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Sonora CA Hotel: Celebrate Winter Fun with Us!

Visit our hotels in Sonora CA for all the family winter fun adventure! The BEST WESTERN PLUS Sonora Oaks is offering three wonderful winter packages to maximize your time and savings!

Make Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks Hotel and Conference Center Your Home Base for All Your Winter Fun for 2016

Yosemite kids free admission

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 adventure!

Leland Snow Play Package

At 6300 feet, this beautiful & natural setting is another world away. It is remarkably accessible though. Located in Tuolumne County, in the heart of Gold Country, Leland High Sierra is 39 miles east of Sonora on Highway 108, 3 hours from the San Francisco Bay Area and 2 hours from most Central Valley cities.

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 for Leland Snow Play,
walk-up or tow-up options
Includes Equipment Rental
• Complimentary Lunch at the park and a Hot Beverage at Day’s End
• Complimentary full hot cooked to order breakfast at our onsite Restaurant

Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks Courtesy Dodge Ridge Ski 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
• A Souvenir Cup
filled with hot cocoa and candy canes
Information on Where to Get Discounted Tickets
• Assistance in Scheduling Ski Bus Pick-Up for just $10 per person, round trip
• Complimentary full hot cooked to order breakfast at our onsite Restaurant.

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.
• Discounted Room Rates
• Admission Pass into Yosemite National Park,
good for seven days
• Backpack with a traveling bear companion, trail snacks, and two bottles of water
• Complimentary full hot cooked to order breakfast at our onsite Restaurant.

January 18th 2016
NATIONAL PARKS FREE ADMISSION DAY
Visit Yosemite National Park FREE!

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

January Events

January 2, 2016
Jamestown Harley Davidson “19th 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 21, 2016
Wine Tasting and Dinner Buffet
Enjoy a Wine Tasting Event and Dinner Buffet at Pine Mountain Lake, The Grill Restaurant. Please call 209-962-8638 for more information.

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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: Strawberry Music Festival and other Events in Sonora California!

We are excited to announce some awesome events happening in our town of Sonora California! From Strawberry Music Festival, to Labor Day Weekend at Railtown State Historic Park…there will be plenty of events for the whole family! Book your next Sonora CA hotel stay with us!

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Fall 2015 Strawberry Music Festival

Westside, Tuolumne, CA

September 3rd-7th, 2015

Gates open @ 8am on Thursday Sept. 3, 2015

The Strawberry Music Festival Returns to Tuolumne

County……And Closer than ever!!!

The famous Strawberry Music Festival has relocated from Camp Mather

to Westside Park in Tuolumne City!

Best Western PLUS Sonora Oaks Hotel & Conference Center will be sold out!

Inns of California-Sonora has a special Strawberry Music Festival rate of $79.99 per night for those attending the festival. If you’re going for 1 day or 4 and you’re not into camping, check out the Inns of California-Sonora! Ph. (209) 532-3633.

Other great events happening in Tuolumne County Labor Day Weekend:

September 5, 2015:

California Statehood Day Parade in Columbia State Historic Park.

California became a state on September 9, 1850 – 165 years ago! The Statehood Day Parade in Columbia is sponsored by the Native Sons of the Golden West, Columbia Parlor #258. The Native Sons have a tradition of preserving California History –the parade is a tradition that began in 1876, and was revived in 2008. Parade begins at 11am on Main Street Columbia.

September 5, 2015 to September 7, 2015

Labor Day Weekend at Railtown State Historic Park.

Regular excursion train rides depart Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Steam operations on Saturday and Sunday, diesel on Monday.

September 5, 2015

Rocca Park Concert Series.

Enjoy live music in Rocca Park on Main Street, Jamestown.

September 5, 2015

Sonora Certified Farmers Market.

The Farmer’s Market is open to the public every Saturday morning from 7:30 am – 11:30 am.

 

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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April 2015: Winner of $200 Home Depot Gift Card and 2-night Hotel Stay in Sonora, CA: Linda Cronan

Winner of heritage hotel group monthly giveaway winner: Linda Cronan

We would like to  congratulate Linda Cronan for winning the $200 Home Depot Gift Card with the two-night hotel stay at the INNS of California in Sonora, California! She is very excited to win the gift card and start shopping as well as visit our small town in Sonora to visit friends, site see Yosemite National Park, natural caverns and more while staying at our hotel in Sonora, CA!

