EVENTS/POINTS OF INTEREST
Woodland offers the active community several places of interest and local events to enjoy year round. Woodland's major stops include the agriculture and transportation museum, the Heidrick Ag History Center, Reiff's Antique Gas Station Automotive Museum, the Yolo County Historical Museum, and the century-old Woodland Public Library that is still in operation.
The Woodland Opera House was recently renovated from its original glory to host several major productions throughout the year and to serve as a music venue. For family fun, residents can head to the Yolo County Fair in August, featuring demolition derbies, 4-H competitions, music, food and more. The populace may also attend the annual Sacramento Valley Scottish Games and Festival featuring cultural music, dancing and heavy athletic events.
For history buffs, check out Stroll Through History for guided tours through Woodland's historic areas and homes. Woodland's Dynamite Chili Cook-Off is a fan favorite event that features live music, pony rides, games and of course, amazing chili. Finally, the Christmas Parade draws more than 30,000 people every year, rolling through Woodland's historic downtown district along Main Street. Additional events include Fourth of July Celebration, National Night Out, the Father Daughter Dinner Dance and the Downtown Halloween Celebration.
Woodland's students are served by the Woodland Joint Unified School District with ten elementary schools, one charter school, two middle schools, two high schools, one continuation high school and an adult education center in the area. Private education is provided by the Woodland Christian School (PK ? 12); Holy Rosary Parish School (PK-8); Montessori Children's House (PK-6); Woodland Adventist School (PK-8); and Cornerstone Christian Academy (PK-12).
Higher education is provided by Woodland Community College in town, the University of California-Davis, Sacramento City College, California State University-Sacramento, Cosumnes River College, and American River College in nearby Sacramento.
Woodland offers a stable economy that is largely based on agriculture. Additional industries include transportation, construction and manufacturing, especially of modular homes. With its central location, proximity to Sacramento and San Francisco, and easy accessibility to the state's major thoroughfares of I-5 and I-80, Woodland's businesses are thriving. The top employers in Woodland include the Target Distribution Center, Walgreens Co., Thrifty PayLess, Pacific Coast Producers, Sun Foods and PGP International, to name a few.
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