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Sonora, CA Hotel: October Local Events – Save 15%

Sonora, CA Hotel: October Local Events – Save 15%

Visit our hotel in Sonora, CA as we celebrate all the October festivities and events in our town! Save 15% on Oct. 27-29th when you mention ‘All Hallows Fantasy Faire’ so book your next Sonora CA hotel with us!

 

Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks Hotel & Conference Center

Enjoy all that October has to offer in Beautiful Sonora CA
Save 15% on Oct. 27th, 28th, 29th!
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things to do in sonora ca during October

 

October 4th

Columbia FarmoryYear-round, indoor farmers’ market open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11am to 5pm. 11am-5pm at 10800 Airport Rd., Columbia, CA 95310

October 6th

First Friday Jamestown Art Walk~Wine~Dine and MusicFirst Fridays! are a great way to begin a new month! End a work week by going wine tasting at the two tasting rooms on Main Street, enjoying dinner at one of the many restaurants on Main Street, visiting the many retail shops along Main Street and enjoy work of local artists and live musicians. Featured monthly music groups will perform in the Gazebo in Rocca Park and individual musicians and other groups will also be performing on Main Street and in other shops and hotels. Join Us! May through October. 5pm to 7pm

Stories in Stone:  Visitors are led through Columbia’s historic cemetery by costumed volunteers carrying lanterns where they will visit 13 grave sites. The dead come to life as interpreters tell about their lives, how they died, and how they came to lie in Columbia’s cemetery. Contact Columbia State Historic Park at 209-588-9128. Admission $25.00 per person.

The Glass Menagerie at Sierra Repertory Theater:  A drama of great tenderness, charm and beauty, The Glass Menagerie is one of the greatest American plays of the 20th century. Tennessee Williams achieved his first major success with this autobiographical “memory play,” which looks at the Wingfield family, frustrated writer Tom, his nagging mother, Amanda – who is often lost in memories of her Southern-belle past – and his painfully shy sister, Laura. A visit from a “gentleman caller” sets off emotions and revelations that change their lives forever. This iconic, emotional, and enduring family drama made Williams famous and has become a world classic. Rated G. Friday, Saturday and Sunday performances.  Matinee and Evenings.  Call 209-532-3120 for tickets.

 October 7th

2nd Annual Handmade ParadeOctober is Arts and Humanities month and October 7th is California Arts Day. Join fellow citizens and community groups in a collective art experience. Described as a “walking theatrical performance,” our parade will also glow after dark! Everyone is invited to register themselves, their family, their business, club, or group as participants. Then get busy building your small float, prop, or costume. Walk, stroll, bike, drum, dance or sing down Main St. in Jamestown. Think Mardi Gras in the Motherlode! We offer free classes in the art of “making” your creations, each weekend in the months of August and September. We have materials and great collaborators to make your ideas come to life! Find a class schedule at www.tuolumnecountyarts.org.

Columbia FarmoryYear-round, indoor farmers’ market open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11am to 5pm. 11am-5pm at 10800 Airport Rd., Columbia, CA 95310

Pints in the Pines in Twain Harte:  October Festival all weekend! Artisans, Crafters, Food Vendors & Live Music. Beer Garden opens at 12 Noon with Beer Tasting, Food & Commemorative Mugs. On Saturday, the Black Irish Band will be playing from Noon to 3:00pm.  Sunday Sherry and the Psychedelic’s plays from Noon to 3:00 pm. Sponsored by the Twain Harte Area Chamber of Commerce. Meadow Plaza, Twain Harte, CA 95383

Sonora Certified Farmers Market:  Farm fresh and organic produce, honey, olive oils, breads, pastries, flowers and potted plants, coffees and breakfast burritos, fresh salmon, and meats.  Saturday 7:30-11:30am at Theall and Stewart Streets, Sonora, CA 95370

Stories in Stone:  Visitors are led through Columbia’s historic cemetery by costumed volunteers carrying lanterns where they will visit 13 grave sites. The dead come to life as interpreters tell about their lives, how they died, and how they came to lie in Columbia’s cemetery. Contact Columbia State Historic Park at 209-588-9128. Admission $25.00 per person.

Sugar Pine Trail Run:  Sugar Pine Trail Run. 10K run and a mile fun run. Held on th Historic Sugar Pine Railroad Grade at 8AM. All ages, groups welcome. Children and group prices available. Entry fees to be announced soon.  Sugar Pine Railroad Grade, Twain Harte, CA 95383.  Call 209-586-3181 for additional information.

