Wednesday, August 27, 2014

8th Annual Great Sutter Creek Chili Cook-Off and Car Show - Sun Oct 12

Sunday, October 12th  from 11 am until 3 pm
Sponsored by Save Mart Supermarkets and Jackson Rancheria Casino & Hotel
For information visit www.suttercreek.org
Taste buds are gearing up as historic Main Street in Sutter Creek will be transformed into one of the HOTTEST events of the year and the location for lots of fun on Sunday, October 12th  from 11am to 3pm! The 8th Annual Great Sutter Creek Chili Cook-Off and Car Show is a favorite annual event for adults and children. For only $6.00 for adults and $4.00 for children, you can sample homemade Chili and Salsa from the many participating Teams and then cast your vote for your favorite. After munching on fabulous chili, you can stroll down Main Street listening to music, browsing venders booths and viewing the display of over 100 of the most beautiful Classic Cars, Hot Rods, and motorcycles, gathered together in the picturesque backdrop of historic Sutter Creek.
Chili teams really get into the spirit as they compete for the Best Costume and Best Booth trophies and cash prizes. You will have a ball seeing all the wild themes that the contestants dream up; Pirates, Alley Cats, Cowboys, you name it. Don’t forget the Salsa competition! From mild to hot and everything in between, you will sample favorite family recipes from all over as they too compete for trophies and cash.
There is a parking lot full of vendors, with all types of merchandise, from art to antiques, that will be on sale. Browse through the booths and you may just find a treasure that you have to have.
Think your chili or salsa is worth a prize? Join the fun and get a booth in the event. It’s a great way to advertise your business or just compete for fun. Go crazy and decorate your booth and come up with wild costumes, it’s what makes this event so much fun! People’s Choice Chili can be prepared before and brought down the day of the event. Booth space is free (a refundable $25 clean up deposit and registration application required) Just download the application under the Chili Cook Off event. at the www.suttercreek.org web site. Last day to register is Monday October 6th.. Cash prizes and trophies will be awarded for People’s Choice Chili, Best Restaurant Chili, Best Salsa, Best Costumes, Best Decorated Booth, and Best Cars.
Mark you calendars for Sunday, October 12th , to come to Sutter Creek. This is one fun event you won’t want to miss!
Car show is free, chili and salsa tasting $6.00 entry $4.00 for children.
Visit www.suttercreek.org for more information.
Sponsored by Save Mart Supermarkets and the Jackson Rancheria Casino & Hotel.








Monday, August 18, 2014

3rd Annual Oktoberfest - Sat Sept 20

Amador County, CA –Willkommen in the Gold Country! Dust off your dirndl and lederhosen and come join the fun at Jackson Oktoberfest Saturday, September 20th, 2014. Oktoberfest promises fun for the entire family, including live entertainment, contests, music and dancing, and an authentic taste of Bavaria with Wolfgang's soft pretzels, and of course, the mainstay of any Oktoberfest...German beer!

Jackson Oktoberfest was founded by Wolfgang's Pretzels of Pioneer, California in 2012. Wolfgang wanted to share his German heritage with the community, while raising some money for local charities. This year, the event will be held at the Italian Picnic Grounds in Sutter Creek, which has been aptly dubbed "Oktoberfest Picnic Grounds" for the day, so there's plenty of room for everyone!

Beer aficionados will experience the taste of authentic German Oktoberfest beer without going across the pond. Delight in the flavors of Original Hofbrau Oktoberfest brew, along with several other Hofbrau beer selections. Wine, soft drinks and water will also be available.

Adding to the fun, will be a showcase of authentic oompah, polka, and waltzing music by the Gruber Family Band, and Bavarian Country & Folklore dancesperformed by Alpentänzer-Schuhplattler. So put on your dancing shoes and brush up on your “Chicken Dance”!

Of course the best of any Oktoberfest celebration is the hearty menu of delicious German foods. Menu items include Bratwurst & Sauerkraut, smoked pork chops & Sauerkraut, Wolfgang's authentic Bavarian Soft Pretzels, apple strudel, and vanilla battered apple rings!

Adding to the excitement are traditional contests with plenty of prizes. Try your hand at Keg Rolling, Yodeling, Bratwurst Throwing, or see how manymugs you can hold in one hand! There will also be a Bavarian Dress contest for men, women, and children, so don your lederhosen or dirndl, and join in thefun!
Oktoberfest hours are 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm Saturday, September 20, 2014. Pre-sale tickets are just $25 for a custom collector's beer glass or wine glass with one drink, and entertainment. Youth ages 6 – 20 are $12 including a soda and entertainment. Children under 6 are free. VIP Dinner packages are available for $38 and include reserved seating, a custom collector's beer glass or wine glass with one drink, your choice of pork chop or two bratwurst, sauerkraut and/or red cabbage & pretzel dinner, and entertainment. A VIP table of 8 is just $280. Jackson Oktoberfest is hosted by Wolfgang’s Bavarian Pretzels. It is a for profit event with a portion of the proceeds to benefit local charities.More information is available by at www.jacksonoktoberfest.com or by contacting wolfgang@volcano.net.


THE HISTORY OF OKTOBERFEST
Oktoberfest in Munich, or "October Festival", was initially a celebration of Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen's wedding which was held on 12 October 1810. It is a 16 day festival which usually takes place in the middle of September and ends the first Sunday in October. Over the years, this festival has become one of the most important in the world with more than 6 million people attending the celebrations in Munich each year, and other festivals held in other cities worldwide. Learn more about Munich’s Oktoberfest at http://www.ofest.com/history.html.




