22ND ANNUAL TRACY DRY BEAN FESTIVAL
Going Bean Crazy Chamber of Commerce director Dave Tillman welcomes one and all to the 22nd installment of Tracy’s signature festival.
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to the 22nd annual Tracy Dry Bean Festival By Dave Tillman For the Tracy Press
Welcome to the 22nd annual Tracy Dry Bean Festival in downtown Tracy. This year, we are “Going Bean Crazy in Tracy” and have put together a great event for everyone to enjoy. First and foremost, the festival belongs to
the residents of Tracy. We at the Chamber of Commerce consider it an honor to put on this event to help showcase all that Tracy has to offer and to prove that it is a great place to work and live. We would also like to thank all of the downtown merchants and WELCOME, CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE
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WELCOME CONTINUED FROM PAGE 2 businesses for all their help and support. We have a few firsts this year, such as a stage just for children — the Baby Lima Bean Stage, which will showcase amazing kids from all around town at Sixth Street and Central Avenue. And, for the first time, our great car show, “Show and Shine,” put on by two great volunteers, Rick Cava and Tony Fontana, will go both days of the festival, with a deejay playing on 10th Street. The Home-Grown Stage at 10th and A streets will feature local bands, providing residents a chance to get in touch with the local music scene. The Bean Main Stage on Central Avenue will also feature some great local artists, such as the Megan Slankard Band and The Mundaze, both playing their original music. On Sunday, we will have a multicultural event with music from many countries and our own Tracy Chamber of Commerce Hispanic Business Group as the host for a Latin extravaganza. And back by popular demand is the Chili Bean Cook-Off, with the
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“We at the Chamber of Commerce consider it an honor to put on this event to help showcase all that Tracy has to offer and to prove that it is a great place to work and live.” — Dave Tillman Chamber of Commerce director
newly added Rib CookOff on Sunday in the Big O’ Tires lot. Pacific Grain & Foods and the California Bean Shippers Association will be inside the Bean Pavilion on Central Avenue near Eighth Street, selling more than 50 dry bean varieties and soup blends. And last but not least, we could not put on this event if not for our major sponsors and our new Friends of the Festival. Thank you to those who stepped up and donated $22 dollars each to help keep this event alive and, most of all, free.
If you would like more information on how you, too, can help, call the chamber office. For all the Friends or those who would like to become Friends of the Festival, we are throwing a VIP Friends dinner party Saturday night, the first night of the festival, for a donation of $75 per couple. You don’t have to travel far to have a great time. Please join us as we go Bean Crazy here in Tracy. Dave Tillman is the executive director of the Chamber of Commerce, which is hosting the bean festival.
IT’S TIME: Above, chamber director Dave Tillman talks with 2008 Bean Princess Harley Rose Rodriguez and Bean Queen Madison Dennington. At right, kids check out a recycle mascot while strolling through the 2007 festival. Press file photos
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How Tracy became a
olks visiting the 22th annual Tracy Dry Bean Festival this year may not realize it, but the festival has a history almost as long as that proverbial beanstalk of Jack’s. The festival over the years has featured princesses, planes, famous cooks, a tractor pull and even a blacksmith, and we’re only scraping the surface of the bean casserole. But going beyond that, beans have a long history in the Tracy area, with beans first grown here neary 80 years ago. Those initial crops were planted by farmers from the San Fernando Valley who had been pushed out by encroaching development — now where have we heard that before? — and so came north to find the ideal climate for growing the little bundles of protein. Tracy was the spot they picked, and they began planting baby and large lima beans, black-eyed peas (which are nowadays both a rap act and, in fact, beans) and kidney beans. The term “dry beans” does not refer to instant dehydration in one’s mouth when biting into these kinds of legumes, but to the fact that the beans were cut while on the vine and left to dry