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Sonora CA Hotels: January Events in Sonora!

Celebrate the month of January with us by staying at our hotel in Sonora CA!
From our famous specials: Leland Snow Play Package, Dodge Ridge Package, and Yosemite Adventure Package to winter events, our Sonora CA hotel is close to all the winter action and can accommodate all of our guest needs!

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Make Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks Hotel and Conference Center Your Home Base for All Your Winter Fun for 2015

You are excited about the snow and so are we! With Dodge Ridge and Leland Snowplay just up Highway 108 from Sonora, we offer a great place to make “base camp” for skiers, snowboarders, tubing fun, and people just looking to play in the snow. Check out our great deals and packages for snow adventures.

Leland Snow Play Package

Leland Snow Play and Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks Hotel and Conference Center have teamed up to offer you a package too good to pass up. Buy tickets from us and enjoy all these great benefits:

  • Discounted Room Rates
  • Tickets at Leland Snow Play, walk-up or tow-up options
  • Equipment Rental
  • Lunch and Hot Beverage at Day’s End

Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks Courtesy Dodge Ridge Package

You want to ski and snowboard, and we want to give you a place to rest and wind down after a day of awesomeness on the slopes. When you make us your home base for your excursion on the Sierra Nevada slopes, you get the VIP treatment with these fantastic advantages:

  • Discounted Room Rates in a room with a single king bed or two queens.
  • A Souvenir Cup filled with hot coco, assorted teas, and other treats.
  • Information on Where to Get Discounted Tickets
  • Assistance in Scheduling Ski Bus Pick-Up for just $10 per person, round trip

Yosemite Adventure Package

Yosemite in the winter is a beautiful and awe-inspiring sight. Come visit this amazing glacier valley while it is blanketed in white and the new rains bring the waterfalls to new life. Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks Hotel and Conference Center can make this winter wonderland getaway even more special with our Yosemite Adventure Package. For a very special rate get everything below:

  • Two Nights Accommodations in a room with a single king bed or two queen sized beds
  • Admission Ticket into Yosemite National Park, good for seven days
  • Backpack with a traveling bear companion, trail snacks, and two bottles of water

Call 1-800-532-1944 for further details and rates!

January Events

January 3rd 2015

Jamestown Harley Davidson “18th Annual Polar Bear Run”

Join in for a 1 to 2 hour ride through the Sierra Foothills, with a lunch stop. Leave Jamestown Harley-Davidson at 12 noon, rain or shine. $10.00 donation to local charities. Run pins for the first 250 to sign up. Please call 209-984-4888 for more information.

January 17th 2015

“Winter Magic” at Groveland Hotel with Marshall Magoon

This is a magic show you will be talking about for a long time! Marshall Magoon is known for his stage acts with big set pieces as seen in Tahoe casinos, cruise ships, at the Oakland Coliseum, and on television. Somehow, however, he has found a way to pack that star power into the much more intimate setting of the hotel’s Cellar Door restaurant. Show starts at 7pm. A modest $10.00 cover charge will accompany your dinner entree for the magic show. Please call 209-962-4000 for more information.

January 19th 2015


NATIONAL PARKS FREE ADMISSION DAY

Visit Yosemite National Park FREE!

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Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks and Conference Center | 19551 Hess Avenue, Sonora, CA 95370 | (209) 533-4400

INNS of California | 350 S. Washington Street, Sonora, CA 95370 | (209) 532-3633 *Subject to availability

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Sonora CA Hotels: December Events in Sonora!

Celebrate winter with us by staying at one of our hotels in Sonora CA!
From the famous Polar Express Railtown to holiday events, our Sonora CA hotels is close to all the action and can accommodate all of our guest needs!

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WINTER WONDERLANDS AND VISIONS OF SUGAR PLUMS ARE SETTLING INTO THE HEART OF THE MOTHERLODE.

This year the Motherlode is the place to find the true joy of the Christmas season. The famous Polar Express is coming to Railtown 1897 State Historic Park for the first time this year, holiday events are abundant in the little gold rush towns of the Sierra Nevada foothills, and the merriment and spirit of the holiday season abounds. Check out the great list of events below, and come stay a night or two in Sonora, California for this winter season!  When making your reservations at the Best Western PLUS Sonora Oaks Hotel and Conference Center, let us know if you are riding the Polar Express for a 15% discount!

THIS DECEMBER RAILTOWN 1897 STATE HISTORIC PARK

PRESENTS THE POLAR EXPRESS TRAIN RIDE

Railtown 1897 State Historic Park is hosting an event that will ignite childhood passion and restore and strengthen magic in the heart. The Polar Express Train Ride is coming to Jamestown! Ride the Polar Express to the North Pole, enjoying Christmas as all true believers do! Become immersed in the enchanting wonder of the season aboard the train, enjoying hot-chocolate, cookies and all the spectacular charm of the season as the train takes its hour long journey to the home of the big man himself, Santa, where all believers will receive the magical sleigh bell as “the first gift of Christmas.”

Train Ride Dates:              Friday, Saturday, and Sunday    

                                                December 12th-14th; and 19th-21st

Departure Times              4:00pm; 6:00pm; and 8:00pm

For further information regarding this must-do event of the season or ticket purchasing visit  http://web.railtown1897.org/polar

December 12th 2104

                8th Annual Merry Merchants at Columbia State Historic Park

Enjoy an evening of old fashioned Christmas charm in Columbia! This is an event that is fun for all ages. Shop in the tradition of times gone by without the hustle and hassle of malls or traffic jams. As you stroll through the Columbia SHP on this enchanted evening, listen to the sounds of the seasons, delight in traditional tastes, and enjoy a free carriage ride on decorated Main Street. For more information visit: http://www.visitcolumbiacalifornia.com

December 13th – 14th 2014

Miner’s Christmas in Columbia

Enjoy the Christmas decorations and spirit while sitting around a campfire drinking hot cider or coffee. Join in conversations with miners as they roast chestnuts. Meet Father Christmas, and join in Children’s crafts. For more information visit: http://www.visitcolumbiacalifornia.com

December 14th 2014

32nd Annual Las Posadas Nativity Procession

Come out to Columbia State Historic Park for a Spanish tradition that re-enacts the biblical story of Mary and Joseph’s search for shelter with a distinctive 1850s flavor. Main Street will be decorated for the Christmas season and luminaire will light the way while on-lookers hold candles and join in singing Christmas carols. For more information visit: http://www.visitcolumbiacalifornia.com Procession starts at 5:30 pm in Columbia State Historic Park.

                Columbia All Equestrian Christmas Parade

Come Join us! This all equestrian parade up Columbia State Park’s Main Street is open to all ages of equine riders/drivers. Everyone is encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy for the toy drive benefiting ATCAA’s Housing Families Program. Judging is at 9 am, parade is at 11 am sharp. Parade entries must be received by December 5.

