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Enjoy San Joaquin Valley Living

September 2018—Learning Curve

Aug 25, 2018 11:00AM ● By Enjoy Magazine

Editor's Note 

September 2018 

IT'S BEEN AN UNUSUAL SUMMER in the San Joaquin Valley, with wildfires burning on all sides of us, scorching some of the places that many of us hold dear. In the wake of disaster, we’ve found ourselves counting our blessings for things that we often take for granted.

The Tulare County Fair has offered old-fashioned family fun for nearly a century, and who couldn’t use a healthy dose of nostalgia (and perhaps a giant corn dog)? Speaking of nostalgia, we’ll tell you more about the very local history of Sun-Maid raisins, which played a starring role in many of our childhood lunches. That little red box still makes us smile.

If you’re trying to find something to do this weekend and are coming up blank, Niccolo Go has your ticket. His Joaquin Around blog showcases the food, music, art, culture and all things cool about the San Joaquin Valley. We can’t wait to check out some of the hidden treasures he’s uncovered. 

Meanwhile, our editors ventured out into Exeter for their monthly Editors’ Picks feature, and they collected some fun places to explore. Trains, murals, oranges – there’s something for everyone in this neat little town just east of Visalia. 

Looking to sip a spirit? Keep it local with Wicked Harvest Spirits. This nut-infused bourbon aged in wine barrels is a great conversation starter. You’ll find their story in this issue.

Stay safe, and Enjoy San Joaquin Valley Living!

The Enjoy Team!

On The Cover:

Cover models: Ryder, Jake and Autumn Olfert

Photo by Megan Welker

Learning Curve - September 2018