Popular Haute Trash fashion show at Pilot Peak Winery on August 27

Haute Trash will be presenting the very latest in recycled couture at Pilot Peak Winery on Saturday, August 27. This show brings together a dozen fashion designers from around the country, all poking fun at our disposable culture, through their fabulous runway creations.
Doors will open at 7, fashion show begins at 8. Your first glass [...]

Popular Squeeze Inn burger joint planned for Penn Valley

The Squeeze Inn restaurant, a Sacramento institution known for its juicy burgers with a generous skirt of cheese, plans to open a branch in Penn Valley and expand further into the Sierra Foothills, our magazine has learned. The restaurants are individually owned or franchises, and this marks the continued growth of the Squeeze Inn brand [...]

Music in the Mountains’ 35th annual SummerFest: June 22-July 3

NOW CELEBRATING ITS 35TH anniversary, Music in the Mountains has been a pioneer in shaping the region’s performing arts scene. In the ’70s, artists David Osborn and Charles Woods encouraged San Franciscans Terry Brown and Paul Perry of City Opera to settle in Nevada City, and the two co-founded Music in the Mountains.
SummerFest is the [...]

Sierra Vintners Wine Trails on May 14, July 16 and September 24

THE FOOTHILLS HAVE SOME ENJOYABLE wine trail experiences on “roads less traveled”: “Grape Days of Summer” in Placer County, “Big Crush” in Amador County, and “Passport” in El Dorado County, among others.
Sierra Vintners, which includes wineries in Placer and Nevada Counties, is offering three regional wine trail experiences in 2016— in May, July and September. [...]

Wildflower walks begin March 6, 2016, along the South Yuba River

When spring arrives in the Nevada County CA foothills, there is no better way to welcome its arrival than with a walk among the beautiful wildflowers at South Yuba River State Park.
State Park docents will lead guided wildflower walks every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning on Sunday, March 6, and [...]

Holiday Fairs & Festivals in the Sierra Foothills

Sundays, Dec. 6, 13, 20 1:30-6 p.m.
Wednesdays, Dec. 16, 23, 5-9 p.m.
Welcome the holiday season in style in historic Nevada City, where each year the town’s picturesque downtown transforms into a Christmas card come to life.
The annual, family tradition features holiday activities for all ages: carriage rides, live entertainment, savory [...]

United Way presents BBQ and car show on August 8 in Penn Valley

United Way of Nevada County is holding its 9th annual BBQ & Car Show on August 8. Along with the local BBQ contest, a new Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned competition is included.
This exciting new attraction brings talented cooks from all over the western United States to Nevada County to compete for a California State [...]

Where to get fresh, local food in Placer County and Nevada County CA

“MILLENNIALS ARE CHANGING food as we know it,” writes Forbes magazine, citing a report that young adults are willing to pay more for fresh, local food and will go to great lengths to find it. Their preferences have helped fuel a boom in organic food, which broke a record last year, totaling $39 billion in [...]

Huck’s Hollow Farm: Pure crackers, pure flavor

Want crackers to go with artisan cheese? Try the ones from Huck’s Hollow Farm Homemade Goods, made in Grass Valley.
The artisanal crackers are made with organic ingredients, are non-GMO and pack a massive crunch—all in plastic-free packaging. Some of them are gluten free.
Owner Theresa Huck has been baking the crackers in her home kitchen and [...]

Wildflower walks begin along the South Yuba River in March

When spring arrives in the Nevada County foothills there is no better way to welcome its arrival than with a walk among the beautiful wildflowers at South Yuba River State Park near Penn Valley.
State Park Docents will lead guided wildflower walks every Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m., beginning March 7, and continuing [...]

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