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All Day Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee May 17-20
The Jumping Frog Jubilee is held the 3rd full weekend every May. The Jubilee starts with a children's parade in downtown Angels Camp and ends with the Destruction Derby on Sunday night. The Calaveras County Fair has a unique history and a bright future.
All Day Day Three At 2018 Fair & Frog Jump
Frogtown, USA...(Angels Camp, CA)...Day Three At 2018 Fair & Frog Jump. Click below for larger images.


The Day Continues Below


10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Old Timers Museum Walking Tours Are Every Saturday at 10am.
Murphys, CA...Each Saturday morning the Old Timers Museum in Murphys offers a historical walking tour of Murphys. No reservation necessary. Meet at the Museum, 470 Main St, Murphys, across from the Hotel 10 am. Walk is 1-1/12 hours.


A stroll down tree-lined Main Street transports visitors back to the mid-1800s with buildings bearing thick stone walls, iron shutters and pastoral gardens with white picket fences. Once you experience the charm and hospitality of Murphys, the historic “Queen of the Sierra”, you’ll want to come back again and again!

Rich in Gold Rush History, Murphys today is a vibrant, thriving community of over 2,000 residents. Many of the surrounding hillsides are rich with the fine wine grapes grown in our area. Murphys offers wineries, art galleries, live theater, eclectic shops, fine restaurants, charming hotels and B&B’s as well as a multitude of outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities.

Murphys’ colorful past came alive in 1848 when John and Daniel Murphy established a trading post and gold mining operation in the area that is now their namesake. True entrepreneurs with the luck of the Irish, they were a part of the very first immigrant party – the Stephens-Townsend-Murphy families – to successfully bring wagons over the Sierra in 1844, paving the way for westward migration. John and Daniel’s cries of “Gold!” were among the first heard in California. It is reported that the brothers took two million dollars in gold ore from the Murphys Diggins in one year’s time, making them millionaires before the age of 25. The sizzling Gold Rush camp of Murphys also played host to President Grant, Mark Twain and Black Bart. And in some circles, to an even more famous chap – a young, inquisitive lad who literally changed the scientific world, Dr. Albert Michelson.

Our friendly residents invite you to revisit the past while exploring the “new” upscale Murphys. Guided walking tours of the town’s many historic buildings including the home of Albert Michelson, the first American Nobel Prize winner, are conducted every Saturday at 10:00 a.m., starting in front of the Old Timers Museum on Main Street.
11:00 AM - 05:00 PM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
Murphys, CA...Take a complimentary guided tour beginning in the tasting room (offered Wednesday – Sunday only) at 1:30 pm. Or take the self-guided tour. Print out the self-guided map here.   Ironstone is open Daily from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day

07:30 PM Darol Anger’s All-Star Blur-Grass Fondue, May 19th at Twisted Oak!
Vallecito, CA...It's a concatenation of some of the most brilliant Acoustic String Music stars, all of whom are excellent at standing out while blending. If they don't want you to notice them, you won't… but when the Chips are Down, the Pizza is Delivered with rockets and sirens. Much like fondue; a great hot thick compost of taste, tying the room together but leading boldly from the center of the table. And they will play Bluegrass with force, subtlety, and lovely touches of humor and grace. Three of the most influential of the West Coast branch of Acoustic Music players - and well-know to Twisted Folk audiences - fiddler Darol Anger, guitarist-multi-instrumental virtuoso John Jorgenson, and 5-string banjoist Keith Little, together for the first time, join two highly beloved musicians: bassist/mandolinist Sharon Gilchrist and mandolinist Joe K. Walsh.




How about some videos? This first one features Darol Anger with Joe K. Walsh on mandolin and singing a little ditty.

Advance tickets are only $35 and can be purchased right here online. Concertgoers will be admitted starting at about 6:30pm - please carpool! - the show starts at about 7:30pm. Admission is $10 for children under 12. All proceeds from children's ticket sales will be donated to support music education in Calaveras County.

Tickets will be $40 at the door. Please order now!

Dinner will be available for purchase for $15 (check back later for the menu, we will post it as soon as we decide what it is!) The dinner, Delicious Twisted Oak Wines, popcorn & soft drinks will be available for purchase. Please do not bring other alcoholic beverages. Our license does not permit it.

Seating is "festival style", first come first served - but all locations are good! Bring your own low back "beach" chairs for up-front seating. Click here for everything you might like to know about our concert venue.

Please note: Advance ticket sales end at 4pm on the day of the event - or when sold out. After that time tickets - if available - will be available at the winery after 6:30pm. In any case, all ticket sales are final and there are no refunds.

Darol Anger is of course the legendary fiddler and co-instigator of The David Grisman Quintet, the Turtle Island String Quartet and Windham Hill's flagship, The Montreux Band. He played Bluegrass in the early 70's in the San Jose and Santa Cruz area before touring internationally, and is part of the 2nd wave of pickers to come up in Northern California's Bluegrass Scene, and studied with Byron Berline and Richard Greene.

Guitarist John Jorgenson's even-more-stellar ride began in Southern California, working with the original Southern California crew of Newgrass artists, the Desert Rose Band, featuring Chris Hillman. His subsequent collaborations with Earl Scruggs, Bonnie Raitt, Elton John, Luciano Pavarotti, Bob Dylan and many others have turned out rather well. Not to be content with Bluegrass and shedding Rock guitar (the Hellecasters), John has become “the US Ambassador of Gypsy Jazz” , and honors the legacy of Django by touring his unique brand of Gypsy Jazz internationally with the John Jorgenson Quintet.

Born in the Sierra Nevada foothills of Northern California, banjo master Keith Little was first introduced to string band music by his father, and quickly mastered the guitar, 5-string banjo, mandolin, and fiddle. As a youngster, Keith worked with NorCal bluegrass legends Vern Williams & Ray Park. Throughout a forty plus year performing career, Keith has been a key member of Vern Williams Band, Rose Maddox, The Grant Street String Band, High Country, the Country Gentlemen, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Lonesome Standard Time, Peter Rowan, and the David Grisman Bluegrass Experience.

That's right - she IS from Texas! Sharon Gilchrist is equally formidable on mandolin and acoustic bass, and is now one of the most sought-after musicians in Northern California. Her work with Mary & Mars, Uncle Earl, The Republic Of Strings, Laurie Lewis, Scott Law, and on Darol's recent Bluegrass instrumental recording "E-and'a" makes her an essential ingredient for the Fondue.

Boston-based mandolinist Joe K. Walsh is known for his exceptional tone and melodic gift. His collaborations with acoustic music luminaries including Danny Barnes, Scott Nygaard, folk star Jonathan Edwards, and pop/grass darlings Joy Kills Sorrow have taken him all over the world. He’s played with John Scofield, Bela Fleck and Emmylou Harris, and performed everywhere from festivals to laundromats to Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. After award-winning years as mandolinist with the Gibson Brothers, Joe currently splits his time between Mr Sun (with Grant Gordy & Anger), and his own band.

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