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Events 2016

Denny's Cruise Night

May - October - First Thursday of every month.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
681 Newcastle Road
Newcastle, CA 916 663-2179

May - October - Denny's Cruise Night - sponsored by Newcastle Golden Spike Lion's Club

First Thursday of every month.

California and the Civil War History Exhibit

Open every day except holidays
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Free admission
Placer County Museum
Auburn Courthouse
101 Maple Street
Auburn, CA 95603
530 889-6500

Part Two of California and the Civil War open now at the Placer County Courthouse Museum in Auburn.

Illustrated panels created by guest curators Richard Hurley and TJ Meekins focus on stories of daring Rebels and determined Unionists who vied for California's allegiance.

Downtown Tuesday Nights (Roseville):
Every Tuesday Night
5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Downtown Roseville
Vernon Street
Roseville, CA 95678
916 726-7404

This family friendly community event is free and open to everyone! Every Tuesday night in July we close down much of Vernon Street to bring in over 100 vendors, live entertainment, great bands, a kids fun zone, a wonderful farmer's market, delicious foods, Classic Car Show, a beer garden and much more. Downtown Tuesday Nights has won numerous awards and is frequently voted the most popular community activity of the year, bringing in thousands of visitors each week. There is something for everyone and many of our merchants stay open late to accommodate the crowds!

Every Saturday at 10am:
For the Docent-led Walking Tour of Old Town Auburn, meet at 10am each Saturday - rain or shine, at the Courthouse Museum, 101 Maple Street (in the Courthouse at Lincoln Way & Maple St).  The tour takes approximately one hour, depending on the interests of the participants.  Organized group tours are available upon request.  For more information, contact the Museums Division of Placer County at (530) 889-6500 or visit their website for more information.

Farmers' Market at The Fountains in Roseville

Every Tuesday Year-Round!
8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Fountains at Roseville
Roseville Parkway and Galleria Blvd.
Roseville, CA 95678

Farmers' Market in Old Town Auburn

Every Saturday Year-Round!
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Old Town Courthouse Parking Lot Auburn Folsom Road at Lincoln Way Auburn, CA 95603 530 823-6183

Wednesdays January 13 - Dec. 28:
Mel's Diner Weekly Classic Car Cruise Night

Jan 13, 2016 to Dec 28, 2016
Wednesdays 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Mel's Diner
1730 Grass Valley Highway
Auburn, CA 95603

Pre-1976 classic cars and special edition cars welcome.
Bring your classic car and get 20 percent off meal inside Mel's.

4th Sunday, every month:
Hand Pickin Emporium host every 4th Sunday of the month our OUTDOOR PICKERS MARKET.  We are packed with Antique, Vintage, Upcycle, Food and Fun.  Come see what everyone has been talking about. 7:00am - 3:00 pm. 4155 Rocklin Road, Rocklin CA 95677

Info: 916-626-0367.

September 22 - 25:

Draft Horse Classic & Harvest Fair

Sep 22, 2016 to Sep 25, 2016
Nevada County Fairgrounds
11228 McCourtney Road
Grass Valley, CA 530-273-6217

Join the beautiful Draft Horses at the
2016 Draft Horse Classic
September 22 - 25

The Classic features six majestic performances,
along with non-stop entertainment in between classes

Performance Schedule
Evening and Late Afternoon Performances
Reserved seating: $19; General admission: $16
Morning Performances
Reserved seating: $15; General admission: $12
Children's Tickets (12 & under)
Reserved seating: $13; General admission: $10
*Tickets purchased after 5 pm on Wednesday, September 21, are an additional $3 per ticket.

September 24:

Ultra Race of Champions

Sep 24, 2016
See website for race details and schedule.
Auburn, CA 434 218-0402

The best of the best, one course, one day.

The Ultra Race of Champions is open to ALL runners!