The Glass Menagerie at Sierra Repertory Theater:  A drama of great tenderness, charm and beauty, The Glass Menagerie is one of the greatest American plays of the 20th century. Tennessee Williams achieved his first major success with this autobiographical “memory play,” which looks at the Wingfield family, frustrated writer Tom, his nagging mother, Amanda – who is often lost in memories of her Southern-belle past – and his painfully shy sister, Laura. A visit from a “gentleman caller” sets off emotions and revelations that change their lives forever. This iconic, emotional, and enduring family drama made Williams famous and has become a world classic. Rated G. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday performances.  Matinee and Evenings.  Call 209-532-3120 for tickets.

The Harvest Haunt Express at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park:  This delightful, not frightful train is just the ticket for the family!  Staffed by a “skeleton crew,” the popular train rides take place aboard an excursion train decorated for the season.  Located in the heart of California’s Gold Country, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park combines railroad heritage, local history and the lure of Hollywood and is one of only two authentic and still-operating steam-era railroad roundhouse complexes in the entire country. Themes: October 7th & 8th Critters and Creatures.  Train ride times: 10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm, and 3pm.  Tickets: $15 for adults, $10 for youth (ages 6-17), children 5 and under ride for free.  Call 209-984-3953 for more information.

October 8th

Pints in the Pines in Twain Harte:  October Festival all weekend! Artisans, Crafters, Food Vendors & Live Music. Beer Garden opens at 12 Noon with Beer Tasting, Food & Commemorative Mugs. On Saturday, the Black Irish Band will be playing from Noon to 3:00pm.  Sunday Sherry and the Psychedelic’s plays from Noon to 3:00 pm. Sponsored by the Twain Harte Area Chamber of Commerce. Meadow Plaza, Twain Harte, CA 95383

Sonora Bach Festival – Youth Finalist Concert: Youth Finalists Concert at the Church of the 49ers in Columbia featuring Central Sierra youth selected from the earlier-held youth auditions. Classical guitarist, Will Kiel will be the invited guest soloist. Admission is $5 with those younger than 18 free.  3pm at 11155 Jackson St, Columbia, CA

The Glass Menagerie at Sierra Repertory Theater:  A drama of great tenderness, charm and beauty, The Glass Menagerie is one of the greatest American plays of the 20th century. Tennessee Williams achieved his first major success with this autobiographical “memory play,” which looks at the Wingfield family, frustrated writer Tom, his nagging mother, Amanda – who is often lost in memories of her Southern-belle past – and his painfully shy sister, Laura. A visit from a “gentleman caller” sets off emotions and revelations that change their lives forever. This iconic, emotional, and enduring family drama made Williams famous and has become a world classic. Rated G. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday performances.  Matinee and Evenings.  Call 209-532-3120 for tickets.

The Harvest Haunt Express at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park:  This delightful, not frightful train is just the ticket for the family!  Staffed by a “skeleton crew,” the popular train rides take place aboard an excursion train decorated for the season.  Located in the heart of California’s Gold Country, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park combines railroad heritage, local history and the lure of Hollywood and is one of only two authentic and still-operating steam-era railroad roundhouse complexes in the entire country. Themes: October 7th & 8th Critters and Creatures.  Train ride times: 10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm, and 3pm.  Tickets: $15 for adults, $10 for youth (ages 6-17), children 5 and under ride for free.  Call 209-984-3953 for more information.

October 14th

2nd Saturday Night Art Night in Sonora:  Look for banners up and down Washington Street in Sonora. This is where you will find shops participating in the magical blend of art, live music, performers, and art demonstrations! All events are free!

33rd Annual Harvest Festifall in Columbia State Historic Park:  Join us for a cornucopia of crafts, comestibles, demonstrations of skills, and music and dancing on the shady streets of the Park decorated for the harvest season. Almost fifty vendors, dressed in 1850s attire, will display their handmade arts and crafts for sale, including pottery, jewelry, apparel, home décor, wood furniture, baked goods, and many more!   Attractions include demonstrations of spinning and weaving by the Mother Lode Weavers & Spinners, face painting, petting zoo, and entertainment by various local groups of musicians & dancers. Columbia State Historic Park, Columbia, CA 95310.  Call 209-536-1672 for more information.

