Events - Eating

Autumn is a Season Murphys Wears Well


Autumn is a Season Murphys Wears Well

Today marks the day just before nighttime tips the scales and ushers in the season of reds and oranges, of pumpkin recipes and apple cider, of Halloween and Thanksgiving, of sweaters and scarves. It’s a season Murphys, Calaveras County and the Sierra Foothills wear quite, quite well. There’s something incredibly picturesque, idyllic and nostalgic about autumn in Murphys that can’t quite be captured in words. It’s certainly worth a weekend getaway for those of you who’ve never experienced it.

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Calaveras County Arts Council’s “Artist Studio Tour”


Calaveras County Arts Council’s “Artist Studio Tour”

The Calaveras Count Art Council has put together an incredibly unique, intimate and inspiring studio tour highlighting nearly 40 local artists. Art connoisseurs can purchase a tour passport including directions, short bios and photos of artists’ works for a self-guided tour, allowing folks to take their time, stop for a picnic or a taste of wine and truly enjoy Calaveras for all its beauty on their own terms.

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15th Annual Ironstone Concours d’Elegance


15th Annual Ironstone Concours d’Elegance

Concours d’elegance literally translates to “competition of elegance” and has, since the 17th century, referred to the gathering of prestigious cars. The tradition began as a parade of horse-drawn carriages in the parks of Paris and lives on in the gorgeous Sierra Foothills thanks to the incredibly philanthropic owners of Ironstone Vineyards as they raise money for area’s agriculturally-minded youth.

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Murphys Most Haunted III


Murphys Most Haunted III

As autumn begins to whisper coolly in our ears, murmuring of its imminent arrival, we’re quickly reminded that the season’s most darkly fanciful holiday is looming just around the corner. Rather than waiting another month to get your spook on, Murphys Historic Hotel is granting the Halloween spirit an early arrival as the California Haunts Paranormal Investigation Team makes the hotel its home for a day.

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5th Annual “Taste of Calaveras”


5th Annual “Taste of Calaveras”

Red Apple Ranch is tucked away in the Sierra Foothills of Calaveras County — an area rich with character and culture, history and beauty. It’s a lot to take in, surely, and it’s certainly worthy of a celebration. What better way to do so than to enjoy all that makes Calaveras so special in one event? The 5th annual “Taste of Calaveras” is not only a celebration for the locals, but the perfect introduction to area newcomers.

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TONIGHT: Wines of the World at the Murphys Historic Hotel


TONIGHT:  Wines of the World at the Murphys Historic Hotel

Calaveras Winegrape Alliance’s monthly “Wines of the World” will make its way to Murphys Historic Hotel tonight as hotel owner Dorian Fought presents a brilliant selection of award-winning wines to seduce the taste buds of wine lovers and celebrate Calaveras County’s incredibly impressive showing at the 2011 California State Fair Wine Judging. Calaveras County took home 21 medals this year and 12 of those will be on hand at tonight’s event.

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Le Marche: Val du Vino Winery’s 5th Annual Farmers Market


Le Marche:  Val du Vino Winery’s 5th Annual Farmers Market

It’s still summertime in Murphys which means (among many other wonderful things) its that time of year when Val du Vino Winery gathers the best the county has to offer in the way of produce, baked goods, fine crafts and oh so much more.

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Sammy Hagar at Ironstone FRIDAY!


Sammy Hagar at Ironstone FRIDAY!

Sammy Hagar, the rocker with the legendary set of pipes, is one busy man. With a new book, two different bands and a body of work that most musicians dream of, he’s hitting the road with The Wabos (one of his two current bands) and heading to Ironstone Vineyards’ incredible Ironstone Amphitheatre.

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Labor Day Concert in the Park


Labor Day Concert in the Park

Spend the holiday surrounded by great folk, tasty food, fantastic music and beautiful scenery as the Calaveras Community Band presents a tune-filled Labor Day celebration at Murphys Community Park. Murphys Community Club will have hot dogs, wine and other beverages on hand for sale and admission is free.

