28.11 The Big Crush

Amador Vintners are hosting “The Big Crush” Wine Festival on Saturday, October 1st and Sunday, October 2nd from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Come enjoy beautiful Amador during harvest week!  There will be food, wine & music.

Tickets for the “Big Crush” are good for wine tasting, food and all activities. They cost $35 in advance for the weekend. Tickets are $5 more the day of the event. Each ticket includes a commemorative wine glass to remember this special weekend!




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27.11 Lodi Grape Festival

September 15-18, 2011

The Festival’s mission and main purpose is to promote the agriculture and agricultural            products of San Joaquin County, and to offer diverse forms of agricultural education.   The Festival strives to present unique, family – oriented exhibits that not only entertain, but educate and enlighten.

In addition, the Festival provides an opportunity for many other non-profit groups to raise funds for community and charitable projects. From Lions Clubs to 4-H Clubs countywide, from the Boy Scouts to the Future Farmers of America, from Farm Bureau to Grange Associations, organizations raise money by selling products at the Festival or by entering the wide variety of agriculture-related competitive exhibits offered each year. Well over $150,000 is raised annually by non-profit groups as a result of the Festival, in addition to the more than $30,000 in prize money paid out by the Festival each year to individuals and groups for their exhibits.

        Admission Prices

  • Children 5 & Under: Free
  • Youth 6 – 12: $4.00 (Free on Thursday, Kids Day)
  • Adults: $8.00
  • Book of 5 admission tickets: $20.00 in advance
  • Unlimited carnival ride wristband: $20.00 in advance


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26.11 Wine, Cheese & Brew Festival

The El Dorado Hills Firefighters’ Association is hosting an annual Wine, Cheese and Brew Festival this Saturday, September 10, 2011.

Community support enables the Association to give back to the community by providing emergency medical equipment, supporting the Volunteer Firefighter Program, the School Prevention Program, high school/college scholarship programs, sponsoring youth activities, the Every 15 Minutes Program, Bike Safety Rodeos, our annual Santa Run and more.

Tickets can be purchased at any El Dorado Hills Fire station, the California Welcome Center, Lake Forest Wines, or at the event. Tickets can also be purchased online by clicking on the Etix logo.




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25.11 River Cats

The River Cats season is almost over, so don’t forget to get out to Raley Field to see a game before it’s all over!


Home game schedule for remainder of the year:

Thursday, August 18th – 7:05 p.m.
Friday, August 19th – 7:05 p.m.
Monday, August 29th – 7:05 p.m.
Tuesday, August 30th – 7:05 p.m.
Wednedsay, August 31st – 12:05 p.m.
Thursday, September 1st – 7:05 p.m.

Tickets range from $7 to $42 each.  See the River Cats website for more information:


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24.11 Grape Days of Summer Event

FEATURING: Wines of the Mediterranean (7 Winery Tour, Food, Music, Wine Education & More)

WHEN: August 6 & 7th, 2011
TIME: 11am to 5pm
WHERE: Placer County Wine Trail – Lincoln, Auburn & Newcastle – Sierra Foothills
COST: $25 in advance, $35 at the door

Meet winemakers, wine grape growers and other wine enthusiasts while tasting
award-winning artisan wines in the down-to-earth atmosphere of the Sierra


This event is hosted by Placer County Vintners Association (PCVA).  You will be able to enjoy small plates of food while wine tasting.  The winemakers also plan to provide education about the varietal which is something they have never done before.  There will also be live music.  Come join the fun!

For more information, go to the following website:

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23.11 Wine Cheese & Bread Faire

The Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg will be hosting a Wine Cheese & Bread Faire this coming weekend:  Saturday, July 30th and Sunday, July 31st from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Cheese makers from the California Cheese Guild along with local bakers will be there showcasing their best cheese and bread pairings with Delta wines.

The Historic Old Sugar Mill is home to a unique community of seven California wineries and their signature wines: Todd Taylor Wines, Three Wine Company, The Solomon Wine Company, Heringer Estates, Clarksburg Wine Company, Elevation Ten Winery, and Carvalho Family Wines.

Come enjoy the cool Delta breeze!  Tickets are $20 per day.  Go to the Old Sugar Mill website below to purchase your tickets:



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22.11 California State Fair

The California State Fair at Cal Expo opens on Thursday, July 14 and goes through Sunday, July 31.

There is something for everyone at the state fair whether it be the exhibits, rides, the food, animals, horse racing or entertainment!

Here is a list of concerts for this year:

Performer Date
BLUE OYSTER CULT Friday, July 15
MC HAMMER Monday, July 18
NEON TREES Tuesday, July 19
LEE GREENWOOD Wednesday, July 20
Thursday, July 21
AJA VU-Music of Steely Dan Friday, July 22
WAR Saturday, July 23
CASEY JAMES Sunday, July 24
MOONWALKER featuring Michael
Firestone “A Reflection of Michael Jackson”
Monday, July 25
CHOO CHOO SOUL featuring
Tuesday, July 26
REO SPEEDWAGON Wednesday, July 27
THREE DOG NIGHT Thursday, July 28
STARSHIP starring Mickey Thomas Sunday, July 31

General admission is $10, but you can get package deals for your entire family.  Check out Cal Expo’s website for more details at http://www.calexpo.com/.

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