Butte County Historical Society

Founded 1956

"Your First Stop for Butte County History

BCHS Olive Festival

Saturday, June 17, 2017

10 am to 2 pm

​Old Courthouse Park across from the Ehmann Home, Oroville, CA


The Olive Festival is expanding into more fun again this year! In addition to abundant olive and olive oil tastings and sales, there will be many craft vendors along with the olive and olive oil producers and local food vendors. Enjoy lively music by the "Feather River Gypsies" while eating from the wide variety of food trucks or  ‘tending’ the Beer Garden, presented this year by the Native Sons of the Golden West. Adding to the fun will be lots of drawings for gifts and every adult will be given a free   ticket for the door prize. (The door prize listed in our June newsletter, Slickens, was incorrect. The prize has not been announced yet.)

This  year food vendors will be along Lincoln St. which will be closed between Bird and Robinson, enabling festival goers to cross the street safely to tour "The House that Olives Built" (the Ehmann Home). Ehmann Olives will be for sale there along with Olive Festival t-shirts, posters, and local history books and magazines.

We expect a great crowd, and a great time to be had by all!  We hope to promote the olive and olive oil industries as well as raise funds to help support BCHS and its mission!  Come join us! Addmission is FREE.  530-877-7436 or 530-533-9418


Please note that the two parking lots will be reserved for vendor parking, and rest room facilities will be near the front of the main parking lot.



Looking for that perfect gift for a history buff? Drop by our  Museum and Museum Store. After a captivating walk through Butte County history at the Museum, take a few moments to fill your gift list with some of wonderful items in our newly reorganized and restocked Museum Store. Our volunteers have found many local products that will delight your family and friends. Also, be sure to look at the selection of excellent books about Butte County's fascinating history.  
Among the many local products made in Butte County, there are new additions from Painted Sky, a company based in Gridley that makes soaps, lotions and heel & elbow cream all from goat's milk. Mooney Farms, based at the Chico Airport, has wonderful culinary products that feature sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke pasta sauce and pesto. This Butte County company also has wonderful olive oil and beautiful gift baskets! These are just the tip of the iceberg of local products, books on local history, archival storage boxes and folders now available.

So think about us when you are ready for an interesting day at the museum or when you have a little shopping to do. We're looking forward to your visit.
Fridays, 9 am to noon ~ Saturdays, 11 am to 3 pm
1749 Spencer Avenue (at Baldwin), Oroville, CA