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A patron sorts through a bin of pears at the annual Courtland Pear Fair in Courtland. The celebration of locally grown Bartletts and other pears will be held July 27.

Pear Fair celebrates crop with fun

Published: Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014 - 4:33 pm

It’s that juicy time of year again to embrace an iconic fruit that helped shape the Sacramento Delta farm region: The pear.

In particular, the familiar Bartlett is the star of the show at the 42nd annual Pear Fair, to be held Sunday in Courtland in the heart of Sacramento’s pear country. The fairgrounds are located off Highway 160 along the banks of the Sacramento River. Enter the parking lot at Wilson Road, about a mile north of town.

New this year is a quilt show in addition to the fair’s many favorite attractions including live music, kids’ activities, classic car show, wine tasting, duck calling contest, fun run and the 1 p.m. Pear Parade.

Of course, there will be tons of pears, both fresh and made into treats. Among the annual favorites on the very peary menu: pear smoothie, pear-tini, pear-mosa, pear pie, pear streudel and pear ice cream. The fun starts at 9 a.m. Sunday and continues until dusk.

Admission is free; parking is $10 per car. No pets are allowed. For more details, call (916) 775-2000 or visit www.pearfair.org.


Call The Bee’s Debbie Arrington, (916) 321-1075. Follow her on Twitter @debarrington.

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Chris Macias has served as The Sacramento Bee's Food & Wine writer since 2008. His writing adventures have ranged from the kitchen at French Laundry to helping pick 10 tons of zinfandel grapes with migrant farm workers in Lodi. Chris also judges regularly at food, wine and cocktail competitions around Northern California. His profile of a former gangbanger-turned-pastry-chef was included in Da Capo's "Best Food Writing 2012."

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Allen Pierleoni writes about casual lunchtime restaurants in The Sacramento Bee's weekly "Counter Culture" column. He covers a broad range of topics, including food, travel, books and authors. In addition to writing the weekly column "Between the Lines," he oversees the Sacramento Bee Book Club, in which well-known authors give free presentations to the public.

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Blair Anthony Robertson is The Sacramento Bee's food critic.

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