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Events 2014

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.

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.

Fridays through October 17, 2014:

Evenings in the Park

Check the web site for schedule and listings
Johnson Springview Park
5480 Fifth St.
Rocklin, CA 95677
916 625-5225

Friday Evenings In The Park. Johnson Springview Park

October 18:  Movie "MU"

Check the web site for the concert program.

October 17, 2014:

Auburn Big Time Pow Wow

Oct 17, 2014 to Oct 18, 2014
See website for details.
Gold Country Fairgrounds
High Street
Auburn, CA 95603
530 888-8767

Native American dancers, drummers, singers, artists and food vendors will be gathering from across the region to participate in the Auburn Big Time Pow Wow. This year's event begins Friday with California Traditional Big Time Dancing. The Big Time brings together local Miwok/Maidu families and neighboring tribes for ceremonial dancing and singing. Spectators are welcome, but during this event please ask for permission before taking photographs. This family-friendly event is free with free parking at the fairgrounds. Spectators are encouraged to bring chairs. This is a drug. alcohol and tobacco free event. No pets are allowed.

October 18, 2014:

PlacerGROWN Harvest Festival

Oct 18, 2014 to Oct 19, 2014
Johnson-Springview Park
Rocklin , CA 916 625-5000

PlacerGROWN Harvest Festival. The Harvest Festival is the Kick Off to PlacerGROWN week. The Festival will begin Saturday afternoon with the Great Pumpkin Carving Contest. We are growing 500 Placer County pumpkins just for the event. Pick up your pumpkin at a farmers' market or the Rocklin Parks Department office and return it Saturday after 4 p.m. At sun down the pumpkins will be lit up and the Rocklin Parks Department will present a movie in the park. Sunday morning the festival will begin with a scarecrow building contest. We will host vendors of all kinds, a Foothills Farmers Market,Honey vendors, food, music and Family Fun. Bring the family and enjoy the Harvest Festival.

October 18, 2014:

Mammoth Bar Enduro

Oct 18, 2014
To be determined.
Mammoth Bar
Auburn, CA 95603

Detailed information is not yet available about this race. Please keep your eyes on the website for registration and other matters.

October 18, 2014:

Auburn Community Festival

Oct 18, 2014
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Auburn Recreation Park
123 Recreation Drive
Auburn, CA 95603
530 885-8461

18th Annual Auburn Community Festival A Day Of Fun & Celebration For Families And Everyone Both In And Out Of The Community. Scarecrow Decorating Contest - Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off - Harvest Recipe Contest - Costume Contest & Parade - Vendor Fair - Crafts - Food Booths - Children's Activities - Holiday Gifts Free Admission

October 18, 2014:

Signing for Everyone
phone: 916-267-3950
time: 1:30 PM
location: Valley Springs Presbyterian Church, 2401 Olympus Drive, Roseville, CA 95661
fee: $1-45

Emmy nominated, co-creator and star of Signing Time, Rachel Coleman will be performing Saturday, October 18, 2014 in Roseville, CA to benefit the Signing Time Foundation which helps make sign language fun and accessible to all children and is committed to a vision of the world in which all children can express themselves and be understood. If you love Signing Time, dont miss this event that is sure to make memories to last a lifetime! There will be time to meet and greet with Rachel and Hopkins for photos and autographs and an amazing concert where Rachel will perform some all-time favorite songs from Signing Time. All events will be interpreted in American Sign Language. Signing Time products will be available to purchase at the concert or can be pre-ordered and picked up at the concert. Shop the store at

Tickets are now on sale and donations are being accepted! Go to

If your business caters to children, families or those with special needs we have sponsorship, vendor and advertising opportunities still available. Email for more information.

October 19, 2014:

Auburn Old Town Fall Street Fair Antiques & Collectibles

Oct 19, 2014
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Old Town Auburn
Sacramento & Washington Sts
Auburn, CA 95603
530 888-1585

Auburn's 47th Annual Fall Street Antique Fair Antiques and Collectibles Rain or Shine!! Jewels to Junk Over 200 Vendors

October 28, 2014:

Film at Auburn Library
date: October 28, 2014
time: 7 pm
location: Auburn Library
fee: Free with Donations Appreciated

"Symphony of the Soil" is an elaborate artistic exploration of the miraculous substance called "soil" and its dynamic, complex relationships with water, atmosphere, plants, and animals. Filmed on four continents, this film features scientists, farmers and ranchers exploring ways to sustain soil as a healthy precious resource. More info can be found at

