Fun and games at Ripon Almond Blossom Festival

The Central Valley’s first major festival of the new year has returned. The 55th annual Ripon Almond Blossom Festival has unfurled this weekend. The event features food, carnival rides, art exhibits and more. The festivities continue from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Mistlin Sports Park, 1201 River Road, Ripon. Admission is free.

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