Barrels Brews and Bites – A Tasty EventHome brewer’s competition. Music entertainment, wines, and gourmet food pairings. 2pm-5pm at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park.  Admission is $45 advance tickets, $55 at the door.  Call 209-329-6639 for additional information.

Coffill Park Summer Concert Series:  Coffill Park Summer Concert Series.  Featuring Jill and the Giants. Doors open at 7:00pm Music starts at 8:00pm. Beer and wine available. Tickets are $5 and benefit more events downtown. Event brought to you by the 2nd Saturday Art Night Committee and the Sonora Chamber of Commerce.  Call 209-533-2781 for more information.

Columbia Ghost Tours:  Have you heard that there are ghosts in Columbia? Join us on the tour to find out where they lurk and the stories behind those who lived in Columbia during the Gold Rush.  Tours begin at 3pm.  Contact Columbia State Historic Park at 209-588-9128.

The Glass Menagerie at Sierra Repertory Theater:  A drama of great tenderness, charm and beauty, The Glass Menagerie is one of the greatest American plays of the 20th century. Tennessee Williams achieved his first major success with this autobiographical “memory play,” which looks at the Wingfield family, frustrated writer Tom, his nagging mother, Amanda – who is often lost in memories of her Southern-belle past – and his painfully shy sister, Laura. A visit from a “gentleman caller” sets off emotions and revelations that change their lives forever. This iconic, emotional, and enduring family drama made Williams famous and has become a world classic. Rated G. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday performances.  Matinee and Evenings.  Call 209-532-3120 for tickets.

The Harvest Haunt Express at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park:  This delightful, not frightful train is just the ticket for the family!  Staffed by a “skeleton crew,” the popular train rides take place aboard an excursion train decorated for the season.  Located in the heart of California’s Gold Country, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park combines railroad heritage, local history and the lure of Hollywood and is one of only two authentic and still-operating steam-era railroad roundhouse complexes in the entire country. Themes: October 14th – 15th Superheroes & Villains.  Train ride times: 10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm, and 3pm.  Tickets: $15 for adults, $10 for youth (ages 6-17), children 5 and under ride for free.  Call 209-984-3953 for more information.

October 15th

33rd Annual Harvest Festifall in Columbia State Historic Park:  Join us for a cornucopia of crafts, comestibles, demonstrations of skills, and music and dancing on the shady streets of the Park decorated for the harvest season. Almost fifty vendors, dressed in 1850s attire, will display their handmade arts and crafts for sale, including pottery, jewelry, apparel, home décor, wood furniture, baked goods, and many more!   Attractions include demonstrations of spinning and weaving by the Mother Lode Weavers & Spinners, face painting, petting zoo, and entertainment by various local groups of musicians & dancers. Columbia State Historic Park, Columbia, CA 95310.  Call 209-536-1672 for more information.

The Glass Menagerie at Sierra Repertory Theater:  A drama of great tenderness, charm and beauty, The Glass Menagerie is one of the greatest American plays of the 20th century. Tennessee Williams achieved his first major success with this autobiographical “memory play,” which looks at the Wingfield family, frustrated writer Tom, his nagging mother, Amanda – who is often lost in memories of her Southern-belle past – and his painfully shy sister, Laura. A visit from a “gentleman caller” sets off emotions and revelations that change their lives forever. This iconic, emotional, and enduring family drama made Williams famous and has become a world classic. Rated G. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday performances.  Matinee and Evenings.  Call 209-532-3120 for tickets.

The Harvest Haunt Express at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park:  This delightful, not frightful train is just the ticket for the family!  Staffed by a “skeleton crew,” the popular train rides take place aboard an excursion train decorated for the season.  Located in the heart of California’s Gold Country, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park combines railroad heritage, local history and the lure of Hollywood and is one of only two authentic and still-operating steam-era railroad roundhouse complexes in the entire country. Themes: October 14th – 15th Superheroes & Villains.  Train ride times: 10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm, and 3pm.  Tickets: $15 for adults, $10 for youth (ages 6-17), children 5 and under ride for free.  Call 209-984-3953 for more information. 

