Events - Plymouth Economic Development


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!


crab feed

Wednesday, January 2

Plymouth Elementary Crab Feed

6:00pm   Plymouth   Fairgrounds

Traditional Crab Feed that benefits the schools special projects

Amador County Fair

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!

Love a Fair Ball

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

Oscar Night

Sunday, February 24

Oscar Night
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.

Behind the Cellar Door

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.

Taco de Marzo

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.

Dog show

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.

Dog show

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!

Restaurant Tour

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.

Antique Show

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!

Flea Market

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.

High School Rodeo

Friday, May 17 thru Sunday, May 19

CHSRA High School Rodeo
Plymouth   Fairgrounds

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

Porch Sale

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.

Sierra Foothills Barbera Festival

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!

Amador Home & Lifestyle Show

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

Amador Festival

Saturday, June 8 & Sunday, June 9

Celebrate Amador Festival
11:00AM to 5:00PM   Plymouth   Fairgrounds

Cool offs, Home Show, Music, and competitions

bike ride

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.

Wine, Art and Music

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.

Amador County Fair

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!

Farmer's Market

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.

Joshua Festival

Thursday, August 29 thru Sunday, September 1

Joshua festival
Plymouth   Fairgrounds

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

Plymouth   Fairgrounds

11th Annual Bluegrass Music Festival

Harvest 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

Pumpkin Patch

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

Calico Christmas
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!

Posted March 24, 2012 by rsanders21