Sacramento Banana Festival is happening this weekend in Land Park

Ready to go bananas? 11th annual Banana Festival begins this weekend in Sacramento

Updated: 11:45 AM PDT Aug 19, 2022

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EVENING IN 10 MINUTES. LET’S CHECK IN WITH MIKE. MIKE: WE ARE GOING TO GO BANANAS. WE ARE TALKING ALL THINGS BANANA FESTIVAL. JOINING ME WITH THE TWO-DAY EVENT THIS WEEKEND, THANK YOU FOR JOINING US. LET’S START WITH YOU. BANANA FESTIVAL. A LOT OF FOLKS WILL BE SAYING IS SACRAMENTO KNOWN FOR GROWING BANANAS? NOT SO MUCH, BUT THERE IS A REASON BEHIND THE BANANA FESTIVAL MONIKER? >> THE BANANA FESTIVAL IS HOW CAN WE REPRESENT DIFFERENT PEOPLE IN DIFFERENT CULTURES? WE WANTED TO COME UP WITH SOMETHING FUN. IT IS HOSTED BY THE NATIONAL YOUTH CORPS. WHERE BANANAS GROW IS A LOT OF DIFFERENT CULTURAL BACKGROUNDS AND CULTURE BRINGS EVERYONE TOGETHER. WHY NOT BANANAS? IT IS IN EVERY HOUSEHOLD AND IN DISHES WE LOVE TO EAT. MIKE: YOU HAVE A LOT OF GREAT PRODUCTS. WALK US THROUGH WHAT YOU HAVE. >> PEOPLE CAN EXPECT AMAZING THINGS. WE HAVE A BUNCH OF GREAT RETAIL VENDORS, ONE BEING ROTTEN BANANA. HE’S A LOCAL-OWNED BUSINESS OUT OF STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA AND I’M WEARING HIS T-SHIRT. HE HAS A VARIETY OF AMAZING PRODUCTS. YOU CAN EXPECT DIFFERENT RETAIL VENDORS LIKE BODY CARE SOLUTIONS. AND YOU CANNOT FORGET BANANA PUDDING. WHAT IS A BANANA FESTIVAL WITHOUT BANANA PUDDING? MIKE: I WOULDN’T WANT TO GO TO ONE OF THOSE. >> EXACTLY. THAT IS ONE OF THE FAN FAVORITES. YOU CAN EXPECT A LOT OF LIVE ART, LIKE TASTY ART. SHE WILL BE LIVE PAINTING AT THE FESTIVAL. MIKE: LIVE PAINTING? THAT SOUNDS REALLY COOL AND INTERESTING. >> OTHER ARTISTS WORK WITH THE MUSEUM AS WELL. MIKE: JENNIFER, WE ARE IN THE MIDST OF ROYALTY. THIS IS THE BANANA QUEEN. YOU HAVE THE WAVE DOWN. YOU ARE REPRESENTING YOUR HOME ISLAND NATION OF GUAM. TELL US ABOUT WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOU TO BE REPRESENTING GUAM. >> ONE, BECAUSE SACRAMENTO ELK GROVE HAS A LOT OF PEOPLE FROM GUAM, CALIFORNIA DOES, SO WILL — SO BEING ABLE TO REPRESENT MY ISLAND MEANS A LOT. A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE FAMILIAR WITH GUAM WILL STOP LETTING PEOPLE KNOW THAT GUAM IS A BEAUTIFUL ISLAND. MIKE: THERE IS GREAT FOOD, TOO. >> HAWAII IS BEAUTIFUL, BUT GUAM IS BEAUTIFUL, TOO. MIKE: NOTHING WRONG WITH COMPETITION BETWEEN ISLAND FOLKS. THE BANANA FESTIVAL, IF FOLKS ARE INTERESTED IN JOINING OR ATTENDING, WHAT DO THEY NEED TO KNOW? >> YOU CAN GET TICKETS ON EVENTBRITE AND AT THE GATE. IT IS AT WILLIAM LAND PARK, A TWO-DAY FESTIVAL. WE ALSO HAVE SHUTTLES GOING FROM SAC TO THE PARK FOR OVERFLOW PARKING. IT IS A HUGE FAMILY EVENT AND WE WANT TO SEE SACRAMENTO COME OUT. MIKE: ART, FOOD, ENTERTAINMENT. >> WE HAVE A LOT OF LIVE BANDS, ANYTHING YOU CAN THINK OF. IT IS GOING TO BE A GOOD TIME SO BRING YOUR TENNIS SHOES BECAUSE YOU ARE GOING TO BE DANCING A LOT. >> AND WE HAVE A KIDS ZONE. MIKE: SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

Ready to go bananas? 11th annual Banana Festival begins this weekend in Sacramento

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Updated: 11:45 AM PDT Aug 19, 2022

Celebrating the diversity of island culture, the 11th annual Banana Festival will kick off this weekend at William Land Park in Sacramento.Organizers say attendees can expect live bands, performances on three stages, art displays, multicultural food vendors, beer and wine gardens and over 150 vendors.There will also be a best chef cooking contest, a pie eating contest and an adult and kids fashion show and a kids zone.”Where bananas grow there are a lot of different cultural backgrounds and culture brings everyone together,” said Marquis Marcilous, who is a co-founder of the Night Market Series.If you’re interested, you can find more information the video above or click here.When: Saturday, Aug. 20, 10 am to 7 pm and Sunday, 10 am to 5 pmWhere: William Land ParkTickets: Sold at siteParking: $2 each day

Celebrating the diversity of island culture, the 11th annual Banana Festival will kick off this weekend at William Land Park in Sacramento.

Organizers say attendees can expect live bands, performances on three stages, art displays, multicultural food vendors, beer and wine gardens and over 150 vendors.

There will also be a best chef cooking contest, a pie eating contest and an adult and kids fashion show and a kids zone.

“Where bananas grow there are a lot of different cultural backgrounds and culture brings everyone together,” said Marquis Marcilous, who is a co-founder of the Night Market Series.

If you’re interested, you can find more information the video above or click here.

  • When: Saturday, Aug. 20, 10 am to 7 pm and Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm
  • Where: William Land Park
  • Tickets: Sold at site
  • Parking: $2 each day

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