Best Events Newsletter in El Dorado County

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 27, 2017 / comments

[Wine and Dine Gold Country]

Wine and Dine Gold Country created this great newsletter and organize events all in one place to save you work in searching for events.  We love our community and it's our gift to you!       Check the ongoing events for information about the Community Observatory, a wonderful family friendly venue and all events are free!   Events in the newsletter Include Olde Coloma Theatre melodrama, car shows, art studio tours, Halloween events, wine festival, kids' carnival, car show, ice cream social, poker tournament, golf tournament, BBQ's, family events, chili cookoff, rock and gem show, fly-in, Songs for HartSong Ranch benefit, Georgetown's Founders Day and so much more!  

If you have friends or family coming for a visit, share this newsletter with them before they come.   They might find great events that they would like to attend!  This newsletter covers events on Western Slope El Dorado County. 

If you have friends or family coming for a visit, share this newsletter with them before they come.   They might find great events that they would like to attend!  This newsletter covers events on Western Slope El Dorado County.  

 

For a great site for dog friendly activities http://visit-eldorado.com/dogtrekker.php, also for a variety of dog friendly counties and activities go to www.dogtrekker.com 

 

How to use this newsletter.  All specific dated events are contained in the first part of the newsletter. If an event is occurring for more than one day, the combined dates will be at the beginning of the entries. 

 

Remember you can access this newsletter at any time by going to www.wineanddinegoldcountry.com and clicking the current newsletter link on the home page. 

 

Event information sometimes changes or events are cancelled without notice, so please check final event information directly with the event sponsor.   I always try my best to supply you with the latest information.  If you see anything on this newsletter that needs updating, please let me know it helps having more eyes out there!  


 

Apple  Hill Farms.  Many seasonal farms are open!  For more info go towww.applehill.com to plan your trip here is a helpful link:  http://www.applehill.com/plan-your-trip/   

Apple Hill Berry Farms:  http://applehill.com/project_category/berry-farms/

 

Olde Coloma Theatre through September 17th "The Whirling Dervish of Coloma" or "Ladies, Gentlemen and Others?" This presentation has adult content.  For more info go towww.oldecolomatheatre.org or call 530/626-5282.  380 Monument Road, Coloma.  

 

Mark your calendars for Art on the Divide Gallery "All Things Wild" Art Exhibit at Art on the Divide Gallery. September 1-30.  See dated entry.  

 

27 Banners on Parade sponsored by Placerville Art on Parade Organization.  Banners will be displayed until early October.  
 

August 27th, 2017

Peddlers & Pickers Antique and Community Faire...an Americana event!8:30am-4:30pm Great vendors, vintage and antique goods, quality hand-crafted merchandise, Live music from 1:00-4:00 p.m. The Quibblers are a loose collection of musicians who play high-energy, swingy, bluesy, jazzy, edgy Americana. Good eats are provided by Knuckle Dragger Pizza Company, original Kettle Korn folks will be there.  Enjoy beer, wine, friendly vendors and a memorable atmosphere.  Try your hand at croquet on a beautiful, sweeping lawn, hosted by the Camino Garden Club. Family friendly. No dogs please.  Backroads Barn, 3700 Fort Jim Rd., Placerville. Kid friendly event, free admission.  Go to backroadsbarn on Facebook.

Birthday Buddies Kids Carnival and Community Bazaar 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Garden Valley Park, corner of Marshall Rd. and Garden Valley Rd., Garden Valley. FREE CONCERT by Revelstoke! Bring the whole family for an afternoon of fun. Community booths with free crafts and activities for kids, and local vendors with food and merchandise for sale. This event will also feature the Kirby Fun Zone kid's play area, facepainting and tons of fun for kids of all ages. Sign up now for a vendor booth (only $10), or to become a sponsor of the event ($50 and up - free t-shirt with your/your company's name!) Non-profits get a free event booth if you provide a craft or activity for kids. Call Jillian Firth at 530/957-5401 or Amy Enslow at 530/334-3558 for more information. Birthday Buddies is a local non-profit serving low-income families on the Georgetown Divide. All of funding comes from our community, both individuals and businesses. A big thank you to our local sponsors! Make checks payable to GDRB21. A GDRD Community Partner Event.

 

Jazz Gitan at Skinner Vineyards, 12:00pm, 8054 Fairplay Rd., Somerset. 530/620-2220

 

August 31st, 2017

 

Hangtown Car Show on Historic Main Street, Placerville.  5-8pm Co-sponsored by Placerville Lions Club, Mother Lode Lions and the Placerville Downtown Association.  Participation is limited by the number of spaces available.  Admission and parking are free for spectators.  Entries are limited to model year 1975 or earlier.  Awards will be given for categories like Best Paint, Best Engine and Best Custom.  Limited to 185 entrants.  Parking will be in the order of arrival.  Local merchants will be open. Music and Food, 50/50 drawing. Cosponsored by Placerville Downtown Assoc, Plvlle Lions Club, Mother Lode Lions for info and pre-registration to show a car call Mike at 530-622-1731

 

September 1st-September 30th, 2017

 

