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Superhero Theme Announced for 2015 Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin Festival

Superhero Theme Announced for 2015 Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin Festival

Elk Grove, Calif. – Grab your cape and gear up for the 21st Annual Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin Festival! The Cosumnes Community Services District (CSD) event organizers have revealed that this year’s festival will be jam-packed with superheroes! You and your sidekick are invited to Elk Grove’s largest family festival, set to take place on October 3 and 4, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Elk Grove Regional Park (9950 Elk Grove-Florin Road).

With the festival less than two months away, CSD staff and participating businesses are activating their super powers to return festival favorites and present new attractions, including:

Pumpkin Growers, Assemble!

Weighing in at nearly one ton, you’ve never seen pumpkins like this before. Watch the monstrous, orange orbs hit the scales on Saturday morning. Entry forms for the pumpkin and produce weigh-off are currently available at yourcsd.com/pumpkinfestival.

The World’s Mightiest Scarecrows!

Elk Grove to Celebrate Diversity With Fourth Annual Multicultural Festival

Elk Grove to Celebrate Diversity With Fourth Annual Multicultural Festival

The City of Elk Grove will celebrate its well-document ethnic and racial diversity this weekend when it holds the fourth annual Multicultural Festival.

The event, which will be held this Saturday at the Elk Grove Regional Park, will feature a wide array of music, art, dance and of course food. There are 20 planned presentations from Mexican, Hmong, Brazilian, Azteca, Indian, Marshallese, Greek, Chinese, West African & Afro-Caribbean, Chinese, Filipino and Punjabi groups with musical performances from Kumandee, Innersoul and Latin Touch. ... Read More

Day of Education for Wedding Pros August 24

Day of Education for Wedding Pros August 24

"Tragedy to Triumph," presented by Charleton Churchill) who was in Nepal  to photograph a wedding at Mt Everest basecamp when the earthquake hit) is the Keynote for the Sacramento Association for Wedding Professionals Conference and Trade Show.

The conference is Monday, August 24, 2015, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Mack Powell Event Center (in the Sacramento Association of Realtor Building).

This day of education for all professionals in the Wedding industry, includes training on getting the most out of advertising, profiting from owning a wedding business, working well with other professionals, balancing running a business with having a personal life, grass roots marketing, and customer service.

Conference fees include all seminars, breakfast, lunch, trade show, parking and networking.

Go Bananas at the Banana Festival

Go Bananas at the Banana Festival

I really haven't gotten why there's a banana festival in Sacramento. We aren't tropical. They aren't native to our region. And yet we have all sorts of food festivals here and this one is now in its sixth year, each year getting bigger and bigger. ... Read More

Poolside // Dream Home

Poolside / Dream Home

I have something of a major obsession happening with small but chic rectangular pools. Naturally, I have spent a fair share of time dreaming about how to make this happen in real life. I'm not entirely sure this is even a remote possibility, but for now, I am attempting to figure out how it might be...

Many of these pools are very small and that suits me well. Regardless of size, every single pool here is visually stunning and perfectly designed. It just goes to show that good things come in small packages sometimes... I might even love a rectangular wading pool, just deep enough for me to float. If you have a thing for small but chic pools too, I have an entire pinterest board filled with gorgeous poolside inspiration! Go crazy..... Read More