Nov. 6 - 9, 2014:

Cowpoke Fall Gathering

Nov 06, 2014 to Nov 09, 2014
Blue Goose Fruit Shed & Event Center
3270 Taylor Road
Loomis, CA 95650
916 652-6290

20th Annual Cowpoke Fall Gathering There will be a great group of poets, singers and storytellers on this years schedule. Our audience is full of cowboys, cowgirls and western folklore enthusiasts who return year after year. Folks who doubt this is fun need to come out and give it a try! Here are some of the outstanding performers who will appear this year: Paul Zaryzski, Juni Fisher, Pat Richards, Larry Maurice, Jeff Severson, John Kintz, and Bill Brewster. Tickets will go on sale October 1. For time, ticket prices and other details, check the website at

Nov. 8, 2014:

Tahoe Chocolate & Wine Festival

Nov 08, 2014
5 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Regency Ballroom
111 Country Club Drive
Incline Village, CA 89451
530 546-7804

26th Annual Chocolate And Wine Festival Join us at the table for the 26th Annual chocolate and wine extravaganza! Tahoe Chocolate & Wine Festival takes place in the elegant Grand Ballroom at Hyatt Regency a hotel and casino set amongst the spectacular backdrop of Incline Village on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe. The evening begins with a wine walk where guests will sample and sip boutique wine hand selected from acclaimed California wine regions including Napa, Amador, and Paso Robles. Guests will then be seated as we guide you through a unique and entertaining chocolate tasting experience from six of Lake Tahoes finest culinary artists, including The Ritz Carlton, Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe, and Mr. Zs Homemade Candies. Guests will enjoy: Door Prize: 4 nights at Playa Viva Resort, value $2,000. A seated tasting of delectable chocolate creations by six Tahoe culinary artists Boutique wine tasting from 10 hand-picked wineries Hearty appetizers by Hyatt chefs Tantalizing raffle prizes including trips, dinners, ski and golf, and more! Vote for your favorite chocolate and wine Entertainment. Tickets: $125 in Advance and $150 at the door.

Nov. 21 - 23, 2014:

Mountain Mandarin Festival

Nov 21, 2014 to Nov 23, 2014
Gold Country Fairgrounds
High Street
Auburn, CA 95603
916 663-1918

The Mountain Mandarin Festival marks the official beginning of Placer County Mountain Mandarin season. The event takes place the weekend before Thanksgiving every year at the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn. This 3-day celebration draws 30,000 visitors from as far away as the San Francisco Bay Area and Reno. Festival attendees can sample fresh mandarins hand-picked by Mountain Mandarin Growers' Association members, as well as a variety of mandarin-based products including olive oils, marinades, marmalades, syrups, and mandarin blossom honey. Growers will have plenty of 5 and 10 pound bags of mandarins for sale, ready for holiday enjoyment. Most growers can also ship mandarins to your friends and family. Aside from fresh, whole fruit, a variety of food vendors serve up mandarin infused drinks, mandarin milk shakes, chocolate-dipped mandarins, mandarin fudge, mandarin popcorn and lots of other fun creations. More traditional fair food is available too, like hot dogs, corn dogs, hamburgers, barbequed and grilled meats, glazed nuts, kettle corn and frozen treats. Learn new, exciting ways to use mandarins at cooking demonstrations. Be sure to enter your own favorite mandarin recipe in the Mandarin Recipe Contest, which attracts dozens of amateur cooks each season. Or purchase a Mandarin Festival Cookbook featuring festival favorites, growers own family recipes, and dishes developed by professional chefs. Wander the grounds and buildings and purchase quality hand-crafted items just in time for holiday giving and home trimming from more than 150 crafters and vendors. Theres also activities for the kids including clowns and rides.

Nov. 30, 2014:

Tahoe City Holiday Hop

Nov 30, 2014
12 noon - 6 p.m.
Tahoe City Area
425 N. Lake Boulevard
Tahoe City, CA 96145
530 583-3348

Get ready to kick off the holiday season in style at the Tahoe City Holiday Hop! Stroll through the local stores and begin your holiday shopping while enjoying wine, complimentary snacks and festive surroundings. Be sure to pick up your shop local cards at the same time and start shopping to win great prizes.

Santa photos will be taken at the Watson Cabin from 2-4 p.m.

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