"All Things Wild" Art Exhibit at Art on the Divide Gallery.  4th Invitational Art Show.  The exhibit will reflect each artists vision of the subject.Twenty-seven guest artists and fifty-five "wild" pieces will grace the AODC Gallery.  All fifty-five pieces were juried into the show by a committee of artists from the gallery. Artwork will be on display Sept. 1-30, Friday-Sunday from 10am -5 pm. Guests will be asked to vote for their favorite entry, and a "People's Choice" ribbon will be presented to the winning artist at the end of the show.  Art On the Divide Cooperative Gallery is pleased to host a reception on Sept. 10th from 1-4, with refreshments, a special wine tasting with Rosa-Lucca Estates winery, and wild music by Mary Beth Dowd and David Blonski.  The reception will flow into the historic rose garden behind the gallery, weather permitting. rt On the Divide Cooperative Gallery is open from 10-6 Friday through Sunday and on Thursday from 11-4 p.m.  The gallery is located at 6295 Main Street between the fire station and the American River Inn in Georgetown.  The phone number is 530 333-2787 (ARTS)  For more info go to www.artonthedivide.com

 

September 1st - September 2nd, 2017
 

Fornis will be performing at the Coloma Club. 9pm  21 and over. No cover. 7171 CA-49, Coloma 530/626-6390www.colomaclub.com

 

September 2nd-September 3rd, 2017

 

Dry Diggings Festival Beer, music, camping.  www.drydiggingsfestival.com El Dorado Fair & Event Center, 100 Placerville Dr., Placerville.  

 

September 2nd-September 4th, 2017
 

Carson Road Community Wine Club Event 11am-5pm. 10 wineries along Carson Road between Placerville and Camino. For more info call 530/647-1767(Crystal Basin Cellars). Free for wine club members

 

September 2nd, 2017
 

Jazz Gitan, 2pm Courtyard Cafe, 312 Main St., Placerville. Free/donation

Adult Biodynamic Field Trip & Lunch in the Cellar 9am, Narrowgate Vineyards. Led by winemaker/farmer Frank Hildebrand and the Narrow Gate staff intermediate vineyard hike, Estate wine tasting and gourmet cheese and charcuterie box lunch 90 minute journey through the ripening vineyards. Must be physically fit and able to walk in uneven terrain in potentially warm to hot weather for 90 minutes. For more info and to make reservations go towww.narrowgatevineyards.com

 

Labor Day Weekend Pig Roast hosted by Uncle Tom's Cabin.  15630 Wentworth Springs Rd., Georgetown.  530/402-7204.  Live music by RevelStoke.  4x4 show-off-show; people's choice; music in the meadow; horseshoes and camping

 

Wakamatsu Open Farm Day 10am-2pm.  941 Cold Springs Rd., Placerville.  Your self-guided walking tour of Wakamatsu Farm may include a stroll to Okei-san's 1871 gravesite and Charles Graner's original 1850's farmhouse. Take a trip around the lake on the 1.5-mile wheelchair-accessible trail. Bring a picnic to enjoy at your leisure. Interpreters will be available to share information and answer questions about Wakamatsu Farm's human and natural history.Find out more at:www.ARConservancy.org/wakamatsu 

 

September 3rd, 2017

Sangria Sunday at Everhart Cellars/Hart 2 Hart Vineyards. 12pm-4pm Enjoy live music, refreshing Sangria, and award winning wines, Brickhouse Wood Fired Pizza will be there with fresh, made to order, personal size pizza for purchase. $10 (530) 885-9463www.hart2hartvineyards.com Featuring Deb Smith guitarist-singer

 

High Tea in the Orchard 2-4pm Harris Tree Family Farm. Gather in the farm for tea in the orchard with a variety of bakeshop goodies. Cost $20 per person, children $15 up to 12 years old. Call for reservations530-644-2194 www.harristreefarm.com

 

September 4th, 2017

Labor Day at the Cameron Park Pool. 1-5pm 2502 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park. $1 day at the pool - $1 entry, $1 food, games, prizes and more. Vendor spaces available. 
For more information call (530) 677-2231 or go to www.cameronpark.org

 

September 9th, 2017
 

Lobster on the River (Revisited)sponsored by Placerville Rotary 5pm-8:30pm.  Live music with The Random Strangers.  Dinner and dessert by Cousins Maine Lobster, All Star Que, Rich's Ice Cream Catering.  Henningsen Lotus Park along the South Fork of the American River.  Tickets available atwww.placervillerotary.org or at Thompsons Toyota, Terrie Prod'hon CPA, Blue Ribbon Personnel Services, or any Placerville Rotarian.  Or call 530/622-1731.  All proceeds go to local youth projects.  Raffle prizes.  No host bar.