Following its mission to create the Championship for the sport of ultra distance running and maintaining the inclusive quality of the sport, the UROC Race Committee has selected Auburn as its new host location because of Auburn's long history with endurance races and plethora of accessible and beautiful trails along the American River and on the foothills of the Sierra. "Auburn is well equipped and well versed for endurance races, already hosting several long distance running and biking events" says Gill, the Event Organizer. "The area is extremely beautiful and easily accessible from San Francisco, Sacramento and Reno and has all the qualities and amenities we looked for when searching for a new host location of this Championship event."

The Best of the Best, One Course, One Day.

September 24:

Squaw Valley Oktoberfest

Sep 24, 2016
2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Squaw Valley Resort
1960 Squaw Valley Road
Olympic Valley, CA 96146

This annual event will transform the Village at Squaw Valley into a miniature Bavaria complete with authentic German beer and food, Bavarian music, the ever-popular Oktoberfest Games and plenty of family fun.
• Free entrance
• All proceeds from beer sales benefit the High Sierra Lacrosse Foundation
• Festival goers must be 21 years or older with a valid ID to purchase beer

No outside alcohol will be permitted.

September 24:


Sep 24, 2016
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
T own Square
311 Vernon St.
Roseville, CA

Enjoy a truck exploration zone, food trucks, kids zone, and over 50 family-friendly vendors including sports organizations, places to go and family services.

Stage performances presented by youth groups. Mark your calendar for this family fun event!


September 24:

12th Annual Smithsonian Museum Day Live

Sep 24, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Maidu Museum & Historic Site
1970 Johnson Ranch Dr.
Roseville, CA 95661
916 774-5934

Enjoy free admission, guided tours (10am and 1pm), and a day full of children's activities at Maidu Museum & Historic Site as part of the 12th Annual Smithsonian Museum Day Live event.\

Bring the whole family and enjoy our contemporary art galleries and interactive exhibits inside the museum. Walk outside along the 5/8 mile trail through the ancient Maidu village site to see petroglyphs, bedrock mortar holes and native plants and animals. Kids can grind acorns, take the scavenger hunt and make a pine nut beaded bracelet.

Download your free ticket at the Smithsonian Museum Day Live website.

September 24:

Lincoln Chamber Showcase

Sep 24, 2016
6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Beermann's Brewery
645 5th Street
Lincoln, California 95648

Join the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce.
We are having our 14th annual Showcase event on Saturday, September 24th from 6:30pm - 10:00pm.
The event will be held in Beerman's Alley on 5th and F in Lincoln and will feature samples and tastings from local wineries, restaurant and breweries.
The event will also feature local vendors, a cigar rolling station and live music.

This event is 21 and over.

September 25:

Great Auburn Obstacle Race

Sep 25, 2016
Registration starts at 7:00 a.m. and ends at 8:30 a.m. Race starts at 9:00 a.m.
Regional Park
3770 Richardson Drive
Auburn, CA 95603

The 2016 Great Auburn Obstacle Race is a 5k fun-run and features a myriad of obstacles, including (but not limited to) a maze, tire run, pond crossing in a raft, wall climb, weighted-sled pull, a creek crossing, over and under, football toss and of course a mud pit.
What to Bring: A good attitude, a sense of humor and clothing that can be made muddy and sweaty!

September 25:


Sep 25, 2016
See website for details.
Vernon Street Town Square
Downtown Roseville
Roseville, CA 95678

The 2016 Hot Pink Fun Run will be held at Vernon Street Town Square in Downtown Roseville and will occur rain or shine!

September 30:

Auburn Fall Home Show

Sep 30, 2016 to Oct 02, 2016
Friday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Gold Country Fairgrounds
1273 High Street
Auburn, CA 95603
530 887-3616

With the beauty of the Placer foothills in autumn, it is easy to see why the Auburn Fall Home Show is the largest fall home show in Northern California.

With thoughts of remodeling, redecorating and preparing for the holiday season, this show is a must. Interior design vignettes, faux painting demonstrations, countertop materials, custom cabinetry and home design are integral parts of the show.