December 20th – 21st 2014

Miner’s Christmas in Columbia

Enjoy the Christmas decorations and spirit while sitting around a campfire drinking hot cider or coffee. Join in conversations with miners as they roast chestnuts. Meet Father Christmas, and join in Children’s crafts. For more information visit: http://www.visitcolumbiacalifornia.com

December 28th 2014

5th Annual Winter Wonderland Carnival at Calaveras Big Trees

Calaveras Big Trees Association presents its 5th Annual Winter Wonderland Carnival. Events include a scenic wagon ride, games, music and much more! Enjoy hot coca, hot apple cider and cookies and many surprises! Event is 11am-4pm. Tickets are $12.50/adults and $8.50 children under 12. For more information: http://www.bigtrees.org

Fallon House Theatre presents “Sanders Family Christmas”

Until December 21st 2014

It’s Christmas Eve in 1941, just 18 days after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The Sanctified Sanders Family Singers are heading up the annual Christmas celebration at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, while saying a bittersweet goodbye to their only son before he ships out with the Marines. Join Uncle Stanley, Burl, Vera and their kids for a rousing, hilarious and heart-warming Christmas gospel sing-along of cherished holiday hymns and heart-warming Christmas gospel sing-along of cherished holiday hymns and carols. (Rated G) For more information visit http://www.sierrarep.org/

 

hotels in sonora california information

Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks and Conference Center | 19551 Hess Avenue, Sonora, CA 95370 | (209) 533-4400

INNS of California | 350 S. Washington Street, Sonora, CA 95370 | (209) 532-3633*Subject to availability

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Sonora Hotels: Events for the month of November in Sonora!

Our Sonora CA hotels have exciting events throughout this month of November! Thanksgiving and the holidays are coming and what a better way to celebrate all these special events with your family in our hotels in Sonora CA near Yosemite! 

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This Thanksgiving season come discover a memory waiting in Gold Country.

As the holidays come rolling in with the colored leaf fall of autumn, the Motherlode is the perfect place to spend quality time with the family. The foothills of the Sierra Nevada offer a variety of activities for lovers of the indoors and outdoors alike. Family friendly plays grace the stages in our fabulous theatres, holiday festival and events, including our annual Sonora Historic Downtown Christmas Parade, will fill our towns with cheer and merriment, and of course the great outdoors await here in gold country as the year lays down to rest. Come take the opportunity to visit Yosemite National Park in the most colorful season of the year, spend the afternoon at one of three California State Parks, take a stroll through one of the apple orchards or vineyards of the area, or trek underground in one of the several caves nearby. With countless opportunities to make another memory for which to be thankful, the Motherlode is the place to be to truly spend time with loved ones this year.

Until November 23rd

Sierra Repertory Theatre presents “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” 

This is a hilarious tale of overachievers’ angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The show’s Tony Award winning creative team has invented an unlikely hit musical about an odd set of heroes for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time. You’ll find yourself rooting along while they learn that winning isn’t everything and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser. (Rated PG-13). For more information, show

dates, and to purchase tickets visit: http://www.sierrarep.org

November 7th to 9th:

ITSA Film Festival

Celebrity & Industry speakers and special guests! ECA Films Screening: Emerging Cinematographer Award Films. Workshops, films, interaction with working film industry personalities. Screenings begin on Friday evening and continue through Saturday & Sunday with intermittent special events. Main venue is at Sonora Opera Hall. More information at http://itsafilmfestival.com

November 11th:

FREE ADMISSION DAY AT YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK!!!

Free admission day to Yosemite National Park to celebrate Veterans Day. Enjoy Yosemite National Park with no entrance fee. Enter through Highway 120 through Groveland, closest route from San Francisco to Yosemite.

November 14th through December 21st:

Stage 3 presents “Greetings” by Tom Dudzick!

It’s a normal family Christmas – until an atheist and an angel show up. A moving comedy about family, faith and the future. For more information visit http://www.stage3.org

November 14th through December 21st:

Fallon House Theatre presents “Sanders Family Christmas”

It’s Christmas Eve in 1941, just 18 days after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The Sanctified Sanders Family Singers are heading up the annual Christmas celebration at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, while saying a bittersweet goodbye to their only son before he ships out with the Marines. Join Uncle Stanley, Burl, Vera and their kids for a rousing, hilarious and heart-warming Christmas gospel sing-along of cherished holiday hymns and heart-warming Christmas gospel sing-along of cherished holiday hymns and carols. (Rated G) For more information visit http://www.sierrarep.org/

November 15th

Seafood Boil on the Bayou

Come and enjoy food, friends and live music at Ironstone Vineyards. Join us as we celebrate a Southern style seafood boil! Call for pricing and reservations. 209-728-1251

Doors open at 6 pm.

            “Winter Magic” at The Groveland Hotel featuring Joel Ward

At the tender age of 15, Joel placed first in the International Brotherhood of Magicians, the largest magic fraternal organization. At 16, he was featured on television in the Lance Burton Young Magicians Showcase and called a “boy wonder” by Entertainment Weekly. Since then, Joel has made numerous television appearances and performed for famous movie stars. Now, he’s coming to perform for you! Reservations are required. There will be a $10.00 cover charge with your dinner entree for the magic show. Call 209-962-4000 or for more information visit http://www.groveland.com/events.

November 28th

Sonora Historic Downtown Christmas Parade

Christmas Parade in Historic Downtown Sonora at 5:30 pm. Come Watch the floats and parade participants, listen to the bands,  visit with Mr. & Mrs. Claus, and find great store specials and food all at night. Many visual and audio delights!

November 28th and 29th

Christmas Faire in Groveland

Two-day Craft Faire on Thanksgiving Weekend at Groveland Community Hall. For more information visit http://www.groveland.org.

November 28th to 30th

40th Sonora Christmas Craft and Music Festival

40th annual Festival at Mother Lode Fairgrounds on Highway 49 (Stockton Road). Spirited celebration of the season features music, family vaudeville entertainment, carolers, arts, crafts, food and even elves. One of California’s largest holiday shows.

10am to 5pm Friday & Saturday,

10am to 4pm Sunday.

Adults $7, Seniors/Students $5, Children $2, under 6 free. Parking $5.

Black Oak Casino Shuttle stops are Kohl’s, Wal-Mart, Grocery Outlet & the fairgrounds. Sponsored by Fire On The Mountain.

 

hotels in sonora california information
Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks and Conference Center | 19551 Hess Avenue, Sonora, CA 95370 | (209) 533-4400
INNS of California | 350 S. Washington Street, Sonora, CA 95370 | (209) 532-3633
*Subject to availability.
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Sonora CA Hotels: A Month of Fantastic Treats for the Whole Family to Enjoy!

 

 

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FALL EVENTS IN THE MOTHERLODE

The autumn brings the harvest, culture and art, a mosaic of leaf fall, and, of course, zombies… Wait, zombies? Yep, that’s right. These hills have stories to tell and there all not about hitting the mother lode. Ghosts haunt the graveyards and historic districts of the region, and this is the month to meet them. Come visit Tuolumne County this October for spectacular, varied, and sometimes spooky events in the oak splashed foothills of the Sierra Nevada.