Automotive Excellence Annual Car Show and Family Fun Day. Customs, Classics, and work in progress all welcome. There will be food, music, raffle prizes, cake contest and walk, putting contest, monster slide and vendors. Free admission. Located at 4600 Missouri Flat Rd, Placerville 530/622-2701

 

Romp Thru the Rhone wine and food pairings at Crystal Basin Cellars. 3550 Carson Road, Camino (530) 647-1767

 

Coloma Gold Rush Cemeteries Tour9am-12pm Join pioneer cemetery advocate Mike Roberts for an informal tour of Coloma's historic cemeteries. The tour includes historic Uniontown Cemetery, Coloma Pioneer Cemetery, formerly known as "Coloma Protestant," St. John's Catholic Cemetery, and time permitting, the idyllic Pilot Hill Cemetery. Mike will conclude the tour demonstrating how to respect an old burial ground while accommodating new interments. Optional lunch in Coloma. Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Coloma area). Suggested donation: $5/members, $10/non-members. 
julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

 

St. James Catholic Church annual Western BBQ 4pm-8pm.  Dinner and music 4-7pm.  Musical entertainment by Old West and other entertainment by Divide Regulators.  Complete tri-tip dinner, no host bar, silent auction. Adults $25; kids hot dog dinner $5.  Proceeds go to a new roof.   2831 Harkness Rd, Georgetown (530) 626-5535

September 10th, 2017

Sangria Sunday at Everhart Cellars/Hart 2 Hart Vineyards. 12pm-4pm Enjoy live music, refreshing Sangria, and award winning wines, Brickhouse Wood Fired Pizza will be there with fresh, made to order, personal size pizza for purchase. $10 (530) 885-9463www.hart2hartvineyards.com

Artist Reception for "All Things Wild" Art Exhibit at Art on the Divide Gallery. 4th Invitational Art Show. 1-4pm. The community is welcome to visit and meet the artists.  Refreshments, a special wine tasting with Rosa-Lucca Estates winery, and wild music by Mary Beth Dowd and David Blonski.  The reception will flow into the historic rose garden behind the gallery, weather permitting.  Art On the Divide Cooperative Gallery is open from 10-6 Friday through Sunday and on Thursday from 11-4 p.m. The gallery is located at 6295 Main Street between the fire station and the American River Inn in Georgetown. The phone number is 530 333-2787 (ARTS) For more info go towww.artonthedivide.com

 

Motherlode Century Spring Classic 500 Rider Limit. Rolling through ranch, forest, farms, and vineyards the 5th Annual Motherlode Century fulfills what avid cyclists search for. Host venue offers $10 camping, tent cabins, RV spaces and cabins to serve all your lodging needs; or try some of the local hotels and B&B's. Other valley attractions include rafting, hiking in the State Park, and more wineries and breweries than you can visit in a weekend. This ride helps support the Friends of El Dorado Trails, and groups are welcomed with discounts and trip planning services. More information: 530-545-0698;http://www.motherlodecentury.com/motherlodecentury@live.com

 

End of Summer Ice Cream Social 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM at Enchanted April Inn. Please dress for a garden party, hats and fascinators are encouraged. Tickets are $25.00 per person, includes multiple scoops of ice cream and entertainment. This event is for guests 18 and over. The funds raised will benefit Snowline and their mission of supporting our community by serving patients at the end of life and guiding loved ones through grief. Ice Cream Menu: Sundaes, Root Beer Floats, Banana Splits and scoops. Enchanted April Inn, 5950 Salmon Falls Road, Pilot Hill. All proceeds go 100% to supporting patients and families served by Snowlinehttp://www.snowlinehospice.org/about/highlights-and-events/end-of-summer-ice-cream-social For more info contact Rene Hamlinrhamlin@snowlinehospice.org

 

September 15-October 8, 2017
 

Imagination Theater Southfork Confessions. For more info call 530/642-0404. 100 Placerville Dr., Placerville

 

September 15, 2017
 

Friday Nights in the Vineyard at Everhart Cellars. Every third Friday through October. Catered buffet dinner and live music. For more information or to purchase tickets go to www.everhartcellars.com

 

September 16th-September 18th, 2017
 

Chugger's Show at High Hill Ranch.2901 High Hill Rd., Placerville. 530/644-1973 https://www.highhillranch1.net/
 

September 16th, 2017

 

Needle Nellies 20th Anniversary Outdoor Quilt Show in Georgetown. 10am-4pm Rotary Stamp Mill Park, corner of Main St and Harkness, Georgetown. $5 admission and you get a handmade gift.

 

M.O.R.E. Chili Cook Off and Classic Car Show. 10am-4pm.  El Dorado County Fair and Event Center, 100 Placerville Dr., Placerville.  30 chili cooks competing to earn your vote for best chili; browse over 100 beautiful classic cars while enjoying live music. There will be drawings for prizes, one of a kind artwork by the Something MORE Artists', drinks, hotdogs, facepainting & more! Car Show Entry is Free, Chili Tasting: $10/Adult, $5/Children. Car show begins at 10 am and the chili is ready at Noon.  All proceeds benefit adults with developmental disabilities.  For entry forms for the show or chili cook off go to  www.morerehab.org. Questions Call:(530)622-4848 or email: NuttallK@MoreRehab.org

 

Placerville Oktoberfest 3pm-8pm Historic Main Street, Placerville. Featuring craft breweries and local wine, live Bavarian music, beer contests, prizes, Bavarian dance demos, Kids Korner, German food, vendors and more. For more info go towww.placerville-downtown.org

 

