Great Valley Bookfest

BOOK IT: October 8th, 2016

COME CELEBRATE THE FUN OF READING! in Manteca, CA!

Saturday, Oct 8th 2016
10:00 am to 4:00pm.

Free admission!

 

 

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Readers and revelers will once again gather at the Great Valley Bookfest—a fun-filled festival for all!

2016 GREAT VALLEY BOOKFEST PRESENTING AUTHORS

Krueger, William Kent

William Kent-Krueger

Brennan, Allison

Allison Brennan

Gelfand, Joan

Joan Gelfand

 

 

Fun at the 2016 Great Valley Bookfest!

 

AUTHORS: The 2016 Great Valley Bookfest has an outstanding line-up of Presenting Authors and Exhibiting Authors this year. The authors reflect a wide variety genres, ranging from children’s books to suspense, including poetry, fiction, fantasy, history, westerns, mystery, cookbooks, romance, adult romance, and self-help. More Here

PARADE: The fun kicks off with a parade at 10 a.m. Children of ALL ages are invited to march in or out of costume with mascots, favorite characters, and authors!!! Follow the Marching Band through Authors’ Alley and into the festival to discover a story or two!

CHILDREN’S PAVILION: The 2016 Great Valley Bookfest Children’s Pavilion is sponsored by Valley Oak Dental Group and will be featuring amazing authors. Their work covers a broad spectrum of genres including picture books, chapter books, science, ABC’s, mysteries, music, horses and humor. Several of the authors have also written bilingual books. Meet these characters and their creators anytime during the Bookfest.
The interactive NEW LIFE Children’s area will have something for everyone in the entire family. More Here

Sip & Spell Adult Spelling Bee: Think you’ve got what it takes to be crowned winner of the
Great Valley Bookfest Adult Spelling Bee? Thursday, October 6th – 5:30pm to 8pm—or until the last team is standing! 
Location: Delicato Family Vineyards, 
12001 S. Highway 99, Manteca, CA.,
 Time: 5:30pm – 8pm. Tickets and sign-up information here

Seek n’ Stamp Scavenger Hunt: The Great Valley Bookfest is offering a fun way to win a Samsung Galaxy 7″ Tab 4 NOOK during the 2016 Seek ‘n Stamp Scavenger Hunt on October 8th by locating five portraits of famous authors scattered throughout the event area. Volunteers will stamp game cards and verify that you discovered the portraits. Adults and children alike love to seek and find, especially when the prize opens up the world of eBooks and years of reading adventures. Pick your game card up at the Great Valley Bookfest Information Booth and have some great fun!

Friends of the Library Book Sale:  All proceeds support Friends of the Library.  

All of the day’s activities, including author presentations, workshops, cooking demonstrations, parade, and performances, will be provided free of charge. The Great Valley Bookfest is an event for all ages. See more information on the Great Valley Bookfest website at www.greatvalleybookfest.org.

 

 

 

 

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Think you’ve got what it takes to be crowned winner of the

Great Valley Bookfest Adult Spelling Bee?

Thursday, October 6th –  5:30pm to 8pm—or until the last team is standing!

Location: Delicato Family Vineyards

12001 S. Highway 99, Manteca, CA

Time: 5:30pm – 8pm


GUEST TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE

$20/family members and fans – Guest Tickets to observe, cheer-on or heckle. Ticket sales must be in advance only. No tickets sold at the door. Space is limited, so purchase tickets early to ensure seat.

This is a fundraiser and community building event.

GUEST Ticket includes: Wine, appetizers and a good time! Must be 21 years and over to consume wine.

Book IT! October 8th, 2016

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Sharing the LOVE of Books!

 

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“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”
– Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice

 

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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

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OUR MISSION for the Great Valley Bookfest is to create a family-friendly festival that celebrates literacy and promotes the written word in the heart of California’s Central Valley.

 

Benefiting Literacy Organizations in the California Central Valley:

 

Friends of the Library

Great Valley Writing Camps

Give Every Child A Chance

San Joaquin County Office of Education (SCHOOLS)

At the Great Valley Bookfest we celebrate the fun of reading with author talks, autographs, cooking demos, workshops, costume parade, contests, vendors, and books, books, books!

We invite you to view a few images from the

2015 Great Valley Bookfest

Saturday, Oct 8th 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

Great Valley Bookfest