turn list
Bicycling_route_to_HoesDown.pdf
[WWW]On Google Maps

2011 Schedule

Saturday and Sunday, October 1 and 2, 2011.

Main Stage at the Hoes Down 11am - Midnight

11:00am – Oak Grove: A Family Bluegrass Band
12:00 – Native American Dance Performance
12:30 – Jimbo Trout and the Fish People
2:00 – The Nickel Slots
4:00 – Contra Dance! Driving with Fergus with Erik Hoffman
8:00 – Mad Cow String Band
10:00pm – Sambada

Creek Stage (NEW THIS YEAR!)

1:30 - 3:30 – Contra Dancing at the Creek

Join us for the circus, cow milking, the best organic food and drink, and a great celebration.

2010 Schedule

Saturday & Sunday, October 2 - 3, 2010

Schedule to come.

2009 Schedule

Saturday, 2009-10-03

Main Stage at the Hoes Down 11am - 11pm
11:00 am The Green String Farm Band
12:30 - 1:30 pm !Akimbo
1:30 - 2:00 pm Elem Pomo Dancers
2:00 - 3:30 pm Big B and his Snakeoil Saviors
3:30- 4:00 pm Trick Roper, James Barrera
4:00 - 6:00 pm Contra Dance with music by Driving with Fergus with Erik Hoffman Calling
6:30 pm Rhythms of Farming: Wisdom of the Last Farmer Mas Masumoto will read from his new book and perform with Japanese taiko drumming
7:00- 8:30 pm Los Buchones de Culiacan
9:00 pm Izabella
11:00 pm - 12:30 am MIndX Logo

Sunday, 2009-10-04

See [WWW]http://www.hoesdown.org/2009HD_lineup.html

2008 Schedule

Saturday, 2008-10-04

The 21st annual Hoes Down Harvest Festival at Full Belly Farm offered educational farm tours, a magical children’s area, hands-on workshops, farm products and an abundance of organic food, live music and good times.

Check out [WWW]2008 Hoes Down Lineup for the full schedule of activities

2007 Schedule

Saturday, 2007-10-06 Events

MUSIC at the Main Stage

Family Stage

Free Saturday Workshops

Sunday, 2007-10-07 Workshops

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