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All Day 30th Annual Calaveras Grape Stomp Set for October 7, 2023! Enter Your Team Today!
Murphys, CA...30th Annual Calaveras Grape Stomp set for October 7, 2023. Stomp Team Registration is NOW OPEN HERE! Space is limited to the first 120 stomp teams of two.

A bit more about the Grape Stomp and & 29th Annual Grape Stomp Recap & Winners Announced. October 2, 2022. ​The Calaveras Winegrape Alliance hosted the 29th Annual Calaveras Grape Stomp & Auction at Murphys Community Park on Saturday, October 1st. This annual event brings together our local vintner community with wine enthusiasts from near and far. Winemakers Matt Hatcher, Hatcher Winery, and Scott Klann, Newsome Harlow & Ten by Ten Wines, helped form the Calaveras Grape Stomp with Doug Brown who has MC'd the event for all 29 years. New this year, Martin Huberty co-MC'd the event with Doug and did a great job entertaining the audience with Calaveras Wine Fun Facts. Martin is a Calaveras Winegrape Alliance Board Member, Director of the Calaveras Visitors Bureau, and incoming District 3 Calaveras County Supervisor. What an honor to have this kind of commitment.

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Months of preparation go into producing the Grape Stomp and days before, grapes are picked up, barrels are soaked in the creek at the Murphys Park (to swell and prevent juice leakage), the stomp stage is built, and wines are selected for wine sales at the CWA booths. It takes a little over 100 volunteers to host this event each year and we can't thank this community of supporters enough for their help.

Stomp teams are encouraged to come in costume for the Costume Contest and many of our long-standing stomp teams gather with family/friends for a reunion weekend around Grape Stomp. For many, the Calaveras Grape Stomp has become a family tradition as adult children get in on the fun! The stomp team who traveled the farthest came from Boston this year in celebration of a 60th birthday. We were honored to host this wonderful couple who stomped for the first time.

This year's Grape Stomp Auction donors included Greenhorn Creek Resort, The Gateway Hotel and Copper Valley Golf, Bear Valley Resort, Ali's Eats, Murphys Vacation Homes, Bear Valley, Bear Valley Adventure Company, Broll Mountain Vineyards, Ironstone Vineyards, Stevenot Winery, OARS, Boyle MacDonald Wines, The Victoria Inn and Dunbar House, Newsome Harlow Wines, Angels Camp RV Resort, Town Hall Art, Jazz Cellars, The Tipsy Frog Wine Bar, Sequoia Woods Country Club, Sierra Nevada Adventure Co., The Spice Tin, Tanner Vineyards, Frog's Tooth Winery, Hatcher Winery, Murphys Historic Hotel, Angels Camp Museum, and Boyle MacDonald Wines.

We would also like to recognize our event sponsors as without them, this event couldn't go on. A BIG ROUND OF APPLAUSE TO Copper Valley Resort and Gateway Hotel, Calaveras Visitors Bureau, Mark Twain Medical Center/Dignity Health, Bear Valley, Black Oak Casino, Gateway Press, Gold Electric, Sierra Hills & Angels Food Markets, Bank of Stockton, Fox Security, Murphys Suites, Signal Service, Dave Bowman - Northwest Mutual, Cal Waste, and 6 Mile Vineyard.

The 29th Annual Grape Stomp Competition Results can be found HERE. This year's first place team, "Dwelley Devistators" is a couple who has been coming to our Grape Stomp for years as dad, Ron Dwelley, is our Grape Stomp Timer. What an impressive win with 18.32 pounds of grape juice collected in the final heat! The 2nd Place title went to Team Hatcher Winery with 17.18 pounds of juice collected. 3rd Place honors went to Team School Street Wines with 16.03 pounds of juice.

To get involved in the 30th Annual Calaveras Grape Stomp set for Saturday, October 7, 2023, contact Calaveras Winegrape Alliance Executive Director, Sandra Hess, HERE.