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LAST First Friday in the Park! Featuring Stardust Cowboy


LAST First Friday in the Park!  Featuring Stardust Cowboy

It’s the final First Friday Music in the Park concert! The Stardust Cowboys will be rocking, Alchemy Market & Cafe will be providing the feast and Lavender Ridge is offering up their Coppermill wine… Can’t miss the last of the season!

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Alan Jackson at Ironstone Amphitheatre – FRIDAY!


Alan Jackson at Ironstone Amphitheatre – FRIDAY!

Country superstar Alan Jackson has a lot to sing about these days — namely, a best-selling greatest hits album showcasing his thirty-four #1 songs. THIRTY-FOUR! Jennings to celebrate a career that just keeps getting better.

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Dave Bowman & Friends at El Jardin


Dave Bowman & Friends at El Jardin

Dave Bowman & Friends will be playing by the creek at El Jardin! If you are from the area, you already know that Dave is a performer you won’t want to miss, but for those of you who’ve yet to hear the man, get on out to El Jardin! El Jardin’s serving up its Taco Bar Buffet and drink specials, too!

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Murphys Creek Theatre Presents Moliere’s “Scapin”


Murphys Creek Theatre Presents Moliere’s “Scapin”

Moliere’s classic French farce has been translated countless times and continues to endure here in Murphys as the Murphys Creek Theatre group present their production at the Cornelia B. Stevenot Amphitheater through the first weekend in September.

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Bear Valley Music Festival


Bear Valley Music Festival

What began in 1968 with a 38 person orchestra has now become the premier musical event of the Central Sierra. Bringing an opening weekend of popular music, followed by Broadway Pops, classical concerts, opera and grand celebrations, all in the spectacular setting of Bear Valley, Bear Valley Music Festival offers performances for over 5,000 concertgoers.

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“Schizoid Johnny” at Historic Murphys Hotel


“Schizoid Johnny” at Historic Murphys Hotel

It’s difficult to define Schizoid Johnny, hence the name. In general terms, he’s a performance artist — a one-man band who fuses music, sketch and stand-up comedy with social commentary to create his own, incredibly unique, artistic experience. Johnny’s toured the country performing, entertaining and enlightening crowds as he launches from venue to venue, and he’s bringing his show to Murphys for a weekend at the Murphys Hotel.

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First Fridays in the Park with Swing Gigante


First Fridays in the Park with Swing Gigante

Val du Vino Winery will be hosting this Friday’s “First Fridays In the Park” at Murphys Community Park, featuring gypsy swing band Swing Gigante, wines from Val du Vino and Allegorie and an incredible South American dinner.

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Stevenot Winery’s Luncheon in the Park


Stevenot Winery’s Luncheon in the Park

This Saturday, July 30th, Stevenot is presenting their wine club luncheon at Murphys Community Park. With live music from PLAN B, an incredible menu and some of their finest wines, Stevenot is whipping up quite an afternoon.

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Country Music Fundraiser for Mind Matters


Country Music Fundraiser for Mind Matters

Country music songwriting legends Craig Carothers, Don Henry, and Steve Seskin, will return to Murphys to stage a concert at the Black Bart Playhouse on behalf of the Mind Matters clinic. While these three are best known for their incredible songs — recorded by such icons as Tim McGraw, John Michael Montgomery, Neal McCoy, Peter Frampton, Kenny Chesney, Tricia Yearwood, Kathy Mattea, Blake Shelton and Ray Charles — Carothers, Henry and Seskin are brilliant musicians and performers who clearly have hearts of gold.

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Winemaker’s Night at Alchemy


Winemaker’s Night at Alchemy

Every Tuesday night Alchemy Market & Cafe offers $5 glasses of featured wines, free live music on the patio from 5:30-8:00, their delicious dinner menu featuring fresh fish and housemade desserts, and a featured menu option for one low price.

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18th Annual Duck Races


18th Annual Duck Races

The 18th Annual Duck Races will take place on Saturday, July 16th in Murphys Community Park, with proceeds benefiting the Calaveras Humane Society and the Hospice Foundation of Northeastern Illinois.

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