The Hoes Down Harvest Festival is dedicated to honoring and promoting the knowledge of agricultural arts and sustainable rural living through inspiration and education. Our goals extend beyond the weekend of fun and education. The Hoes Down generates valuable resources for local and statewide organizations working on projects which benefit sustainable agriculture and rural communities.
Every cent brought in during the festival is donated back to community organizations.
Benefiting Organizations Include:
Ecological Farming Association
Community Alliance with Family Farmers
Yolo Farm to Fork – Davis Farm to School
Esparto High School Scholarship (Agriculture)
Esparto High School Scholarship (Arts and Humanities)
Kathleen Barsotti Non- Profit for Sustainable Agriculture
Center for Land Based Learning
Friends of the Esparto Regional Library
Guinda Discovery Center
Western Yolo Grange
Esparto FFA Chapter Boosters
Western Yolo Recreation Center Association (WYORCA)
Chico State Collegiate Future Farmers of America
Capay Valley Vision – Ag Taskforce
Capay Valley Volunteer Firefighters
Esparto/ Capay Valley 4-H
ASUCD- Whole Earth Festival
Winters Farm to School
Esparto Lion’s Club
And many more....