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October Kicks Off with Unique Cultural Events

Posted : September 23, 2016

From impactful art exhibitions to axe throwing contests to underground concerts, October kicks off with a full array of Calaveras County’s unique cultural experiences.  Be sure to check our Calendar of Events for all the great happenings throughout the month!

Lumberjack Day, West Point
October 1, 7:00am-3:00pm
West Point, CA

Lumberjack Day takes place on the first Saturday in October and celebrates the history and traditions of the Calaveras County lumber industry.  It includes a parade, car show, vendors, lumberjack competition with big timbers, axes and chainsaws. Activities for the kids including a climbing wall, food and fun for the whole family. Friday night before the event there will be a community spaghetti feed and dance.

Calaveras Grape Stomp

Calaveras Grape Stomp | File Photo

Calaveras Grape Stomp and Gold Rush Street Fair, Murphys
October 1, 9:00am-5:00pm
Murphys Main Street and Murphys Community Park

Every first Saturday in October the historic town of Murphys transforms into a frenzy of activity with two renowned events – the Calaveras Grape Stomp and the Gold Rush Street Faire. Both events run simultaneously between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. and benefit Feeney Community Park on Highway 4 in Murphys.

Organized by the Calaveras Wine Association, the Annual Calaveras Grape Stomp takes place in picturesque Murphys Park. The day’s events include energetic stomp competitions every half hour, live music in the gazebo, silent auction, BBQ, team costume contest, back and neck massage, children’s games and face painting, belly dancing performances, and wine tasting.

Dirty Cello at Moaning Cavern

Dirty Cello, courtesy of Moaning Cavern

Live Music in Moaning Cavern, featuring Dirty Cello
October 1, 7:00pm
Moaning Cavern Adventure Park
5350 Moaning Cave Road, Vallecito CA 95251

On Saturday, October 1st, Dirty Cello will play their traditional music that is anything but traditional cello music in Moaning Cavern! Dirty Cello’s funky beats combine all types of music Their unexpected musical style will come to life in Moaning Cavern’s spectacular cave environment with its incredible natural acoustics. Moaning Cavern is a natural, marble underground environment with a comfortable temperature of 61°F. To attend this concert, dress in jeans, t-shirt or sweatshirt and tennis shoes and bring a pillow to sit on.

Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased by calling 209-736-2708. Concert begins at 7:30pm, but check in is at 7pm.

“Now I Ring Hollow” – Art Exhibition and Opening
October 2, 2:00pm-5:00pm for Artists’ Opening, Show runs through November 27, 2016
Petroglyphe Gallery
8317 Main Street,
Mokelumne Hill, CA 95245


Japanese style ceramic bell by Mary Anderson. | Courtesy of the artist

Ceramic artist Mary Anderson shares her unique series of 12 Ceramic Bells, inspired by the magnificent ancient Japanese Dotaku bronze bells. According to folklore, the Dotaku bells were used for about 400 years, from 200 BC to 200 CE to warn of invasion. They were richly decorated with patterns representing nature and animals.

Mary’s “I Now Ring Hollow, A Memorial to Our Land” exhibition is complemented by the photography of Ty Childress. Ty’s photos were taken during and in the aftermath of the Butte Fire.

Visit with ceramic artist Mary Anderson and photographer Ty Childress at Petroglyphe Gallery and learn more about their art. Wine and cheese will be served. A free drawing for a $50 Gift Certificate to the gallery is going to be held at the closure of the opening event.

Call 209-286-1387 for more information  or visit  www.GalleryPetroglyphe.com

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