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Scene in the 209

There were plenty of happenings in the 209 in April and May to enjoy, from crab feeds to car shows to the rodeo and festivals. 209 Magazine was happy to join in the fun. If you want your event featured in Scene in the 209, email

Newman Police K9 Association Crab Feed

The Newman Police K9 Association was once again able to host their crab feed and the effort was rewarded with a large turnout eager to support the cause and enjoy some crab. The proceeds from the crab feed, along with donations received throughout the year, have been the exclusive means for sustaining the K9 Unit, which not only enhances public safety, but also the officers as well.

Motors on Main

The third annual Motors on Main saw a bevy of classic cars, trucks and motorcycles line-up in Gustine for enthusiasts to check out the work done on these old beauties. 

Motors on Main began last year under the guidance of Bernie Medeiros and her family. It was done to honor her late husband Victor Medeiros who passed in 2020 from a heart attack. Proceeds are donated to Jessica’s House in Turlock. 

Oakdale Rodeo

The 72nd annual Oakdale PRCA, Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association brought lots of activity to town in April. The festivities included a parade, museum tours, coronations of the rodeo court and plenty of rodeo action in the arena.

San Joaquin Valley Portuguese Festival

The Annual San Joaquin Valley Portuguese Festival was held at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds with attendees enjoying food, activities, bloodless bullfights and a parade.