The Heart of the Gold Country

Saturday, August 5, 2017

All day
Before 1am
Caples Lake Fishing Derby

Caples Lake Fishing Derby

Fish all day, then settle in for a fish fry at Kirkwood Inn. Great family fun!
The community fishing derby is held on the first Saturday of each August.
Caples Lake
1111 California 88
Kirkwood, CA
(209) 258-8888
Kirkwood Inn
Highway 88, east of Kirkwood Meadows Drive
Kirkwood, CA




08/05/2017 - 8:30am to 4:00pm
Amador Farmers Market – Sutter Creek

Amador Farmers Market – Sutter Creek

9am-12 Noon
Visit the Sutter Creek Farmers Market for fresh local produce, local crafts, live music, food and fun.
SPECIAL EVENT SATURDAY 8/26/17!  Put your tomatoes to the ultimate test! UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County are sponsoring a tomato judging and tasting contest. Bring at least one washed tomato of each variety (at least five cherry tomatoes)  between 8:30 -9:30 AM.  Judges begin their tasting at 10:00 and announce their favorites by 11:30 AM.  Prizes given for the biggest and for best tasting red, non-red and cherry tomatoes. Our fantastic judges this year include Steve Muni of Hometown radio, Darius Somary, consultant, and Scott Oneto, Amador County Farm Advisor and Farmer.

Face painter & artist various times. FREE easel painting for kids Saturday mornings during the market from 9-12 across from Sutter Creek Post Office on Gopher Flat.

Enjoy historic Sutter Creek before or after shopping the market.

We are located at the parking lot on the corner of Main Street and Gopher Flat Road, locally called Violich Palrking Lot.
The Amador County Farmers Market Association sponsors four farmers markets a week throughout Amador County
Amador Farmers Market
P.O. Box 1543
Jackson, CA 95642        
08/05/2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Roaring Camp Saturday Night BBQ

Roaring Camp Saturday Night BBQ

Every Saturday, May through September
Roaring Camp's Saturday Night Cookout Dinner is a five hour trip, including the round trip into the canyon and dinner. Arrive at office 4:30, depart at 5:00PM, return at 10:00PM.
After the guide shows you the Museum, Camp and our Placer Gold mine operation he will show you how to... pan for gold. (You keep the nuggets!)
The dinner is a hearty New York Steak BBQ, Fried Potatoes, Corn on the Cob, Salad and Just wait until you taste the awesome fried bread!
$50.00 per person for non-campers, or FREE for those who are staying in camp.
$30.00 monthly specials: May 2nd, June 6th, July 4th, August 1st & September 5th.
Call to make your reservations.
Roaring Camp Mining Co.
13010 Tabeaud Road
Pine Grove, CA  95665
08/05/2017 - 4:30pm to 9:00pm
Preston Castle Wine Tasting and Tour

Preston Castle Wine Tasting and Tour

Saturday, August 5, 5 pm to 8 pm
Taste the fine wines of Amador County and enjoy the aura of the historic and majestic Preston Castle.  Experience the history and feel the sensation of the past.  Attendees will sample fine wines, poured by 15 different wineries, from commemorative Preston Castle wine glasses. 
Sip a glass of wine, enjoy a variety of foods, and listen to live music on the patio, and in Wine Cellar. The popular Midtown Jazz from Sacramento will be entertaining guests on the patio.  Also, you will be able to take a self-guided tour of the public areas in the Castle, where docents will be on hand to answer your questions.
Participating Wineries include:
Amador Cellars, Bella Grace, Bray, Drytown, Karmere, Prospect Cellars, Scott Harvey, Sera Fina, Sobon, Story, Tanis, Terra d’Oro, Vino Noceto, Wine Tree Farm, and 24 Brix.
Tickets, $40, are  available online.
About Preston Castle Foundation
The strikingly beautiful Romanesque style Preston Castle, on a hill in Ione, was actually the administration building for the Preston School of Industry, the first major attempt in California at rehabilitating, instead of just impris­­­oning, young offenders.  Opened in 1894, the Preston School of Industry became a leader in the juvenile prison reform movement by giving convicted boys a real chance at life by educating them not only in academics, but in all of the useful trades of the time.  Closed in 1960, when the Preston Youth Authority moved into a new administration building down the hill, the Preston Castle was left to deteriorate due to weather, vandalism, and general neglect.  It now serves as a vacant, but vitally important landmark for Ione, Amador County, and the Motherlode.  It is a California State Historic Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Mission of the Preston Castle Foundation is to preserve, rehabilitate, and utilize the historic Preston Castle site. 
Help Save The Castle and learn more about our history, events, and tours by visiting  All contributions are tax deductible.
Preston Castle
900 Palm Drive
Ione, CA  95640
08/05/2017 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Dancin’ in the Street

Dancin’ in the Street

Amador City
Saturday Nights: 8/5, 8/12
6PM - 9PM
Saturday nights this summer in Amador City will be the place to get your groove on. We’ll have some fantastic bands to get you movin’, as well as delicious food and drink. Come early to check out the shops and stake out your seat on a hay bale. This will be a great summer to dance in the street. See you there!

Our 2017 summer schedule is jam packed with rockin' bands and all the festivities you need to get those feet a movin’ and remember the good times all year long.


Amador City




08/05/2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

June 16-17 (Fri. & Sat.)
Aug. 4-5 (Fri. & Sat.)
Aug. 17-18 (Thurs. & Fri.)


Baker Street Players presents a Live Radio Theatre series this summer!

Join the usual suspects -- Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson – as they solve cases originally broadcast featuring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. YOU will be the audience in our radio studio (including live sound effects) at Baker Street West for a live broadcast on KVGC Radio. You hear, you observe, and you untangle the case along with our dynamic detectives, Mr. Holmes and Dr. Watson.

A Double Bill Each Night!

June 16-17 (Fri. & Sat.): “The Musgrave Ritual” & “The Case of the Dead Adventuress”
Aug. 4-5 (Fri. & Sat.): “The Problem of Thor Bridge” & “Murder in the Casbah”
Aug. 17-18 (Thurs. & Fri.): “A Scandal in Bohemia”& “The Adventure of the Tolling Bell”

TICKETS: $20 per person, or call 209-223-2215

Broadcast live from Baker Street West on KVGC Radio in Jackson – and YOU are the audience!

Baker Street West
204 Main Street, 2nd floor at Hein & Co. Bookstore
Jackson, CA     
Wheelchair access available
08/05/2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Music on the Terrace

Music on the Terrace

Every Saturday, 9pm - 11pm
June 17 through September 19, 2017


Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort invites you to enjoy Lone Wolf Music on the Terrace.

Enjoy your summer nights surrounded by friends, eating deliciously prepared cuisine, and watching local bands perform on the Lone Wolf Terrace.

 Must be 21 or older to attend.

Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort
12222 New York Ranch Road
Jackson, CA 95642.


08/05/2017 - 9:00pm to 11:00pm