NOW UNTIL OCTOBER 26TH

38TH SONORA BACH FESTIVAL

This festival is a long standing tradition for the Mother Lode. Events include concerts, recital, and musical events at several locations and dates. For more information visit http://www.sonorabach.org

OCTOBER 18TH

WINTER MAGIC AT THE GROVELAND HOTEL

Groveland Hotel’s Winter Magic starts with award-winning magician Alan Leeds, who was voted Bay Area Close-up Magician of the year for 2013. Leeds is known for transforming the audience from a reserved group of onlookers to active, enthusiastic participants. From his mystifying rope routine to his fast-talking gambling swindles, Alan has something for everyone to enjoy. $10.00 cover with dinner entre’e. Show starts at 7pm.

OCTOBER 22ND TO 31ST

REALMS OF HORROR

A can’t miss 4-H Haunted House at the J.S. West barn. Its features include a two story aged and creepy barn walk-through filled with terrifying live actors, amazing special effects & incredible monsters. It is widely considered one of the best haunted houses in Tuolumne County each year.

Special Matinee with lights on for children with an adult. For more information view: http://hauntedhouse.com

OCTOBER 24TH TO 0CTOBER 25TH

“PHANTOM OF THE OPERA” SILENT MOVIE NIGHT

Ironstone Vineyards presents the Silent Movie “Phantom of the Opera” with opera singer Linda Small.

$22.50 per person (+tax & gratuity), including buffet. Friday doors open at 6 pm. Saturday Matinee doors open at 12 pm. All movies accompanied by Dave Morengo on the Alhambra Pipe Organ. Call 209-728-1251 ext. 22 for more information.

OCTOBER 25TH TO OCTOBER 26TH

ALL HALLOWS FANTASY FAIRE

Live music, Illusionists, Fire Performer, Children’s Comedy Show, Story Teller, Gypsy Dancers, Pirate Skool, Witches Row, Pumpkin Patch, Kids Fun Zone, Actor Encampments, Costume Performers and more! Plus, a Village Market place with Artisans and Crafters, Delicious Food, Drinks with Brews and Spirits. Burning of the Wickerman (Sat Night). For more information: http://www.allhallowsfaire.com

OCTOBER 31ST   

HALLOWEEN MURDER MYSTERY AT NATIONAL HOTEL

This will be a Halloween you will remember! Join us for an evening full of mystery, murder, sleuthing, dining, and drinking. Halloween costumes are encouraged, of course. Cost is $70.00 per person and includes production, one drink coupon, and four course dinner, including tax and gratuities. Assorted prizes will also be provided. Seating will be limited so make your reservations early. For more information call 209-984-3446.

SIERRA REPERTORY THEATRE

  • September 26th to October 26th, Columbia Fallon House Theatre presents “Mark Twain’s “A Murder, A Mystery & A Marriage.” Heroes! Heroines! Villains! Great tunes, goofy jokes and red hot fiddlin’ – all spun from a Mark Twain yarn. The zany small town of Deer Lick, Missouri is thrown into frenzy when a mysterious visitor arrives. A young romance is tested and a town patriarch is murdered. Was it the local store clerk with a vendetta, or was it the suave Frenchman? Who will Mary marry? Small town antics, homespun humor and Bluegrass melodies deliver the clues in classic Mark Twain style. For more information, show dates, and to purchase tickets visit: http://www.sierrarep.org
  • October 24th to November 23rd, the Sierra Repertory Theatre presents

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”  A hilarious tale of overachievers’ angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The show’s Tony Award winning creative team has invented an unlikely hit musical about an odd set of heroes for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time. You’ll find yourself rooting along while they learn that winning isn’t everything and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser. (Rated PG-13). For more information, show dates, and to purchase tickets visit: http://www.sierrarep.org

BLACK OAK CASINO PRESENTS:

October 17th: “Rock of Ages”

October 18th: “Forever Land”

October 23rd: “Michael Farris and Roseland”

October 24th: “Hot For You” Van Halen Tribute”

October 25th: “Generation Esmerelda” featuring Jimmy Goings”

hotels in sonora california information

Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks and Conference Center | 19551 Hess Avenue, Sonora, CA 95370 | (209) 533-4400

INNS of California | 350 S. Washington Street, Sonora, CA 95370 | (209) 532-3633

*Subject to availability.

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Sonora CA Hotel: Kick off Fall in the Motherlode with Just a Little Variety…

Exciting events are coming to Sonora CA for the month of September! Our Sonora CA hotels are conveniently located to so many attractions and festivities that the whole family can enjoy! These hotels in Sonora CA offers free breakfast to start your morning right, outdoor pool to relax by the end of the day, free Wi-Fi to stay connected and much more! Book your next hotel stay in Sonora CA with us!

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 Tuolumne County has an eclectic set of events that is sure to be found nowhere else, all in the same month. With such traditional events as the 32nd Annual Poison Oak Show, the 32nd Annual Fiddle & Bango Contest, and the 48th Annual MI-Wuk Indian Acorn Festival scattered all throughout the month, also great new events such as the Exotic Bird and Animal Show, a tribute show to Elvis in Groveland, and the 1st Annual Twain Harte Golf Tournament. There is no shortage of opportunity to enjoy the Mother Lode in a unique and entertaining fashion as autumn sets in.

Exciting September Events in Sonora California!

August 29th to September 21st 2014, Sierra Repertory Theatre presents “All my Sons.” This is play tells a powerful story of two families and a war-time catastrophe established Arthur Miller as a leading voice in the American theatre. The classic Tony Award-winning drama examines Miller’s familiar themes of fathers and sons, guilt, love and personal ethics. When a company’s defective airplane parts cause the deaths of many men in World War II, one partner went to prison and the other made a fortune. The tragedies left shadows of bitterness and guilt that escalate to an electrifying climax (Rated PG-24) For more information, show dates, and to purchase tickets visit: http://www.sierrarep.org

September 6th 2014, Sonora invites you to come on out to the Mother Lode Fairgrounds this September for the Exotic Bird and Animal Show presented by the Gold Country Avicultural Society.

September 12th to October 12th 2014, Stage3 presents “The Lion in the Winter” by James Goldman. It’s the year 1183. You are the greatest power in a thousand years and the family has gathered for the holidays… so pretty much the normal family reunion stuff – betrayal, intrigue, treachery, adultery and deception. Well, what family doesn’t have its ups and downs? See more information at http://www.stage3.org

September 12th, 2014, Ironstone Vineyards presents “The General” starring Buster Keaton for their Silent Movies, Railroad Night event. Cost is$22.50 (plus tax and gratuity) per a person and includes buffet. Doors open at 6:00pm. Movie is accompanied by Dave Morengo on the Alhambra Pipe Organ. For more information: http://www.ironstonevineyards.com

September 13th 2014 is the 1st Annual Twain Harte Gold Tournament. Scramble 4-5 (Max 90 people) Check – In: 12:30pm Start Time: 2:00pm Entry: $50.00 per player For more information contact Twain Harte Area Chamber of Commerce at 209-586-4482 for more information.

