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The October Calendar 2022: October is National Pretzel Month

October 1st

Broadway Thru the Decades. El Dorado Musical Theatre’s High Voltage group presents this high-energy, family-friendly performance—featuring a collection of Broadway musical numbers spanning from the ’50s through present day—at the Harris Center beginning at 7 p.m.

Stormy Weather. Peruse watercolors by Juan Pena, pastels by Marianne Woosley, and glass by Barbara Grauke at the Gallery at 48 Natoma’s newest exhibit: Stormy Weather. An opening reception on October 14 from 6-8 p.m. will feature live music by Peter Morgan and complimentary refreshments. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. with evening hours from 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Blue Boat Waiting by Marianne Woosley


Celebrating California. This juried exhibition, presented by the California Art Club and hosted at Blue Line Arts, features work from some of Northern California’s premier contemporary-traditional artists and draws inspiration from the state’s iconic landscapes and the American West, along with figurative, still life, and urban scenes. Don’t miss the 3rd Saturday Reception on October 15 from 4-8 p.m. with artist lectures from 4-5 p.m. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. or by appointment.    

Port of Oakland by Erica Norelius


Placerville Oktoberfest. Experience a taste of Bavaria at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds from noon-8 p.m. Savor fresh brats, cold beers, and hot pretzels while listening to live music and playing games (corn hole competition, stick pony races, a beer stein hold, and more). Admission is free.


October 2nd

Great Auburn Obstacle Race. Head to Regional Park for a 5K fun run featuring a myriad of obstacles, including a foam tunnel, maze, tire run, pond crossing in a raft, wall climbs, weighted sled pull, a creek crossing, mud pit, and more. Open to ages 8+.


October 6th

Park Pulse. Join friends and neighbors at Johnson-Springview Park from 5-8 p.m. for family-friendly games, food truck fare, and live tunes from local musicians. Admission is free.
(ALSO 27)


October 7th

The Big Crush. Experience six Amador County wineries from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and enjoy a special wine flight alongside either a small bite, live music, or a fun harvest activity. Tickets also include a commemorative wine glass.

The Big Crush


Coloma Gold Rush Live. Take a walk back in time from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park while exploring a re-creation of an 1850s tent town, where you can visit a mining camp, assay/claims office, gambling hall, general store, blacksmith, carpentry shop, laundry, bakery, and more. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase.

Folsom Focus Photography Contest. Head to the Community Gallery at 48 Natoma Street in Folsom to peruse this year’s amateur photographer submissions showcasing Folsom from unique perspectives in various categories (outdoors, wildlife, urban, and macro). An opening reception on October 14 from 6-8 p.m. will feature live music by Peter Morgan and complimentary refreshments. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. with evening hours from 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

101 Dalmatians Kids. Roseville Theatre Arts Academy present this fur-raising adventure featuring Cruella De Vil, Disney's most outrageous villain, and 101 of the most adorable heroes to set their paws onstage. The high-spirited score and lovable characters are certain to charm and delight all audiences. Show times vary.


October 8th

Palladio’s Concert Series. Elite party band, Neon Velvet, will perform beloved songs from the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s, along with contemporary hits and classics at the Palladio’s Piazza beginning at 8 p.m. Admission is free.

Auburn Wine, Ale, & Food Festival. Sip and stroll your way through charming Old Town and Downtown Auburn from 1-5 p.m. while enjoying wine, craft beer, and farm-to-fork fare from 20 Sierra Foothill wineries and breweries and 20 area restaurants.

Auburn Wine, Ale, & Food Festival


Heart of Gold Gravel Bike Race. Experienced bike enthusiasts can pick between a 46-mile or 74-mile course at this annual race that starts and finishes at the Eric Rood Administration Center in Nevada City. Proceeds will benefit local organizations that provide mental wellness services for teens, including Bright Futures for Youth, Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation, and Youth Bicyclists of Nevada County (YBONC).

Main Street Oktoberfest. Celebrate Oktoberfest in Placerville at this free event from 3-9 p.m. on Main Street by the Bell Tower. Enjoy local beers, German music and food, a "weingarten," kids' zone, artisans, crafters, competitions (including a yodeling contest), and more.

Hollywood at Harris: Diamonds & Denim. This performance by the Pops Chorale and Orchestra features Western-themed movie music, including John William’s stunning Overture, “The Cowboys” and selections from Oklahoma, The Music Man, and more. Saturday’s show begins at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday’s at 2 p.m.