in the fields before the official harvest. What led to the bean fest itself, though, was a discussion during the mid-1980s about one thing Tracy was lacking: an agriculture festival of its own. Stockton had asparagus, Manteca had pumpkins, Gilroy had garlic. Way back when, Tracy had a tomato festival, and the initial discussions centered around that squishy bit of produce tied to the H.J. Heinz Co. ketchup plant that operated here in those days. But that idea faded, and Larry Teixeira, then-general manager of Rhodes-Stockton Bean Co-op, joined forces with the California Dry Bean Advisory Board and the California Bean Shippers Association to push for something different. What came out, after discussions
IN THE MIDDLE: Visitors to the 2007 Tracy Dry Bean Festival peruse a wide variety of dried legumes, but how did Tracy become a center for bean production? Some farmers from San Fernando Valley had a helping hand by first bringing the crop to the Central Valley. By the first festival in 1987, Tracy had been established as a bean captial. Press file photo
with the Tracy Chamber of Commerce and various local nonprofit groups, was the bean festival, with lots of enthusiastic volunteers and a modest start on four downtown blocks in 1987. Other twists and turns have come along the way, from pig racing in 1992, a move off 10th Street in 2004 when it was a dusty construction zone during the city’s Streetscape revitalization project and an admission fee in 2006 — deemed a failure. Despite the changes — and, this year, despite the darn economy — the festival prevails. It’s part of our history in Tracy, make no beans about it.
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No laughing matter — we do too know beans By Mike McLellan For the Tracy Press
this reason, a staple of Asia. In India, it is the mung bean that has risen in production and popularity, If you want to start up an animated thanks to the use of its sprouts in Asian conversation, instead of asking a perdishes and salads. son about his or her astrological sign, Beans, which are high in dietary fiber ask for a favorite and complex carfood. bohydrates, are a Eating is somemainstay in healthy thing most of us do European and regularly. Some of African diets. us, obviously, like Yet we do not the activity more talk about them than others. much. What you eat and As an example, your willingness to turn to someone try new things tells on the bus and a good deal about ask if he or she you. For example, likes beans or has it is fun to watch recently eaten people having their beans — and watch first experiences the reaction. with foods like sushi And there you or sashimi. are in a romantic In honor of the DRIED DYNAMOS: They might not get candlelit restauTracy Dry Bean much respect, but beans can pack a big rant. She looks Festival, let’s talk punch in a meal. lovely. Her hair about legumes, glistens, her cheeks those muchrosy with good maligned but ecohealth. You lean nomically respectnear her and ask, ed, nitrogen-rich seeds and pods that “Did you have beans for lunch?” are central to our celebration. Maybe not. Some people think beans are amusPeople might find beans funny, but ing, but actually they are rather amazthey are awfully serious about them as ing. Every culture on every continent well. While they may not give a hill of has its own take on the bean. Beans are beans, they hire bean counters to use big business and no laughing matter. their beans. Histories of North, South and Central While vegans may be a little arroAmerica are the stories of the domesgant, they certainly know beans about tication of dry beans from the most beans. ancient of times. So should we all. The soybean, so important to the economy of the Middle Western states of the U.S., is the only bean that is a complete source of protein. It is, for
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TALKING BEANS ON THE STREET “What is your best memory of past bean festivals?” Asked indowntown Tracy, of course. “Actually, at the bean festival, it was the first time I ever tried those bean pies. So that was pretty cool. I also helped sell those headbands that the little girls put around their heads. And just walking around with my friends was pretty cool.” — Brittany Keenan, 17, therapy assistant
“Just all the rides and the good food.” — Patrick Varvell, 19, sports club employee
“Just the good food and all the stuff at every bean festival.” — Anthony McKay, 14, student
“My best memory was when we used to work as volunteers at the booths that we manned.” — Debbie George, 52, mortgage officer
