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< Saturday, October 1, 2022 >

All Day Soles 4 Souls for Shoe Drive 2022 is On! Donate Today!
Angels Camp & Murphys, CA...It's that time again for you and your friends to look in your closets for "idle shoes" and donate them to our SHOE DRIVE! Drop-off bins are at shops & schools from Arnold to Copper. All shoes accepted - those that can't be reused will be recycled. MAKE A DIFFERENCE YOU CAN FEEL IN YOUR SOLE!

All Day The 29th Annual Calaveras Grape Stomp, The Oldest & Largest in California Hosted by The Calaveras Wi
Murphys, CA - On Saturday, October 1, 2022, about 5000 people will attend the 29th Annual Calaveras Grape Stomp at Murphys Community Park where 120 teams from near and far will compete for title of Top Stomper! The 29th Annual Calaveras Grape Stomp has grown into California’s Oldest and Largest Grape Stomp Competition.

Teams of two will assign one Stomper and one Swabber to compete in a half barrel filled with 25 pounds of grapes. Each team has three minutes to produce as much juice as possible to win that heat and move onto the next round. There are two semi-final heats before the top teams move on to compete in the championship round! Additional grapes are added to the barrels if needed for a five minute stomp in the championship round. Attendees can watch the competition for free or teams of two can register in advance for $80 per team.

The event takes place from 9:00-5:00 and includes a Gold Rush Street Faire on Main Street Murphys, sponsored by Feeney Park as their annual fundraising event. Stomp teams are encouraged to dress up for the Costume Contest in which prizes are awarded. Local wine by the glass and carafe will be sold at the park and food booths will be available. The Feeney Park team will also have beer booths at the park and throughout the street fair as well as food vendors along Main Street. Visitors will enjoy about 100 Street Faire artists and vendors, live music, kids activities and so much more.

Established in 1989, The Calaveras Winegrape Alliance (CWA) is a non-profit organization, dedicated to increasing the awareness of all wines produced in Calaveras County and/or produced from Calaveras grapes. We represent Calaveras County families - making some of the most exciting wines in California’s historic Sierra Foothills region. The Calaveras Grape Stomp Competition was started by local winery owners and grape growers who wanted to create a fun event to celebrate the harvest season and also give back to their local communities. The event takes place in the Gold Rush town of Murphys, CA in Calaveras County, now home to 32 tasting rooms and over 50 vineyards.

“The Calaveras Winegrape Alliance is honored to host the 29th Annual Grape Stomp Competition as we bring
together our community and visitors from throughout the state to enjoy this grape harvest celebration. We
invite guests to learn why this historical wine region has been an integral part of the California wine industry
since 1851,”explains Sandra Hess, Executive Director, Calaveras Winegrape Alliance. “We encourage visitors
to plan a long weekend in Calaveras Wine Country and to stop by the Wine Information Center at 202 Main
Street in Murphys to pick up tasting room maps and get recommendations”.

Grape Stomp has become a huge community event for local businesses and residence who get together for a
great time and to also support the community through auction contributions. Organizations ranging from
Dignity Health, Bear Valley Ski Resort, Copper Valley Resort, Gold Electric, Gateway Press, Signal Service,
Murphys Inn & Suites along with many others provide Grape Stomp sponsorships each year to ensure this
annual event is a success. We can’t thank our supporters enough for all that they do to bring so much to others.

Matt Hatcher, winemaker and owner of Hatcher Winery, Home of School Street Wines, has come alongside the CWA for years to co-produce the Calaveras Grape Stomp. He gives his time, resources and wine donations each year and on top of that, ensures that the grapes get delivered for the stomping competition!