September 13th 2014, the Groveland Hotel presents Rob Ely, a Tribute to Elvis. Rob Ely performs two sets of Elvis Entertainment. The First is a review of where it all began with young Elvis Presley. The second set focuses on his 1968 black leather “comeback” tour. Tickets are $22.00. Dinner starts at 5:30pm and show starts at 8:00pm. For more information, please visit http://www.groveland.com

September 13th and 14th 2014, The Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians welcomes you to the 48th Annual Acorn Festival featuring a traditional celebration of the Black Oak Acorn Harvest with California traditional dancers, hand games tournament, Native arts and crafts, deep pit BBQ dinner, Indian tacos(11am-4pm), and the Inter-Tribal Pow Wow. For more information, please visit http://www.mewuk.com

September 20th, 2014 is the day to be in Groveland, California. Come out and celebrate the town’s biggest event of the year! 49er Festival, Parade and Chili Cook Off This annual festival starts with a pancake breakfast (7:00am to 9:00am) at Groveland Community Hall, and then hit the streets for the town parade at 9:00am on Main Street. And that is just how this little town begins this big day. With the Aviation Club fly over, chili cook-off, live auction, silent auction, a huge raffle, vendor booths, food & beverages galore, children games and activities, and so much more! Live music plays 7:00 am to 5:00 pm! For more information visit http://www.groveland.org

September 26th and 27th 2014, Ironstone Vineyards presents Concours d’Elegance, an annual antique and classic car show that features over t300 vintage trailers, motorcycles, and wooden boats. Start of the weekend with dinner Friday evening, and the car show runs from 10:00am to 4:00pm on Saturday; admission is $20.00. Call for dinner pricing and reservations, 209-785-4234 ext. 45.

September 26th through 28th 2014, come out for a weekend to Columbia State Historic Park and join in the Tuolumne Writers Retreat! A whole weekend filled with workshops, prose, poetry open mic sessions, a ghost walk, author greeting and book signing, cowboy poetry, Native American poetry, music, and dancing too! Many events are free and open to the public! Enrollment fee for the class is $145.00To enroll or for further information, contact Jill Klajic at 209-743-8097.

September 26th to October 26th 2014, Columbia Fallon House Theatre presents “Mark Twain’s “A Murder, A Mystery & A Marriage.” Heroes! Heroines! Villains! Great tunes, goofy jokes and red hot fiddlin’ – all spun from a Mark Twain yarn. The zany small town of Deer Lick, Missouri is thrown into frenzy when a mysterious visitor arrives. A young romance is tested and a town patriarch is murdered. Was it the local store clerk with a vendetta, or was it the suave Frenchman? Who will Mary marry? Small town antics, homespun humor and Bluegrass melodies deliver the clues in classic Mark Twain style. For more information, show dates, and to purchase tickets visit: http://www.sierrarep.org

 September 27th 2014 is Free Admission to Yosemite National Park to celebrate National Public Lands Day.
Enjoy Yosemite National Park with no entrance fee. Enter through Highway 120 through Groveland, closest route from San Francisco to Yosemite.

September 27th 2014, Starting at 9 am on Main Street, Jamestown the Pioneer Days in Jamestown event will have family games, street vendors, “Guns of the Chosen Few’ western reenactment, and more throughout the day. There will be an anvil shot at high noon.

September 27th 2014, Columbia State Historic Park presents the 32nd Annual Poison Show. This itchy plant is made into flower arrangements, jewelry, works of art, and even a poison oak salad!! All entries include Poison Oak. For some more information regarding this event visit http://www.visitcolumbiacalifornia.com

September 27th 2014, Columbia State Historic Park presents the 32nd Annual Fiddle and a Bango* Contest, which is an all-day contest where musicians compete for cash prizes in six categories: fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar, vocal and miscellaneous, while spectators relax in lawn chairs. Registration for contestants is 9 to 10:30 am when competition begins and continues until about 4:30 pm, except for a lunch break featuring a Chili Cook-Off.

 *Bango was a misprint on the contest T-shirts back in 1983, and the name stuck!
For more information regarding this event visit http://www.visitcolumbiacalifornia.com

September 27th to September 28th 2014, Tuolumne hosts the Memorial Hall Antique Fair. The huge open space and wood floors of Tuolumne Memorial Hall complement the antiques while the local park provides ample shaded parking. Saturday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sunday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm are free admission. Saturday at 8:00am is $5. This bi-annual antique fair has been very popular. 25 vendors are carefully chosen for antique, vintage and shabby chic.

hotels in sonora california information
Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks and Conference Center | 19551 Hess Avenue, Sonora, CA 95370 | (209) 533-4400
INNS of California | 350 S. Washington Street, Sonora, CA 95370 | (209) 532-3633

Sonora CA Hotels: Wrap up the summer with music, movies, money, magic and mystery in the Mother Lode!

Celebrate this month’s events with one of our hotels in Sonora CA! From Musicals to film and music festivals, outdoor summer adventure and much more! Our Sonora CA hotels can accommodate your every need from free continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi, outdoor pool, and much more!

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The hills are alive with music this August in the Sierra Nevada foothills as musical productions at our professional theaters and concerts in our beautiful parks and magnificent vineyards fill up the month of August. But the fun doesn’t stop with music! There are movie showings out beneath the stars, film and music festivals for lovers of the arts, gold panning events with money to win, gold rush murder mystery events, and even a night of magic in the streets of downtown Sonora, you will find that the mother lode is the place to wrap up the summer fun this year. Come stay with us at the Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks Hotel and Conference Center or INNS of California this year, and be absolutely in the center of it all! Plus, with the opportunity to visit 3 nearby state parks, Yosemite National Park, plenty of other outdoor adventures to experience, and two casinos to play the night away, there is no better place to make the most of the end of summer 2014!

Bear Valley Music Festival until August 10th

One of the best summer attractions in the Central Sierra offering a full symphony orchestra, international soloists, and legendary entertainers. An outdoor musical experience located in a unique mountain setting and a 1250 seat tent. For more information visit http://www.bearvalleymusicfestival.org/

“Sound of Music” in Columbia until August 31st

Rejoice in “The Sound of Music”. Very possibly the most glorious musical ever created. Based on the true story of the Von Trapp family in Austria, this show has it all – an irrepressible heroine who finds her calling, lonely children who find a mother, an aloof Naval officer who finds a wife, and a united family who find courage in one another as they escape the approaching evil of the Third Reich. This classic musical features the beloved songs “My Favorite Things”, “Do-Re-Mi”, “Climb Every Mountain”, and “Edelweiss”. (Rated PG) For more information, show dates, and to purchase tickets visit: http://www.sierrarep.org

“Accomplice” at Stage 3 until August 10th

Written by Rupert Holmes. Come see this thriller with more twists than a bag of pretzels! Wanna know more? Come see the whole story for yourself in Sonora at Stage 3. For more information visit: http://www.stage3.org/

Wednesday Diesel Days at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park to August 27th

Every Wednesday from July 9th through August 27th, spend some time with family and friends at Railtown 1897 while you ride, tour, and experience steam trains, authentic railroad facilities, live music, and Hollywood film and television heritage – things uniquely American! More information at http://www.railtown1897.org/

August 1st

Twain Harte Movies in the Pines: “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” Movie starts at 8:30pm. Please low back chairs or blankets only, no glass permitted. Good summer fun for the family! Enjoy a fun family film surrounded by the beautiful natural landscape of the Sierra Nevada foothills!