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our stages will light up the streets for the festival’s entertainment, with music and movement for everyone. For children, there’s the Baby Lima Bean Kids Stage at Sixth Street and Central Avenue, with a variety of entertainment for children and teens, from dance to martial arts to singing to hip hop. Jonnie and Brookie, a pair of sister singers from Arizona, will perform, as will the Tracy Dry Bean Festival queen and princess. The Home-Grown Local Talent Stage, at 10th and A streets, will showcase Tracy’s locally raised talent, like Slackenloader, a rock and metal band that draws its sound from the greats in music. Also on this stage will be the Main Street Jazz Band, Rush Hour, The Blues Defenders, Driving Force, Jenny Chivers, Tracy Music, Blue A Fuse and Rumors. The Bean Stage, near 10th Street and Central Avenue, will be the place to see the most popular and well-known performers at the festival. One of them, The
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Mundaze, is an up-andcoming band that mixes pop, rhythm and blues, funk and classic rock into a fresh sound. And Tracy’s own singer/songwriter Megan Slankard will perform Saturday afternoon with her entire alt-rock band. Slankard started her music career when she was 18 and has made three albums and performed in more than 100 cities in five countries. On Sunday, singer-song-
writer B. Robert Hudson will play blues, ballads, classic and folk music. The Oldies Stage will blast golden tunes both days next to more than 100 classic rides shown off in the car show on East 10th Street. Tom “The Giant” Nye will airbrush T-shirts, Bob Gomez will pinstripe cars and deejay Mark Carpenter will be the host and master of ceremonies. MUSIC, CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE
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MUSIC CONTINUED FROM PAGE 6 Here’s the complete schedule:
BABY LIMA BEAN KIDS STAGE, SIXTH STREET AND CENTRAL AVENUE SATURDAY 11 a.m.: Triple Threat Dance Studio Noon: Bean Queen Madison Dennington and Bean Princess Harley Rose Rodriguez, with their royal courts 1 p.m.: Academy of Performing Arts Dance Studio 2 p.m.: Delta Kajunkenbo 3:30 p.m.: Perfect 5th 4 p.m.: Victoria Matthews, singer 4:30 p.m.: Quinto’s Martial Arts 5 p.m.: Lockes Looks Music & Dance Studio 5:45 p.m.: Krys Lawson, hip-hop singer 6:30 p.m.: Zumba Fitness demo
SUNDAY 11 a.m.: Bean Queen and princess and royal courts 12:45 p.m.: James Reed Tae Kwon Do 2 p.m.: Bernardette Studios 3 p.m.: Felicia Zapata, singer 4 p.m.: Rush House 5 p.m.: Jonnie and Brookie, sister singers
11 a.m.: Rush Hour 12:20 p.m.: The Blues Defenders 2 p.m.: Driving Force, rock and roll band 4 p.m.: Slackenloader, metal, rock, alternative band
SUNDAY 11 a.m.: Jenny Chivers 12:10 p.m.: Tracy Music Center 2 p.m.: Blue A Fuse 4 p.m.: Rumors
BEAN STAGE, 10TH STREET AND CENTRAL AVENUE SATURDAY 10 a.m.: Tracy High Jazz, band Noon: Dead Man Band 2:30 p.m.: The Mundaze, band 4:30 p.m.: The Megan Slankard Band
SUNDAY 10 a.m.: Journey Christian Church 11:30 a.m.: B. Robert Hudson, singersongwriter 3:30 p.m.: Ernie Bussio’s Latin Jazz Funk band
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he bean festival queen and princess pageant has been a Tracy tradition since 1991. This year, Juana Dement, and her daughters, Lauren and Erica Dement, coordinated the 2008 Bean Queen & Princess Pageant on June 14 at the Tracy Community Center. Sixteen girls competed for the royal titles, and Madison Dennington was crowned queen, with Harley Rose Rodriguez as princess. The winners performed at opening ceremonies for the Tracy Fourth of July Celebration and will perform at the bean fes-
tival both days. They’re also hosting a canned food drive for the Brighter Christmas charity this weekend. There are food barrels in front of the American Red Cross booth, next door to the Fire Administration Building on Central Avenue and Ninth Street. For every can of food donated, a ticket will be issued for a raffle for prizes. On the queen’s royal court is first runner-up Cadres Shelton, along with Chelsea Fowler, Rebecca Fuller, Bhavani Sanagavarapu and Kayla McGuiness. ROYALTY, CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE
ROYALTIES: From left, front row: Rebecca Fuller, Ankita Lakhotia, Harley Rose Rodriguez, Madison Dennington, Bailey Poole. From left, second row: Chelsea Fowler, Kayla McGuiness, Cadres Shelton, Amy Wise and Brittany Cuevas.