Each year, the live and silent auction contributions raise between $8,000-$11,000. This fundraising event supports local organizations, parks, and high school scholarship programs. Members of the Calaveras County winery and business communities take great pride in the Grape Stomp auction and donate generously with items such as outdoor adventure packages, travel packages, golf outings, exclusive winemaker dinner events, concert tickets, gift baskets, wine and so much more. For information about the Calaveras Grape Stomp and Auction or to donate an auction item, contact the CWA office at (209) 728-9467 or email To register, visit:
07:00 AM - 05:00 PM 47th Annual Lumberjack Day Logging Show & Parade is Saturday October 1st!
West Point, CA...47th Annual Lumberjack Day Logging show and Parade, Saturday October 1st, 2022 “The Biggest Little Celebration in the Motherlode”. Parade Theme for 2022 will be "The Roaring 20’s” to pay tribute to the 100 years of logging in our region. The honor of Grand Marshall will go to a dear retired West point elementary school teacher, Linda Toren, who continues to teach poetry in West Point, and Pioneer schools, she is a published author of several books, and was just appointed the Poet Laureate of Calaveras County for the next two years. Linda and her husband Theo have lived in West Point for over 40 years.Pancakes @7:00 am, Soap Box Derby 8:30, Parade 11:00, Logging Show at 1:00, Car Show, Quilt Show, Flower Show, live music and fabulous food All day! Admission is free! Main St. West Point.

For entry forms and information for the 2022 Lumberjack Day go to:
PARADE ENTRIES 293-7657 Angel, (Including CHSA Horse entries)
BOOTH INFORMATION (209) 293-7969 Karan
CAR SHOW ENTRY (209) 293-3490 Bryce $25 for early registration $30.00 for day of.
SOAP BOX DERBY INFORMATION (209) 293-4294 Shelly Timm
QUILT SHOW (209) 293-4585, April Myers-Kleven
HORSESHOE TOURNAMENT (209)293-2207 (West Point Volunteer Fire Dept.)
LOGGING SHOW INFORMATION: Mike or Dorrie Klith (209) 293-2207. Entry forms are available on the day of event at

Logging Area open to all adults over 18 years of age.
♦ Entrants must provide your own equipment and safety gear
♦ CASH prizes to winners, awarded for each category, totaling over $5,000 in prizes.

You can begin your day with a Pancake Breakfast @ 7:30 am, at the West Point Veterans Memorial Hall, 22273 Hwy 26 near Pine St., across from the Red Community Covenant Church.

At 8:30 am the Soap Box Derby begins on Main Street. The start line and launching ramp are just above the post office. Each entrant has built their individual derby race car according to national standards, with the help of family & friends. There are timed heats for each age group and the exciting finish line into the hay bales is really the best part.

The Car & Motorcycle Show starts at 9:00 on Main St. and continues to the end of the day with a DJ announcer, hot dogs, and raffles that go all day. The Scholarship winners for Lumberjack Day King and Queen are announced on Main St at 10:00 am from the judges’ stage (in front of Blue Mountain Theater). The 47th annual California State Horsemen's Association sanctioned parade begins at 11:00 am on Hwy 26 turning south onto Main St. and continues to Pine St. Be sure and check out our own Lawn Chair Brigade Drill Team. After the parade the festival really gets going as the Children’s area activities open up with face painters, bounce houses, and a rock-climbing wall. This supervised area is fenced and a $5.00 fee is charged separately which includes a wristband for all day access. Across the street the local 4H group provides a free Petting Zoo with a fun Dunk Tank. The grills are fired up and the smells are alluring as you enter the festival area on Spink Road you will find many local and unusual food items for sale. There are many fine handcrafted goods, along with jewelry, t- shirts, chainsaw carvings, non-profits, and a Firehouse BBQ rib lunch. There are also adult beverages for every taste, including beer, wine, or margaritas, all of these benefit local & nonprofit organizations.

The action continues with a live logging show from 1:00pm to 5:30pm. Everyone is welcome to participate there are 16 categories, try the axe throwing contest for yourself. There will be a Horseshoe tournament at the west side of the firehouse beginning at 1:00pm. At 2:00pm the winners for the parade will be announced in the Community Garden and all trophies will be handed out at this time. This is a great place to take a break and sit down in the shade. Parking is available at two lots on Hwy 26 for a $5.00 fee. Blue Mountain Transit will provide shuttle services to downtown all day; dropping off in front of Pure Joy on Pine St.

For information schedule or entry forms visit

The Lumberjack Day committee is a non-profit organization Sponsored by the West Point Boosters Club. Each year they host a KING and QUEEN scholarship Contest, raising funds for all High School students planning on continuing education either college, university, or trade school. The scholarship program is open to all students living in the West Point Wilseyville area over the age of 16 yrs. Please buy a $1.00 ticket, the entire amount will go to that student for their college or trade education. Leading up to Lumberjack Day the students have, car washes, bake sales and other fundraisers. Please support their continuing education.

