An Olive Oil Festival for Garden Lovers: November 20

Student volunteers help with the olive harvest. (Photo courtesy of UC Davis Olive Center)


Spend an afternoon at the UC Davis Olive Center celebrating the fall olive harvest with an olio nuovo tasting, an olive oil food pairings demo, a self-guided garden tour, and a gardening workshop.

The centerpiece of the event is a special olive oil made in collaboration with the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation and the tribe’s Séka Hills line of agriculture products. The 2021 limited edition Olio Nuovo, comes from the UC Davis Wolfskill Experimental Orchard and plantings at the blue hills tribal land in the Capay Valley.

Festival activities and locations: (For more complete details, proceed to the registration page.)

Downtown Tasting and Sale of the Current Oil Selection
Saturday November 20, 12:30–1:45pm
UC Davis Downtown Store, 630 2nd St, Davis
Cost: Free and open to the public

Self-Guided Olive Tour and Arboretum Walk
Saturday November 20, 1–2:30pm
UC Davis Arboretum. Pick up a map at the UC Davis Downtown Store and enjoy the walk to the next event.
Cost: Free and open to the public

Home Gardening with Olive Trees Workshop
Saturday November 20, 2:30–3:15pm
UC Davis Good Life Garden, 392 Old Davis Rd, Davis
Cost: $5/person. Registration is required due to Covid restrictions and attendee limit.

Olio Nuovo Release, Tasting and Food Pairing
Saturday November 20, 2–3:30pm
Robert Mondavi Institute Sensory Building, 392 Old Davis Rd, Davis
Cost: Free and open to the public

Get a free olive tree when you purchase three bottles of 2021 UC Davis Olio Nuovo, thanks to sponsor NovaVine.