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Calendar This: Oakhurst Fall Festival Extends To Three Days

OAKHURST – The 27th Annual Oakhurst Fall Festival, presented by the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce, is extending to a three-day extravaganza from Friday, Oct. 11 through Sunday, Oct. 13 — save the date now for a full weekend of fun for the entire family! The Oakhurst Fall Festival is the largest event in Eastern Madera County with attendance from ...

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Tourism Grants Awarded To Local Non-Profits

OAKHURST – Visit Yosemite | Madera County has awarded $20,000 in grant money to five Madera County nonprofit tourism partner businesses. Each organization applied for the 2019 VYMC Tourism Improvement Grant to enhance visitor experience and was awarded up to $5,000. “A boost in local tourism produced additional funding, so we thought a great way to spend it was to share ...

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Fresno Flats Hires New Docents, Holds Old-Fashioned Barn Dance

OAKHURST — Not far from Yosemite, one of the area’s most treasured other parks is celebrating its golden anniversary this year. At Fresno Flats Historic Park, stakeholders behind the scenes have chosen the milestone as the perfect time to bring new life to the landmark establishment. The official birthday party is on Heritage Day and will be marked by an ...

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Hello, Traveler! Tourism Continues To Enrich Our Economy

MADERA COUNTY – The numbers are in and it’s clear Madera County continued to thrive from visitor spending in 2018. Visit California’s latest economic impact report demonstrates visitor spending reached $338.8 million and supported 4,230 jobs in Madera County, a 4.4 percent boost from last year. This growth highlights the ongoing importance of tourism to the region and California’s economy. ...

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Topical And Thoughtful: ‘Public And Private’ Opens At Gallery 5

OAKHURST — Stop by Gallery 5 at Gallery Row this week to see a new exhibit that’s “topical and thoughtful, unabashed and unapologetic, drawing attention to issues that effect and concern us all, or offering a mirror that reflects our fears, dreams, and desires.” Public and Private features works by Seattle artist Deborah Faye Lawrence, and local artists Carla Rajnus, ...

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Collect Trading Cards To Win An Adventure In Yosemite

MOUNTAIN AREA — They are fast, tough, smart, sweet, sneaky, showy, social and definitely loud — they are Visit Yosemite | Madera County’s official Welcoming Committee, and they’re about to take Madera County, Bass Lake and Yosemite National Park by storm with a campaign starting Monday, April 1. “The Welcoming Committee campaign was designed to showcase attractions in Madera County, ...

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Visit Yosemite Madera County: January Is Restaurant Month

MOUNTAIN AREA — Here’s a tasty and timely reminder: throughout January, local businesses are celebrating California Restaurant Month. California is the number one food destination for travelers in America, according to Visit California. In January, a handful of mountain restaurants are offering prix fixe menus and specials at affordable prices to encourage visitors to dine out in different restaurants. “Restaurant Month ...

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Fall Festival Brings Out The Best Of The Community

OAKHURST – Under clear blue skies, the Oakhurst Fall Festival had people from all over out and about last weekend, enjoying arts and crafts, food and beverages, kids activities, exciting carnival rides and plenty of entertainment. The weather was cooperative, with warm days and cool star-studded nights to climb aboard the Ferris wheel, and take in the other midway rides. ...

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Happening Now: 2nd Annual ARTober In Oakhurst

OAKHURST – Visit Yosemite | Madera County once again partners with the art community of Oakhurst to present ARTober in Oakhurst, a month dedicated to celebrating arts and culture throughout the area. ARTober encourages collaboration and participation from artists, musicians, writers, venues, foodies, and others to showcase all things arts and culture. The events are designed to encourage people to ...

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Show Your Love For #YosemiteNOW

OAKHURST – With the reopening of Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, Yosemite Gateway communities have come together with #YosemiteNOW campaign on social media, to show the world Yosemite’s icons remain unharmed from the fire and to encourage visitation that is vital to the region’s economic recovery. After thirty days of challenging fire and unhealthy air quality, Yosemite ...

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