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Bass Lake Christmas Tree And Parade Of Lights

BASS LAKE – Join in celebrating the holiday season at Bass Lake with the 26th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Parade of Lights on Saturday, Nov. 25 at the Pines Village, followed by free pictures with Santa. Festivities start at 4:30 p.m. with holiday music, a holiday bazaar, raffle, and free kids’ bike raffle. That’s followed by the electric Parade ...

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Madera Wine Trail’s Holiday Spirit Weekend

MADERA COUNTY — The holidays are coming and you may be looking for a little direction to start your seasonal festivities on the right path. It’s worth pointing out that the Madera Vintners Association’s family wineries will host the Madera Wine Trail’s “Holiday Spirit Weekend” on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 11 – 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Guests ...

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Pirates For Hope, Harvest Festivals, and Halloween Haunts

MOUNTAIN AREA — Want to know some of what’s happening around the foothills this year to celebrate the season, from Harvest Festivals to Halloween Haunts? Here’s a basket full of treats so you can pick and choose. Click on flyers to enlarge.   Pirates for Hope, Thursday, Oct. 26 – Sunday, Oct. 29 in Coarsegold Pirates For Hope are holding their ...

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Fresh, Delicious Fun: Annual Pomegranate Festival

MADERA COUNTY – The 7th annual Madera Pomegranate Festival returns to the Madera District Fairgrounds on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The uniquely vibrant event brings visitors from all over to experience the best of the Central Valley’s local pomegranate and nut products, and it’s worth a drive down the hill. Organized by the Madera Tourism ...

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20th Annual Coarsegold Tarantula Festival

COARSEGOLD – Hairy legs? Perfect! You’re ready for arachnid races races, costume parades, hairy legs contest, pizza eating, pumpkin cake, poetry, and crafts, as the Tarantula Festival creeps back into Coarsegold Historic Village this month for its 20th incarnation. Also known as the Tarantula Awareness Festival, it’s a very special day with family fun for all ages in a great community ...

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Oakhurst Celebrates The 25th Annual Fall Festival In The Park

OAKHURST – The annual Oakhurst Fall Festival, presented by the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce, celebrates 25 years on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 13 and 14, at the Oakhurst Community Park. To commemorate this milestone event in the community, a few changes and additions have been made to present an amazing festival for our community (click video link below). The ...

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Bass Lake Comedy Show Returns Friday Night

BASS LAKE — After a five month hiatus, the Comedy Show is coming back to Bass Lake, with two performances before the year ends. The first show is Friday night, Oct. 13. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m in the Lakeview Room conference center at The Pines Resort. It ends at 10 p.m. The ...

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Raymond Old West Fest Features Music, Benefits Youth

RAYMOND — One of the best parts of living in the foothills is walking on storied ground, and participating in the events and festivals that remember the legacy of the territory. The Raymond Old West Fest celebrates the town’s unique contribution to the early history of California with music, poetry, art and storytelling. Featured acts include Dave Stamey, Jack Hannah, Gary ...

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Mariposa Go West! Festival 2017

MARIPOSA — This is the second year for the Mariposa Go West Festival in the historically charming California gold rush town named with the Spanish word for “butterfly.” This family-friendly event features gold panning, roping contests, gun fight reenactments, live music, outhouse races, a petting zoo and much more. “Go back to the days of the Old West and experience what it ...

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ARTober: A Celebration Of Arts And Culture

OAKHURST —  Here’s some exciting news: Visit Yosemite Madera County is partnering with the arts community in Oakhurst to present ARTober, an entire month dedicated to celebrating arts and culture throughout town. ARTober encourages collaboration and participation from artists, musicians, writers, venues, foodies, and other creatives to showcase all things arts and culture in Oakhurst. The events are designed to ...

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