Hands on Harvest at Fenton Herriott 10AM-1PM For two Saturdays (Sept. 16 and Sept. 23rd), participants will arrive by 10am and take a vineyard tour then collect samples of fruit for harvest, measure sugar to determine optimum pick time of our Sangiovese and more. Move into the cellar and experience a vertical tasting of Sangiovese - a light lunch will be served. The price includes a bottle of 2013 Sangiovese to take home with you. For more info contact Brian Darwazeh briand@fentonherriott.comhttp://www.fentonherriott.com/events/

 

Wine & Sunset Saturday at Mount Aukum Winery 4pm-9pm  Every 3rd Saturday of the month.  Live band, wines and food. $10 per person includes dinner and music, wine is additional.  For more info contact Brianaadmin@mountaukum.com http://www.mountaukum.com

 

Sixth Annual Wine in the Vines 5:30-7:30pm Sierra Vista Vineyard and Winery.  Live music by Hickory Wind.  Light refreshments by Diane Wilkinson.  For more info call 530/334-6090.  Sponsored by Friends of Seniors 4560 Cabernet Way, Placerville.  
 

September 17th, 2017

Wine for Words sponsored by The Placerville Friends of the Library. 3pm The featured author is Katherine Kemp Velez. There will be a book signing, origami demonstration and a silent auction. Wine tasting and hearty hors d'oeuvres. Held at Placerville Main Library, 345 Fair Lane, Placerville. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at the Placerville Main Library as well as at the Cameron Park and El Dorado Hills Libraries. For more info contact: B Raines, (530) 622-5021

 

Hot Cars, Rockin' Blues, & Smokin' BBQ!  At Miraflores Winery 9am-5pm 9th annual car show and sip wine in a beautiful winery setting. Gates open at 9 am, event starts at 10am. Admission is free. BBQ lunch will be available for purchase (free lunch to those who register their cars) while listening to live music from singer Bob Rawleigh. Wine Prizes will be given to the 1st & 2nd Place Car Show winners.  For more info contact Ashlee Cuneo (530) 647-8505 http://www.mirafloreswinery.com
 

September 20th, 2017

 

Annual Charity Golf Tournament Apple Mountain Resort a portion of the proceeds will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters. For more information click here

 

September 22nd-September 25th, 2017

 

"Teie One On" a gathering of musicians, local vendors, a fun family kidzone, and two nights of camping at Chili Bar on the South Fork of the American River. This is the 2nd Annual Gathering.  There will be food vendors throughout the day including coffee and breakfast to rise and shine. Several wineries pouring and brews on tap from various breweries. A portion of all food and beverage sales will be donated to a nonprofit benefitting our local community. For more info go to Just Exactly Perfect website: http://teieoneon.com/ Music starts Friday at 4:20pm; Saturday music starts at 11:30am. Sunday music starts at 11am and will close out the fest at 8pm. Nugget Campground, 6045 Rafters Lane, Placerville. Ticket info www.eventbrite.com

 

September 23rd-September 24th, 2017

 

Placerville Arts Association Artists Studio Tour 2017 Studio #12 two Weekends - 10 AM - 5 PM
Sept. 23 & 24 and Sept. 30 & Oct. 1. Studio #12 is located at 2645 Morrene Dr., Placerville
Directions: From Hwy 50 heading west, take the Mosquito Rd exit. From Hwy 50 heading east, take the Broadway exit and turn right. Turn right again onto Mosquito Road. After 1/3 mile, turn left on Hocking St., then right onto Morrene and go 1/2 mile to destination on right. Join the artists for Art & Appetizers  (Photographer Stacy Pedri and jewelry artist Victoria Mott will be at this location)**

 

**For all art studio tour locations and for more information go to http://www.arttourpaa.com/**

 

September 23rd, 2017
 

6th Annual Park Community Music Festival and Car Show 12pm-6pm BBQ, Vendors and Bounce House, Car show limited to the first 120 vehicles. There will be live music 3901 Wild Chaparral Drive, Shingle Springshttp://www.parkcommunity.org/upcoming-events/registration If you have questions contact fredr@boldstgone.com Fred Ricketts (916) 225-0014

Cameron Park CountryFest 2pm-7pm The Cameron Park Community Foundation is sponsoring a FREE event with live music, an amateur BBQ competition, Kids Zone, vendors, food and drink. For more information call (530) 677-2231 or go tohttp://www.cameronpark.org/. Christa McAuliffe Park, Cameron Park

 

Hands on Harvest at Fenton Herriott 10AM-1PM For two Saturdays (Sept. 16 and Sept. 23rd), participants will arrive by 10am and take a vineyard tour then collect samples of fruit for harvest, measure sugar to determine optimum pick time of our Sangiovese and more. Move into the cellar and experience a vertical tasting of Sangiovese - a light lunch will be served. The price includes a bottle of 2013 Sangiovese to take home with you. For more info contact Brian Darwazeh briand@fentonherriott.comhttp://www.fentonherriott.com/events/

 

Animal Outreach Annual Fundraiser Spaghetti Dinner.   5:30-9:00pm.  Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr., Cameron Park.   Music, silent auction, raffle and more.  Dinner, beverage, dessert.  No host bar.  Advance ticket purchase only available at Animal Outreach, 6101 Enterprise Dr., Diamond Springs.  530/642-2287.  
 

