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Sunday, May 20
All Day Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee May 17-20
All Day Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee Sunday May 20, 2018 Frog Jump Finals Day!
11:00 AM Sunday Funday at Ironstone Vineyards
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park
Wednesday, May 23
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
05:00 PM Calaveras County Financial Leadership Forum is May 23rd
Thursday, May 24
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
Friday, May 25
09:00 AM 2nd Annual Peddlers' Faire
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
05:30 PM Friday Night Music at Alchemy
06:00 PM Cooking Class at Marisolio Tasting Bar- Aloha Friday Hawaiian
Saturday, May 26
All Day 5th Annual Chaw’se Day Presented by Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians
Until 04:00 PM 2nd Annual Peddlers' Faire
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park
Sunday, May 27
All Day 5th Annual Chaw’se Day Presented by Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
Wednesday, May 30
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
01:00 PM Human Trafficking 101: Dispelling the Myths
Thursday, May 31
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
Friday, Jun 1
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
05:30 PM Friday Night Music at Alchemy
Saturday, Jun 2
10:00 AM Old Timers Museum Walking Tours Are Every Saturday at 10am.
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park

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05/20/2018 - Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee Sunday May 20, 2018 Frog Jump Finals Day!
Angels Camp, CA..(Frogtown, USA)....Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee, Sunday May 20, 2018. Going Frog Wild! Sunday is the International Frog Jump Finals Day. The top 50 Qualifiers take to the launching pad at 3pm on Sunday to see who will be crowned champion and to see if they can exceed Rosie the Ribbiter's record that has stood since 1986. will be livestreaming starting at 2:30pm and in past years we have tracked IP address from all over the world including The UK, Sweden, quite a few from Germany and even one from New Zealand.

Tentative Schedule
7:00a.m…….Gates Open
7:30a.m…….Buyers’ Breakfast – Cattlemen’s Park
9:00a.m…..... Junior Livestock Auction—Tower Pavilion & Swine Ring
Brought to you by the Bank of Stockton
 Frog Jump Entry Booth Open (Closes at 12:30)
 Becky Thatcher Hall – Receiving Daily Baked Goods
 Frog Jump Bull Pen for new teams – Rosie the Ribiter’s Stage
10:00a.m…....Buildings and Booths Open
 Barrel of Monkeez Open
 Daily Baked Good Judging—Home Arts Building
 Fun Jump Frog Jumping (until 1:00pm) –Rosie the Ribiter’s Stage
 Teams Challenge and Open Frog Jumping (until 1:00pm) - Main Stage
 K9 Demonstration – Angels Camp Police Dept. - Arena
10:30a.m….... Frog Spa opens for tours—underneath the Main Stage
11:00a.m….. Steve Chaney Ventriloquist—Lawn Stage
 CHP Mounted Patrol Unit Demonstration - Arena
 Buki the Clown– Lawn Stage
 Doctor Solar – Front Lawn
 Walt Hoyt – Ranch House
 Painted Rock Competition – Aunt Pollie’s Pavilion
1:00p.m…….Heather Evans – Lawn Stage
2:00p.m……. Winemaker of the Day—Wine Pavilion
 Gypsy Time Travelers – Timber Town
 Ernie Sites – Ranch House Stage
 Kayla Ray and Erin Enderlin – Main Stage
 Ernie Sites – Ranch House
3:00p.m…… Jump Challenges followed by the International Frog Jump Finals—Main Stage
 Heather Evans – Lawn Stage
4:00p.m…….Gypsy Time Travelers-Timber Town
 Ernie Sites – Ranch House Stage
5:00p.m……. Doctor Solar – Front Lawn
 Steve Chaney Ventriloquist – Lawn Stage
 Walt Hoyt – Ranch House Stage
 Derby Diner Dinner – Director’s Deck (ticketed event)
5:30p.m…….Friends of the Fair $10,000
 Destruction Derby—Arena Produced By Moonbash Motorsports
6:00p.m…… Gypsy Time Travelers – Timber Town
7:00 p.m……Buki the Clown – Lawn Stage
11:00p.m…...Grounds Close
Mi-wuk Village
Native American Demonstrations
Old Engine Show
Antique Tractor Display
Independence Hall Quilters
Something Ridiculous
Fables of the West
Sterling the Bubblesmith
Petting Zoo
Pony Rides
05/19/2018 - 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.
05/18/2018 - Reckless Kelly Tonight At Frogtown!! Included with Admission!!
Angels Camp, CA..(Frogtown, USA)..We Love Red Dirt and Outlaw Country! After Ned Le Doux in 2017, you said give us more! So we are bringing you Reckless Kelly… “The Austin-based band were Americana before there really was such a term, combining roots, rock and country influences into an uncompromising musical approach that has earned the Grammy-winning group a very steadfast and loyal following. ”

