The Lodi Grape Festival has come and gone with a minimum of incidents and warm, but not stifling, weather.
"There were some fights on Friday night, but not much else," Lodi Police Detective Mike Manetti said while checking out the quiet grounds Sunday afternoon, the festival's final day.
"We ejected some gang members Friday before they did anything," he said. Once gang-bangers gave bad looks to rival gang members, they were sent out of the festival, he added.
Meanwhile, some Grape Festival visitors shared what they enjoyed the most this year.
Cathy Pazdel, of Discovery Bay (born and raised in Lodi): "The kids got their picture taken holding a python. They could feel the squeeze. The lemonade was delicious. Of course, my favorite was the wine and the grape art. I love the grape art."
Jaime Worthen, of Lodi: The petting zoo and grape pavilion.
"I thought the animals were pretty good. You got to feed them."
Sara Worthen, of Lodi: "I like the shopping - especially the jewelry."
Trevor Manley, a freshman at Jim Elliot Christian High School: "Being with friends and stuff."
Kathy Dunlap, of Citrus Heights: "We came because we saw it on Channel 31. We enjoyed the reptile exhibit. You know what surprised me was how clean it is. In Sacramento, the fairgrounds never look like this."
Fred Pazdel, of Discovery Bay: "We really liked the reptile exhibit and the auditions for the kids. The kids really liked the scarecrows."
Lexus Wilson, of Stockton: "They've got real good smoothies."
Also see today's Street Scene: What is your favorite part of the Grape Festival?