September 24th, 2017

 

29th Annual Antique Faire on Historic Main Street, Placerville.  8am-3pm  Presented by the Placerville Downtown Association.  Open Air Market, Antiques, and Vintage Vendors.  Food, refreshments and more.  Admission is free.  Fun for the whole family.

 

Music on the Divide new 2017-2018 season.  Oom Pah Pah Band from Nevada City.  3pm.  IOOF Hall, Georgetown, corner of Main and Hwy 193. For more info go towww.musiconthedivide.org 

 

Founders Day in Georgetown!  Main Street is closed, and there will be food booths, craft booths and live music. Founder's Day Parade Applications are available! Pick up your parade applications at the Georgetown Library, The Georgetown Fire Station or the Garden Valley Fire Station, and return them to the same location. This year's parade will take place on Sunday, September 24th at 12:00. The application deadline is Friday, September 22nd at 5:00.  

 

September 29th through October 29th, 2017

Olde Coloma Theatre "A Fairy Important Matter" or "There's Gold in them there Hills" Show Runs weekends September 29 - October 29 380 Monument Rd. Coloma For more info call 530/626-5282http://www.oldecolomatheatre.org

 

September 29th, 2017

 

Friday Wine Down every last Friday of the month through October at Everhart Cellars.  Endless wood-fired pizza, salad and music with DJ Grant.  Catered by Brickhouse Wood Fired Pizza.  Advance tickets recommended. To purchase tickets or for more information go to www.everhartcellars.com

 

 September 30th-October 1st, 2017

 

Placerville Arts Association Artists Studio Tour 2017 Studio #12 two Weekends - 10 AM - 5 PM
Sept. 23 & 24 and Sept. 30 & Oct. 1. Studio #12 is located at 2645 Morrene Dr., Placerville
Directions: From Hwy 50 heading west, take the Mosquito Rd exit. From Hwy 50 heading east, take the Broadway exit and turn right. Turn right again onto Mosquito Road. After 1/3 mile, turn left on Hocking St., then right onto Morrene and go 1/2 mile to destination on right. Join the artists for Art & Appetizers (Photographer Stacy Pedri and jewelry artist Victoria Mott will be at this location)**

**For all art studio tour locations and for more information go tohttp://www.arttourpaa.com/**
 

September 30th, 2017
 

"Second Annual Songs for HartSong"fundraising event - a Lip-sync/Karaoke Extravaganza,   Cocktails 5:30, dinner 6:30, performances begin at 7pm.  Dinner/show/silent and dessert auction.  Tickets $40 for all, for show only $20.  Coloma Gold Trail Grange Hall, 319 CA-Hwy 49, Coloma.   Have you a favorite song to Lip-sync?  Have you a great voice? Would you be willing to get up on stage in front of 125+ attendees and strut your stuff? To add to the experience, they have a professional PA - stage lights - a very large, curtained stage - a spot light - no host bar plus a delicious 2 entree dinner - a dessert auction and, a spectacular Silent Auction.  Last year's event was fantastic and this year promises to be even better!  This year they are taking the event up a notch by offering Karaoke, as well as Lip-sync.  There will be twelve performance slots.  If interested in being a part of this fun-filled, talent packed evening, please contact HartSong Ranch at 887-1263 or email HartSong at admin@hartsong.org.  All proceeds to benefit HartSong Ranch Animal Sanctuary and the pups of The UnderDOG Railroad. Many thanks for your support!  (I, Kat Mendenhall , the author of this newsletter am signed up to perform!)

 

Placerville Cops & Rodders Show and Shine Fly In 9am-3pm Cameron Airpark, 3374 Mira Loma Dr., Cameron Park. For ticket info go to www.placervillechpfund.orgYearly community event at the Cameron Park AirPark. The event showcases both past & present law enforcement vehicles, aircraft, personnel and equipment. The car show also has entries for classic & custom vehicles and aircraft. The unique location allows for the display of not only cars and trucks, but also aircraft, both helicopters and fixed wing and there will be a fun KidZone

 

October 1st, 2017

Sangria Sunday at Everhart Cellars/Hart 2 Hart Vineyards. 12pm-4pm Enjoy live music, refreshing Sangria, and award winning wines, Brickhouse Wood Fired Pizza will be there with fresh, made to order, personal size pizza for purchase. $10 (530) 885-9463www.hart2hartvineyards.com
 

Girl Scout Scarecrow Contest 9am-2pm This event is sponsored by Girl Scout Troop 610. For information contact Teresa at 916-847-8266. Harris Tree Farm will have the application available in August. Harris Tree Farms 530/644-2194http://www.harristreefarm.com/

 

October 7th, 2017
 

Grape to Glass 17th Annual Harvest Festival at Crystal Basin Cellars.www.crystalbasin.com 3550 Carson Road, Camino 530/647-1767

 

