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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

California Candy Festival Expects 20,000 Revelers This Weekend

Posted By on Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Fairfield's Jelly Belly hosts the annual California Candy Festival on Sept. 22-23. - FLICKR/JVNUNAG
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  • Fairfield's Jelly Belly hosts the annual California Candy Festival on Sept. 22-23.

A 45-minute drive is all that separates you from Fairfield's annual cavity-causing celebration known as the California Candy Festival, which takes place Sept. 22-23 at Jelly Belly Candy Company Visitors Center and the Lots of Fun (One Jelly Belly Lane).

An estimated 20,000 attendees are expected throughout the course of the weekend. And while it's easy to make Willy Wonka-type proclamations of an event such as this, the California Candy Festival actually has an "Oompa Loompa Stage" which will feature Oompa Loompa dance performances every few hours.

See Also:

- Taylor's Tonics Unveils The Fizzary Soda Pop & Candy Shop

- See Jelly Belly Portraits of Your Favorite Historical Figures

- Bean Scene: In which we tour the Jelly Belly factory and gag on the Harry Potter flavors

This is a party geared to kids as well as grown-ups, with chocolate and wine pairings for the adults and carnival and pony rides for the children. Copious candy, cupcakes, and ice cream are for sale by vendors from across the country, but there will also be savory options such as barbecue, burgers, and macaroni and cheese.

If you've been meaning to take the Jelly Belly factory tour (and pick up big bags of the mishap candies known as Belly Flops), this is an opportune time to fit that in as well. Tickets ($5 kids, $12 adults) are available via Brown Paper Tickets.

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