The Heart of the Gold Country

Saturday, November 11, 2017

All day
Before 1am
Motorcar Rail Ride

Motorcar Rail Ride

Second Saturdays
March through November
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Motorcar Rail Rides take you along the historic Amador Central Railroad, a six-mile round trip which takes about an hour.
Ride on a motorcar from Ione to Sunny Brook and back through the beautiful Amador County hills.
First ride leaves at 10:00 am and last ride leaves at 2:30 pm.

First come first served, no advance tickets will be sold. 

Motorcar rides are $10.00 round trip. NO open toed shoes or sandals, and riders must be a minimum of 5 years old. 

If you are a motorcar operator\owner and are NARCOA licensed and insured and would like to participate in giving rides, contact name is below.

Boarding at rail crossing on Highway 104 (Ridge R.), between Highway 88 and Ione. (Look for the signs.)
Ione, CA  95640

Tom Correa

11/11/2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Veterans Day Parade

Veterans Day Parade

Veteran's Day
November 11th
American Legion Post 108 Veterans Day Parade in downtown Jackson!
For more information call Charlene Buckley at (209)296-4438.
Jackson Business & Community Association
148 Main Street, Suite A
Jackson, CA   95642
11/11/2017 - 10:00am to 12:30pm
Knight Foundry Open House

Knight Foundry Open House

Monthly, 2nd Saturday
Tours Start at 10am, 12pm, and 2pm


The Knight Foundry, set in the heart of Sutter Creek, is America’s last water-powered foundry and machine shop. Established in 1873 by Samuel Knight, this extraordinary facility includes the unique historic equipment and machinery, still in place in its original context, just as it was during its gold rush-era heyday.

Knight Foundry never significantly modernized; the original machinery is still powered by patented Knight Water Motors via a system of line shafts and belt drives. In addition to a full complement of tools and machinery, no other site preserves an unbroken line of nearly extinct foundry skills down to the present. These skills associated with the foundry craft are another unique element of the site’s historic fabric.Samuel N. Knight (1838-1913) and the other skilled artisans who worked there were a major, albeit unsung, source of technological invention, innovation and engineering for early California industry.

Knight Foundry is nationally recognized as a National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark and a California Registered Historical Landmark. The Foundry is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been named by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of America’s eleven most endangered historic places.  

TOUR FEES: Adults 18 and over, $10, students 5-17, $5, children under 5, free.

Knight Foundry Alliance
81 Eureka St.
PO Box 1392
Sutter Creek, California 95685



11/11/2017 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Anniversary Party & Holiday Wine Sale

Anniversary Party & Holiday Wine Sale

2nd Saturday
of November
11am - 5pm
Taste, browse, relax, and enjoy the holiday spirit. 
Specialty gift selections available for the wine lovers on your list.
11093 Shenandoah Road
Plymouth, CA 95669
(209) 245-6150
11/11/2017 - 11:00am to 5:00pm
Holiday Adornments Show

Holiday Adornments Show

Saturdays and Sundays only
With this exception: Chistmas Eve, Saturday, 12/24, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
ClosedChristmas Day


AmadorArts’ Holiday Adornments Show and Sale offers a wide variety of clever and affordably-priced gift ideas including ornaments, holiday decorations and cards, jewelry, wearable accessories and much more. Many local artists have been selected. Get a head start on the season because this event opens November 4th and continues through December.

Saturday, November 4th, is not only the 1st Saturday Art Trek Artist Reception from 3-6 pm, but the time to place special orders for Millie Butler’s wreaths for pick-up later.

On Saturday, November 11, the gallery will be open until 7:00 pm because it’s one of the stops on the Winefest.

The extended hours in November and December will be from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm every Saturday and Sunday.

 Usually on weekdays, excluding Wednesdays, the gallery is also open when the admin. office is open, generally 10-3. Best to call ahead.

Remember, AmadorArts members receive 10% discounts, and you can join the day you shop.

Put AmadorArts Gallery on your list of where to holiday shop for unique, affordable items.

Amador County Arts Council
11A Randolph Street 
PO BOX 206
Sutter Creek, Ca 95685
209 267 9038


11/11/2017 - 11:00am to 5:00pm
AmadorArts Winefest

AmadorArts Winefest

Annually, 2nd Saturday in November
November 11, 2017

The annual Winefest in Sutter Creek is a popular walk-about wine-tasting event. Stroll historic Main Street while tasting a huge selection of Amador County wines in Sutter Creek’s shops. Follow the adage “Save Water, Drink Wine,” and you’ll be helping to bring the arts to local schools.

Guests may check-in to pick up their wine glass, wristband and tasting map at the Sutter Creek Auditorium starting at 4:00 pm. Take a look at the huge silent auctions, one for Art, for Wine, and a Table for Premier Gifts and Travel Packages.  Start bidding while sampling Amador Olive Oils. Then from 4:30 to 7:00 pm, walk up and down the three blocks of historic Main Street visiting over 20 shops where each one will be offering tastings of a different fine Amador County winery.  Just remember: the law states that no wine can be in your glass when you’re outside the shops.

At 7:00 pm, return to the Auditorium for the Winefest festive Grand Finale, which will feature live music, desserts, more wine and our HUGE silent auction including Wine, Art and Gifts. The Winefest event ends at 9:00 pm.

Advance tickets are $30 each, or $35 the day of the event at the auditorium starting at 4:00 pm. By purchasing you ticket right here, your printed PayPal receipt will be your ticket to save time at the auditorium’s check-in.  These local locations have tickets to sell: Amador Council of Tourism Office in Sutter Hill; Le Mulet Rouge in Sutter Creek; Amador Chamber of Commerce, Main St., Jackson. Dr.Curry’s Dental Office in Plymouth, and Up Country Hardware in Pine Grove.

Sales of tickets are limited this year, so 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 Winefest provide much-needed funds for arts in education in local schools and in the community.

Main Street
Sutter Creek, CA
Amador County Arts Council
11-A Randolph Street
(Monteverde Store Museum annex)
P.O. Box 206
Sutter Creek, CA  95685
11/11/2017 - 4:00pm to 9:00pm
Veteran's Day Dinner

Veteran's Day Dinner

Saturday, November 11th


A special Veterans’ Day event with dinner and live music. Veterans drink free and receive discount with proof of service.

 $30 per person, $25 per veteran, $50 per couple, $40 per veteran couple.

Evelyn Bishop Hall
Howard Park
600 Church St,
Ione, CA
11/11/2017 - 5:30pm to 10:00pm