Dia de Los Muertos

Join the Murphys Business Association in celebrating the lives of those who have passed but are with us in heart and spirit on this day.

Dia de Los Muertos - Saturday, November 7, 2015

Free fun for the whole family from 11:00am - 5:00pm

- Join the walking tour

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Spooky Adventures in Rural Tourism!

October is here; the leaves are changing, the air feels crisp and we've seen a dusting of snow!

The Gold Country has some Spooky Adventures in Rural Tourism in store this month:

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Calaveras Grape Stomp

Costumes are encouraged for The 22nd Annual Calaveras Grape Stomp; grab a partner and join the stomp or watch the antics!

The Gold Rush Street Faire takes place with over a hundred vendors for you to peruse and the silent auction is said to be off the charts this year.

For inspiration and a good laugh, check out the grape stomp videos of previous years here:

October 5, 2013 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Murphys Park
505 South Algiers Street
Murphys,CA 95247

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New Year, New Adventures

New Year's Resolutions to stay healthy and active can be exciting and tough to keep, but we have some easy tips for you to explore Gold Country and achieve those goals. Feel free to share photos of your adventures with and we will be sure to share them! Happy New Year! 


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A Year in Review

While the Gold Country remains one of California and Win Country's best kept secrets, our cozy communities did see some press this year. Below are a few of our favorite from the last year...

Huffington PostLittle Napa, Borjon Winery

LA TimesCraigslist Ad

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Calaveras County...Skull County?

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) falls just two days after the October 31 Halloween celebration. November 2 is filled with dancing, feasts and the traditional Calaveras face paintings. So why is this holiday from Mexico so important to the Gold Country? One of our very own county's shares its name with the costume: Land of the Skulls (Calaveras meaning skulls).

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Calaveras Grape Stomp, Bear Valley and more...

The Calaveras Grape Stomp is happening this weekend, Saturday, Oct. 5, in Murphys, Ca. Autumn is here, bringing many things - balmy weather, fresh produce, and,  yes, relaxing under shady trees sampling premium wine while watching hundreds of  crazy people stomp, smash, laugh, and liquidate 3,900 pounds of real wine-grapes. 

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October Hauntings

Experience the FULL MOON in Old Town!

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