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New Additions to the 40th Annual Fall Festival

Castro Valley's Fall Festival on Norbridge Avenue brings food trucks, a Farmers' Market and an extra performance stage this year.

This year's Castro Valley Fall Festival will be celebrating its 40th year with several new additions including food trucks, a Farmers' Market and an extra performance stage.

The two-day festival on Sept. 8 and 9 draws folks throughout Castro Valley and surrounding cities to enjoy more than 150 arts and crafts, community and non-profit booths set up along Norbridge Avenue between Redwood Road and Castro Valley Boulevard.

Local wineries are also available to accompany the food booths and food trucks expected at this year's event. A total of ten food trucks that are part of Fremont's Food Truck Mafia will roll into the according to Mel Speed, director of special events for the .

For entertainers, a smaller stage will be added in the parking lot for solo performers. Two larger stages will hold performances from students at local dance and karate studios. The main stage is on the corner of Redwood Road and Norbridge Avenue, where bands will play at.

On Saturday only, the will be held at the parking lot in conjunciton with the Car Show. Proceeds collected from the Car Show will be donated to the Chamber of Commerce and the Auto Technology program at the Eden Area Regional Occupational Program in Hayward.

This will be the second year the festival will be held along Norbridge Avenue due to . However, Speed says many folks seem to like the new location of the festival.

"I had about two merchants in the entire community say they want to see it come back to the Boulevard," Speed said. "I think this is going to be our new and final home for the Fall Festival," he added.

The festival, held Sept. 8 and 9 will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both days.

For information on booth rental, please visit: www.festivalproductions2.com. For information about sponsorship or volunteering, please call the Chamber office at (510)537-5300 or email: info@castrovalleychamber.com. For car show applications, contact Dolphin Graphics at (510) 881-0154 or email: castrovalleycarshow@gmail.com.

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David Ross September 06, 2012 at 10:14 PM
Actually, the Farmer's Market isn't being held in conjunction with the car show. The market is a weekly event in the summer. Sadly, there's no web page dedicated to the festival itself. There's no listing of booths, no place indicating where to park, etc. There is a blurb on the CV Chamber of Commerce page with the listing of bands. Where is parking?
Thomas Clarke September 07, 2012 at 12:05 AM
David, Ride your bike, walk from home, take a bus, take a taxi.

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