Dragoon Gulch 5 K starts at 8 am. Get Up, Get Out, Get Healthy. This is the 4th Annual Dragoon Gulch 5K and hike also the grand opening of the newly developed 1.5 mile addition and don’t forget to register.
Baseline part of Sierra Conservation Center will be at Dragoon Gulch to clean up the trail. They will be there at various times throughout the three weeks
on Saturday, March 9th is 2nd Saturday, downtown Sonora, visit shops and see artists of all varieties through out downtown. look for these at the participating merchants
Sonora Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 3084
Sonora, CA 95370
The world famous Mother Lode Round-Up Parade kicks off in Downtown Sonora at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 11th, and will feature nearly 200 parade entries marching, trotting and rolling down the entire length of Washington Street. As usual, thousands of spectators can be expected, lining the street to watch and cheer. It draws over 20,000 visitors and spectators and has become one of “the events to see” in California. The Parade has grown to 5 Sections of over 200 entries.
Remember, the Parade begins at 10am on Saturday, May 11th and there’ll be a crowd so get there early to find a place to park and to stake your claim on place watch along Washington Street.
The Mother Lode Round-Up Rodeo
The Mother Lode Round Up Rodeo is a two day competition with rodeo action Saturday & Sunday, May 11th & 12th beginning at 2pm on both days. The Round Up Rodeo is a real bronco-bustin’ Rodeo where rodeo stars compete in Bareback Riding, Barrel Racing, Bronc Riding, Bull Riding, Calf Roping, Steer Wrestling and Team Roping.
Over 350 of pro rodeo’s finest cowboys and cowgirls are attracted to the event. The weekend attracts over 20,000 rodeo fans and visitors every year. The Round-up Rodeo has always been respected as one of California’s finest yearly events.
The Rodeo begins on Saturday at 2pm, after the parade crowd heads over to the Mother Lode Fairgrounds.
The Sonora Certified Farmers’ Market
Is open every Saturday, from May 18 through October 12, 2019. So join us for a new exciting year. The Farmer’s Market is open to the public every Saturday morning from 7:30 .m. until 11:30 a.m.
Vendors who make handcrafted items, sell fresh Ag. (certified) produce and on-site (and commercial kitchen) food items are welcome to apply. To Participate click here. Don’t hesitate to get on our waiting list if spaces are not available. We use this list to fill spaces as they open up.
This is berry season/cherry/apricot season and it comes and goes quickly. Blueberries are here for a short time. NOW is the time to make that jelly/jam your friends and family will enjoy as gifts. Lots of other fruits are here for longer periods. Peaches, plums, nectarines. Great 4th of July cobblers, parfaits, pie making and more right here fresh picked daily for you to taste and enjoy.
Don’t let these pass you up!
Still lots of fresh baked gourmet foods and coffees, cheese and honey. So much to choose from, if you have a sweet tooth too.
Top Ten Reasons Why Shopping at Farmers’ Market is Better
1. A Healthy Lifestyle
Farmers present large colorful displays of just-picked, vine-ripened, and best-tasting produce for thousands of health-minded shoppers every week.
2. Friendly Community
At farmers’ markets, you always see people talking to one another. They enjoy visiting with others–farmers, friends, and new acquaintances–and having a good time. Markets bring community elements together including fishermen, farmers, bakers, and families.
With few exceptions, produce is brought to market the same day or within a day of picking. That’s fresh! Fresh products are crisp, have good texture, and taste better.
Fruits like peaches, and produce like strawberries and tomatoes are picked when ripe, not before. Ripened on the tree or vine adds significantly to flavor.
Farmers bring many different varieties of just about every product. Several examples of the variety found the farmers’ market are: Spitzenberg and Braeburn are among the 70 plus apple varieties, Tuscan and Russian are a couple of the different kinds of kale, and lemon and Thai are two of two of the basil types. Variety provides a great healthy way to enrich ones life.
You simply can not compare the volume, variety, quality, and freshness of flowers at the farmers’ markets with what grocery stores offer. With the exception of greenhouse roses, the types of flowers at the market vary with the season. For example, in February-March there are fantastic tulips, and during the summer there are tuberose, sunflowers, zinnias, and many more.
7. Meet the Farmers
This is really an advantage. Since the person you buy the product from is the farmer, or his/her employee, you can ask anything about the product, for example, where it was grown, what variety it is, if the product was sprayed, and cooking suggestions.
8. Support Family-operated Small Farms
Each stall space is used by a different farm. By shopping at farmers’ markets, you are supporting these family operated small farms.
9. Reduce the Carbon Footprint
Distance produce travels from farm to you via a grocery store is often greater than 1000 miles. Transport to and storage at the store often requires refrigeration, and these result in carbon dioxide emissions. At our farmers’ markets average distance traveled is less than 50 miles and there is no refrigeration or storage. Buying at a farmers’ market results in less carbon dioxide emissions.
10. California Grown
At the farmers’ market you know that all produce sold at our farmers’ markets is grown in California, not Mexico, not China, nor anywhere else in the world.
Keep in touch with us by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 209-532-7725, with any questions, suggestions or concerns. See you at the Market!
Tuesday August 6th 2019 from 5:00-7:30
The Sonora Police Dept. will be celebrating
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT!
at the Woods Creek /Rotary Park in Sonora,
Mark your calendars
Come down, bring the family,
and celebrate with us by eating food and playing games
This is a FREE event for all to attend
We love getting together with the families
of the community and celebrating a night out with YOU
The 38th Annual Historic Sonora Christmas Parade will be held Friday, November 26th at 6:00 pm. Rain or Shine.
This brightly lit night-time parade starts at the Historic Red Church and follows Washington Street to Restano Way.
Historic Downtown Sonora will be transformed almost overnight. The Christmas tree is in place and the merchants are festively decorating their shops all getting ready for the Holidays and the Annual Christmas Parade. Visit ChristmastownSonora.org to view the Christmas activities.
Families and friends who come out to enjoy this family event are sure to get in the Holiday spirit.
All entries for the Parade are always festively decorated and Christmas themed music fills the air. Our local radio personalities will be announcing each entry as the entries go by.
An added feature which people enjoy is the Holly Jolly Trolley, making it’s way downtown. The service is offered from 3 :00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. the day of the Parade, free of charge, so now you don’t have to hassle with Parking let Holly Trolley get you there and back!
Come and meet with Papa Santa & Mountain Mrs. Claus. They will be in the Santa House at Court House Park on S. Washington St. this Saturday, December 18th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Click here for more information.
Mountain Mrs. Claus will offer photos, crafting and Storytime also this Saturday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Linoberg Street. You can visit www.christmastownsonora.org for more information.
Santa will be available for photos, meet & greet December 19th -24th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Court House Park.