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