Welcome to the Plymouth Area
This is a unique area because it has so much going on, but it is not always obvious. We want you to have a great visit, so you could consider coordinating your visit with one of our events. Some are pretty localized, but everyone is welcome! It gives you a chance to see and understand the Amador Lifestyle. Take a look at our “Stay & Play” page because it includes places to go, country drives, places to eat and stay and lots of places to play. Have a wonderful trip!
Wednesday, January 2
Plymouth Elementary Crab Feed
6:00pm Plymouth Fairgrounds
Traditional Crab Feed that benefits the schools special projects
Various Saturdays in the Spring
Dinner With Class! Info: 209-245-FOOD
6:00PM – 8:30PM Plymouth Amador Vintage Market
Join Chef Beth and Staff for an evening of great food, learning and tasting. Classes include lecture, demonstration and sampling of fabulous dishes and beverages along with a full dinner and your own cook book to take home. 10% off anything in the store for the evening. Typical Classes: Regional Soups & Stews; Ultimate Italian Seafood; Bacon, Bacon, Bacon!
Saturday, February 16
Fair Foundation’s Love A Fair Ball
6:00PM Plymouth Fairgrounds – Pokerville Hall
The Amador Fair Foundation helps support the long term health of the Amador County Fair. This is their annual fund raiser. Black Tie optional, $100.00 per person
Sunday, February 24
4:30PM to 9:00PM Plymouth Taste Restaurant
Dress to the Nines. All you need to do is dress in your most favorite formal wear, have dinner, a glass of wine or just dessert. A benefit for Plymouth Elementary School.
Saturday, March 2 & Sunday, March 3
Behind the Cellar Door Passport Weekend
11:00AM to 4:00PM Shenandoah Valley Amador County
Annual weekend wine extravaganza in the Sierra Foothills showcases classic Mediterranean-style wines – and much more – at 36 Amador County wineries.
Saturday, March 9
2nd Annual “Taco de Marzo”
6:30PM Lockwood Station #2, 19175 Shake Ridge Road at Hale
You are invited to Lockwood Fire Protection District Auxiliary’s 2nd Annual “Taco de Marzo”. All proceeds benefit our volunteer firefighters and EMT’s.
Saturday, March 16
California Sierra’s Annual AKC Dog Show
10:00AM Plymouth Fairgrounds
The Kennel Club of the California Sierra, a local All Breed Kennel Club representing both Amador and Calaveras Counties, will hold it’s Annual AKC sanctioned “B” Match at the Fairgrounds for the 2nd year.
Tuesday, March 19
James Beard Dinner at Taste
6:00PM Plymouth Taste Restaurant
Taste has been invited to prepare a dinner at the James Beard House in New York City. The dinner is scheduled for April 30th. If you can’t make it to NYC, join us this evening!
Friday, March 22 & Saturday, March 23
49er Treasure Trail
Friday 5:00PM to Saturday Plymouth All over Amador County!
THE GAME IS ON! Interactive adventure of epic proportions! Navigate Amador County by embarking on adventures and conquering challenges!
Sunday, March 31
Easter Egg Hunt at the Farm
1:00PM Shenandoah Valley Amador Flower Farm & Nursery
Join the Easter Bunny for an egg hunt at Amador Flower Farm! She hides her eggs here every year and kids (toddler to 12 yrs old) have a great time hunting for them in the daylilies. (toddler to 12 yrs old) have a great time hunting for them in the daylilies.
Saturday, April 27
Antique Truck Show and BBQ
8:00AM to Dusk Shenandoah Valley Kirkland Ranch, Bell & Courier Rd.
It’s time for the Kirkland Ranch Antique Truck Show and BBQ! Free admission and free parking!
Saturday, May 4
Flea Market & Pancake Breakfast
8:00AM to 4:00PM Plymouth Main Street
The Plymouth – Foothills Rotary Club hosts this delightful market with 100+- vendors. There is a great pancake feed at City Hall.
Friday, May 17 thru Sunday, May 19
CHSRA High School Rodeo
Junior High Rodeo Division State Finals. The California High School Rodeo Assoc. has this great event every year at the Amador Fairgrounds. Hundreds of young adults compete for more than prizes
Friday, June 7 & Saturday, June 8
All American Porch Sale
8:00AM to 5:00PM Amador City All over Amador City!
