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Rancho Cucamonga Grape Harvest Festival Collection
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  • Conditions Governing Access
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  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Biographical / Historical
  • Scope and Contents
  • Arrangement
  • Processing Information

  • Title: Rancho Cucamonga Grape Harvest Festival Collection
    Creator: Cucamonga Service Club
    Creator: Rancho Cucamonga Chamber of Commerce
    Identifier/Call Number: 0075
    Contributing Institution: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Special Collections and Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 4.50 Linear Feet(5 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1935-2011, bulk 1985-2011
    Abstract: The collection contains memorabilia from the Rancho Cucamonga Grape Harvest Festival, an event that started in 1939 and was billed as "California's Oldest Grape Harvest Festival." The festival was originally scheduled to coincide with the beginning of the grape harvest in the fall and it also promoted local wineries. The most recent harvest festival was in 2017. Materials include festival passes, badges, pins, and tickets; photocopies of early festival programs; and photocopies of clippings about the event.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Advance notice required for access.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], Rancho Cucamonga Grape Harvest Festival Collection, Collection no. 0075, Southern California Wine and Wine Industry Collection, Special Collections and Archives, University Library, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    The materials were gathered from Special Collections' Southern California Wine and Wine Industry Collection files.

    Biographical / Historical

    The Rancho Cucamonga Grape Harvest Festival was first held in 1939 and was called the "Cucamonga Wine and Grape Festival" in the community then known as Cucamonga. The Cucamonga Service Club sponsored the event, which was held in early September to coincide with the fall harvest.
    In 1981, the Rancho Cucamonga Chamber of Commerce took over festival operations and, in later years, moved the event to June. The most recent festival, held in 2017, was called the "Inland Empire Grape Harvest Festival" and was held at Cucamonga-Guasti Park in Ontario.
    The harvest festival was long billed as "California's Oldest Grape Harvest Festival," a designation made official by the state legislature in 1987.
    During its history, the event featured a variety of entertainment, including a grape stomp, wine tasting, and musical acts.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection contains memorabilia from the Rancho Cucamonga Grape Harvest festival, an event that was billed as "California's Oldest Grape Harvest Festival." Materials include festival passes, badges, pins, and tickets; flyers and posters; newspapers inserts about the festival from the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin and Daily Report; photocopies of early festival programs; wine glasses from the festival; and photocopies of clippings about the event.

    Arrangement

    The collection is arranged alphabetically by folder title in the finding aid but does not reflect physical arrangement.

    Processing Information

    The collection was processed by Rob Strauss in September 2018.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Rancho Cucamonga Grape Harvest Festival
    Inland Empire Grape Harvest Festival
    Wine festivals
    Wine glasses