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This annual celebration of the Calaveras Wine Region Grape Harvest takes place on the first Saturday of October at Murphys Community Park. Hosted by the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance, this event started in 1993 and is now the Oldest & Largest Grape Stomp in California! This community event has become an annual tradition for families and friends to gather for a weekend of wine fun. 120 Stomp Teams of two compete for the title of "Top Stompers" on the big stage and for a good cause as a portion of the auction proceeds benefit community groups and the high school scholarships program. Attendees enjoy wine by the glass and bottle, food vendors and entertainment as well as the annual Grape Stomp Auction where winning bidders can take home incredible wine packs and adventure certificates. Feeney Park also hosts the "Gold Rush Street Faire" the same day featuring Live Music, Art & Craft Booths, and Family-Fun Activities.

All Day The 30th Annual Calaveras Grape Stomp is October 7th! Register Today!
Murphys, CA...Registration is now open for the 30th Annual Calaveras County Grape Stomp Competition set to take place on Saturday, October 7th @ 9:00-5:00 at Murphys Community Park! The Calaveras Winegrape Alliance is honored to host this annual event that brings teams together for an exciting day of grape stomping fun and auction - and all for a good cause. Proceeds benefit local organizations and our high school scholarship program.

Now's the time to get your team connected and costumes ready. The registration entry fee is $80 per team of two. The number of stomp teams is limited and we sell out every year so get your registration in soon. Starting times will be assigned generally but not exclusively, on a first-come, first-serve basis. Winners of heats and wild card teams should be prepared to compete in the afternoon championships. As a non-profit organization, this event is one of our annual fundraisers and stomp registration fees are non-refundable.

All teams must check in at STOMP REGISTRATION at least 30 minutes before their scheduled starting time; teams not checked in risk losing their slot to another team. We want to ensure that all teams have the opportunity to compete and appreciate you being on time.

All starting times will be emailed one week in advance of the event and also posted at a few days prior to the event. Check the website and your email frequently for updates. For more information please contact the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance office at 209-728-9467 or email

Please review and complete the the 2023 Calaveras Grape Stomp Rules form HERE. Bring one completed form for each team member to the check-in table.

We encourage you to come in costume! If you do, you must register in costume as we will have a costume contest! You do not need to stomp in costume. Costumes are judged on originality, workmanship, etc. and winners are announced in the afternoon.

One entry per team and multiple teams must register separately. Stomp at your own risk.
All Day The 48th Annual Lumberjack Day is October 7th! A Fun Filled Day for The Entire Family
West Point, CA...Let's Celebrate! Join Us! The street parade is a traditional part of American life and West Point is proud to present a fun-filled day for the entire family! Lumberjack Day features a home-cooked breakfast, craft fair, logger's contest, car show, soap-box derby, youth activities, barbecue lunch, the crowning of Mr. & Miss Lumberjack (our King and Queen), live music, a horseshoe tournament and a grand parade sanctioned by the California State Horsemen's Association.

Parking lots are on Hwy 26, across from Ace, behind Dollar General, the fee is $5.00 and benefits Calaveras HS FFA Handicap parking is accessible in the from 9:30 to 10:00 in front of Blue Mt. Coalition for Youth and Families Center. A courtesy shuttle from parking lots to Pure Joy on Pine St will run all day.

7:30 am Lumberjack Breakfast
Lumberjack Day Breakfast at the American Legion Auxiliary Hall across from the Red Church.

8:30 am Soap Box Derby
Soap Box Derby on Main Street. Course begins by the Pizza Parlor.

9:00 am Car and Motorcycle Show
Car and Motorcycle show on Main Street.

9:00 am Booths Open
All Booths are open including the Covenant Church Ladies Missionary Pie Booth.

9:30 am - Lumberjack King and Queen Announcement
Lumberjack Day Queen and King announced at the Judges stand.

10:30 am King and Queen Announcement
Announce the King and Queen of Lumberjack day at the Judges stage in front of Blue Mountain Theater, Main St.

11:00 am 47th Annual CHSA, Lumberjack Day Parade
Parade commences, a Calif State Horseman's Assn. sanctioned event. Parade begins at the top of Main street and Hwy 26 continues down main and turns left on Pine St back to Hwy 26.