October 14th

Harvest Pour. Wear your favorite boots and head to Hearts Landing Ranch in Granite Bay from 5:30-8 p.m. for wine, beer, hors d’oeuvres, a ranch tour, and s'mores around the campfire—all while learning the impact of equine-assisted psychotherapy on mental health. Adults only.


October 15th

Folsom Family Expo. This free, family-friendly event from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.—produced by STYLE Magazine and held at the Palladio—includes vendor booths from local businesses, free tickets to SeaQuest Folsom, bounce houses, hayrides, face painting, live performances, and more. 

Folsom Family Expo


Tour de Lincoln. Cycle the scenic backroads of Lincoln and Placer County at this fundraiser for Rotary service projects. Optional rides include a metric century (62.7 miles), half metric century (32 miles), and quarter metric century (15 miles). Check-in times vary; a BBQ lunch will be served from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

World Food Day Chef Showdown. Enjoy informative exhibits, top-notch tacos, delicious desserts, a no-host bar, and a silent auction from 6-9 p.m. at the Orangevale Community Center. Proceeds support Rise Against Hunger's global campaign to end hunger by empowering communities, nourishing lives, and responding to emergencies.


October 19th

Placer Valley 2022. Head to Bayside Church's Blue Oaks Campus for the region’s largest business summit, bringing together South Placer’s economic leaders to connect and collaborate. From noon-6 p.m., enjoy a trade show with member booths, break-out sessions, and celebrity keynote speaker Daymond John from Shark Tank.


October 22nd

Brilliant Gems. Folsom Lake Symphony presents prestigious, award-winning violinist Yi-Jia Susanne Hou at the Harris Center beginning at 7:30 p.m. Hou rose to fame on the international concert scene when she unanimously won three prestigious violin competitions in France, Italy, and Spain; she’s also performed as a soloist with major orchestras in over 50 countries, including the London Symphony Orchestra and SWR Stuttgart.

Brilliant Gems


Folsom Americana Fest. Wildwood Performing Arts Foundation presents nine hours of country, bluegrass, rockabilly, and folk music by national, regional, and local artists, including Texas Hill and John Carter Cash. Gates to the Dan Russell Arena open at 11:30 a.m. Food trucks, beer, wine, and local vendors will also be available.

Barktoberfest. This event hosted by the Placer SPCA at Johnson-Springview Park from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. focuses on our four-legged family members with contests and games, dog-friendly vendors, a biergarten for the adults, live music, and more.


October 29th

Masterworks I: Symphony at Sea. Join the Auburn Symphony at Placer High School’s auditorium beginning at 7:30 p.m. for a musical journey across the sea featuring favorites from Pirates of the Caribbean, Jaws, Titanic, The Flying Dutchman, and even SpongeBob! Pirate costumes are encouraged.


October 30th

Fall Concert Series. Bring a picnic, beach chairs, and your nearest and dearest to Historic Folsom’s Zittel Family Amphitheater at 1 p.m. for an afternoon of live music from Have Mercy. Admission is free. 


November 4th

Taste of the Tour Preview Show. Head to Blue Line Arts for a sneak peek at the work from this year’s Placer Artists Tour artists, and enjoy a Taste of the Tour Reception on November 5 from 5-8 p.m. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

November 5th

Spy Pilot Chronicles. Enjoy a one-of-a-kind presentation—featuring rare photos and riveting tales—about author, pilot, and photographer Brian Shul, who was shot down during the clandestine war in Southeast Asia and given up for dead. From 7-8:30 p.m. at the Harris Center, hear about his inspiring determination to fly again—returning in the world’s fastest, highest-flying jet (the SR-71 Blackbird) across hostile skies.

November 11th

Placer Artists Tour. This 29th annual self-guided event is the largest and longest-standing visual art studios tour in the northern Sierra Foothills region. From 10 a.m.-5 p.m., be amazed at the depth and breadth of the region’s artistic talent as you drive to various artist studios, galleries, and art school locations in Placer County. New this year is an “encore” weekend from November 18-20. Admission is free.
(ALSO 12, 13, 18, 19, & 20)

Palladio Concert Serioes photo coutesy of Neon Velvet. Big Crush photo coutesy of Amador Vintners Association. Auburn Wine & Food Festival photo by Heirloom Photography. Heart of Gold photo courtesy of Bike Monkey. Folsom Family Expo photo by Menka Belgal. Other photos courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.