October 21st

Columbia FarmoryYear-round, indoor farmers’ market open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11am to 5pm. 11am-5pm at 10800 Airport Rd., Columbia, CA 95310

Farms of Tuolumne County Pumpkin & Zucchini Weigh In:  Farms of Tuolumne County will hold its first Pumpkin & Zucchini Weigh-In on October 21, 2017 (rain date October 28) at Hurst Ranch, 17415 Highway 108, Jamestown, CA. Pumpkin seeds were distributed in early May and we are hoping for a bumper crop of giant pumpkins to show up at the Weigh-In. In addition, for those of you who can’t help but grow giant zucchini, this is your opportunity to show off. ENTRY INTO THE WEIGH-IN IS FREE!  There is a $7 fee to get into Hurst Ranch because this event is being held in conjunction with their Fall Festival which includes the FOTC Pumpkin & Zucchini Weigh-In, Music, Unlimited Train & Hay Rides, Hay Bale Maze, Petting Zoo, and a Free pumpkin for everyone!  Kids under 2 get in free. Cash prizes for winning pumpkins and zucchini! Certified scale. Don’t have a pumpkin or zucchini to enter? Come on over anyway and join in on the fun! To download Official Rules and ENTRY FORM visit www.TCFarms.org and go to “Events” page.

Bach Festival – Salon Series:  The Salon Concert- an intimate, afternoon house-concert with guest artist Lisa Grodin of early-music fame. A member of the internationally renowned Philharmonic Baroque orchestra and the American Bach Soloists.  Ms. Grodin will feature the violin and viola with accompaniment in a lively and elegant program of Baroque music. Following the concert will be a delightful buffet presented by Chef David Ingram. The concert location, in one of the counties beautiful homes, will be given at the time of ticket purchase. Admission for concert and buffet is $35 and advance reservations are required.  Make reservations online at www.sonorabach.org

Sonora Bach Festival-Local’s Concert at the Church of the 49er’s:  Fine community vocalists and instrumentalists in an afternoon of chamber music of the Baroque at the 1st Presbyterian Church at 3:00 pm. Support your friends, family, and community as you enjoy their talents. $10 per person. Jackson and Gold Streets, Columbia, CA 95310

Sonora Toy Run by Harley Davidson:  Join the popular Sonora Toy Run by bringing one toy and one non-perishable food item. Register at Modesto Harley Davidson or Jamestown Harley Davidson. Leave at noon, rain or shine.

The Glass Menagerie at Sierra Repertory Theater:  A drama of great tenderness, charm and beauty, The Glass Menagerie is one of the greatest American plays of the 20th century. Tennessee Williams achieved his first major success with this autobiographical “memory play,” which looks at the Wingfield family, frustrated writer Tom, his nagging mother, Amanda – who is often lost in memories of her Southern-belle past – and his painfully shy sister, Laura. A visit from a “gentleman caller” sets off emotions and revelations that change their lives forever. This iconic, emotional, and enduring family drama made Williams famous and has become a world classic. Rated G. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday performances.  Matinee and Evenings.  Call 209-532-3120 for tickets.

The Harvest Haunt Express at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park:  This delightful, not frightful train is just the ticket for the family!  Staffed by a “skeleton crew,” the popular train rides take place aboard an excursion train decorated for the season.  Located in the heart of California’s Gold Country, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park combines railroad heritage, local history and the lure of Hollywood and is one of only two authentic and still-operating steam-era railroad roundhouse complexes in the entire country. Themes: October 21st & 22nd, Pirates and Princess.  Train ride times: 10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm, and 3pm.  Tickets: $15 for adults, $10 for youth (ages 6-17), children 5 and under ride for free.  Call 209-984-3953 for more information.

October 22nd

The Glass Menagerie at Sierra Repertory Theater:  A drama of great tenderness, charm and beauty, The Glass Menagerie is one of the greatest American plays of the 20th century. Tennessee Williams achieved his first major success with this autobiographical “memory play,” which looks at the Wingfield family, frustrated writer Tom, his nagging mother, Amanda – who is often lost in memories of her Southern-belle past – and his painfully shy sister, Laura. A visit from a “gentleman caller” sets off emotions and revelations that change their lives forever. This iconic, emotional, and enduring family drama made Williams famous and has become a world classic. Rated G. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday performances.  Matinee and Evenings.  Call 209-532-3120 for tickets.

The Harvest Haunt Express at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park:  This delightful, not frightful train is just the ticket for the family!  Staffed by a “skeleton crew,” the popular train rides take place aboard an excursion train decorated for the season.  Located in the heart of California’s Gold Country, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park combines railroad heritage, local history and the lure of Hollywood and is one of only two authentic and still-operating steam-era railroad roundhouse complexes in the entire country. Themes: October 21st & 22nd, Pirates and Princess.  Train ride times: 10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm, and 3pm.  Tickets: $15 for adults, $10 for youth (ages 6-17), children 5 and under ride for free.  Call 209-984-3953 for more information.   