October 8th, 2017
 

Sangria Sunday at Everhart Cellars/Hart 2 Hart Vineyards. 12pm-4pm Enjoy live music, refreshing Sangria, and award winning wines, Brickhouse Wood Fired Pizza will be there with fresh, made to order, personal size pizza for purchase. $10 (530) 885-9463www.hart2hartvineyards.com

 

El Dorado Hillls Farm 2 Fork Feast in the Foothills presented by Serrano. A portion of the proceeds will benefit El Dorado County Ag in the Classroom. Top local chefs, locally sourced foods and wines. 4pm at La Borgata, 3909 Park Dr., El Dorado Hills. For more info go towww.eldoradohillschamber.org or call916/933-1335

 

October 12th-October 15th, 2017
 

Coloma Gold Rush Live 2017. Join docents and staff at Marshall Gold Discovery Historic Park as they recreate the town of Coloma in 1850. 310 Back St., Coloma. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase. For more info call the museum at the park 530/622-3470
 

October 14th, 2017

The 4th and final Grand Slam of PokerPollock Pines Camino Community Center Fall Poker Classic. Check in is 2pm and cards fly at 3pm. Free dinner and door prizes and a new added feature "Bonus Hands."  This event supports these 4 non-profit organizations:  El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce; Cool Community Hall; Wagon Train; Pollock Pines Camino Community Center.  Event is open to the public. 2675 Sanders Dr., Pollock Pines For more info contact Dan Beebe 530/644-495911beebe@comcast.net Get tickets at American Hair or pay at the door

 

Big Autumn Auction benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County.  Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr., Cameron Park.  530/626-1222.  For more info go to http://www.bbbs-edc.org/events/autumn-auction/ 

 

Harvest Dinner With the WinemakerFenton Herriott. 5:30-8pm.The harvest will be celebrated Italian style. Each guest will receive a complementary glass of wine with their meal. For more info contact Brian Darwazeh briand@fentonherriott.com or go to www.fentonherriott.com/events

 

October 15, 2017
 

Music on the Divide presents Street Corner Renaissance. 3pm. IOOF Hall, corner of Main and Hwy 193, Georgetown. For more info go towww.musiconthedivide.org orwww.streetcornerrenaissance.com

 

October 20th, 2017

 

Friday Nights in the Vineyard at Everhart Cellars. Every third Friday through October. Catered buffet dinner and live music. For more information or to purchase tickets go to www.everhartcellars.com (this is the final Friday Night in the Vineyard for the season)

 

October 21st-October 22nd, 2017

33rd Annual Rock & Gem Show 10am-5pm sponsored by the El Dorado County Mineral & Gem Society. El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Dr., Placerville.(530) 676-2472 For more info go tohttp://www.eldoradomineralandgem.org

 

October 21st, 2017

 

Art and Wine Festival on Historic Main Street, Placerville.  6-9pm Over 30 foothill wineries will offer samples of their wines inside merchant locations on Historic Main Street in Placerville. In addition, the works of many local artists will be featured in the galleries, the "Banners On Parade" community art project will be displayed and sold during the silent auction that evening, and the Images of Hope Project (that raises funds for art resources for cancer patients), will be featured, too. The Lucky Losers will perform at the Bell Tower, and there will be art demonstrations & hors d'oeuvres, too. Sample award-winning wines in one convenient location without driving to all the wineries! TICKETS ARE LIMITED for the wine-tasting and will are available in Placerville at Cuppa Coffee and River City Bank. Or get them online atwww.placerville-downtown.org  Sponsored by the Placerville Downtown Association. For info contact www.placerville-downtown.org or (530) 672-3436

 

Cameron Park Halloween Carnival & Pumpkin Patch 1:30-2:30pm Put on your costumes and come on down to Cameron Park Lake for an afternoon of Halloween fun! Old fashioned carnival games with prizes, pumpkin patch maze, crafts, bounce house, crafts, costume parade, food refreshments and more!  For more info contact Cameron Park Community Services District 530-677-2231 or go tohttp://www.cameronpark.org 2989 Cambridge Road, Cameron Park

 

Star Gazing and Wine Tasting at Wakamatsu Farm.  7-10pm Come view the open night sky objects through several telescopes at Wakamatsu Farm. Saturn should be visible in the first hour. Other celestial sights include the Andromeda Galaxy and the Ring Nebula as well as star clusters and multiple stars including Albireo (widely considered to be the finest double star in the sky). David Girard Vineyards will offer wine tasting with the Okei-San wine being the "star" of the show. Ages 21+ only please. Rain or cloudy sky cancels. Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Gold Hill area). Cost: $5/members, $10/non-members.  For more info contactJulie Andert julie@ARConservancy.org or530-621-1224 or go tohttp://www.arconservancy.org/events/

October 26th-October 30th, 2017

Hangtown Music Festival, El Dorado County Fair and Event Center, 100 Placerville Dr., Placerville. 4-days and nights of music, camping and festival fun in the Sierra Foothills. Kid friendly. For more info go to http://hangtownhalloween.com/

 

October 27th, 2017

 

Friday Wine Down every last Friday of the month through October at Everhart Cellars. Endless wood-fired pizza, salad and music with DJ Grant. Catered by Brickhouse Wood Fired Pizza. Advance tickets recommended. To purchase tickets or for more information go towww.everhartcellars.com (this is the last Friday Wine Down of the season)
 

