Sacramento Digs Gardening logo
Sacramento Digs Gardening Article
Your resource for Sacramento-area gardening news, tips and events

Articles Recipe Index Keyword Index Calendar Twitter Facebook Instagram About Us Contact Us

Solano County Home and Garden Show returns to Dixon Fairgrounds

After year off due to pandemic, popular event is back March 26 and 27

Succulents are among the top garden trends of 2022. See more trends this weekend at Dixon Fairgrounds. (Photo: Debbie Arrington)

It’s spring – which means it’s home and garden show season.

That wasn’t true last year or for most of 2020, when several local shows were canceled due to pandemic restrictions.

But with mandates relaxed, shoppers are eager to get out and see the latest in home and garden innovations. And vendors are eager to greet them.

The next show to return is the
Solano County Home and Garden Show , set for Saturday and Sunday, March 26 and 27, at the Dixon Fairgrounds – 20 minutes from downtown Sacramento.

“(This) home and garden show has been a tradition since 2015,” said the event organizers. “Attendees are able come out and meet with home improvement specialists who can share their expertise on the latest products and services to find those finishing touches for unfinished projects and more.

“Come enjoy a unique shopping experience with our local artisans who design and make unique gifts and home decor items,” they added. “Our vendors offer a wide range of products and services on upgrades, repairs for heating and air, solar, kitchen and bathroom, doors and windows, screen, garage flooring, alarms, electrical and more.”

It will be a relaxed family-friendly atmosphere with a Kids Korner, Bingo Scavenger Hunt, lots of food and outdoor displays, say the organizers.

Although mask mandates have been relaxed, vendors and patrons are asked to wear face masks while indoors. Hand washing and social distancing are encouraged.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $8; seniors and military, $5. Children age 12 and under admitted free.

Dixon Fairgrounds is located at 655 S. First St., Dixon.

Details: or call 707-655-8439.

— Debbie Arrington


0 comments have been posted.

Newsletter Subscription

Sacramento Digs Gardening to your inbox.

Taste Spring! E-cookbook


Find our spring recipes here!

Local News

Ad for California Local

Thanks to our sponsor!

Summer Strong ad for

Garden Checklist for week of May 19

Temperatures will be a bit higher than normal in the afternoons this week. Take care of chores early in the day – then enjoy the afternoon. It’s time to smell the roses.

* Plant, plant, plant! It’s prime planting season in the Sacramento area. If you haven’t already, it’s time to set out those tomato transplants along with peppers and eggplants. Pinch off any flowers on new transplants to make them concentrate on establishing roots instead of setting premature fruit.

* Direct-seed melons, cucumbers, summer squash, corn, radishes, pumpkins and annual herbs such as basil.

* Harvest cabbage, lettuce, peas and green onions.

* In the flower garden, direct-seed sunflowers, cosmos, salvia, zinnias, marigolds, celosia and asters.

* Plant dahlia tubers. Other perennials to set out include verbena, coreopsis, coneflower and astilbe.

* Transplant petunias, marigolds and perennial flowers such as astilbe, columbine, coneflowers, coreopsis, dahlias, rudbeckia and verbena.

* Keep an eye out for slugs, snails, earwigs and aphids that want to dine on tender new growth.

* Feed summer bloomers with a balanced fertilizer.

* For continued bloom, cut off spent flowers on roses as well as other flowering plants.

* Don’t forget to water. Seedlings need moisture. Deep watering will help build strong roots and healthy plants.

* Add mulch to the garden to help keep that precious water from evaporating. Mulch also cuts down on weeds. But don’t let it mound around the stems or trunks of trees or shrubs. Leave about a 6-inch to 1-foot circle to avoid crown rot or other problems.

Taste Summer! E-cookbook


Find our summer recipes here!

Taste Fall! E-cookbook

Muffins and pumpkin

Find our fall recipes here!

Taste Winter! E-cookbook

Lemon coconut pancakes

Find our winter recipes here!