Vintage treasures offered throughout Amador City on porches and downtown sidewalks.
Saturday, June 8
Sierra Foothills Barbera Festival
11:00AM to 4:00PM Shenandoah Valley Cooper Ranch
This year’s event will be bigger and better. If you loved our first two festivals, you’ll have even more reason to come to the 2013 edition!
Saturday, June 8 & Sunday, June 9
Amador Home & Lifestyle Show
11:00AM to 5:00PM Plymouth Fairgrounds
A dynamite Home Show with food, drinks & Music. See the latest in home innovation and Amador County lifestyle
Saturday, June 8 & Sunday, June 9
Celebrate Amador Festival
11:00AM to 5:00PM Plymouth Fairgrounds
Cool offs, Home Show, Music, and competitions
Saturday, June 15
38th Sierra Century Bike Ride
6:00AM – 6:00PM Plymouth Fairgrounds
Beautiful and challenging terrain in Amador and El Dorado counties. Limited to 1500 riders.
Saturday, July 6
4th of July Parade & Festivities
8:00AM to 9:00PM Plymouth Main Street
This is when Plymouth brings out its totally restored 1938 Fire Engine that was built for the Worlds Fair in San Francisco. Along with dozens of other entries for a great 4th of July Parade. Great food & Drink is available and In the evening everybody brings their fireworks to Main Street for a display that lasts an hour and kids of all ages participate.
Thursday, July 4
4th of July Parade & Cannonball Run Car Show
Great cars, 50/50 raffle poker walk, breakfast, music and fun on the 4th of July weekend. Also includes the Independence Day Parade.
Friday, July 12
8th Annual Wine, Art and Music Summer Social
6:00PM to 8:30PM Amador City Main Street
Wine tasting, live music & local artwork along Amador City’s Main Street.
Thursday, July 25 thru Sunday, July 28
75th Amador County Fair
10:00 AM to 12:00PM Plymouth Fairgrounds
Celebrate 75 Years of the Amador County Fair and Revel in Amador County’s Living History!
Thursday, August 1
Plymouth Farmers Markets
4:00PM Plymouth Main Street Park
The Rotary Club of Plymouth Foothills produces this series every Fall. Includes a $10.00 “dinner” from a different restaurant every week. Music and wine tasting.
Thursday, August 29 thru Sunday, September 1
The BIGGEST Music Festival you’ve never heard of! Annual Christian Music Rock Festival, over 50 bands on 3 stages for 3 days. Free camping with paid admission. 2,500 attendees expected.
Monday, September 16 thru Thursday, September 19
Bluegrass Quilters Bee
Plymouth Fairgrounds – Pokerville Hall
Plymouth Blue Grass Festival is coming up, and Larry Baker has given the OK for us Quilters to use the Pokerville building ALL week thru Thursday afternoon. So bring your projects and lets get to quilting’ !!! See You There !
Friday, September 20 thru Sunday, September 22
Bluegrassin’ In The Foothills
11th Annual Bluegrass Music Festival
Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6
Big Crush Harvest Festival
10:00AM to 4:00PM Shenandoah Valley Amador County
A Fall Wine Festival In 35 Participating Wineries. Tickets for the “Big Crush,” good for wine tasting, food and all activities. Each ticket includes a commemorative wine glass.
Saturday, October 26
Amador City Main Street
The 42st Annual Calico Christmas takes place in the heart of this historic Gold Rush town in Amador County. Fresh fir and cedar garlands festoon town. Merchants have cookies, hot apple juice and other goodies for everyone on Saturday. The highlight is Saturday at 5 PM when folks gather in front of a cheerfully decorated tree on the bridge in the center of town. With everyone bundled up against the winter cold, local musicians warm up, playing familiar carols.
Saturday, December 13
9:00PM to 4:00PM Shenandoah Valley Amador Flower Farm, Shenandoah Valley
Our pumpkin patch and corn maze are open daily with no admission fee. Bring the kids and a camera!