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October’s Fall Festival Weekend

October is the month for fall festivals, this year it begins with the 32nd Annual Harvest Festifall in Columbia this Saturday. More than 40 vendors dressed in period costume will sell hand-made crafts such as jewelry, pottery, apparel, home décor, wood furniture, and baked goods. Local musicians will perform at the gazebo and on the street, activities for children include face painting, picking out a perfect Halloween pumpkin, and craft-making. More details are in the event listing here.

It is also Apple Harvest Day at Railtown 1897 in Jamestown. The event celebrates the history of apple production in Tuolumne County and the Sierra Railway’s part in both promoting apple cultivation and transporting the produce and products. The special event will include interpretive displays, a slide presentation on the history of Tuolumne County apples, crafts and games for kids, a free booklet on fun apple facts and trivia, plus live music.

In Downtown Sonora the 4th Annual Ladies Night Out is tonight, October is National Breast Health Awareness Month and Sonora Regional Medical Center is hosting the event as detailed here. Downtown Sonora is also hosting the Second Saturday Art Night featuring an After 8 Summer Send-Off in Coffill Park. The Sonora Farmers Market continues this Saturday morning from 7:30am to 11:30am. Next Saturday, October 15, will be the last Sonora’s Farmers’ Market of the season.

This Saturday is the 6th Annual The Walking Dead Sonora. The zombie walk is a free event for those who enjoy zombies to dress up, dance and act like zombies for a few hours at Courthouse Park.  It is a food drive, but organizers request before you go to the store to buy food, just bring cash to donate to the zombie walk or buy raffle tickets. More details are here.

If you are looking for something much faster the Twain Harte Rotary Sugar Pine Run-10K, 5K, 1 Mile Fun Run will be held Saturday morning at the Twain Harte Confidence-South Fork Road.

39th Annual Mountain Heirloom Quilt Faire at Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys will show gallery of quilts, wall hangings, wearable & needle art, and dolls for an eight dollar admission. Raffle tickets for a 2016 Scholarship Quilt will also be sold. Event details are here. Up in Groveland there are more quilts to see at the Generation to Generation Quilt Show. The event is held at the Evangelical Free Church, with event details here.


A complete list of Saturday’s events is here.

Calaveras 4-H Color Me Green 5K run will be held on Sunday to provide youth and community members another way to improve their health. Participants will run or walk 2.5, 5 or 10 kilometers and will be showered with green dye to mark every mile marker they pass, leaving them colored in all green by the end of the run. Proceeds from the event help support the youth members in the Calaveras 4-H Program. Details here.

Also on Sunday the Twain Harte Twirlers Square Dance Club is hosting an Anniversary Dance commemorating the 47th anniversary of the Club on Sunday, October 9, from 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm at the Soulsbyville School New Gym. Calling will be done by nationally renowned Caller Mr. Ben Goldberg from Tracy. The event will be for both Mainstream and Plus level dancers. More information about the event is in their event listing.

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