Picnic Day 2023

Grape vine giveaway at Picnic Day

Event Date

392 Old Davis Road, Davis, CA 95616

Picnic Day at UC Davis is filled with activities, Aggie Pride, and a campus full of students, families, and community members. We hope you will join us for fun and educational experiences highlighting the Department of Food Science and Technology, the Department of Viticulture and Enology, the Honey and Pollination Center, and the UC Davis Olive Center. The UC Davis Bookstore will be selling honey and olive oil to support the two centers (credit card only), and the Olive Center will also have shirts, hats, and olive wood for sale (cash/check only). See the full schedule below!

Popularization of DG Juice
9:00 am to 1:00 pm, Good Life Garden
Taste and enjoy dark-green leaf juice. Learn how to enhance the safety and quality of DG juice from the microbial level and bring healthy food into your life!
The Cool Science of Ice Cream
10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Good Life Garden
Learn about and taste ice cream made at the UC Davis Pilot Plant.

RMI Centers of Excellence
10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Sensory Building Courtyard
Find out about upcoming events and programs, the Friends program, becoming a volunteer, and giveaways while supplies last.
Honey Tasting
10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Sensory Building Courtyard
Come taste and learn about UC Davis honey and honey varietals from North America. Honey is available for purchase.
Extra Virgin: How to Identify and Taste Olive Oils
10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Sensory Building Courtyard
Taste the delicious Olive Center olive oils, meet and discuss how the olive oils are made, how to taste them, detect the differences and appreciate them with our staff. Olive oil is available for purchase.
Explore the Department of Viticulture & Enology with the Davis Enology & Viticulture Organization (DEVO)

  • Winery Tours
    11:00 am to 1:30 pm, Winery Building
  • Grapevine Giveaway *while supplies last
    11:00 to 2:00 pm, Good Life Garden
  • Barrel Making Demonstration
    12:00 to 1:00 pm, Winery Building Courtyard

Visit the Picnic Day website for a full schedule of events