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Modesto Bacon Festival, more entertainment Sept. 10-16

Celebrate bacon at a festival in Modesto.

Celebrate bacon at a festival in Modesto.

Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS

If you love bacon, then you can celebrate that infatuation at the Modesto Bacon Festival. Also planned from Sept. 10-16 in the Modesto and Mother Lode regions are a pair of other festivals, music and a Latinx talent show.

Bacon fest

Celebrate the widespread love of bacon at the Modesto Bacon Festival. Attendees can expect plenty of bacon dishes, vendors, a cornhole tournament, face painters, DJs and live music. Also planned are craft cocktails, beer and a full bar.

WHEN: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 10

WHERE: I Street from 11th to 12th streets, Modesto

TICKETS: $15 presale


Acorn Festival

The Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians holds its annual celebration with the Acorn Festival in Tuolumne. There will be traditional dancers, native arts and crafts and more, including an intertribal powwow, barbecue dinner and Indian tacos.

WHEN: Begins 10 a.m. Sept. 10-11

WHERE: Tuolumne Rancheria, 19595 Mi-Wu St., Tuolumne



Farm and family fest

The Denair Farm and Family Festival will feature food and craft vendors, entertainment, a farm equipment show and more. A classic and antique tractor parade begins at 9 a.m. on Main Street.

WHEN: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 10

WHERE: Downtown Denair



Picnic at the Pops

The popular outdoor concert Picnic at the Pops returns to Modesto. Michael Cavanaugh will perform the music of Elton John with the Modesto Symphony Orchestra. Patrons often pack a picnic dinner to enjoy, but taking in alcohol is prohibited. Wine and other beverages will be available for purchase.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10

WHERE: E.&J. Gallo Winery Grounds, 600 Yosemite Blvd., Modesto

TICKETS: $12-$75


Latinx talent show

¿Tiene Talento? (Got Talent?) features a lineup of up-and-coming Latinx performers in an “American-Idol”-style talent show at the State Theatre. Judges will determine who wins the grand prize, but patrons will select the audience choice winner.

WHEN: 7 p.m. Sept. 16

WHERE: State Theatre, 1307 J St., Modesto



Modesto railroad history talk

Southern Pacific Railroad depots historian Jean-Guy Dubé will speak on the design and history of three of Modesto’s depots and others in the San Joaquin Valley. Hosted by the Modesto Art Museum, the event will feature rare photographs, maps and ephemera of Modesto and the Southern Pacific Railroad.

WHEN: 7-8 p.m. Sept. 15

WHERE: Modesto Centre Plaza, 1000 L St., Modesto



Scottish folk music

Modesto Unplugged presents an evening with Scottish folk singer Iona Fyfe and her trio at the State Theatre in Modesto. The concert is the first in a new series to be held in the venue’s smaller Jewel Theatre.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12

WHERE: State Theatre, 1307 J St., Modesto



Celebrate bacon at a festival in Modesto. Glen Stubbe Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS

The Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians will hold its Acorn Festival. Woody Marshall The Telegraph

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