Sutter Creek Musical Organ Rally

Yep, an old-fashioned organ rally Sept. 28-29, 2013.

Come to Historic downtown Sutter Creek and experience the music of yesteryear – a free and wonderful event with unusual musical band organs, large and small, from all over the country.

See these wonderful machines work. Meet the people who own them. Learn a little about America’s past. This is your chance to have a one of a kind experience.

This free musical treat, which takes place in historic Sutter Creek, features at least six organs ranging from “monkey grinder” size to majestic. The instruments “play” a variety of melodies, from dance tunes and marches to carousel and classical.


The Ironstone Concours d’Elegance held Saturday, Sept. 28 is an antique and classic car show that takes place each year at the Ironstone Vineyards, just outside Murphys, CA. Some 300+ antique and classic cars participate in the Ironstone Concours d’Elegance. This classic car and automobile show also features vintage trailers, motorcycles and wooden boats.

Honored vehicle marques vary but include Stutz, Packard, Duesenberg, Pierce-Arrow, Bentley, Rolls-Royce and Jaguar. Special classes spotlight early Fords, sports cars, exotics, race cars, coach built luxury marques, plus unrestored and original automobiles.

Proceeds from the Ironstone Concours d’Elegance benefit Central and Northern California youth in agriculture, notably FFA and 4-H. Additionally, the non-profit Ironstone Foundation has helped fund the California State FFA headquarters in Galt, scholarships in partnership with the California State Fair, and the Calaveras County Fair Scholarship program.

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Gold Country Visitors loves Sutter Creek!

Sutter Creek is ideally situated in the heart of the Sierra Foothill Wine Country. Today’s Sutter Creek maintains its gold Rush façade while catering to the wants and needs of visitors from around the world. It features a diverse and distinctive range of lodging options from historic to modern, intimate to grand. 

Sutter Creek’s rich history includes many famous names like John Sutter himself, but the story is incomplete without mentioning two names, first, Hetty Green the one time richest woman in the world (nicknamed “the witch of Wall Street”) was once the owner of the Old Eureka Mine located at the foot of the sweeping curve of Highway 49 just south of town.

Second, Leland Stanford for whom the distinguished university is named. Stanford received stake in Sutter Creek’s Union Mine (later renamed the Lincoln), for payment of debt. After many discouraging failures at the mine, and almost ready to call it quits the Lincoln Mine hit the proverbial “Mother Lode.” With unlimited finances behind him Stanford became a Railroad baron, a U.S. Senator and eventually Governor of California.