August 2nd

Twain Harte Concerts in the Pines: ! Come enjoy live music in beautiful Eproson Park. Jana & Friends play Jazz/Dance music from 6:00pm-8:00pm in Eproson Park, Twain Harte.

Murder Mystery Morning at Columbia State Historic Park: History comes alive at Columbia State Historic Park as a live reenactment of the “cold-case” investigation of “The Gaherty-Jarvis Shooting” that occurred in the town in 1856. Come help to seek out the truth of this unsolved mystery by watching the reenactment of the events, walking through the crime scene, interviewing “witnesses” and participating in the resulting inquest! The mystery starts at 10:00am, and as space is limited, reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 209-588-9128. $5.00/adults and $1/children

August 8th

Magic of the Night: Come to historic downtown Sonora and enjoy magicians, live music, street acting, dancing and specialty foods. This is a night of fun for the whole family and people of all sorts and ages. Downtown Sonora will never be more magical than it will be this night!

Twain Harte Movies in the Pines: “The Nut Job” Movie starts at 8:00pm. Please low back chairs or blankets only, no glass permitted.. Good summer fun for the family! Enjoy a fun family film surrounded by the beautiful natural landscape of the Sierra Nevada foothills!

August 9th

An Evening in Polynesia at Ironstone Vineyards: Spend the evening in Ironstone’s garden Breezeway and caves as we celebrate all things Polynesian! Come and enjoy a buffet dinner featuring authentic cuisine of the South Pacific and Live entertainment! Doors open at 6 pm

Please call for pricing and reservations. 209-728-1251

August 15th

Twain Harte Movies in the Pines: “The Smurfs 2” Movie starts at 8:30pm. Please low back chairs or blankets only, no glass permitted. Good summer fun for the family! Enjoy a fun family film surrounded by the beautiful natural landscape of the Sierra Nevada foothills!

ZZ Top and Jeff Beck at Ironstone Vineyards: Come spend the evening at beautiful Ironstone Vineyard for this end of summer event. Great music, great atmosphere! Show Time is 7:00 pm. All tickets are available through Ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

August 16th

Twain Harte Concerts in the Pines: Come enjoy live music in beautiful Eproson Park. Chains Required play dance music at Eproson Ball Field in Twain Harte. Music starts at 7pm.

The Groveland Hotel presents “Life in the Fast Lane,” a tribute to the Eagles: Enjoy the music of the Eagles as well as Don Henly’s later hits like “Dirty Laundry”. Contact The Groveland Hotel for ticket information. Dinner starts at 5:30 and the show starts at 8pm. Tickets prices are $22.00

Family Fun Day at Calaveras Big Trees State Park: A fun filled day for the whole family in the North Grove area of the Park. Featured activities include: Live Birds of Prey, Live Reptiles, Meet the Ranger, Nature Crafts, Wild Things, Smokey Bear, Cocked Hat Bowling, Carriage Rides – $3, Live Music and much more. Food Sales include a Barbecue, Ice Cream Cones, Popcorn and Baked Goods. Come join in the activities at beautiful Big Trees State Park for a great day of family fun! For more information contact: http://bigtrees.org/

Murder Mystery Morning at Columbia State Historic Park: History comes alive at Columbia State Historic Park as a live reenactment of the “cold-case” investigation of “The Gaherty-Jarvis Shooting” that occurred in the town in 1856. Come help to seek out the truth of this unsolved mystery by watching the reenactment of the events, walking through the crime scene, interviewing “witnesses” and participating in the resulting inquest! The mystery starts at 10:00am, and as space is limited, reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 209-588-9128. $5.00/adults and $1/children

August 23rd

Twain Harte Concerts in the Pines: Come enjoy live music in beautiful Eproson Park. Upland Drive plays Modern Rock/Country music from 6:00pm-8:00pm at Eproson Field in Twain Harte.

Under the Stars at Twisted Oaks Winery featuring the John Jorgenson Quintet: Come enjoy an evening of “gypsy jazz” under the starts with The John Jorgenson Quintet. With Twisted Oak Winery in Vallecito. Call (209)736-9080 for further information.

August 23rd and 24th

Gold and Outdoor Festival: Grab your gold pans and head out for the Gold and Outdoor Festival at the Motherlode Fairgrounds in Sonora! No gold pans? That’s okay! A sense of adventure and an interest in gold is all you really need! Presented by the Delta Gold Diggers and sponsored by Gold Prospectors Association of America and Minelab. Events will include panning for real gold, equipment demonstrations, claim jumper detecting hunt, prospecting seminars, a chance to win $3000.00 in buried treasure and $10,000 in door prizes such as a trip to Nome, Alaska! Admission is $5.00 per person and children under 10 are free! For more information visit: http://www.deltagolddiggers.webs.com/

August 25th

National Parks Free Admission Day!

August 29th to September 21st

“All my Sons” at Sierra Repertory Theatre: A powerful story of two families and a war-time catastrophe established Arthur Miller as a leading voice in the American theatre. This classic Tony Award-winning drama examines Miller’s familiar themes of fathers and sons, guilt, love and personal ethics. When a company’s defective airplane parts cause the deaths of many men in World War II, one partner went to prison and the other made a fortune. The tragedies left shadows of bitterness and guilt that escalate to an electrifying climax (Rated PG-24) For more information, show dates, and to purchase tickets visit: http://www.sierrarep.org

August 29th to September 1st

Filmfest Twain Harte: Films from all over the world, shorts, full length, documentaries, and student films. Filmmakers, actors, and even celebrity guests will be on hand. Special events include a Friday VIP Reception and a Sunday Awards Dinner. Ticket packages will be available.

For more information go to http://www.filmfesttwainharte.com

August 30th to September 1st

Labor Day Weekend at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park: Regular excursion train rides depart Saturday, Sunday, and Monday over the holiday weekend on-the-hour 11 am to 3 pm. More information at http://www.railtown1897.org/

August 30th

Twain Harte Concerts in the Pines: Come enjoy live music in beautiful Eproson Park. Rod Harris & Big Band play Big Band Swing & Dance Music from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at Eproson Park in Twain Harte.

2nd Annual Chief Fuller Day: Event is on Highway 108 from the entance to Mi-Wuk Village to the end of the lot by the Mi-Wuk Market. Event hours are 10am – 5pm. There will be arts, crafts, face painting, kettle corn and carved bears. MAHA membership information and tickets for the Spaghetti Dinner will also be available.

Murder Mystery Morning at Columbia State Historic Park: History comes alive at Columbia State Historic Park as a live reenactment of the “cold-case” investigation of “The Gaherty-Jarvis Shooting” that occurred in the town in 1856. Come help to seek out the truth of this unsolved mystery by watching the reenactment of the events, walking through the crime scene, interviewing “witnesses” and participating in the resulting inquest! The mystery starts at 10:00am, and as space is limited, reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 209-588-9128. $5.00/adults and $1/children.

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Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks and Conference Center | 19551 Hess Avenue, Sonora, CA 95370 | (209) 533-4400

INNS of California | 350 S. Washington Street, Sonora, CA 95370 | (209) 532-3633

*Subject to availability.

