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Contest Seeks “Scairy Tales” Scarecrow Entries

Contest Seeks “Scairy Tales” Scarecrow Entries

Fashion a scarecrow honoring your favorite fairy tale for the 18th annual Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin Festival and you could earn more than just magic beans.  The Festival is currently accepting entries for its annual scarecrow contest.  All entries will be on display at Elk Grove Park during the Festival held the first weekend in October (October 6-7).

Prize money, as much as $250 for first place, will be awarded in four categories: Family/Group, Youth Open (individuals 12 and under), Teen Open (individuals 13-17) and Adult Open (individuals 18 and up).  Additional prizes will be awarded for Best Use of Theme and People’s Choice categories.

Elk Grove Street Food Fest

Elk Grove Street Food Fest

More thank 15 food trucks will be at the Food Mob -  Elk Grove Street Food Fest on Sunday, Sept. 16 from 3 to 8 p.m. There will also be a beer and wine garden for visitors over 21 years old.

The event will take place at Elk Grove Regional Park in the Rotary Grove and will also include local business owners and music. The event supports the Elk Grove Police Activities League.

Great Hang Up: 'Glee' star sings praises of safe driving

Great Hang Up: Amber Riley, known for her role as Mercedes on the TV show "Glee,"has another new role as an advocate for safe teen driving.

Riley is helping promote the "Celebrate My Drive" effort from State Farm that encourages sharing information over scare tactics.

Riley says her own personal experience after an accident where she was hit by an inexperienced driver made this a good fit.

Saturday there will be hundreds of "Celebrate My Drive" events taking place. The free "Celebrate My Drive" event takes place Saturday at Scandia off I-80 and Madison from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

UPDATE: Wine Down with News10

UPDATE: Wine Down with News10

Join News10 My Neighborhood for midweek fun with Wine Down Wednesday on Sept. 12 at the Lodi Wine & Visitor Center from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

The event will also be a celebration for the launch of News10 My Neighborhood Galt

Come celebrate and enjoy free wine tasting while meeting other people in the community and learning more about My Neighborhood and Lodi wines. Light appetizers will be provided by Wine & Roses.

Monica Woods will be broadcasting the weather live from the event, weather permitting. So come and meet some of News10's team and My Neighborhood contributors, have some fun and Wine Down!

Click here to learn more about the Lodi Wine & Visitor Center.

7th Annual "Return to Kingdon Drags"

7th Annual "Return to Kingdon Drags"


The excitement is on track for September 7th - 9th with fun for all ages...  including drag racing, grudge racing, souvenirs, raffles, vendor alley, the Kingdon Raceway History Museum, food, and drinks!  You can also catch “The Beast” jet dragster, as well as Saturday’s car show and Sunday’s automotive swap meet!

This event helps combat “Illegal Street Racing” as it promotes a “race on the track not on the streets” theme.  It draws a large number of youngsters that for this particular weekend can legally race their cars. 

The entire event benefits the Welcome Home Heroes Foundation and the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Air Posse.

Elk Grove Bike Park to Host New ‘Bikes and Bands’ Event

Elk Grove Bike Park to Host New ‘Bikes and Bands’ Event

Elk Grove, Calif. – Join the Elk Grove Bike Park crew as they bring the community together with the new “Bikes and Bands” event on Saturday, September 8.  The day will include a jump contest, live bands, and food for the whole family to enjoy from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and is FREE to attend.

CSD staff and volunteers have been working diligently on improving the advanced jump line for the Jump Contest.  Qualifying rounds will begin at 11am with the final competition beginning at 1:30 p.m. followed by the awards ceremony.  The first place winner will take home $300.  Those interested in competing can sign up at the event’s registration booth with an entry fee of $20.  Minors must have a parent or guardian with them to complete the registration form.

Autumn Garden Faire and Plant Sale features local small plant growers and crafters in Elk Grove

Jennifer and Victor Khal, owners of the Secret Garden in Elk Grove, are hosting the Autumn Garden Faire and Plant Sale in an effort to showcase the hard work of small plant growers and local crafters at The Secret Garden located at 8450 West Stockton Boulevard,  Elk Grove, CA on Saturday, September 15.  

The Autumn Garden Faire and Plant Sale will feature local vendors from around the Sacramento region from Loomis, Rocklin, Rancho Cordova, Sacramento, Elk Grove, Stockton and Clarksburg, with items ranging from plants, garden art, personal accessories, clothing, and more.  Plant varieties that will be for sale include non-invasive clumping bamboo, Japanese Maples, succulents, water plants and other unusual and hard to find plants.