Don’t Miss Farm-to-Fork Festival This Weekend!

Jordan Alwood

The 2022 Farm-to-Fork Festival is almost here! Taking over Capitol Mall in Downtown Sacramento Sept. 23-24, the festival draws more than 150,000 attendees and celebrates Sacramento’s culinary bounty, focusing on local foods and those who farm, produce and serve the food to those who enjoy the flavor of America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital.

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In addition to the culinary celebration, there is a full lineup of live music headlined by Japanese Breakfast – who appeared as the musical guest on SNL in May – and Gregory Porter.

The FREE festival is a family-friendly event that is in its ninth year. In addition to vendors lining Capitol Mall and the live music, there are multiple demonstration stages, including a James Beard Foundation stage, chef demonstrations, a restaurant relay challenge, and more.

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New to the festival this year is the elevated, ticketed experience on Sept. 23 – The Grand Tasting: West End Revival. Last Supper Society and a diverse roster of the city’s top chefs are telling the story of Sacramento’s West End, the area between Capitol Mall and the Sacramento River (the city’s downtown, urban core). As the city’s first community and its original business district, the West End welcomed people from around the world. The vibrant cluster of ethnic enclaves became Sacramento’s most populated, diverse, integrated, and historic neighborhood, home to 70% of the city’s non-white population. Renowned Jazz clubs and one of the nation’s most prominent Japantowns were both hallmarks of Sacramento’s West End in the mid-20th century.

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Through a series of controversial policies, the West End was destroyed through “Redevelopment,” displacing thousands of minority residents in what became the model that transformed the urban cores of the nation’s metropolises in the decades following WWII. The Capitol Mall stands where the West End once was. Tickets are available on

Come to the festival and experience all that Sacramento’s food scene has to offer, learn more about where your food comes from and just why Sacramento is America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital. Beyond the food, enjoy the music lineup (see below) and celebrate fall’s arrival in the city.

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Farm-to-Fork Festival Music Schedule

Friday Night:

4 – 4:30 p.m. DJ Nocturnal
4:30 – 5:15 p.m.  Carter Faith
5:15 – 5:30 p.m. – DJ Nocturnal
5:30 – 6:15 p.m. – Last Bandoleros
6:15 – 6:30 p.m. DJ Nocturnal
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Southern Avenue
7:30 – 7:45 p.m. – DJ Nocturnal
7:45 – 9 p.m. – Gregory Porter



11:30am – noon DJ Nesss
Noon – 12:45 p.m.  Dear Darlings
12:45 – 1 p.m. DJ Nesss
1 – 1:45 p.m. Rainbow City Park
1:45 – 2 p.m. DJ Nesss
2 – 3:15 p.m. – Restaurant Relay Challenge
3:15 – 4 p.m. DJ Nesss
4 – 4:45 p.m. Island of Black and White
4:45 – 5 p.m.  DJ Zephyr
5 – 6 p.m. Jocelyn & Chris
6 – 6:15 p.m. – DJ Zephyr
6:15 – 7:15 p.m. The National Parks
7:15 – 7:30 p.m. DJ Zephyr
7:30 – 9 p.m. – Japanese Breakfast