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Sonora CA: Happy Father’s Day! Enjoy Exciting June Events in Sonora

 Visit our town for the month of June with these exciting events and stay at one of our hotels in Sonora CA! Save on our Father’s Day Fly-In Package!* on your next stay if you visit us. Our Sonora CA hotels are close to all of these fun and exciting June events in Sonora California!  

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Father’s Day Fly-In Package

Spend Father’s Day Weekend in the beautiful Sierra Nevada foothills at the 48th Annual Father’s Day Fly-In. There is no need to camp or rough it though, stay at the Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks and Conference Center and take advantage of our special Father’s Day Fly-In package. For just $159.99 plus tax per a night spend this Father’s Day in comfort with the pool and hot tub, large flat screen televisions, full hot breakfast at our on site restaurant, and round trip cab fare to and from the Fly-In event at Columbia Airport.

Exciting June Events in Sonora California!

June 7th

  • The historic town of Jamestown hosts The Jamestown Antique and Wine Faire along Main Street of this quaint gold rush era prospector’s town. Antique dealers will be out in 10×10 tents for street shopping alongside the wonderful shops and stores that always make Jamestown a great place to visit. Discover that great antique find, eat at one of the fantastic Main Street restaurants, and partake in wine tasting in Rocca Park.
  • Plus, only a few minutes from Main Street Jamestown, visit the California’s Railtown 1897 State Historic Park to experience folk music on the railway in the fifth annual Singing Rails Railroad Music Event. As long as there have been trains, there have been songs about trains. Enjoy a music competition during the day, from noon to 5:00 pm, and wrap it all with the evening concert featuring The “Wailin’ Woodys” that begins at 6:00 pm. For more information this event or to register for the contest visit www.railtown1987.org.
  • Visit Big Trees State Park and participate in the free seminar, The Sequoias of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Pack a picnic lunch and bring the family to Big Trees State Park to spend the day among the Giant Sequoias. For more information call Calaveras Big Trees at (209)795-3840 or visit www.bigtrees.org
  • The brand new event, the 1st Annual Royal Flush Crapper Derby and Craft Fair at Eproson Park in Twain Harte will provide a day of fun and excitement for all, with live music of Chains Required from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. Visit twainharterotary.com for more information or to register for participation

June 13th

  • Downtown Sonora will be alive with activity for Art Night. Head down to South Washington Street, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, for art displays, music, and refreshments. Enjoy dinner at one of the many fabulous downtown restaurants, and while taking in some of the fabulous local culture.
  • From 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Groveland hosts The Seventh Annual Farms of Tuolumne County Farm and Rant Tour. Join five local farms for a genuine Groveland experience while enjoying live music, plein air painting, hay rides, wood carving demos, lots of animals, exciting equine demonstrations too, and activities for all ages. Featuring seminars on water conservation too.
  • Twisted Oak Winery of Vallecito presents Under the Stars at Twisted Oak Winery featuring Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band. Call (209)736-9080 for further information.

Saturday, June 14th and Sunday June 15th Columbia Airport hosts the 48th Annual Father’s Day-Fly-In. With a pancake breakfast, live music, airplane rides and more, this is an event that dad can definitely enjoy with the whole family. Plus, the picturesque gold rush era town and state historic park of Columbia is only a half mile walk away for more exciting activities and some great local dining experiences.

June 15th 

  • Railtown 1897 State Historic Park hosts Father’s Day at Railtown. Ride the regular excursion trains, enjoy the museum, and eat a picnic lunch with the family! Aboard the train all dads, when accompanied by a child, will receive a special treat. For more information visit: www.railtown1897.org

June 27th

  • Take a drive out to Twisted Oak Winery of Vallecito, near the town of Murphys, and spend a night Under the Stars at Twisted Oak Winery featuring Tim O’Brien. Call (209)736-9080 for further information.

Wrapping up June in the Motherlode, visit Tuolumne City for four days of fun at the 65th Annual Lumber Jubilee. Starting on June 26th and running through June 29th, this annual event is held in Tuolumne Memorial Park amidst the firs, pines, and cedars. Featuring four days rides and games, competitions and contests, food venders, lumber education and a whole lot of fun, this jubilee is a must.

 
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Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks and Conference Center | 19551 Hess Avenue, Sonora, CA 95370 | (209) 533-4400

INNS of California | 350 S. Washington Street, Sonora, CA 95370 | (209) 532-3633

*Subject to availability. Father’s day package not available in INNS of California

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Sonora CA Lodging: Celebrate April Events and Save 15% on Easter Package Deal!*

 Visit our town for the month of April with these exciting events and stay at one of our hotels in Sonora CA! Save 15% off* your next stay if you visit us during the Easter Week, April 12th – 22nd. Our Sonora CA hotels are close to all of these fun April events in Sonora California!  

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Easter Package April 12 thru April 22, 2014: Stay two consecutive
nights and receive 15% off our Best Available Rate and
Get a FREE Easter Basket!

Exciting April Events in Sonora California!

Opening Weekend at Railtown 1897
April 5th – 6th
Railtown 1897 State Historic Park
Jamestown, CA 95327
For more information call 209-984-3953

Opening Weekend for Railtown’s regular 2014 Steam Train Operating Season! Grand Opening festivities both days. This weekend only, Calaveras, Mariposa and Tuolumne County residents ride trains for free (proof of residency required). Arrive at 7 am and watch the crew prepare the train for the day in the historic roundhouse.

First Saturday Flea Market – Groveland Highway 120 Yosemite
April 5, 2014 – October 11, 2014

18950 State Highway 120,
Groveland, CA 95321

For more information call 209-962-0429
Chamber of Commerce Flea Market on the 1st Saturday of each Month from April through October at Mary Laveroni Community Park in Groveland, Highway 120, the North Gateway to Yosemite. Free admission for buyers. Gates open 8 am. Seller’s gates open 7 am, $10 for Chamber members $15 non-members, first come first served for space. Sell your Stuff and Find New Treasures, a family friendly and fun location with horseshoe pits, BBQs and picnic tables, skate park, next to the Museum & Library too!

Sonora SmokePolers Annual Spring Rendezvous
April 11th – 13th
Six Bits Gulch Rd, off of Red Hills Rd.,
Chinese Camp, CA

For More information call
(209)559-6381 or (209)728-4219

Experience days long ago at the annual SmokePolers Spring Rendezvous black powder and mountain man reenactment at Camp Six-Bits in the historic Chinese Camp area. Events include: Rifle trail walk & metal animal silhouette targets. Pee Wees Hawk & knife trail walk.
They will be using sign- up sheets for all events, so be sure to get there and sign up early to compete. Camping is $10 for the weekend, with $5 extra per additional vehicles. Day visitors are free.

33rd Annual Home and Garden Show
April 12th – 13th
Mother Lode Fairgrounds,Sonora, CA 95370
For tickets and information call 209-588-4560

Huge Home and Garden Show throughout the Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora on Highway 49 more than 100 vendors. See what you can do to improve your home and garden and sign up for free drawings. Free admission and free a shuttle.

