All hail King Walnut and his return for the 76th Annual Walnut Festival that runs through Sun., Sept. 22. Volunteers spend four days preparing Walnut Creek’s Heather Farm Park for the arrival of Nutty King. In a nutshell, it’s a lot of work.
This is the 76th Walnut Festival and proceeds benefit community groups throughout the area.The Festival offers four days of family friendly entertainment with two live music stages, two areas of carnival rides and games, Beer Garden (Saturday and Sunday only), Car Show (Saturday and Sunday only; noon – 6 p.m.)
Setting Up For The Arrival Of King Walnut
Festival hours are:
• Friday, September 20 – 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
• Saturday, September 21 – 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; free fishing in the lake, 7-11 a.m.
• Sunday, September 22 – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; free fishing in the lake, 7-11 a.m.
Admission to the festival is $6 per person and is free for active military with valid ID, seniors, and for children under five with paid adult admission. Guests who bring a can of food to donate to the Contra Costa Food BankFood will receive $1 off per ticket. Beverage, games, rides and parking are not included in the price of admission.
Special pricing is available with “Pay One Price” ride bracelets, providing full access to all the festival’s great rides without purchasing individual ride tickets for each separate day of the Walnut Festival. Admission and advance sale ride bracelets are available for purchase starting Mon., Aug. 13 at www.thewalnutfestival.org. Cost per bracelet is $20 in advance and $27 at the festival. This price does NOT include admission.