Thursday, August 14, 2014

Celebrate Oktoberfest in Gold Country - Sat Sept 20

August 13, 2014 – Amador County, CA –Willkommen in the Gold Country! Dust off your dirndl and lederhosen and come join the fun at Jackson Oktoberfest Saturday, September 20th, 2014. Oktoberfest promises fun for the entire family, including live entertainment, contests, music and dancing, and an authentic taste of Bavaria with Wolfgang's soft pretzels, and of course, the mainstay of any Oktoberfest...German beer!

Jackson Oktoberfest was founded by Wolfgang's Pretzels of Pioneer, California in 2012. Wolfgang wanted to share his German heritage with the community, while raising some money for local charities. This year, the event will be held at the Italian Picnic Grounds in Sutter Creek, which has been aptly dubbed "Oktoberfest Picnic Grounds" for the day, so there's plenty of room for everyone!

Beer aficionados will experience the taste of authentic German Oktoberfest beer without going across the pond. Delight in the flavors of Original Hofbrau Oktoberfest brew, along with several other Hofbrau beer selections. Wine, soft drinks and water will also be available.

Adding to the fun, will be a showcase of authentic oompah, polka, and waltzing music by the Gruber Family Band, and Bavarian Country & Folklore dances performed by Alpentänzer-Schuhplattler. So put on your dancing shoes and brush up on your “Chicken Dance”!

Of course the best of any Oktoberfest celebration is the hearty menu of delicious German foods. Menu items include Bratwurst & Sauerkraut, smoked pork chops & Sauerkraut, Wolfgang's authentic Bavarian Soft Pretzels, apple strudel, and vanilla battered apple rings!

Adding to the excitement are traditional contests with plenty of prizes. Try your hand at Keg Rolling, Yodeling, Bratwurst Throwing, or see how many mugs you can hold in one hand! There will also be a Bavarian Dress contest for men, women, and children, so don your lederhosen or dirndl, and join in thefun!

Oktoberfest hours are 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm Saturday, September 20, 2014. Pre-sale tickets are just $25 for a custom collector's beer glass or wine glass with one drink, and entertainment. Youth ages 6 – 20 are $12 including a soda and entertainment. Children under 6 are free. VIP Dinner packages are available for $38 and include reserved seating, a custom collector's beer glass or wine glass with one drink, your choice of pork chop or two bratwurst, sauerkraut and/or red cabbage & pretzel dinner, and entertainment. A VIP table of 8 is just $280. Jackson Oktoberfest is hosted by Wolfgang’s Bavarian Pretzels. It is a for profit event with a portion of the proceeds to benefit local charities.More information is available by at www.jacksonoktoberfest.com or by contacting wolfgang@volcano.net.


THE HISTORY OF OKTOBERFEST
Oktoberfest in Munich, or "October Festival", was initially a celebration of Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen's wedding which was held on 12 October 1810. It is a 16 day festival which usually takes place in the middle of September and ends the first Sunday in October. Over the years, this festival has become one of the most important in the world with more than 6 million people attending the celebrations in Munich each year, and other festivals held in other cities worldwide. Learn more about Munich’s Oktoberfest at http://www.ofest.com/history.html.





Jackson Lions start Pro Rodeo Tradition

"The Start of a Tradition" is the theme for the Jackson Lions Club's Inaugural PRCA Rodeo to be held Sept. 13 and 14 at the Amador County Fairgrounds in Plymouth.
"We had to dream big," said Lions spokesperson Todd Riebe. "The needs of our community have grown greater than our Club's capacity to meet them. We chose a rodeo because, quite frankly, this is rodeo country. We went with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association because the legendary Cotton Rosser and the Flying U Rodeo are the best at what they do."
Plymouth's unique foothill setting provides a genuine cowboy atmosphere that sets it apart from bigger city events. Residents throughout the region welcome visitors to their small, close-knit community where bonds are formed by the hard work of ranchers, cattlemen, horse trainers and others who earn their living as the sun rises and sets. The deep appreciation for stock animal welfare is felt by all who wander past the hay bales. Amador County was the perfect location to bring opportunities to America's top-notch professional rodeo athletes and their fans.
Camille Sobon reigns as the first Jackson Lions Rodeo Queen. A horse woman since the age of six, Sobon currently works full time for her family winery while spending the off hours competing in cattle sorting, jumping, and team penning, as well as trail riding and training horses.
"Rodeo is special because it shows the western lifestyle, which I think is really important," Sobon said. "It's all about being rural, good to your neighbor, good to your family, and honest."
In addition to the rodeo, the Fairgrounds will feature a Home and Garden Show both days, and a Classic Car Show on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to these events is free.
Widely acclaimed country rock group The Chris Gardner Band plays Saturday at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 general/free with rodeo ticket.
All PRCA Rodeo events will be held in the Fairground's Benny Brown Arena. Saturday's schedule is 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday's is 1 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $20 adults, $10 children ages 7 to 12, $5 under 7, and can be purchased online at: jacksonlionsclub.org/rodeo, or in person at the Feed Barn in Martell, and The Biggest Little Kitchen Store in Jackson. Parking is $5.
For more information, visit www.jacksonlionsclub.org/rodeo or call (209) 418-9071. Find them on social media at #AmadorPRCA.
The Jackson Lions Club would like to thank the sponsors of the Inaugural Rodeo: Coors, Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort, Les Schwab Tire Center, MP Associates Inc., and Thompson's Auto and Truck Centers.