April 28, 2016

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Fly-In for a Unique View of Calaveras County


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 […]

Traveling with your dog

Backpack 2007 Jill Seale

We have lots of open space in Calaveras, and your dog will love it here as much as you do. This month we’re sharing some of our favorite dog friendly outings in the area. The leash policy throughout Calaveras County is that dogs need to be on a maximum six foot leash or under voice command. […]

Where to see beautiful wildflowers

california poppies john slot

The calendar may still read winter, but loads of spring colors are starting to pop out all over the foothills. This season’s wildflower bloom is already in full swing in the lower elevations of the county – the photo above was taken on February 26.  Also this month is the Mother Lode Daffodil Show at […]

Leap Day Social Media Photo Contest

Leap Jump Photo Contest

  Win Tickets to the Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee Calling all jumpers!  It’s time to make like a frog and leap for our Leap Day Photo Contest!  We’ve been waiting four years for another Leap Day to come around, and for 2016 we are celebrating the 29th of February with a Leap […]

Calaveras Wineries Winning Prestigious Awards

2016 Calaveras Wine Awards Guide

Wine aficionados have discovered the unique qualities of the Sierra Foothills appellation which includes Calaveras, but they may be unaware of the scope and quantity our wineries.  You don’t want to miss the wine scene here in Calaveras, and here’s why: What makes Calaveras wines stand out? It’s a combination of soil, climate, talent, expertise and sometimes […]

Unearthing the Mystery of Henry Angell

Henry Angell

The Gold Rush, the towns that it begot, the characters made famous and infamous during that time, are all steeped in myth and folklore alongside the facts. Stories handed down over generations get embellished, reinterpreted, and while the truth is likely wrapped up in those stories somewhere, as time passes fact and fiction become part […]

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