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A little logistics
ith thousands of people expected for the festival, some logistics may be handy here. For wheelchairs, Reich’s Medical Supply, 49 W. 10th St., has wheelchairs and electric scooters for rent. For information: 834-1383. Handicap parking will be at the Bank of America, 10th and A streets; Community Banks of Northern California, 10th Street and Central Avenue; and the Fire Administration Building, Central Avenue and Ninth Street. Crossroads Baptist Church will provide baby-changing stations in the downstairs conference room of the Fire Administration Building. There will be fresh diapers, wipes, water and nursing areas from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Portable restrooms
and wash stations are scattered throughout the festival grounds — on A Street next to the Tracy Press, on B Street on either side of 10th Street, behind Community Banks off the Bean Stage
ROYALTY CONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 The princess’ royal court is first runner-up Ankita Lakhotia, with Brittany Cuevas, Amy Wise and Baily Rose Poole. Category winners for bean queen were: interview, Cadres Shelton; production number, Madison Dennington; poise, Madison Dennington; talent,
and across the street next to the margarita stand, in front of the Fire Administration Building, next to The Great Plate on Central Avenue and in the kids carnival area on Sixth Street.
Cadres Shelton; Miss Friendship, Chealsea Fowler; director’s award, Kayla McGuiness. Category winners for bean princess were: interview, Ankita Lakhotia; production number, Brittany Cuevas; poise, Harley Rose Rodriguez; talent, Harley Rose Rodriguez; Miss Friendship, Amy Wise; director’s award, Catherine Mobley.
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oodies, unite! The festival is definitely a place to find food. If it’s beans you want, check out the Bean Pavilion inside Bean Town, in the parking lot at Eighth Street and Central Avenue. For $5 admission, you can taste seven different kinds of beans — red beans and rice, chili bean soup, navy bean soup, three-bean salad, vegetarian beans, pinto beans and southwest bean salad. The pavilion is sponsored by Hometown Buffet. And, if you’d like to take some beans home to create your own beantastic recipes, the vendors at Bean Town will display more than 40 varieties of dry beans to buy from Pacific Grain & Foods, California Bean Shippers Association and the California Dry
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EAT UP: A pair of bean enthusiasts enjoy the navy bean soup at the Bean Pavilion during last year’s festival.
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Bean Degassing Recipe
his year’s bean festival will have an area that encompasses all things bean related on the bean pavilion near Eighth Street and Central Avenue. One booth will sell more than 60 varieties of beans in 5-pound containers, ready for festival-goers to take home to cook, store or use as decoration. Another booth will sell commemorative 2-pound bean soup blends, along with instructions to make a great bean soup. Then, if you want immediate beans to eat, there will be a tasting of seven types of beans for $5. Something called the Dutch
BEAN THERE: Just like in 2007, there will be no shortage of legumes on display during the 2008 Tracy Dry Bean Festival. Press file photo
Oven Society will also teach cooks how to use Dutch ovens to make — what else? — beans. Finally, the bean mosaic
FOOD CONTINUED FROM PAGE 12 find food vendors bunched around each of the four stage areas. For meals, consider burgers, hot dogs, fried catfish, gyros, sausage on a roll, teriyaki barbecue on a stick, chicken and pork kabob, ribs, tri-tip sandwiches, cheese steak, nachos, papu-
station will be open to anyone who don’t want to eat the beans — but want to arrange them on paper. That’s art!
sas (corn tortillas stuffed with pork and more), tacos and garlic fries. Ready for something sweet? Try fruit smoothies, waffle cone sundaes, Italian ice, fudge, funnel cakes, baklava and kettle corn. And to drink, there’s lemonade, beer, margaritas, iced tea, bottled water and, at 10th and B streets, wine tasting.