The West Point Boosters-Lumberjack committee meets every 2nd Tuesday at the West Point Veterans Memorial Hall at 22273 Hwy 26, in West Point, California, 5:30 pm. The committee hosts an annual Crab Feed Fundraiser every January.
DONATIONS to the Lumberjack Day Committee and scholarship fund are welcome any time of year.

Lumberjack Day mailings or forms:
Lumberjack Day Committee, P. O. Box 806
West Point, Ca 95255. For Information 209-293-7135

47th Annual Lumberjack Day - Sample Schedule
Parking lots are on Hwy 26, across from Ace, behind Dollar General, the fee is $5.00 and benefits Calaveras HS FFA Handicap parking is accessible in the from 9:30 to 10:00 in front of Blue Mt. Coalition for Youth and Families Center. A courtesy shuttle from parking lots to Pure Joy on Pine St will run all day.

7:30 am Lumberjack Breakfast
Lumberjack Day Breakfast at the American Legion Auxiliary Hall across from the Red Church.

8:30 am Soap Box Derby
Soap Box Derby on Main Street. Course begins by the Pizza Parlor.

9:00 am Car and Motorcycle Show
Car and Motorcycle show on Main Street.

9:00 am Booths Open
All Booths are open including the Covenant Church Ladies Missionary Pie Booth.

9:30 am - Lumberjack King and Queen Announcement
Lumberjack Day Queen and King announced at the Judges stand.

10:30 am King and Queen Announcement
Announce the King and Queen of Lumberjack day at the Judges stage in front of Blue Mountain Theater, Main St.

11:00 am 47th Annual CHSA, Lumberjack Day Parade
Parade commences, a Calif State Horseman's Assn. sanctioned event. Parade begins at the top of Main street and Hwy 26 continues down main and turns left on Pine St back to Hwy 26.

12:00 noon Childrens' Area Opens
(Opening time approximate - after the parade) The Children's area on Main street opens with a full day of bounce house, slide, rock climbing wall, and face painters. Admission is a wristband of $5.00.

12:00 noon Petting Zoo, Quilt Show, and other attractions open
(Opening time approximate - after the parade) Petting Zoo, Quilt Show and all Lumberjack Day activities open.

12:00 noon Live Music by Triple Threat
Live Music by TBA, at the Community Garden Stage in the shade .

1:00 pm Logging Show
The Logging show begins in the festival area. Signups are taken all morning. You may enter that day please provide your own safety equipment, goggles, gloves, etc. Overall there are more than $5000 in cash prizes awarded in 16 different categories.

1:00 pm Horseshoe Tournament
Horseshoe Tournament - over on the West side of the fire house heading towards cemetery lane. Everyone is welcome to participate.

2:00 pm Parade Award Ceremony
Awards Ceremony for all parade entries takes place at the BMCYF Community Garden Stage.

3:00 pm Raffle Award Winners Announced
Raffle Winners Announced from the Logging Show and Lions Club.

5:00 pm the 47th Lumberjack Day is officially closed.
Official end of Lumberjack Day, The logging show may still be finishing up a few competitions.

Covid Response
All COVID recommendations will be followed.

Event Transportation
Blue Mountain Transit shuttle will travel all day between the Parking lot near Dollar General down to Main and Pine St. in front of Pure Joy.
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM End of Summer Party at Bear Valley! Live Music, MTB Discounts, Season Pass Specials & More!!
Bear Valley, CA...End of Summer Party on the Sun Deck at Bear Valley Lodge. Last weekend for mountain biking. Cool Beans is performing live. Saturday 10/1, They’ve got some new stuff to announce. Buy season ski passes at summer pricing. 40% of MTB merchandise and some sweet deals on slightly used Norco mountain bikes.

03:00 PM - 06:00 PM Live Music at Jazz Cellars all Summer Long
Murphys, CA...Join us starting Memorial Day weekend through the end of October for live music at the Jazz Cellars Tasting Room in the courtyard on Saturdays from 3-6pm. Check our website for performances and any updates!

Questions? Send our Tasting Room Manager an email at

Live Music at Jazz Cellars

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Bank of Stockton
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Bistro Espresso
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Middleton's Furniture
Bear Valley Mountain Resort
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