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Tony Wade Book Signing: “Growing Up in Vacaville”

August 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Growing Up In Vacaville 

by Tony Wade 

About the Book 

Fiesta Days parades, Saturday nights at the Vacaville Theatre, and Bulldogs and Wildcats everywhere. 

Exquisite food coupled with the wonder and whimsy of the world-famous Nut Tree restaurant. Beating the heat at The Blue Lagoon Waterslide Park or getting lost in the giant maze, The Wooz. Trips to the burger joints on “Hamburger Hill” while the scent of dehydrating onions from the Basic Vegetable Products plant wafted through the air. Savoring Vasquez Deli burritos with the radio station tuned to KUIC. Celebrating with hometown heroes Super Bowl Champion Jarrett Bush, World Series MVP Jermaine Dye and iconic rock band Papa Roach. 

Author and accidental historian Tony Wade leads this vivid tour through bygone Vacaville . 

About the Author 

Tony Wade came to Fairfield in 1976 when he was twelve years old and never left. In 2006, Wade began writing for the Daily Republic, and in 2011, he became an “accidental historian” when he started his “Back in the Day” columns. Wade’s first book, Growing Up in Fairfield, California, was published in 2021, his second, Lost Restaurants of Fairfield, California, was published in 2022 and his third, Armijo High School, Fairfield, California was published in 2023. He lives in Fairfield with his wife, Beth, and their Chiweenie, Chunky Tiberius Wade.


August 24
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tony Wade Book Signing

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