Over 1,000 exhibits allow merchants to showcase all the newest products and services to assist homeowners with their needs. Expect a large selection for comparison.

Thoughts of the holiday season begin this time of year. Whether its gift or gourmet items or dressing up your home for holiday entertaining, there is something for everyone.

• General: $7
• Children 5-12: $1, Under 5 free
• Seniors 60 & above: $2 Friday only
• Parking $6 per vehicle
No Animals allowed other than Service Animals!!!

September 30:

DireWorld Scare Park

Sep 30, 2016 to Oct 31, 2016
7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Placer County Fairgrounds
800 All American City. Blvd.
Roseville, CA 95678
916295- 0002

Callson Manor Haunted House and Heartstoppers Haunted House are now part of The all new DireWorld Scare Park has absorbed TWO haunts to become the biggest Scare Park in Northern California. A Terrifyingly Twisted Haunted Theme Park DireWorld Scare Park is the premier horror theme park of Northern California. Designed and built by a top team of Haunt and Film industry professionals, DireWorld Scare Park is a terrorizing world of dark fantasy and zombie western entertainment. Come survive our 7 masterfully menacing attractions, all packed with hordes of horrifying creatures. Dare to experience the Live Fire Shows on the DireStage, Exotic Vendors, Food Trucks, the Zombie Western Ghost Town of Modoc, V.I.P. Lounge Scare Station and more at DireWorld Scare Park. Scare you there!

October 1:

10th Annual Boots N Scoots BBQ & Barn Dance

October 1:

10th Annual Boots N Scoots BBQ & Barn Dance

Oct 01, 2016
Gates open at 4:30 p.m.
Ride To Walk
1630 Hwy 193
across from Turkey Creek Golf Course
Lincoln, CA 95648

10th Annual BBQ & Barn Dance benefitting Ride To Walk's Equine Therapy Program for disabled children and young adults.
Live Music, Great BBQ, Rider Demonstrations, Mexican Style Dancing Horse & Folk Dancers.

In addition to our precious children demonstrating equine therapy on horseback, you will have an opportunity to enjoy a wonderful BBQ, live music, country dancing, Mexican style dancing horses and traditional Mexican folk dancing.

Ride To Walks mission is to enhance the lives of children and young adults with neurological disabilities by providing innovative therapeutic horseback riding activities that are recreational in nature and adapted to the individuals needs and abilities. Ride To Walk strives to provide a positive support system for individuals with disabilities, their parents/caregivers, and our community.

Tickets $40.00

October 1:

John L. Sullivan Golf Tournament

Oct 01, 2016
8 a.m. Shotgun
Whitney Oaks Golf Club
2305 Clubhouse Drive
Rocklin, CA 95765

The John L. Sullivan Golf Tournament benefits the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Placer County (STVDP).
Your participation or generous support will help STVDP fulfill its mission to help individuals and families in our local community with the basic necessities and assistance to sustain and improve their lives.
Come join us at Rocklin's beautiful Whitney Oaks Golf Course on Sat., Oct. 1st, for a round of golf, food and more! Shotgun start at 8 a.m.

October 1:

You're Putting Me On Wearable Art Show

Oct 01, 2016 to Oct 30, 2016
See website for Gallery hours.
Auburn Old Town Gallery
218 Washington Street Suite A
Auburn, CA 95603

Join our creative and talented artists for a fun evening of appetizers and informal modeling of the many pieces of artwork that may be worn.