Don’t forget to enter this month’s giveaway at: http://www.heritagehotelgroup.com/giveaway/


April 2015: $200 Home Depot Gift Card and a 2-night Sonora CA Hotel Stay!

Image of winning prize for Heritage hotel group monthly giveaway and a 2-nigth stay for our Sonora CA hotel

 

Enter to win this month’s Giveaway:

Spring is near! Celebrate this great season and win this awesome gift card of $200 from Home Depot to meet all your gardening needs! They have everything you need for gardening from seeds, plants, tools to create your wonderful garden this year! This Sonora CA hotel great to visit this spring season and is only a few minutes away from Sonora’s best attraction: Yosemite National Park – see the magnificent natural waterfalls! Other attractions include: Moaning Caverns, historic downtown Sonora, Jamestown, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, local theaters, casinos, Columbia restaurants and much more. There are countless opportunities for outdoor fun and recreation such as white water rafting, fishing, hiking, and more in the area as well!
This hotel near Yosemite National Park also features free continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi, business area, seasonal outdoor pool and spa, free parking,  excellent customer service and more!

To enter just to sign up for the Heritage Hotel Group Email List, like Heritage Hotel Group’s Page on Facebook, or follow Heritage Hotel Group on Twitter. ALSO: Share current monthly giveaway to Facebook friends (from Heritage Hotel Group’s Facebook page)or Retweet it on Twitter (from HeritageHGroup)

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For more information go here: http://heritagehotelgroup.com/giveaway/

Last Day to Enter: Apr. 30, 2015 and must be U.S. Resident / 18+


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.

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

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
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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.

 

 


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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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

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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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December Events in Sonora California! Choose from any of our Sonora CA Hotels!

Visit Sonora California for these exciting events! Our hotels in Sonora CA is only a few minutes away from these holiday events! These Sonora CA hotels provide free continental breakfast, free Wi-FI, free parking, comfortable rooms and much more! Don’t miss any of our town’s events so book your next stay with us!

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Exciting December Events in Sonora California!

Twain Harte Christmas House and Parade
December 6th -8th
For more information call 209-586-8197
Face Painting with Krinklies the Clown: Friday and Saturday, noon to 8 pm, Sunday 10 am to 2 pm. The “Fun for all” Christmas Parade begins Friday at 5:30 pm.in downtown Twain Harte
Homemade Gifts, Homemade Ornaments, Homemade Crafts, and Homemade Goodies at the Christmas House.


30th Anniversary Lamplight Tour in Columbia Historical Park
December 6th – December 7th
St. Patrick’s Catholic Church
For more information call 209-588-9128
Columbia SHP presents A MERRY MYSTERY in the style of Wilkie Collins. Participants will be guided through the decorated town during the walking play as clues are provided to solve some mysterious events. The evening tour will end at the Bixel Brewery with refreshments for all. Reservations required. Tours leave every 15 minutes starting at 6:30 pm on Friday and 5:30 pm on Saturday. Adults $22, Youth $15, Senior $18.

Sounds of the Season
December 6th – December 8th
At the Sonora Opera Hall
For more information call 209-588-5214
Be prepared to be thoroughly entertained and get in the holiday spirit with this cheerful and meaningful production. Choral groups and vocalist present the Sounds of the Season hosted by Columbia College.

A Miner’s Christmas
December 14th – December 15th
Columbia Historic Park

For More information call 209-588-9128
1pm to 4pm: Costumed docents recreate the mining camp of the 1850s, as homesick miners roast chestnuts, drink hot cider and perform live music. Make a Christmas craft and visit with Father Christmas!

Santa Express at Railtown 1897
December 14th -15th
For tickets and information call
209-984-3953
Santa visits Railtown! Climb aboard with Santa on our excursion train, departing on the hour from 11 to 3, Saturday and Sunday. Hot chocolate served in the carriage room. Regular ticket prices apply.

Victorian Christmas Feast
December 11th -15th
Historic City Hotel in Columbia
For more information call 209-532-1479
31 years now running, this yearly tradition held at the historic City Hotel Restaurant, includes a five course meal, fine wines with each course, local & guest musicians and characters from the mid 1800’s time period including the play throughout the evening. The festive night begins at 6 pm with Christmas carols and a champagne toast in the hotel parlor.
Formal attire is requested and dressing to the time period is the tradition. Tickets are $125 each.
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December 20th
Black Oak Casino
For more information call 209-928-9300
The Black Irish Band has changed the venue of their annual Christmas Show. This time it will be at the Black Oak Casino, at 8 pm. Special guests will be featured.

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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