12:00 noon Childrens' Area Opens
(Opening time approximate - after the parade) The Children's area on Main street opens with a full day of bounce house, slide, rock climbing wall, and face painters. Admission is a wristband of $10.00.

12:00 noon Petting Zoo, Quilt Show, and other attractions open
(Opening time approximate - after the parade) Petting Zoo, Quilt Show and all Lumberjack Day activities open.

12:00 noon Live Music by Triple Threat
Live Music by TBA, at the Community Garden Stage in the shade .

1:00 pm Logging Show
The Logging show begins in the festival area. Signups are taken all morning. You may enter that day please provide your own safety equipment, goggles, gloves, etc. Overall there are more than $5000 in cash prizes awarded in 16 different categories.

1:00 pm Horseshoe Tournament
Horseshoe Tournament - over on the West side of the fire house heading towards cemetery lane. Everyone is welcome to participate.

2:00 pm Parade Award Ceremony
Awards Ceremony for all parade entries takes place at the BMCYF Community Garden Stage.

3:00 pm Raffle Award Winners Announced
Raffle Winners Announced from the Logging Show and Lions Club.

5:00 pm the 47th Lumberjack Day is officially closed.
Official end of Lumberjack Day, The logging show may still be finishing up a few competitions.

Covid Response
All COVID recommendations will be followed.

Event Transportation
Blue Mountain Transit shuttle will travel all day between the Parking lot near Dollar General down to Main and Pine St. in front of Pure Joy.
All Day 31st Annual Murphys Gold Rush Street Faire is October 7th!
Murphys, CA...The 31st Murphys Annual Gold Rush Street Faire will fill Main Street in Murphys, California this Saturday October 7, 2023 10 a.m. to 5 pm. Main Street in Murphys, California will temporarily become a pedestrian mall on October 7 when the Gold Rush Street Faire, a popular long-lived event, hosts over 60 artisans and crafts people selling their wares. This small-town event hits it big with shopping, music, and the iconic tri-tip pit barrel barbecue sandwiches sold by Feeney Park Volunteers to support the local community sports fields. Dao’s Delights, a local vendor specializing in fresh lemonade and Vietnamese spring rolls will supplement the culinary offerings. Local restaurants will be open during the event.

The Annual Gold Rush Street Faire partners with the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance Grape Stomp competition and the Calaveras Visitors Bureau to draw crowds from all over California and beyond.

The Feeney Park Foundation organizes the 31st Murphys Annual Gold Rush Street Faire, now in its 31 year, as a fundraiser for Feeney Park, a community resource supported entirely by volunteers.

For vendor or Faire information contact: Vendor Coordinator, Feeney Park Foundation Chloe at

Hannah, owner of Mere Jubilee Watercolor will be one of 60 vendors at the Murphys Gold Rush Street Faire on October 7, 2023.

Tri-tip and Treasures: Murphys Gold Rush Street Faire transforms Main Street in October

But it’s the artisans and crafts people who make this event special. According to Chloe, volunteer and vendor coordinator for the Faire, “We have an unbelievably talented group of vendors and artisans coming to share their work.” Visitors will find handmade ceramics, fine art, jewelry, candles, original clothing and fiber art, as well as metal work fountains and yard treasures.

The street faire complements festivities that extend beyond the Murphys Main Street. “There’s an incredible simultaneous event right behind Main Street,’ Chloe added. “It’s called Grape Stomp, hosted by the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance. There’s a fierce stomping competition all day long in the park directly behind Main Street.”

“It’s a very family-friendly day. The street is closed so people can leisurely walk around, find neat gifts, home goods, yard art—so many unique things—and enjoy all of the shops in town too.”

It’s never to early to start shopping for the holidays. Chloe said, “It will provide you with the best opportunity for Christmas gifts ever. It’s a perfect event to get a bunch of cool stuff for your friends and family.”

There is still space for vendors. For more information and for a downloadable application, go to

The 31st Annual Murphys Gold Rush Street Faire
Saturday October 7, 2023 10am to 5pm

10:00 AM - 05:00 PM Goldrush Street Fair
A full day of fun. Fine art, beautiful crafts, food and fun. Support Feeney Park.
03:00 PM - 06:00 PM Jazz Cellars Live Summer Music Series
Murphys, CA...Jazz Cellars Live Summer Music Series Saturdays, 3-6pm, May thru October. Wine Tasting & Wines by the glass or bottle. No cover. Visit the Events page at for details.

