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Annual Banana Festival in Sacramento

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August 07, 2019
Edward Smith

Sacramento Hosts Annual Banana Festival

Summer is event time in Sacramento, and the annual Banana Festival is coming up on August 10 and 11. There will be great entertainment, contests, activities, and delicious foods to try. The festival is being held at William Land Park in the Green Village area, located at 3800 Land Park Drive. To make the festival area easy to find, the cross streets are Sutterville Road and Freeport Boulevard. The Banana Festival is being held for the benefit of the National Academic Youth Corps. This nonprofit works hard to provide educational and art programs in the Sacramento area for more than 15,000 young people as well as adults.

Ticket Prices for the Banana Festival

Banana Festival tickets for adults age 18 to 64 cost $8 if paid for in advance. Tickets for adults at the gate cost $10. Children 5 and under get in free, and those who are 6 through 17 pay $6 in advance, and $8 is the gate price. Seniors who are 65 or over and military with ID can also take advantage of the discount price of $6 if paying in advance or $8 if the ticket is purchased at the gate.

Entertainment for Everyone in the Family

One of the enjoyable things about the Banana Festival besides great food offerings is the entertainment. There is something for everyone. Following is the weekend lineup, so you and your family will not miss your favorites:

  • From 11:00 a.m. until noon, the Carnival Parade will be held at the Banana Festival. It includes Fenix and Dance Company, showcasing acrobats, a stilt walker, and drumming. Tina B, the Grant High Drumline, IMBA Sacramento, the Chiquita Girls, Sac High Drumline, and the Blue Rose Community Dance Group are sure to please.
  • Costume contest: Saturday and Sunday afternoon from 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. will be the judging contest for the best banana costumes, which will be held at the children’s/young adult’s stage. There will be prizes awarded of inflatable bananas, of course, courtesy of Del Monte Fresh.
  • Banana pie-eating contest: Bring your appetite if you are joining in the banana pie-eating contest. It is being held at the adult stage on Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. and at the children/young adult stage from 1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. On Sunday, a banana eating contest is being held on the adult stage from 11:30 a.m. to noon, and another pie-eating contest is scheduled at the children/young adult stage at 12:30 p.m.
  • Music and dancing: From salsa to African dance, visitors will have lots of onstage entertainment to watch at the Banana Festival. Some of the groups appearing include the Patrick Reilly Band, Ras D Reggae and Paul Morehouse, and Children’s Rhythm Jam Session.

Help Following an Accident Injury

Heading out to enjoy a local event is fun for the entire family. No one ever thinks they may be injured in an accident caused by a negligent driver. With an experienced injury lawyer by your side, you can obtain the compensation you need to cover your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We immediately send investigators to the accident site to perform accident reconstruction. We look for additional witnesses and check the streets and nearby locations for video footage to support your claim for personal injury damages. No one should have to suffer financial losses when someone else is to blame for your injuries. 

Sacramento Car Accident Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento car accident lawyer. One of the joys of summer is attending some of the great festivities going on throughout the area. The last thing on your mind is being injured in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence. If this happens to you or to a loved one, please phone me for my free and friendly advice. I can be reached at (916) 921-6400 or through the toll-free line at (800) 404-5400. In addition, an online form is available at, which is quick and easy to fill out. 

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