October 1:

Silver Screen Classic Movies presents "Spellbound"

Oct 01, 2016
1 p.m., 4 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Auburn Library
Beecher Room
350 Nevada St.
Auburn, CA 95603

The more psychiatrist Ingrid Bergman learns about her troubled lover Gregory Peck, the more she wonders: Is he a murderer? Using dreams, memories, and her knowledge of the subconscious, she must decipher the truth before it's too late for both of them. "Enthralling The Hitchcock touches are splendid, and the stars shine magically." Leslie Halliwell. 1944

October 1:

Tahoe City Oktoberfest

Oct 01, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Gatekeeper's Museum/William B. Layton Park
130 West Lake Blvd.
Tahoe City, CA 96145

Gatekeeper's Museum/William B. Layton Park.
Tahoe City Oktoberfest celebration host activities for the whole family, even the dogs!
Enjoy live music, cold beer, BBQ sausages and wieners and fun games and crafts for kids of all ages.
Activities include pumpkin painting, hula-hoops, Pumpkin painting, hula hoops, contests,
shopping at craft vendors and contests for the whole family.
Beer, Brats, Live Music & games for the entire family even your dogs!
Don Lederhosen and traditional German dress for the fabulous 2016 costume contest!
Funds raised help support the Tahoe City Downtown Association's mission to our community.

Free admission! $10 for first beer or wine includes souvenir beer stein

October 1:

Rocklin Mini Maker Faire

Oct 01, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sierra College
5000 Rocklin Rd.
Rocklin, CA 95677
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Featuring both established and emerging local "makers," the Rocklin Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly celebration featuring rockets and robots, digital fabrication, DIY science and technology, urban farming and sustainability, alternative energy, bicycles, unique hand-made crafts, music and local food, and educational workshops and installations. The Rocklin Mini Maker Faire follows the "big" Maker Faire model of celebrating invention, creativity, and resourcefulness, but is smaller in scale and will showcase the wonders of Placer and Sacramento counties and beyond!

October 1:

Eggplant Festival

Oct 01, 2016
9:00 5:00 p.m.
Loomis Train Station Plaza
5775 Horseshoe Bar Rd.
Loomis, CA 95650
916 652-7252

The Loomis Eggplant Festival promises to be fun for everyone!
Featuring star performers, great chefs, arts & crafts and some of the most delicious, colorful food in California.

October 1:

Folsom Lake Ultra Trail

Oct 01, 2016
Race will start promptly at 5:00 a.m.
Beals Point
Granite Bay, CA 95746

Circumnavigates Around Folsom Lake
110K - 8,500' Climbing
For Solo or 3 Person Relay Teams

1st leg - From Beals Point to Gate 142 AS (21.5 miles**)
2nd leg - From Gate 142 AS to Salmon Falls AS (24.5 miles**)
3rd leg - From Salmon Falls AS to Beals Point (21.3 miles**)
65 miles all the way around Folsom Lake

"Single Track Running"

October 1:

Lake Tahoe Spartan Race World Championship Spartan Beast 2016

Oct 01, 2016 to Oct 02, 2016
See website for details.
Squaw Valley
1960 Squaw Valley Rd
Olympic Valley, CA
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The Reebok Spartan Beast: This is our most difficult of the three. The Beast will test not only your endurance, perseverance and grit, but also your mind. The 12-14 Mile Beast packs more than 30 Signature Spartan Obstacles and your final hurdle to Spartan TRIFECTA glory. It won't be easy but you can't believe how good the medal feels at the finish line.

October 4:

Fore The Kids Golf Tournament

Oct 04, 2016
8:30 a.m. Registration Begins / 10:00 a.m. Shotgun Start
Winchester Country Club
3030 Legends Dr.
Meadow Vista, Ca 95722

Join us for a beautiful, fun-filled day of 18 holes at Winchester Country Club, a premiere course in the foothills of Placer County.

Four-person Scramble
Includes Breakfast Burritos, Course lunch and Gourmet dinner
On course contests
Brief closing awards ceremony & raffle
All proceeds to benefit Boys & Girls Club of Placer County

*dinner guests should plan to arrive at 4 p.m.

November 12 - 13:

Pioneer Quilters Guild. We will have Quilts~ Vendors~ Boutique~ Quilts for Sale~ Door Prizes~ Raffle Baskets~ Refreshments and lunch available.

Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4
Roseville Sports Center~1545 Pleasant Grove Blvd, Roseville, CA 95747
$7; Children under 12 admitted free

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