The Heart of the Gold Country

Friday, September 1, 2017

All day
Before 1am
Winefest in Sutter creek

Winefest in Sutter creek

Tickets to the 20th annual Winefest in Sutter Creek, the popular walk-about wine-tasting event sponsored by AmadorArts, will go on sale September 1st. The actual event is Saturday, November 11, from 4:30 – 9:00 pm when guests stroll historic Main Street and enter 25 shops to taste a huge selection of fine Amador County wines. There’s a cap on the number of tickets to be sold. Tickets are $40 each in advance, or $45 the day of the event. By using a credit card through , your printed PayPal receipt is your Winefest ticket.  The website also lists the places to buy tickets locally.


On November 11, Winefest participants’ first stop is at the Sutter Creek Auditorium starting at 4:00 pm to check-in, pick up wine glasses, wristbands and maps. From 4:30 to 7:00 pm hit the shops and start tasting. Just remember: the law states that no wine can be in your glass when you’re outside the shops. 


By 7:00 pm, return to the Auditorium for the Winefest festive Grand Finale, which will feature live music, desserts, sweet wines, the popular Mystery Wine-in-a-Bag Auction and the final call for auction final bids on the sumptuous silent auctions for Art, Wine, and a Table for Premier Gifts and Travel Packages.  


Now’s the time to contact your friends, book your dinner or lodging reservations, possibly a limo, and generally prepare for this greatest fundraiser of the year for AmadorArts. Proceeds of the 20th annual Winefest provide much-needed funds for arts in education in local schools and in the community. AmadorArts is a non-profit organization that has been serving the county for 35 years. Visit or phone 209-267-9038.



09/01/2017 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Friends of the Library Book Drive

Friends of the Library Book Drive

Saturdays, August 19 and September 16
10 am – 2pm


The Friends of the Amador County Library is accepting donations of gently read books and audio-visual materials in good condition at the FACL Book Storage Building.

Please! No magazines, VHS or cassette tapes, or damaged materials.

FAXL Book Storage Building
42A Summit Street
Jackson (behind the old Court House).
Jim Powell, FACL Board Member

The Friends of the Amador County Library is a 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax deductible.

09/01/2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Feist Wines Pizza Night

Feist Wines Pizza Night

Title: Wood Fired Pizza Night at Feist Wines

Date (All Fridays of September):  1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, & 29th
Start: 5:00 PM End: 8:00 PM
Organization: Feist Wines

Phone Number# 209-267-8020
The Place: Feist Wines

 Address: 15 Eureka Street, Sutter Creek, CA, 95685



09/01/2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Annual 49er Day Gold Panning Championship & Saturday Night BBQ

Annual 49er Day Gold Panning Championship & Saturday Night BBQ

Annual 49er Day Gold Panning Championship & BBQ
Last Saturday in July
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Roaring Camp's Saturday Night Cookout Dinner is a five hour trip into the canyon, leaving at 5:00PM and returning 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.
Call (209)296-4100 for BBQ reservations.
Roaring Camp Mining Co.
13010 Tabeaud Road
Pine Grove, CA  95665
09/01/2017 - 2:30pm to 10:00pm
Helwig at Dusk

Helwig at Dusk

Every Friday from May 26-September 29, 2017

Join us and relax from the week's endeavors, let your hair down, and enjoy live music and award winning wines, sold by the glass or bottle. During this gorgeous time of year, the party happens in our beautiful outdoor Pavilion.
$5 cover charge. (Wine Club members and 2 guests complimentary. Click HERE for info and to join!)

2017 bands
After Dark 5/26
The Stance 6/2
The Kool Shifters 6/9
The Rusty Rockers 6/16
120 West Band 6/23
Crazy Chester 6/30
Rhythm Vandals 7/7
Wasted Space 7/14
The Bongo Furies 7/21
The Tony Quinn Band 7/28
Merry Mac 8/4
Category 4 Band 8/11
Dean Rogers 8/18
The NoBS 8/25
The Uncovered Band 9/1
Vino Banditos 9/8
Mama T and the Gents 9/15
Legal Addiction 9/22
The Car Tunes Band 9/29


Doors open at 5:00 pm. Music begins at 6:30pm and ends at 9:00pm. Wine sold by the glass or bottle. Sangria sold by the glass. Sparkling and regular bottled water sold separately for $1.

Food by Billy Bones BBQ. Food service begins at 6:00 pm and ends around 7:30pm (until we run out). Dinner menu and price varies from week-to-week. Please, no outside food, spirits, pets or children under 14.

Helwig Vineyards & Winery
11555 Shenandoah Rd.
Plymouth CA 95669


09/01/2017 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm
The Crucible

The Crucible

Fridays and Saturdays - August 11th ~ September 9th
Gates open at 6:30pm for picnics.
Show starts at 8:00pm


The Crucible, directed by Susan McCandless. Salem, Massachusetts, 1692: When the girls of this small, devout town, under the malign spell of their ringleader Abigail Williams, accuse countless decent people of witchcraft, fear, anger and injustice rip apart the village. Only gradually does it become clear that Abigail has her own motives for revenge. Arthur Miller’s explosive account of the famous Salem witch trials caused a sensation with its parallels to the Communist scares of the 1950s, and remains one of his most enduring classics. It has the intensity of a thriller, but is also a cautionary tale of extremism that can lead to dangerous mass hysteria. 

Main Street Theatre Works is donating 50% of the net proceeds from their September 1st performance of The Crucible to the Kennedy Mine Foundation (KMF), to help with repairs from the fire on their property August 14th.

Along with each ticket, you'll get a voucher good at the amphitheatre for a bottle of water or cup of coffee/tea, and you can use one of our chairs instead of bringing your own. The fundraisers include the performance, a dessert bar and coffee/tea.

Ticket Prices
Adults - $20.00
Seniors: $17.50
Students/Children 18 & under - $12.00
Family Pack (2 adults/2 students) - $54.00


Tickets available at the gate or on-line at or at


Hein & Company
204 N Main St
Jackson, CA 95642
(209) 223-9076
open 9am-6pm
Jackson CA
The Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre 
1127 N. Main Street
Jackson CA
09/01/2017 - 6:30pm to 10:00pm
Volcano Theatre Company presents "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

Volcano Theatre Company presents "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

Friday & Saturday nights in August and September
8/4,8/5, 8/11,8/12, 8/18,8/19, 8/25, 8/26
9/1, 9/2
Shakespeare from a new perspective! Set in the Old West, using modern English and a Mel Brooks style of humor, it's the Bard with a twist.
Directed by Vince Murdock, Presented by Volcano Theatre Company.
General Admission Tickets: $18.00
Senior (62 and over) Tickets: $16.00
Student (18 and younger) Tickets: $14.00
To purchase ticketsor for further information visit at

Amphitheatre doors open at 6:30 pm for picnic dining or to reserve your spot.

For over 40 years Volcano Theatre Company has brought entertaining plays to the public. They are a community theatre located in Volcano, California, producing 5 shows per year.
Their amphitheatre hosts two summer plays each year, where thousands of people see shows while enjoying a picnic under the stars. The Cobblestone Theatre, their indoor venue, is the smallest fixed seat theatre in California.
Volcano Amphitheatre
Main Street, Volcano
09/01/2017 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm