Cowpoke Fall Gathering and Eggplant Festival in Loomis

BAXTER BLACK CAN SHOE A HORSE, STRING A BARBED WIRE fence and bang out a Bob Willis classic on his flat top guitar. From The Tonight Show and NPR to RFD-TV, Baxter’s wacky verse has been seen and heard by millions.
Black is “probably the nation’s most successful living poet,” The New York Times wrote. [...]

Loomis: A snowless escape

THOUGH MINUTES FROM THE RUSH OF I-80, historic Loomis is steeped in small-town charm. It has an old-fashioned downtown, renovated fruit-packing sheds and a rural feel.
Loomis (pop. 6,430) grew up along the first transcontinental railroad route and historic Hwy. 40. It is a hidden gem, filled with unique cafes and restaurants, microbrew and [...]