Concerts, Events, Wine Club & More!
Sept 14, 2019
Due to an unfortunate change in scheduling, the show at Ironstone is now cancelled. Refunds at point of purchase. Brian Wilson hopes to be able to schedule a performance in central California in the not-to-distant future and wishes his fans well.
2019 Counties Exhibit Awards!
San Joaquin County Wins Best of Show
(SACRAMENTO, CA) – The Counties Exhibit has been a long time feature at the California State Fair. Each county enters the competition by building a display to showcase how their county is unique and entice fairgoers to explore the area outside of the Fair. This year, the theme was "Picture Yourself In..." and counties were tasked to incorporate a selfie design into the display. Best of Show went to San Joaquin County. The complete list of winners can be found below.
County exhibits are judged by score card in the following categories: video/written presentation, use of special effects or agricultural presentation, creative use of materials, design & craftsmanship, marketing presentation, and interactive use of theme.
NON-PROFESSIONAL BUILD DIVISION
• First Place - Sierra County
PROFESSIONAL BUILD DIVISION
• First Place - San Joaquin County
• Second Place - Yolo County
• Third Place - Stanislaus County
• Honorable Mention - Solano County & Mendocino County
• Best Professional Built County Collaboration - Stanislaus County
• Best Non-Professional Built County Collaboration - Sierra County
• Best Social Media - San Joaquin County
• Best Agriculture Presentation - Yolo County
• Best Craftsmanship & Design - Mendocino County
• Best Marketing Presentation - Yolo County
• Best Use of Special Effects, Animation or Technology - Humboldt County
• Best Use of Theme - Stanislaus County
• Best Video/Written Presentation - Solano County
• Best Visitor Experience - Sierra County
• Manager's Award - Mono County
• Best of Show - San Joaquin County
ABOUT THE CALIFORNIA STATE FAIR
The California State Fair is an international award-winning fair, receiving top honors at the International Association of Fairs and Expositions out of more than 1,100 fairs world-wide. The California State Fair is dedicated as a place to celebrate the best the state has to offer in agriculture, technology and the diversity of its people, traditions and trends that shape the Golden State's future. We invite you to join us for the 166th California State Fair, July 12 - 28, 2019.
Broadway On Tour
A Christmas Story
Fri Nov 8, 2019 to Sun Nov 17, 2019
Season Tickets On Sale Now
Single-show Tickets On Sale September 6
Based on the beloved 1983 movie, A Christmas Story focuses on one boy’s obsessive goal to be gifted a BB gun for Christmas. Includes depictions of bullying, the use of numerous fake curse words, a fight between kids; a scene features racial stereotypes, and jokes are made about the infamous “leg lamp.”
The songwriting team behind the smash hit Tony Award®-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen and the Academy Award®-winning film “La La Land” brings the classic 1983 movie to hilarious life on stage! Nominated for three 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical, The New York Times writes “I was dazzled. You’d have to have a Grinch-sized heart not to feel a smile spreading across your face.” Performances will be held at Memorial Auditorium.
Read our Theater Reviews Here
3rd Annual Sutter Creek Heritage Days
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Presented By: Sutter Creek Community Benefit Foundation
On September 22nd, take a stroll through Sutter Creek’s colorful past and celebrate its historic legacy. Come one, come all as we open the doors for you to visit the past and experience a bit of what it was like to live in Sutter Creek during the Gold Rush! Try your hand at Gold Panning, take a ride on a real stagecoach, hear historians tell stories of the past and visit Sutter Creek’s amazing historical sites, some that are rarely open to the public. All this fun and it’s free too!
Sutter Creek is known as the “Jewel of the Motherlode” because of the rich veins of gold that were discovered there. During the Gold Rush, thousands flocked there to make their fortune. Over $160 million dollars in gold ($5 Billion by current standards) was extracted from this region between 1851 and 1942. Self-Guided Tours: Maps will be available at all venues, as well as our booth in front of the auditorium. Be sure to pick one up and start your tour!
“Seldom Told Tales of Sutter Creek”: Local Historian Frank Tortorich will do FREE walking tours on Sunday at 10 am and 3 pm, limited to the first 20 people. Frank will then do a FREE presentation at 1 pm, Sunday, at the Sutter Creek Theater, called “They Came by Sea“.
Gold Panning at Knight Foundry: The earliest gold seekers worked the local creek and stream bed with simple gold pans. To celebrate those endeavors, at Knight Foundry there will be free gold panning demonstrations and, for a small fee, everything you need to try your hand at panning to see just how it was done. Then stroll through Miners’ Bend Park, at the south end of town, and learn the history of the mines. The early mines of this area are featured on the interpretive signs of the park.