Axe-throwing and log-cutting competitions competing a parade, food and drink at the Lumberjack Day celebration in small West Point, Calaveras County.Photo: Rick Torgerson
If you’re a tiny logging town inside foothills somewhere within Sutter Creek and Lake Tahoe, how will you honor your history? You may very well enjoy Lumberjack Day, from at the beginning of the early morning until belated through the night. That’s just what western Point, down Highway 88 in Calaveras County, has been doing for 41 many years. Festivities consist of a parade, a car or truck tv show, a rock wall surface alongside tasks for kids, sellers, and a great amount of drink and food. But dozens of things are just a warm-up when it comes to really serious business of placing huge timber, chainsaw and ax-wielding abilities towards the test.
Vitals: Oct. 3,
Sonoma Music Festival first: The B.R. Cohn Winery in Glen Ellen is broadening, moving and renaming its annual autumn songs festival this season. The inaugural Sonoma musical Festival takes place in the Field of Dreams, just north of Sonoma Plaza, with a lineup including Chicago, The united states, Ringo Starr, Pablo Cruise, the Edgar Winters Band, the Doobie Brothers and Gregg Allman. Oct. 2-4; see web site for routine. $89-$119 general admission, $219-$350 front row and VIP. (888) 810-2063 (info only). www.sonomamusicfestival.com.
Food lovers come back to Capistrano: a lot more than 20 restaurants, bakeries and other food purveyors will fill the arcades of Mission San Juan Capistrano with examples of their varied cuisine for annual Vintage Food and Wine Festival. Regional vineyards and breweries will increase the bites, and ever-popular R&B band Family Style will get back due to their 5th consecutive 12 months. The opportunity to understand gorgeous old objective at night is merely a bonus. Oct. 3, 6-10 p.m. $85. (949) 493-4700. www.vintagesjc.com.