This year’s lineup of demo stage events boasts everything from a sous chef challenge to a quick lesson on how to make focaccia and a full-on preview of next year’s World Butchers’ Challenge. All demos will take place on Sat., Sept. 28. Clicking on the event title will take you to a description of the demo (if available).

ACURA STAGE
12 p.m. California Rice Commission, Chef Juan Barajas
1 – 5 p.m. World Butchers’ Challenge

NUGGET STAGE
11 a.m. Flower Arranging
12 p.m. Fresh to Market Beef 101
1 p.m. Coffee Brewing Techniques
2 p.m. How to Make Pesto
3 p.m. How to Make Focaccia
4 p.m. All About Apples
5 p.m. How to Make Gourmet Cheese Bites

UC DAVIS HEALTH STAGE
11 a.m. Sheep Shearing
12 p.m. UC Davis Health Cooking Demo
1 – 2:30 p.m. The Sysco Sacramento Sous Chef Challenge
3:15 p.m. Cooking with Kids: How to Make Spring Rolls
4:15 p.m. Meet Taz, Sacramento County’s Newest Pest Detection Dog
5:15 p.m. Farm to Table Talk, Live Podcast