Select a pot large enough to hold at least three or four times the volume of beans comfortably. Bring the water to a rolling boil. Pick over the beans to remove pebbles and unsatisfactory elements. Wash the beans and add to the boiling kettle. Boil for two minutes. Remove from the heat, cover and let beans rest for one hour.
Drain and discard the water. Lentils need only rest for a half hour. (The traditional cold water soak overnight, or adding baking soda, is not effective, according to the latest research.)
Add fresh water or chicken/ meat broth to cover beans by two inches, and continue cooking on the stove top or in a crock pot, following any recipe.
Taking the burn out of beans
ome people eat beans and develop high levels of intestinal octane — aka flatulence — because complex sugars are not broken down in the stomach before passing on and out of the lower intestine. It’s normal, say the folks at Pacific Grain & Foods, who will have a festival booth at Ninth Street and Central Avenue. Some of the common overthe-counter remedies for gas include Beano, Gas-X,
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Playing with food encouraged Kids Be’an Kids at the annual get-together
ood contests are a festival mainstay, and this year will bring out the chili chefs, Spam carvers, jalapeño eaters and — for the first time — rib cooks, all on Sunday. Becky and John Day won the festival’s very first chili cook-off, which led them to start All-Day BBQ & Catering. Now they’re chairing the chili and rib contests at the Big O Tires lot, at 10 Street and Central Avenue. For the chili cookfest, contestants each will be given a pound of pink, cranberry and Stueben yellow-eye beans, donated by Pacific Grain & Foods, to use in their recipes with their own ingredients, hot pots, fuel, pans, utensils and fire extinguishers (electrical hookups will be provided). They will have three hours to cook their chili. Then, after the judging and awarding of prizes, there will be a free crowd tasting from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. The rib cook-off is a classic competition, in which each participant gets three identical slabs of ribs to cook for the judges. Confirmed par-
ticipants so far are Famous Dave’s, Texas Roadhouse and Kinder’s Meats-Deli-BBQ. In the Spam-carving competition, entrants will be given two cans of Spam (cooked luncheon meat invented in 1937 and made of ham, pork, sugar, salt, water, potato starch and sodium nitrite). Contestants use their own plates and carving utensils and will have 30 minutes to carve their works of art out of the potted food medium. Prizes will be awarded by age group — younger than 10, 10 to 15, and 16 and older. No festival would be complete without an eating competition, and ours stars the jalapeño. The winner of the competition will be the person who can swallow the most peppers in three minutes and shows an empty mouth to the judges. If there’s a tie, it will give way to a one-minute eat-off. And what goes down must not come up. For contest rules and applications: www.tracybeanfestival.com.