 

October 28, 2017

Placerville Shakespeare Club presents "Harvey" performed by Cherry On Top Theater Productions. 4:30-7:30pm This event will be at the Placerville Shakespeare Clubhouse at 2940 Bedford. There will be a 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Social Hour featuring appetizers and a No Host Wine Bar. "Harvey" will begin at 5:30 p.m. The $20 tickets are available from Alice 530-622-3504 or Tina 530-621-1447. Tickets will also be available at the door. For more info contact Betty Ackley 530/626-9635 or go towww.placervilleshakespeare.com
 

 

October 31st, 2017

3rd Annual Divide Chili Cook Off at the Hay Lady. 5pm-7pm A donation of any amount gets you a generous sampling of all chili contenders, after sampling, place your vote in the bin, your vote doubles as your raffle ticket for a special prize (need not be present to win). All proceeds go to Black Oak Mine School district to benefit the kids of our community. Hosted by Hay Lady, 2977 Church Street, Georgetown and sponsored by Red Line Engineering, Inc. Contestants will need to provide five gallons of chili in crock pots and servers. Provided for you is serving cups, spoons, napkins, tables and electrical plug ins. Bring along any promotional material for your business to hand out as well. To register email office@RedlineMachine.com to receive an entry form. Winners will receive a custom made plaque and bragging rights.  Deadline to enter is October 2nd.  Space is limited so enter now.  

 

Trick or Treat on Main St., Placerville. 4-6pm Historic Main Street merchants will provide goodies to trick-or-treaters (while supplies last) in a safe and convenient environment. Sponsored by Historic Main Street merchants. Other activities will include a costume contest and carnival and are sponsored by Placerville Parks and Recreation, Placerville 20/30 Club and Placerville Lions Club. For more info call Placerville Downtown Association 530/672-3436
 

Halloween Kids Party at Pollock Pines Camino Community Center.  Free games, candy and haunted house.  2675 Sanders Dr., Pollock Pines (530) 647-8005

 

November 11th, 2017
 

12th Annual Crab & Chowder Galahosted by El Dorado County Fair and Event Center, 100 Placerville Dr., Placerville. 5:30-11:00pm. Tickets will be available for purchase at the beginning of September. This annual Crab & Chowder Gala was created by the Fair Staff to help raise funds to maintain the fairgrounds, and support special projects on the fairgrounds. The El Dorado County Fairgrounds is a 501 (c) 3, non-profit organization and not a county government entity as the name implies. During the annual Crab & Chowder Gala you will enjoy the cover band Dream & The Dreamer, playing background tunes while with No-Host Capital Bar, which includes many award winning wines. Silent Auctions and Raffle Gifts. Salad, fresh bread, homemade pasta and clam chowder prepared in the fair kitchens, along with Dungeness crab. This event usually sells out. For more info go towww.eldoradocountyfair.org.

 

 

Ongoing Events

 

Artist Mingle at the Fausel House last Wednesday of each month 6-7:30pm. Speakers, entertainment, and activities presented each month. Engage with other local artists, connect to your community, and get inspired, all while sipping on yummy libations. All artists who are EDAC members receive one free drink ticket. El Dorado Arts Council, 772 Pacific St., Placerville 530/295-3496www.eldoradoartscouncil.org

 

The Cameron Park Rotary Club Community Observatory, Folsom Lake College, El Dorado Center, invites the public to let trained docents show the many celestial wonders of the universe through two 14 inch telescopes. The observatory is open to the public on weekend evenings (weather permitting), Folsom Lake College, El Dorado Center, 6699 Campus Drive, continue through the back parking lots to the left of the observatory gate.  For more info go towww.communityobservatory.com

 

El Dorado Arts Council featured reader series will be at El Dorado Arts Council on Pacific St on the 3rd Saturday.  

 

El Dorado County Adventure Loop!  

For more info go tohttp://eldoradoadventureloop.com/ Follow the Adventure Loop to find your treasure:  hiking, parks, restaurants, shops and more.  

 

Gold Bug Park & Mine in Placerville.  Tours, gift shop, and more.  For more info go to  www.goldbugpark.org

 

Placerville Art Walk, monthly/third Saturday of the month 5PM to 9PM.  Historic Downtown Placerville.  Main Street galleries and merchants host changing art shows and late night shopping every third Saturday of the month.  Demonstrations, refreshments, music and more.  For information please call PDA at (530) 672-3436.  http://www.placerville-downtown.org/Events.html

 

Poetry:  Interested in poetry in El Dorado County?  For news of upcoming local poetry events, check El Dorado Poetry on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/ElDoradoCountyPoetry/

 

Poetry Sunday:   Poetry in Placerville, 3rd Sunday of each month at Love Birds Coffee & Tea Co. (1390 Broadway), 1-3 pm. Featured readers plus open mic.
 