(Saturday) 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Jazz Cellars

380 Main Street, Murphys, CA 95247
05:00 PM Latin Night at Clondaire Vineyards October 7th! Get Your Tickets Now!
Angels Camp, CA...Ready to dance the night away? Join us for Latin Night on October 7th at Clondaire Vineyards! Get your groove on with The Latin Magic Band performing live from 6-9pm. For those of you who want to continue the dancing going we’ll have a DJ spinning a variety of music from 9pm-Midnight.

Doors open at: 5pm

No outside alcohol permitted

Presale Ticket - $25
At the Door - $30

Wine Club Members - Free entry

Full Bar (We accept cash/credit card)

La Esperanza Taco Truck
Free Parking

Contact Shikha Athwal for more information:

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At Clondaire Estate & Vineyards, we’re in the business of hosting stunning weddings and special events. Since our opening we’ve given our clients the power to customize every aspect of their event, from the decor and floral arrangements to the menu and entertainment. We’ll make sure the special day you’ve envisioned becomes a reality. Contact us to book your venue today. We can’t wait to host you.
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM The Bistro Espresso Summer Concert Series! Live Music at Taco Tuesdays & Peddlers Fair Saturdays!
Arnold, CA...Mark your calendars for the Summer Concerts at the Bistro in Arnold! Taco Tuesdays and Peddlers Fair Saturdays with Live music!

07:00 PM - 11:00 PM Saturday Night Live Music!
Sonora, CA... Come out and support Live Music every Saturday night at The Game Room 7-11PM! All Ages! $12 door/$10 advanced tickets available from performing artists or at the Game Room. Ages 12 and under are FREE Admission. Different genres each weekend. Admission includes table game play!

Games like billiards, darts, shuffle board, ping pong, air hockey, plus arcade, and the wall of 99 beers! There's fun for everyone we hope to see you here.
07:30 PM Murphys Creek Theatre Presents The Moors

Murphys, CA...Celebrate Halloween with MCT's Spooky Dark Comedy The Moors by Jen Silverman.  Get ready for some Halloween chills and thrills with Murphys Creek Theatre's (MCT) upcoming production of  The Moors by Jen Silverman. Inspired by the letters of Charlotte Brontë, this black comedy is an homage to the Brontës and a gothic pastiche in one.

The play tells the story of a governess who is lured to a remote corner of the Yorkshire moors under the pretense that she care for a newborn child. She discovers only two juxtaposed sisters, a mysterious maid with identity issues, an old hound, and a moorhen are the only inhabitants of a house that creaks with haunting mysteries.

The Moors will run from October 6 to October 28, 2023, at Murphys Creek Theatre. The show will have evening curtains at 7:30 PM and matinee curtains at 2:00 PM. The running time is 2 hours with one 15-minute intermission.

Jen Silverman is a playwright, novelist, poet, and screenwriter. Her plays have been produced internationally in Australia, the UK, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Spain, and elsewhere. She is also the author of the debut novel "We Play Ourselves" and the story collection "The Island Dwellers."

Tickets are available online at MCT's website. Prices range from $16 for children (12 and under) to $32 for general admission. Senior (65+) / student/group tickets are available for $26. Walk-up prices are an additional $4 per ticket.

MCT has an exchange policy that allows refunds/exchanges up to 24 hours prior to the booked performance. Cancellations within 24 hours and no-shows will be processed as a tax-deductible donation to MCT.

Murphys Creek Theatre offers accessible parking and wheelchair-accessible seating. There will be no late seating, so please plan to arrive early.

Get ready for a spooktacular Halloween with this dark comedy! For more information, please visit MCT's website or contact us at


October 6 - October 28, 2023

Curtain for evening shows at 7:30 pm, matinees at 2 pm

WHERE: Murphys Creek Theatre, 580 S. Algiers Street, Murphys, CA

TICKETS: Ticket prices range from $16-$36. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. For more information, visit

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