Saturday, March 24, 2018, 11am-1pm Celebrate National Something on a Stick Day at Denio’s!
– Corn dog eating competition
– Wiener dog races
– Wanna-Be-A-Wiener dog costume parade
– Small dog races
Dachshund Dog Festivities
100% of all dog race and parade proceeds will benefit the Placer County SPCA. Also, the Placer County SPCA will be on-site with adoptable pets.
Race check-in is 10:00a.m., Race starts at 11:am. Parade to follow.
Corn Dog Eating Competition
Do you have what it takes? We’re looking for this year’s champion! 1st place will walk away with $200 CASH and the coveted Corn Dog Trophy and bragging rights… 2nd place $100 CASH and 3rd with $50 CASH.
The contest begins promptly on Saturday, March 24th at 12 p.m. – eat as many dogs as you can in this 4 minute timed event. SPACE IS LIMITED – to secure your spot today!
his FREE Festival, Carnaval Mardi Gras is a first of a kind multi-cultural music – dance – food & drink celebration of Latin America’s Carnaval and New Orleans’ Mardi Gras! Rock along to the arrangements of heavy metal songs in a Mexican mariachi style with Metalachi! Enjoy Samba Sensation dance and drum performance on stage and in parade!
Event starts at 11:00am, Samba Sensations Drum & Dance Troupe at 12pm and Matalachi at 1:00pm
We are actively looking for street performers to come out to our large farmers market & swap meet to entertain our patrons! Examples of performers could be: acrobatics, balloon twisting, caricatures, clowning, comedy (not a comedy show), juggling, magic, mime, living statue, puppeteering, street art such as sketching and painting, ventriloquism, face-painting…
For consideration, please email a clip of your act to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be in touch! This is not a paid gig, however, we have thousands of people that come to Denio’s, so feel free to use this as “marketing” your gig to get other “paid” gig’s, accepting tips is ok as well!
Click HERE for a flyer and be sure to tell a friend!
Attention Book Lovers and Book Collectors ~ Denio’s is looking for an entrepreneur to open a book store at the Swap Meet! If you are up for it, call us today at 916-782-2704 or email us at email@example.com, attention: Book Store.
In an era of Amazon and one-click purchasing, it may be strange to think that people would ever choose to leave the comfort of their homes to make a purchase. Yet each weekend, thousands set down their laptops and tablets, however temporarily, to take a pass or two through the 70-acre treasure chest that is Denio’s Farmers Market & Swap Meet.
Eric, Tracie & Ken Denio
What is it about Denio’s that drives these people out of their air-conditioned homes and into Northern California’s largest outdoor swap meet? That’s simple; corn dogs the likes of which you have never tasted anywhere else. Golden beauties so good that numerous contestants gather each year for the Corn Dog Eating Contest to sacrifice their next six months-worth of cheat days to the corn dogs’ deliciousness. Of course, there’s also the fresh produce that has been a staple at Denio’s since Jim Denio founded the establishment in 1947. But what started as a single individual’s produce stand has expanded to include a vegetarian’s dreamland, 2-acres worth of different produce stands that consistently cut grocery store prices by more than half.
But great food is not all that Denio’s has to offer these days. New entertainment options are constantly being thrown into the mix; anything from pony rides to zip lines to classic car shows and live music can be found at Denio’s, giving every member of the family a reason to get outside and enjoy their weekend away from the computer screen.
And as a family owned and operated business since the very beginning, Denio’s always puts families first. There are currently five generations of Denio’s today, three of which can be found working in the market on any given weekend. From offering entertainment like petting zoos to wiener dog races and regulating the products that can be sold at the market, Denio’s maintains a warm, family-friendly atmosphere that sets the market apart from other weekend destinations.
6 ounces hot turkey Italian sausage
2 cups chopped onion
1 cup chopped green bell pepper
8 garlic cloves, minced
1 pound ground sirloin
1 jalapeño pepper, chopped
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon ground cumin
3 tablespoons tomato paste
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 bay leaves
1 1/4 cups Merlot or other fruity red wine
2 (28-ounce) cans no-salt-added whole tomatoes, undrained and coarsely chopped
2 (15-ounce) cans no-salt-added kidney beans, drained
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese
Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Remove casings from sausage. Add sausage, onion, and the next 4 ingredients (onion through jalapeño) to pan; cook 8 minutes or until sausage and beef are browned, stirring to crumble. Add chili powder and the next 7 ingredients (chili powder through bay leaves), and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in wine, tomatoes, and kidney beans; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Uncover and cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Discard the bay leaves. Sprinkle each serving with cheddar cheese.