Pony Pals Farm Day every other Saturday at All About Equine Animal Rescue Inc. For children 4 to 12 years old. 10-11:30am. For more information or to register a session, please call Wendy Digiorno at 916/520-4223 or go towww.allaboutequine.org

 

Quilt Trail El Dorado Quilt Trail for more info go to 

http://www.edc-farmtrails.org/event/2015-07-29/quilt-trail-project

 

Sherwood Demonstration Gardenshttp://mgeldorado.ucanr.edu/Demonstration_Garden/ 
 

Stagecoach rides with Davey Wiser.  Davey and his crew can be found 3rd Saturday (except June) afternoons near the Bell Tower on historic Main Street between noon and 4PM. Davey has been giving rides on Historic Main Street and at other locations in El Dorado County for over 20 years.  For more info call 530/672-3436 or go to http://www.placerville-downtown.org/DaveyWiser.html

 

 Third Saturday ArtWalk (part of Placerville art walk) every month the third Saturday 3-8pm 772 Pacific Street, Placerville.  El Dorado Arts Council (EDAC) in the Fausel House.  For more info go towww.eldoradoartscouncil.org
 

Train Rides provided by the El Dorado Western Railway Foundation has real train rides on the historic Southern Pacific Placerville Branch rail line specific Sundays.  Call 530/409-8473 or 530/626-8688 to confirm departure times and for more information.   Starting locations alternate between the El Dorado and Shingle Springs Depots.  http://eldoradowestern.blogspot.com/.

 

 

Farmers Markets

 and Local Products

 

Cameron Park Farmers Market Burke's Junction

Wednesday's 8am-Noon

 

Ceramic Stop 

in Garden Valley for local fun creating with clay and more!  www.theceramicstop.com

 

Diamond Springs Flea Market & Certified Farmers Market.   Farmers Market Saturday; Flea Market Sunday.   484 Main St. For more info go to

www.diamondspringsfarmersmarket.com/home

 

El Dorado Hills Farmers Market at Town Center Sundays 8am-1pm returns runs through October 29th

 

Garden Valley/People's Mountain Market Farmers Market Saturdays through October 21st (except October 7 for Kids Expo).  Garden Valley Park, corner of Marshall Rd. and Garden Valley Rd.  Live music every Saturday.  Click here for schedule.  

 

Green Acres Farmers Market

3400 Carson Rd., Camino  Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 10am-4pm

 

Jollity Farm Artisan Goat Cheese.  For some of the best goat cheese products around, located in Garden Valley.  For more info go to http://jollityfarm.net/   or https://www.facebook.com/JollityFarmDairy/
 

Placerville Government Center

Fridays 9:00am-1:00pm Fair Lane and Fair Lane Court

 

Sol Community Farmers Market  Sunday Morning Farmers Market will be open 9am - 1pm. 3037 Sacramento Street next to the Placerville Post Office.  Local Produce, Duck and Chicken Eggs, Turn overs, Jams, Salsa, Scones, Gluten Free Breads For more info call 530/409-9951 or visit solcommunityfarmersmarket.com

 

Sunday Farmers Market El Dorado Hills Town Center

Blvd.  8am-1pm

 

Link for U-Pick Berry Farms in El Dorado County:  http://www.pickyourown.org/CAeldorado.htm

 

Wineries/Breweries/Restaurants/Music:

 

Boeger Winery Sunset Sippin' begins June 2  6pm-9pm 1709 Carson Rd., Placerville Boeger Winery's summer music series. Every Friday from 6-9pm.  $10/car- parking fee.  

 

Cielo Estate Friday night concerts begin June 2nd. Live music every Friday throughout the summer. $5/person and kids are free. For more info go towww.cieloestatewinery.com, or emailcieloestatewinery@gmail.com, or call530/672-8575 
 

Cool Beerwerks now Kuru Sushi and Poke Bar  Great beer, poke bowls, and special events.  Check website for more information.   5020 Ellinghouse Rd, Cool530/885-5866  http://www.cbwbeer.com/

 

Cozmic Cafe 594 Main Street, Placerville530/642-8481 go to their website for many events www.ourcoz.com

 

DoubleShots popular duo check their monthly calendar for additional infowww.doubleshotnation.com  

 

El Dorado Hills The 2017 Live on the Boulevard Summer Concert Series is every Thursday, June 15th- September 7th from 6:30-8:30 in the Steven Young Amphitheater.

 

Gold Hill Brewery Fireplace Fridays  Live Music     More info go tohttp://www.goldhillvineyard.com/index.html5660 Vineyard Lane, Placerville 530/626-6522

 

Placerville Public House 414 Main St., Placerville check their site for various events (this used to be It's Personal).   Beer, bites and live music.  Check their schedule at http://www.placervillepublichouse.com/

 

Shingle Springs Community Center monthly concerts.  4440 South Shingle Rd., Shingle Springs, second Saturday of each month.  Begin at 7pm ends approx. 10pm, admission suggested donation $10.  For more info call 530/626-6274

 

The Levee Restaurant (formerly Cafe Luna) often has live music.  451 Main St., Placerville.    

 

The Wine Smith 346 Main Street, Placerville Every Friday 5:30-7:30pm Wine Tasting and Meet the Winemaker.  A local or boutique winery is featured.  530/622-0516 http://www.thewinesmith.com/index.html

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