Date posted: 10/30/2012
Spend the Holidays with Family in Amador County!
amador county events
Are you spending time in hotel rooms in Jackson CA this Thanksgiving season? There is plenty going on in Amador County to kick start the holidays! You can sip wines at Winefest or experience the entertainment of the 38th annual Sonora Christmas Festival. Read below for details on these fun events!
Winefest 2012, November 10
Come out to the popular annual walk-about wine-tasting event of Sutter Creek! WineFest 2012 is sponsored by AmadorArts. From 4:30pm to 8pm, you can visit the Sutter Creek Auditorium and then drop in to the town’s historic Main Street shops. 25 Amador wines and appetizers will be available to sample. At 7pm, return to the Auditorium for the Grand Finale! There will be live music, desserts, wines, a Silent Auction of wine, art, event packages and much more. 30 Amador wineries have donated to the Winefest silent auction. Art created and donated by Amador County’s artists is a great part of the auction. Support keeping the arts alive in local schools by buying tickets today! Advance tickets are $25 each or $30 on the day of the event.
Sonora Christmas Festival, November 23-25
The legendary Christmas Festival will be held the weekend after Thanksgiving at Sonora’s Mother Lode Fairgrounds. The festival features over 150 quality crafts artists, music, street performers, elves, carolers, and twinkle trees. You can visit home-cooking style festival kitchens and bake shops in festive craft halls to celebrate the season. Kids can take pictures with Santa, be thrilled by the Merry Elves and Twinkle Trees, take a ride on the Polar Express Train and play in bounce houses & slides. Performers throughout the weekend include Joe Craven Trio & Solo, Red Dog Ash Bluegrass Band, Golden Bough, Sourdough Slim, Captain Jack Sparerib and Mirth and Glee Carolers. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for Seniors and Students (13-18) and $2 for children (6-12). Children under 6 are admitted for free. You can look for discount coupons in the newspaper and at businesses in Sonora area. Bring a canned food donation on Sunday to save $1! Parking is $5. Also don’t miss the annual Christmas Parade on Friday, November 23 at 5:30pm.