October 28th

11th Annual Illumination of the Jack-O’-Lanterns:  Carve your pumpkins, turning them into classic peg-toothed grinners, artfully chiseled ghouls, leering witches, or any family-friendly design of your choosing. Bring your carved gourds to the Columbia Museum on Main Street for judging, and enjoy the live musical entertainment. Prizes will be awarded for the most original, most gruesome, most entertaining, etc. At dusk the jack-o’-lanterns will be illuminated. This free event is sponsored by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce, and fun for all ages.  6:30pm-8pm

Boo Boulevard – Halloween in Columbia:  Columbia welcomes children in costume for Trick or Treating from 3 to 6 pm. Wagon rides, games, and more! This free event is sponsored by Columbia State Historic Park, Friends of Columbia, and the Columbia Chamber of Commerce. Fun for all ages. Information: 209-588-9128, or 209-536-1672 or www.visitcolumbiacalifornia.com.  3-6pm.

Ironstone Vineyards Silent Movie Night:  Ironstone Vineyards is announcing our Silent Movie Night, featuring the 1925 film ‘The Phantom of the Opera’. A favorite annual event among our guests, which offers family fun and a unique movie night. The film is shown on a large screen in the Ironstone Vineyards Music Room. The show will feature live music by organist Dave Moreno on the Robert Morton Theatre Pipe Organ accompanied with live vocals by Linda Small. The cost for admittance is $35 for adults, $20 for ages 6-12, and free for ages 5 and under. The price includes buffet, dessert, and popcorn with the show. The event will take place Saturday, October 28th, 2017 at 6p.m. Halloween Costumes are welcome! For more information, or to make a reservation, please call 209-728-1251

Sonora All Hallows Fantasy Faire:  The original modern themed costume Play Fantasy Festival in the Mother Lode of California “where imagination can become your reality!” Deeply rooted in the beliefs of the Celtic people but combined with all the fun and excitement of modern Halloween. Includes, music, food and drink, vendors, jugglers, magicians and more. Presale $12; at gate $16 on Saturday, $15 on Sunday, $5 for children 6-12.  Located at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora, CA

The Glass Menagerie at Sierra Repertory Theater:  A drama of great tenderness, charm and beauty, The Glass Menagerie is one of the greatest American plays of the 20th century. Tennessee Williams achieved his first major success with this autobiographical “memory play,” which looks at the Wingfield family, frustrated writer Tom, his nagging mother, Amanda – who is often lost in memories of her Southern-belle past – and his painfully shy sister, Laura. A visit from a “gentleman caller” sets off emotions and revelations that change their lives forever. This iconic, emotional, and enduring family drama made Williams famous and has become a world classic. Rated G. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday performances.  Matinee and Evenings.  Call 209-532-3120 for tickets.

The Harvest Haunt Express at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park:  This delightful, not frightful train is just the ticket for the family!  Staffed by a “skeleton crew,” the popular train rides take place aboard an excursion train decorated for the season.  Located in the heart of California’s Gold Country, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park combines railroad heritage, local history and the lure of Hollywood and is one of only two authentic and still-operating steam-era railroad roundhouse complexes in the entire country. Themes: October 28th & 29th, Witches and Wizzards.   Train ride times: 10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm, and 3pm.  Tickets: $15 for adults, $10 for youth (ages 6-17), children 5 and under ride for free.  Call 209-984-3953 for more information.

October 29th

Sonora All Hallows Fantasy Faire:  The original modern themed costume Play Fantasy Festival in the Mother Lode of California “where imagination can become your reality!” Deeply rooted in the beliefs of the Celtic people but combined with all the fun and excitement of modern Halloween. Includes, music, food and drink, vendors, jugglers, magicians and more. Presale $12; at gate $16 on Saturday, $15 on Sunday, $5 for children 6-12.  Located at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora, CA

Sonora Bach Festival – Bach’s Brunch:  Bach’s Brunch at Mt. Calvary Church in Sugar Pine, gives the community an opportunity to enjoy a wonderful brunch, again prepared by Chef Ingram, and accompanied by beautiful music in the beautiful forest of the Sierra. The Bach Festival Trio featuring flautists Janet Telford and Sandra Betti and cellist Ralph Retherford will provide music. Tickets are $35 with advance reservations are required.   Make reservations online at www.sonorabach.org

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