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Madera County Rings Up Millions In Tourism Dollars

OAKHURST – Visit Yosemite Madera County reports that tourism was instrumental to the County’s success in 2017, with visitor spending reaching $283.7 million in Madera County. According to the Dean Runyan Associates report released today by Visit California. The tourism industry supported 4,040 jobs and generated $25.8 million in local and state tax revenue last year. Statewide, visitors spent a ...

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Bass Lake Fishing Derby: The Big One’s Still Out There

BASS LAKE – Anglers had a chance to snag big money at the annual Bass Lake Fishing Derby, held on Saturday and Sunday, May 5 and 6 and ultimately, the really big fish — worth $10k and $5k — got away. The annual event is sponsored by the Bass Lake Chamber of Commerce, and kicks off the summer season at the ...

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Celebrate Organic Wine for Earth Day

FRIANT — Wine consumers and lovers of the Earth can celebrate Earth Day by tasting organic wines and learning more about sustainable and organic practices at Fäsi Estate Winery. One of the award winning wineries on the Madera Wine Trail, Fäsi is located in the heart of California in the Madera Appellation Wine Region. The Earth Day celebration takes place ...

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Come Have Fun: Visitors Center Seeks Volunteers

OAKHURST – Are you new to the area, or just want to meet new people, and give back to your community at the same time? If so, here’s your chance, as you’re invited to come volunteer with Visit Yosemite Madera County, Madera County’s visitor bureau. Visit Yosemite Madera County is looking for committed, eager volunteers to help visitors from around ...

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Wine & Chocolate Weekend On Madera Wine Trail

MADERA COUNTY — Visit Yosemite Madera County suggests we all do something unique for Valentine’s Day, and they’ve got just the thing. On Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 10 – 11, the Madera Wine Trail will host its 16th annual Wine & Chocolate Weekend. Visitors can travel to eight Madera wineries and taste a wide variety of award-winning wines, sample gourmet ...

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Celebrate Restaurant Month With Local Dining Specials

MOUNTAIN AREA — If you have a taste for the sweet or the savory, or the hoppy, you’ll be happy to know that Visit Yosemite Madera County has deemed January to be Restaurant Month, and a host of local eateries are celebrating. For instance, Ducey’s on the Lake in Bass Lake is offering a prix fixe menu with great value, in ...

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Avian Fine Art Exhibit Benefits Local Nonprofits

OAKHURST — The public is invited to enjoy a special winter exhibit — Avian: Birds in a Changing World — presented by Sierra Art Trails, Yosemite Area Audubon, and Visit Yosemite Madera County. Avian is a natural blend of the missions of two California non-profit organizations based in the Sierra Foothills surrounding Yosemite National Park, and is a fundraising exhibit ...

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Everyone Loves A Good Tree Lighting

OAKHURST — Hoards of happy people descended on the Talking Bear corner of Highway 41 and Road 426 in Oakhurst last Saturday night, as the community Christmas tree was lit amidst tremendous excitement. Century 21 Ditton Realty‘s own Belinda Ditton says somewhere between 1,500 to 2,000 people came out and that both the upper and lower parking areas stayed full ...

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Oakhurst Christmas Tree Is Up

OAKHURST — The holiday spirit is in the air and ‘tis the season for holiday trees and decorations to start appearing, as crews delivered a 40-foot white fir to its new home in Oakhurst, where it will serve as this year’s community Christmas Tree. Donated by Sierra Tel, the tree was logged under permit from the Sierra National Forest. The ...

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Ready, Set — Light That Oakhurst Christmas Tree!

OAKHURST — The annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting takes place in Oakhurst on the first Saturday of December each year, at Century 21 Ditton’s Talking Bear Corner on Highway 41 and Road 426. This year, it’s Saturday, Dec. 2 and activities start at 4 p.m. The public is invited to join in this free celebration — it’s super kid-friendly, and a really good time. ...

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