The Heart of the Gold Country

Saturday, October 7, 2017

All day
Before 1am
Shred Day

Shred Day

October 7, 2017
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Sponsored by Ione Business and Community Association
Do you have old documents and files that need to be disposed of in a safe and secure way? Bring them to SHRED DAY. You can bring your documents and see them shredded while you watch.
$8.00 per box or 13-gallon trash ag.
Howard Park
6 Church Street
Ione, CA 95640
10/07/2017 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin Patch

In October
10:00AM - 4:00PM
Bring the kids and a camera!
Amador Flower Farm's pumpkin patch and corn maze are open daily in October with no admission fee.
Visit our farm animals and take a free tram ride tour every weekend in October (weather permitting).
Amador Flower Farm & Nursery
22001 Shenandoah School Road
Plymouth, CA 95669
(209) 245-6660
10/07/2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Kennedy Mine Tours

Kennedy Mine Tours

Every Saturday, Sunday and Holiday
March thru October

 During the Kennedy Gold Mine surface tour, visitors see the mine office building where gold flakes were melted into large bricks to ship by Wells Fargo stage to San Francisco. This is also where ore samples were processed to see if a particular underground area was worthy of further investigation. See the stamp and gold recovery mill, tailing wheels, a steam boiler and the huge steel head frame whose pulleys guided the miners into the bowels of the earth. You will also see the building [now a museum] where the men changed into their mining garb before dropping nearly a mile underground to work. View a historic video of the men working circa 1914, and much more. Visit the Kennedy Gold Mine and gain new insight into the complications and hardships of the miner's way of life.

FREE Admission. Guided tours are: $10.00 for ages 13 to adult, $6.00 for youngsters 6 through 12, and free to those under 6.

Group Guided tours are available, by reservation, all year. Guided Tours are recommended for an interesting, in-depth, and educational tour of the grounds [about 1.5 hours]. You may, if you wish, purchase a self-guided tour book in our gift shop and wander on your own. Some prefer to bring a picnic lunch and just soak in the ambiance of this historic spot.

Teachers and Educators, we have a special group guided tour designed for your students.

To book tours,

Kennedy Gold Mine
12594 Kennedy Mine Rd
Jackson, California 
(209) 223-9542

The Kennedy Mine Foundation is a non-profit California Public Benefit Corporation operating under the 501(c)3 regulations.

10/07/2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Sierra Gold Harvest Quilt Show

Sierra Gold Harvest Quilt Show

Saturday & Sunday
October 7th and 8th, 2017
Sat. 10:00AM-5:00PM
Sun. 10:00AM to 4:00PM
October Since the first Sierra Gold Harvest Quilt Show in 1983, the show has grown in both size and popularity, taking up two buildings at the Amador County Fairgrounds.
The quilt show is a major fundraiser for the Sierra Gold Quilter's Guild and the proceeds are used to contribute quilts and other items to those in need in the community.
As part of the quilt show, members have created a stunning opportunity quilt won by a lucky raffle ticket holder. Win a beautful quilt! Raffle Tickets $1 for one and $5 for six. In addition, there will be a display of the many beautiful quilts created by guild members, vendors, a Country Store with many bargains, a small quilt auction, terrific food, and more.
As the quilt show falls on the same weekend as the Amador County Big Crush, visitors to the Gold Country can enjoy a fabulous weekend of wine tasting and quilt appreciation!
Entry is $7.00; spouse and children under 12 are free.
Amador County Fairgrounds
18621 Sherwood Street
Plymouth, CA  95669
10/07/2017 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Big Crush Harvest Festival

Big Crush Harvest Festival

1st Saturday & Sunday
of October

Each year, Amador Vintners we celebrate the grape harvest by inviting our friends to join our member wineries and get in on this most exciting time of year.  BIG CRUSH is a grand time to see the harvest in action and this year will be no exception.

You’re invited to see the Crush in full swing. Scenes of teeming vineyards, trudging tractors, bustling crush pads are accompanied by incomparable Amador wine region hospitality!