Moccasin Trout Festival
April 12th

15300 State HWY 49,
Moccasin, CA 95347

For more information call (559)765-4824
Touch a fish, Feed a fish, Catch Fish, Taste a fish! All activities are free and all gear is provided. Learn to tie, cast, clean and cook! Fun for everyone!

Wildflower Trains at Railtown 1897 SHP
April 12th – 19th

5th Ave & Reservoir Rd
Jamestown, CA

For more information call (209)984-3953
Saturday April 12th and Saturday April 19th ride the Wildflower Train Excursion! Special train departs at 4:30 p.m. from the depot. Prior to boarding the train, passengers will have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with wildflowers of the Sierra Nevada foothills. Once aboard the train, naturalists will answer questions and point out flower groups along the way. Guests take away seeds to spread at home. Saturday April 12th and Saturday April 19th ride the Wildflower Train Excursion! Special train departs at 4:30 p.m. from the depot. Prior to boarding the train, passengers will have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with wildflowers of the Sierra Nevada foothills. Once aboard the train, naturalists will answer questions and point out flower groups along the way. Guests take away seeds to spread at home. Train capacity is limited, so reservations are suggested. Regular steam strain excursions depart on the hour from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on these days as well.

38th Annual Columbia Wine Tasting
April 13th

Columbia State Historic Park, Columbia, CA 95310
For more information call (209)588-5089

Wine tasting will benefit the culinary program at Columbia College. Wine tasting from local wineries and hor d’eouvres from local eateries. Enjoy the ambiance of Columbia State Historic Park while partaking of the excellent wines and food.
1:00-4:00 P.M.

National Parks Free Admission Day
April 19th – 20th

Yosemite National Park,
Groveland, CA 95321
For more information call 209-962-0429

Free admission days for the National Park Week’s opening weekend.
Enjoy Yosemite National Park with no entrance fee. Enter through Highway 120 through Groveland. Closest route from San Francisco to Yosemite.

35th Annual OLD MILL RUN
April 19th

Columbia, CA 95310
For more information call: 209-718-1251

10K Run, 2-Mile Run/walk, Kids Mile. Event begins at 9 am, and benefits the Tuolumne County Community Christmas Eve Dinner.

Easter Brunch at Ironstone Vineyards
April 20th

1894 Six Mile Road,
Murphys, CA 95247
For more information call: 209-718-1251

Come and enjoy a delicious Easter buffet brunch at Ironstone Vineyards. Two seatings available, 9am and 11am. Easter Egg hunt available for the children after each seating.
Call for pricing and reservations.

Victorian Easter Parade & Egg Hunts in Columbia SHP
April 20th

Columbia State Historic Park, Columbia, CA 95310
For more information call: 209-536-1642/532-6604

Enter the parade which begins at 12:30 pm, registration beginning at 11 am. Prizes will be awarded for fanciest Victorian hat, and best dressed couple, lasses and lads, groups and pets. Costumed docents from the gold rush era add color to this lively event.
Egg hunts for children by age groups, noon to 2 pm. Find the golden egg and receive a special prize! Be on the lookout for Thaddeus E. Hare (aka the Easter Bunny!)

Sonora’s Spring Festival
April 26th

Washington Street, Sonora, CA 95370
For more information call: 209-532-7725
37th Annual Spring Festival. Stroll downtown to live music 11am to 4 pm. Enjoy craft vendors and artists!

“Who Let the Dogs Out in Twain Harte?”
April 26th

Eproson Park,
Twain Harte, CA 95383

For more information call: 209-586-1976
A Fundraiser for the Humane Society of Tuolumne County. Everyone is invited to participate in the parade with their dogs. Sign up at 11 am at Eproson Park

Seminar – Birds of the Sierra Nevada – Calaveras Big Trees Park
April 26th

1170 East Highway 4
Arnold, CA 95223

For more information call: 209-795-1196
Ed (along with Ed Beedy) are co-authors of the new UC Press book “Birds of the Sierra Nevada”. The book contains excellent discussions of each bird of the area, both biology and distribution, as well as excellent illustrations. Since retiring in 1999 Ed has devoted his life to birds, working on habitat conservation and avian research.
He plans to take those interested out to watch our local birds in the Park before the program at 8 am.

“Yosemite Springtime Birding” Course in Yosemite NP
April 26th

For more information call: (209)379-2646 ext. 10
Guide Michael Ross welcomes feathers friends. Courses include free park entry and free camping for participants; motel rooms have been reserved for each course. YC members receive 15% discount.

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Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks and Conference Center | 19551 Hess Avenue, Sonora, CA 95370 | (209) 533-4400
INNS of California | 350 S. Washington Street, Sonora, CA 95370 | (209) 532-3633
*Subject to availability. 15% Discount is based off the best available (regular) rate.

 

 


Sonora CA Hotels: March Events. Save 15% on Celtic Faire Weekend!

 Visit our town for the month of March with these exciting events and stay at one of our hotels in Sonora CA! Save 15% off* your next stay if you visit us during the Celtic Faire weekend, March 7th – 9th. Our Sonora CA hotels are close to all of these fun March events in Sonora California!  

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Stay at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Sonora Oaks and Conference Center
or INNS of California Sonora for the
Celtic Faire and receive a 15% Discount!*

Exciting March Events in Sonora California!

17th Annual Spring Obsession Art Show at Ironstone Vineyards
March 1st
1894 Six Mile Road, Murphys, CA 95247
For reservations call 209-728-1251
Come and enjoy the 17th annual Spring Obsession Art Show at the stunning Ironstone Winery in Murphys. Enjoy food and wine pairings from around the world!
4:00-6:30 pm
$25.00 per person
$20.00 for Wine Club

 28th Annual Sonora Celtic Faire
(Save 15% of your Stay*)
March 7th – 9th
Mother Lode Fair Grounds 220 Southgate Dr. Sonora, CA 95370
For more information call 209-532-7428
California’s oldest and largest Celtic Faire: Scottish Knights, jousting, clans’ highland games, Celtic village marketplace, bagpipes, storytellers, reenactments, ethnic foods and drink. School/Family Day Friday 9 am to 3 pm. Saturday 10 am to 9 pm. Sunday 10 am to 5 pm. – See more CLICK HERE

Habitat All Mountain Challenge Food & Fire Festival
March 8th – 9th
Dodge Ridge Winter Sports Area Pinecrest , CA 95364
For more information call 209-965-3474
Two exciting days packed with Alpine, Nordic and Snowshoe races for ages 30 and over, and any age all-Mountain Challenge. There will be a “Taste of Tuolumne” Saturday evening with food & beverages from local venues along with live music and fireworks!

16th Annual Wards Ferry Bicycle Race
March 15th – 17th
Wards Ferry Road, Groveland, CA 95321

For More information call 209-962-0429
Mariposa Women’s Stage Race, The Wards Ferry Road Race which is on a loop on the north side of the Tuolumne River, both on March 15. The Groveland Hillclimb, which is the women’s race from the bottom of the canyon at Wards Ferry to the top of Deer Flat is on May 17, part of the 3-day Mariposa Women’ Stage Race. The 16th Annual Wards Ferry Road Bicycle Race will take place on Saturday. Entries and information will be available on website. Also check the website for volunteer opportunities.

Northern California Daffodil Convention
March 15th – 16th
1894 Six Mile Road, Murphys, CA 95247
For tickets and information call 209-728-1251
Come and experience daffodils like never before! Ironstone Vineyards puts on the annual display of daffodils as well as the Northern California Daffodil Society Convention. See Daffodils in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors! 8 am to 5 pm.

A Celebration of the Irish!
March 15th
Calaveras County, Murphys, CA 95247
For more information call 209-728-9467
Buy a glass of wine from the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance at 398 Main Street outside the Native Sons Hall and enjoy the festivities!
Murphys picturesque Main Street is filled with booths offering hand crafted items, original art, photographs, tasty food, wine, and other beverages. Continuous entertainment, pony rides, Renaissance acts, raffle to Ireland. For more information contact info@visitmurphys.com

144th Annual Fireman’s Ball
March 15th
250 S. Washington St. Sonora, CA 95370
For more information call 209-532-4231
The historic Fireman’s Ball will be held at the Sonora Opera Hall. Call for information.

St. Patrick’s Day Shooter Scooter Race in Twain Harte
March 17th
Downtown Twain Harte, Twain Harte, CA 95383
For more information call 209-586-1976
You are cordially invited, along with four of your best friends, to participate in our Annual “Shooter Scooter” relay and Poker Run in downtown Twain Harte. Check in time 5:15 pm, Race at 6 pm.

Columbia SHP 165th Birthday Celebration
March 27th
Columbia, CA 95310
For more information call (209)588-9128
Come celebrate the discovery of gold by the Hildreth party in 1850! Gather in the middle of town fora speech, cake, punch and reenactments. Docents in costume will be about the town to give you a real feel of what it was like during this important time in California history. Free.

Dodge Ridge Annual Spring Fling Golden Egg Hunt
March 29th
Dodge Ridge Winter Sports Area, Pinecrest, CA 95364
For more information call: 209-965-3474
Join us for The Annual Spring Fling Golden Egg Hunt. Be the lucky one to find the Golden Egg and win a Youth Season Pass for the 2014-15 Season. Fun for children up to the age of 11.

hotels in sonora california information
Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks and Conference Center | 19551 Hess Avenue, Sonora, CA 95370 | (209) 533-4400
INNS of California | 350 S. Washington Street, Sonora, CA 95370 | (209) 532-3633
*Subject to availability. Celtic Faire Promotion 15% Discount is based off the best available rate.
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January Events near our Sonora CA hotels

 Enjoy Winter at Sonora CA with our town’s exciting events! Our hotels in Sonora CA is only a few minutes away from all the local events and attractions! From art shows to snow park events, our Sonora CA hotels can give you the best accommodation in town!

 

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Exciting January Events in Sonora California!

“An Evening with Laurel & Hardy” Silent Movie
January 10th
1894 Six Mile Road
Murphys, CA 95247
For more information call 209-728-1251 ext. 11
Silent Movie at Ironstone Vineyards at $22.50 per person, buffet included (+tax & Gratuity). All movies accompanied by Dave Morengo on the Alhambra Pipe Organ. Doors open at 6 pm.

2nd Saturday Art Night in Sonora celebrating 150th Anniversary of Yosemite!
January 11, 2014 to January 11, 2015
Downtown Sonora

For more information call 209-532-ARTS (2787)
Every 2nd Saturday of the month the Tuolumne County Arts Alliance has a gathering with music and refreshment.
On Jan. 11 they have been approved to screen the highly anticipated Ken Burns film “Yosemite: A Gathering Spirit” at the YExplore/Cole Video Gallery at 1 E. Linoberg St. at 5 pm, 6 pm, and 7 pm. This event is on the official Yosemite Anniversary calendar and will be promoted by the NPS and Yosemite Conservancy.
Also, Stroll the Historic Downtown and enjoy the assorted music venues at businesses along the way and visit the Art Galleries

27th Annual InFocus Photography Exhibition
January 17th to February 15th
251-C Barretta Street,
Sonora, CA 95370
For more information call 209-532-ARTS
See the best of the region’s photography at the Historic Dome Campus, 9am to 5pm. Judged show with a wide variety of images and styles. Awards and Reception Jan. 25 at 5 pm

All You Can Eat Crab Feed
January 18th
Tuolumne Memorial Hall at Tuolumne Memorial Park

For More information call 209-928-1616
Annual Twain Harte Crab Feed at the Tuolumne Memorial Hall. Doors open at 4:30, dinner at 5:30 to 7 pm. Great Food, Beer and Wine Bar, Raffle and Fun!
Tickets available at El Dorado Savings or Umpqua Bank in Twain Harte. Sponsored by the Soroptimist International of Twain Harte, supporting Scholarships and Community Projects.

Dodge Ridge 6th Annual Family Winter Carnival
January 25th – 26th
Dodge Ridge Winter sports Area

For tickets and information call
209-965-3474
SNOW !!FOOD !!FUN !! Come enjoy a day with your family here at Dodge Ridge Ski Resort.

Big Band Jazz Festival Weekend
January 31st to February 1st
Columbia College
For more information call 209-588-5126
A weekend of great music featuring outstanding musicians.
Call for times and cost.

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Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks and Conference Center | 19551 Hess Avenue, Sonora, CA 95370 | (209) 533-4400

INNS of California | 350 S. Washington Street, Sonora, CA 95370 | (209) 532-3633

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Happy Holidays! – from Heritage Hotel Group

 

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The Heritage Hotel Group Family sends our warmest wishes for a Joyous Holiday Season and a Healthy, Happy New Year for you and your loved ones.
Happy Holidays from our family to yours!
Warm regards,
The Heritage Hotel Group Team

 


Sonora CA hotel: Concert Benefit on 12/17

Help us support the concert benefit for Sarah Elizabeth Campbell on Dec. 17, 2013. Our hotels in Sonora CA is only a few minutes from the Fallon House Theatre. While enjoying the concert benefit, enjoy your stay at one of our Sonora CA hotels.

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Friends and Fans of Sarah…and Music Lovers,Joining together with the community to provide support and raise money for friends in their time of need is what makes being part of a small community so great.  Please use this information to help us inform the community about this benefit concert at the Fallon House Theatre, coming up on December 17th .  Performers rarely seen in Tuolumne County, as well as local favorites are coming together to raise money for singer songwriter Sarah Elizabeth Campbell who has been diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer.  Sarah’s music and charisma have attracted big talent to play in Columbia on her behalf with showstoppers such as Peter Rowan and Laurie Lewis.  This is going to be a night to remember, so please help fill those seats by adding this to your public service announcement or community calendar.  If you have any questions, please call or email me.

Jodi Barnett
(209) 352-7853
jodibarnett373@yahoo.com

Price: $25 at the door

hotels in sonora california information

 

Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks and Conference Center | 19551 Hess Avenue, Sonora, CA 95370 | (209) 533-4400

INNS of California | 350 S. Washington Street, Sonora, CA 95370 | (209) 532-3633

 

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