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BOOK IT! for October 10th, 2015!

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Great Valley Bookfest in Manteca, CA!

Saturday, Oct 10th 2015 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Free admission!

The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley aka Bass Pro Center
Hwy 120 @ Union Road exit 280 ~ Lifestyle Rd., Manteca


On Saturday, October 10, readers and revelers will once again gather at Great Valley Bookfest—a fun-filled festival for all! Visitors will enjoy great food and beverages as they meet authors, savor cooking demos, attend live performances, and browse diverse vendor displays. More than 30 authors will speak on six different stages; self-publishing consultations and mini-workshops will be provided for teachers and aspiring writers... and it's free!

The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley Shopping Center provide a beautiful park-like setting for the festivities. The greenspace around the manmade lake is dotted with authors’ tables and tents; the amphitheater is transformed into Storytime Theater. Gourmet food trucks and workshops line the wide pedestrian walkways, and the promenade near the roundabout fountain becomes a street faire filled with a variety of vendors.

To support reading and writing in public schools, the Bookfest leaders are adding many activities for teachers and students, starting with a bookmark design contest in March - May, lesson-planning sessions for teachers in summer, and classroom activity guides for September. On October 10th, our friends at Great Valley Writing Project will offer free workshops for teachers who attend the Bookfest. (Find more information, click here.)

Bookfest festivities begin at 10:00 a.m. with a costume parade; people of all ages are invited to dress up as characters from their favorite books and join the pageant! There's something for everyone, so mark your calendar and join the fun!

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Mission Statement: The Great Valley Bookfest is a family-friendly festival that celebrates literacy and promotes the written word in the heart of California's Central Valley.



Great Valley Bookfest (GVBF) 2015 Author Exhibitors ~

If you would like to be an Exhibiting Author at the Great Valley Bookfest please click HERE to download our Exhibitor Form Application –  Submit application to info [@]



It takes a great deal of work to create this event. Festival leaders are constantly finding new tasks that need attention.

If you’d like to be involved, please contact us at info [@]
You can also contact our office at 209.824.3080




Please take a moment to look over our GVB Sponsorship information (click here)  and let us know if there is anything we can do to assist you in becoming a “SPONSOR” for the Great Valley Bookfest.  There are many opportunities available and we are sure there is one right for you! We know, with your help, we will continue to provide access to a spectacular Bookfest event for the central valley.



Apply to become a Exhibitor/Vendor -


Contact Linda Abelt if you have additional questions

linda [@]



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Free Admission!!!
Great Valley Bookfest
Activities Include:


- Costume Parade Kickoff
- Over 60 Authors on 6 Stages
- Booksellers (New & Used)
- Writers Workshop
- Self Publishing Seminar
- Slam Poetry Performances
- Cooking Demos
- Food & Beverages
- Arts & Crafts

The Great Valley Bookfest is a small, non-profit organization. We are grateful to all who contribute to ensure that the festival is free to all.

or please send donations to the address below:

Great Valley Bookfest

P.O. Box 2188

Manteca, CA 95336

Our Festival Location
The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley (aka Bass Pro Center)
Highway 120 at Union Rd exit
280 Lifestyle Road
Manteca, CA 95337

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