Creative food & wine pairings, a variety of live music, and harvest activities are presented by warm & friendly family wineries.

Please join our vintners for the sights, sounds, and aromas of this exciting harvest season.

Rooms Available at:

Days Inn Sutter Creek

Feist Wines Guest Suites

Holiday Inn Express, Jackson

Motto-Ros's Crekside Cottage. Sutter Creek

Rest-a Boutique Hotel, Plymouth

Shenandoah Inn, Plymouth

Sutter Creek Cottage

Amador Vintners Association
9310 Pacific Street
PO Box 667
Plymouth, CA  95669
888-655-8614 toll free

10/07/2017 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
AmadorArts Gallery Show

AmadorArts Gallery Show

Saturday, 10/7/17 - 10/29/17
2 - 5pm
The AmadorArts Gallery welcomes you to the October Art Trek reception.

We will feature Artworks and New Twists on Photography and Glass during the 1st Saturday Art Trek.

This will be an unusual show of two artists who have taken photography and glass art to new levels featuring encaustic photo art by Sacramento artist Dianne Poinski and recycled glass art by Sheri Kindsvater from Rancho Cordova.

AmadorArts Gallery
11-A Randolph St.,
Sutter Creek, CA
Gallery hours on weekends are 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Open during Tuesday through Friday. Best to call ahead, 209-267-9038, because staff might be out for meetings. 
10/07/2017 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Photowalk in Sutter Creek

Photowalk in Sutter Creek

Saturday, October 7, 2017
3-5:30 pm.


Amador County’s Photographer Larry Angier will lead a 10th Anniversary International Photowalk in Sutter Creek.

What is the Photowalk? It’s a social photography event where photographers get together to walk around, shoot photos, and have fun with other photographers. After the walk, participants have the opportunity to submit their best photo into a contest.

We will gather at Sutter Creek's new Miners Bend Park on Main Street where there should be good parking.Then we will wander some of the back streets of Sutter Creek for a couple of hours.There's no set schedule and folks are free to wander off on their own and follow their instincts. Sutter Creek, California, is an historic city in California's Gold Country known for its short but quaint Main Street and well-maintained historic homes and businesses. The walking should be fairly easy for most.

To sign up for this event go to: and search for Sutter Creek.

Space is limited and first-come, first served.

For more information about the Photowalks:

Larry Angier
Image West Photography
209.765.3104 (voice mail--if there is space)
10/07/2017 - 3:00pm to 5:30pm
Baker Street West

Baker Street West



Friday, Saturday & Sunday Dates until October 7th.

Friday & Saturday  Doors open 6:30 Curtain Time 7 PM.

Sunday September 24 th Only Doors open 1:30 Curtain 2 PM.

Tickets $30 at


Get your deerstalker cap on — the play’s afoot! From the award-winning mastermind of mayhem, Ken Ludwig,

comes a fast-paced comedy about everyone’s favorite detective solving his most notorious case.

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson must crack the mystery of "The Hound of the Baskervilles" before a family curse dooms its newest heir.


10/07/2017 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Volcano Theatre Company presents "Wait Until Dark"

Volcano Theatre Company presents "Wait Until Dark"

Friday & Saturday
Sunday, 2:00PM
Opening date: September 16, 2017
Closing Date:October 15, 2017
Directed by Marty Brifman
Presented by Volcano Theatre Company.
At the Cobblestone Theatre
16142 Main Street, Volcano
An electrifying, breath-stopping crime thriller! a blind woman matches wits with her con artist assailants by using her disability to her advantage. A Broadway hit, this masterfully-conducted suspense machine will have audiences on the edge of their seats as the plot builds to its hear-punding climax.
General Admission Tickets: $18.00
Senior (62 and over) Tickets: $16.00
To purchase tickets or for further information, visit at
Indoor Cobblestone Theatre doors open at 7:30, performance is at 8:00.  Sunday Matinee doors open at 1:30, performance at 2:00. Seating limited to 50 persons. No food or drink please.
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.
10/07/2017 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm