Family Fun at Two Olive Festivals

Eat, Dance, and Play in an Olive Grove

Photo courtesy of Mission San Jose Chamber of Commerce.

Bring the whole family to this lively fest to enjoy food, wine, live music and dance, and special activities for kids. Shop for olive oil and olive wood products, specialty foods, and honey. The Olive Festival is an annual event presented by the Mission San Jose Chamber of Commerce, with funds raised used for MSJ Chamber activities to benefit the community. Free admission. Info: here

17th Annual Olive Festival
Saturday & Sunday, October 6 & 7, 10am–5pm
Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose Olive Grove
Mission San Jose
43326 Mission Blvd, Fremont

Sample Local Olive Oils and Explore the Nature Area

Photo courtesy of Wagner Ranch Nature Area.

Come out to the historic Wagner Ranch Nature Area, where you can taste delicious olive oils from local growers and enjoy live music and arts and crafts. Kids will have fun exploring the pond, and toddlers are invited to a special garden scavenger hunt. The Olive Spit Pit contest is a highlight, as are the friendly pet goats. Bring your own picnic or visit the food tent and picnic in the county’s oldest-producing olive grove. Tours of the historic ranch are also available. Sorry, no dogs or other pets. Free admission, but donations help keep the outdoor education programs available. Info: here

9th Annual Orinda Olive Festival
Sunday October 14, 11:30am4:30pm
Wagner Ranch Nature Area
350 Camino Pablo, Orinda