Tokay Carnival, Lodi's first festival, held 100 years ago
This wooden arch was built as a temporary entrance to the 1907 Tokay Carnival on Pine Street. (Photo courtesy of Ralph Lea)

The Tokay Carnival, the city's first grape harvest celebration, was held 100 years ago on the dirt streets of downtown Lodi.

Although it was held only the one time in September 1907, the Tokay Carnival served as the inspiration for today's long-lasting Lodi Grape Festival who has been a fall tradition since 1934.

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