June 1, 2016

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Authentically Calaveras – Immerse Yourself in Local Fun This Summer

Utica Reservoir, Stanislaus National Forest | Jason B Smith

As you go in search of authentic travel experiences this summer, Calaveras County should be at the top of your list of places to visit. With a hearty mix of the great outdoors and a local food scene, rich history and homegrown entertainment, Calaveras is a prime example of why the Sierra Nevada region has […]

The Roots of Shakespeare on the Vine

While Calaveras County draws people from all over the map, this community is ripe with Millenials and Generation X’ers who grew up here, left to travel the world or study their craft, and then returned here to carve out their own niche. As the region’s economy evolves, native sons and daughters find new opportunities to […]

How Do They Jump So Far?

Slow Motion Frog Jumping

When people hear some of the records set by winners from Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee competitors over the years they frequently ask one question–“21 feet?? How do they get their frogs to jump so far?” (Check out the awesome National Geographic video below to get a slow motion peak at what makes […]

Sweet, Savory and Fun – Tasty Places to Try in Calaveras

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A recent look around Calaveras County revealed a bunch of new (and newish) establishments where you can get your fix for tasty treats, pick-me-ups, and home style cooking. It’s the time of year when travel starts to pick up around the county, so we thought you should have this list handy for those strategic stops. […]

Celebrating 30 Years of the World Record Frog Jump

Portrait of Kitchells

The Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee is coming right up, May 19-22 at Frogtown in Angels Camp. This year marks the 30th anniversary of Rosie the Ribiter’s record setting frog jump of 21 feet, 5 and ¾ inches. We’ll be celebrating her World Record on Kid’s Day, May 19, when frog jumping is […]

Fly-In for a Unique View of Calaveras County

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You know that feeling of excitement when you’re flying into a familiar city and you get to see all the landmarks you recognize, but from a whole new perspective?   Well there’s one day each year where visitors to Calaveras County can get a bird’s eye view of the Gold Country and it’s coming up […]

Shout Out to Calaveras Musicians

Cantamos with Michela MacFarlane at Brice Station Winery | Courtesy Photo

This month we’re giving a shout out to Calaveras musicians. Our county has long been a popular spot for concerts – maybe you’ve even caught one of the shows at the more well known venues. But aside from the great acts that pass through this area, Calaveras has a richly talented local music scene, and […]

Glory Hole Sports Welcomes New Owners and March Rains

New Melones Lake by Sally Mae Photography

It’s been a Miracle March, thanks to the forces of El Nino, and the rains have resulted in a steady rise in the county’s reservoirs. It’s great news, especially for the new owners of Glory Hole Sports, who have just taken over the long standing business and will be hosting their “re-grand opening” on April […]

Leap Day Photo Contest WINNERS Announced!

Leap for Leap Day Photo Contest winner

Our fun Leap for Leap Day Contest generated some very enjoyable photos. Thank you for everyone submitting! Here are the contest winners in order of the most popular. Winners, please contact us with your mailing address so we can send you your prize of two pairs of Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee tickets, […]

Backcountry Horsemen of California Rendezvous

Back Country Horsemen Rendezvous

The Backcountry Horsemen are a group of dedicated outdoor enthusiasts and trail riders whose mission is to promote the use, care and development of California backcountry trails, and to keep public lands open to horsemen.  Their annual Rendezvous is a celebration of Western and horse packing culture, featuring art shows and entertainment, vendors, wine and […]

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