VENDORS GALORE Want to know what vendors and exhibitors are at the festival and where you’ll find them? More than 150 booths are set up on Central Avenue and 10th Street for the two-day event. Here’s a list of all of them, with a description for each. Starting at the Kids Stage and heading north on Central Avenue to 10th Street: Water/soda The Orange Place — lemonade, iced tea Big Top Promotions — hamburgers, fries Flying Sausages — sausages The Corner Hot Dogs — hot dogs, hot links, cheese nachos Sierra Kettle Corn — kettle corn Scoop Shop — shaved ice Bamboo Hut — teriyaki barbecue on stick, fried rice Broadway Dance Center — dance costumes Temp Tats, Face Painting and Body Art — face painting and temporary tattoos
Dayak’s Den Soccer — sports attire, soccer balls Farmers Insurance-Foster Insurance — Child ID kits, giveaways, insurance info Dass Trading Co. — sunglasses D.A.R.E. — T-shirts, information BP Enterprises — leather, key chains Faans Enterprise — home décor, stone gifts PJ Creations — handmade chair cushions, bamboo mats American Laser Centers — information on laser hair removal Jewel Time Inc. — anklets, earrings, bracelets Committee to Elect Larry Hite — voting information, giveaways Entrepreneurs group — information Culligan Water — water softeners, purifiers, filters SVC-West LP/GLA — resort promotions Granny Ruth’s Fudge — sweets
ith the abundance of moremature activities at the Tracy Dry Bean Festival, one might begin to wonder, “What about the kids?” Don’t worry — this year’s festival includes more activities for toddlers and teens than ever before. The Kids Be’an Kids Area will be back for a second year, thanks to the Child Development Centers, at the East Sixth Street parking lot. Activities include a craft station where kids can make their own masks, picture frames,
visors, maracas and more — all decked out in beans, of course. Story time will take place, too, with readings to do with beans, such as the classic “Jack and the Beanstalk.” Jefferson’s 4-H Club members will plant their own “beanstalk” there. Also, an interactive play area will boast a bubble station, bean toss and face painting. For more energetic kids — and their more adventuresome parents — there will be carnival rides and a bungee jump.
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hat else is going on during festival weekend? The Grand Theatre Center for the Arts has two shows this weekend. Riders in the Sky will perform an evening of western music beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday, and One Verse at a Time, a comedy and talent contest to raise money for TnJPoetry Inc., will be at 4 p.m. Sunday. For information: www.
atthegrand.org or 831-6858. Also, the San Joaquin County American Red Cross Ride For the Red motorcycle poker run will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday. More than 2,000 bikers are expected for the poker run to raise money for the American Red Cross’ Armed Forces Emergency Services, counseling, emergency preparedness and youth services.
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Home Depot — information PG&E — information Costco Wholesale — membership information, giveaways In-Shape Health Clubs — membership information Elegant Toes — toe and thumb rings, anklets Home & Garden Party — information Best Buy — information on TVs, DVD players Wellness Chiropractic Center — informational booklets The Sunroom Co. — displays Grace Christian Center — information on ministries, programs U.S. Army — information, giveaways Tracy Motorsports — motorcycles, scooters, all-terrain vehicles U.S. Army — information, giveaways Windwalker Treasures — wind chimes, outdoor décor The Nutty Gourmet by Mel — prepackaged nuts Sunset Fencing Inc. — displays Payta Bamboo — necklaces, earrings, anklets Sunset Fencing Inc. — displays KlapnKlup Soy Candles — candles Uncle G’s Fried Cat Fish — fish and chips, kabobs Lockeford Meat & Sausage — sausage on a roll, drinks Silvia Montelango — pupusas, rice, beans, pork on a stick Que Taco — tacos Eric’s Buffalo Wings-Funnel Cakes — funnel cakes, gyros American Druze Society — gyros, sausages, Philly steak, baklava
East on 10th Street, between D and F streets and near the Car Show Stage: Water/soda Castro’s BBQ — tri-tip, linguica sandwiches Save Our Young — cheesesteak, garlic fries, wings The Orange Place — lemonade, iced tea Pacific Grain & Foods — bean displays, samples International Dutch Oven Society — cooking demonstrations West on 10th Street to A Street, from the Main Stage to the 209 Stage: Water/soda Tracy Chamber of Commerce — information Kong’s Jade — handmade jade jewelry El Dorado Ranch — information on tours Pump it Up Manteca— information, giveaways, water Brink’s Home Security — security system information Fitness 19 — membership information, giveaways Biopro Technology — cell and universal chip information Alhambra Water — bottled water samples, water coolers NorCal Water Systems — water filtration system display Massage Envy — lotions, oils, massage Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory — information, giveaways
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“I Love a Piano” November 28, 2008
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