– A Taste of Country

Reckless Kelly took its name from the legend of Ned Kelly, the Australian highwayman, and the three moved to Austin in the autumn of 1996, where they carved a niche of their own. Early on, Keen, a Texas legend himself, took them under his wing and became their first manager. They listened, watched and interacted with the creative dynamos of the outlaw country scene, Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, Billy Joe Shaver, Guy Clark and others and joined them in a redefinition of what contemporary country music had become. Theirs was gritty, hard-edged, uncompromising and convincing. They turned country music real again.

Reckless Kelly’ s string of critically acclaimed albums Under the Table and Above the Sun (2003), Wicked Twisted Road (2005), Bulletproof (2008), Somewhere in Time (2010), Grammy-nominated Good Luck & True Love (2011) and Grammy-winning Long Night Moon (2013) set a standard of reliable excellence and commitment to an instinctive vision of Americana. No band exemplifies the broad genre better.Independent? Oh, yeah. Doggedly so. The group’s new album, Sunset Motel, is, like all its predecessors, distinctive in its own way while true to form. Self-produced and recorded in Austin’s renowned Arlyn Studios.

The concert will be May 18, 2018 at 8 p.m. on the Frogtown stage. The concert is free with the price of admission. Tickets go on sale on March 1, 2018. For more information about Reckless Kelly visit
05/19/2018 - 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

05/18/2018 - Day Two At 2018 Fair & Frog Jump
Frogtown, USA...(Angels Camp, CA)...Day Two At 2018 Fair & Frog Jump. Click below for larger images.

The Day Continues Below

05/17/2018 - Day One At 2018 Fair & Frog Jump
Frogtown, USA...(Angels Camp, CA)...Day One At 2018 Fair & Frog Jump. Click below for larger images.

05/17/2018 - 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.
05/12/2018 - The Downtown Angels Camp Spring Fling Sidewalk Sale is May 12th
Angels Camp, CA....The Downtown Angels Camp Spring Fling Sidewalk Sale is May 12th

05/09/2018 - Frog Jump Committee on KFBK's Pat Walsh Show May 9th at 8PM
Frogtown, USA...(Angels Camp, CA)...On May 9th at 8PM, volunteers from the Frog Jump Committee will be interviewed for the third consecutive year on KFBK’s popular Pat Walsh radio show. Bill Proctor and Bob Lema from the committee will discuss the Frog Jump’s 90th Anniversary Birthday Party and Bill’s recollections of tactics and psych-ops he employed to win seven Frog Jumps over the years. Also discussed will be the great “Going Frog Wild” Calaveras County Fair, and the dedication of this year’s Fair and Frog Jump to the “Calaveras Frog Jockeys”, whose original member families have won over a half dozen Frog Jumps.

Other topics will likely include the many special jumps and visits to schools now occurring by the Frog Jump Committee prior to the Fair, and how listeners can rent a frog or form a team to jump at the 90th Anniversary Jumping Frog Jubilee. The 2018 Fair and Frog Jump are from May 17 to May 20 at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds, aka Frogtown.

Be sure to tune in to KFBK at 1530AM, May 9th at 8PM. The interview will be live during the 8PM to 9PM hour.
05/12/2018 - Trio Brasileiro Kicks Off The 2018 Twisted Folk Concert Series at Twisted Oak Winery May 12!
Vallecito, CA...Formed in 2011, Trio Brasileiro quickly made a name for itself as an ensemble worthy of international attention. And, after four recordings and successful tours through Europe and North and South America, they are receiving more than their share of it. Among the many accolades, their 2017 recording with the brilliant Israeli clarinetist Anat Cohen, Rosa Dos Ventos, was nominated for a Grammy for Best World Music Album, and was named one of the top twenty jazz recordings of the year in the Downbeat Readers’ Poll.

Half of the highly regarded Brazilian Choro ensemble, Caraivana, Trio Brasileiro includes the celebrated guitarist and full time member of the award-winning Brasil Guitar Duo, Douglas Lora; one of Brazil’s finest mandolin virtuosos, Dudu Maia; and the master of Brazilian percussion and Hand Pan virtuoso, Alexandre Lora.

For tickets and more information just follow that ticket link to our Twisted website!

At the Winery in Vallecito
All shows start at sundown (see each show for specific time).
Attendees admitted one hour before show time.
Dinner, snacks. and delicious Twisted Oak Wines available for purchase.

Thank you for supporting us in 2017!!
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