Calendar of Events and Activities
MAY 2013
May 4 & 5 Fireman’s Muster - Columbia
Volunteer fire crews from around the western U. S. participate in a variety of events designed to test their skills in modern and historic fire fighting. Hose cart races, bucket brigade competition and hand pumper contests are just a few of the events scheduled. Parade on Saturday.
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May 11 & 12 Mariposa County Pow Wow - Mariposa
This festival is a celebration of Native American culture, song and dance and, more importantly, it helps fund the Nellie Tucker Scholarship. The Southern Sierra Miwuk are not Federally recognized and, therefore, do not qualify for the larger Scholarships and Grants that are available to recognized tribes. The Nellie Tucker scholarship provides funds for local Native students who are trying to further their education.
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May 11 & 12 Mother Lode Round-Up Parade & Rodeo - Sonora
The Mother Lode Round-Up is like a hometown reunion. "Saddle up" for a cowboy and small town tradition with the Round-Up Parade and Rodeo.
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May 11 & 12 Empire Mine Springtime Open House - Grass Valley
Empire Mine State Historic Park comes alive with living history at the Cottage, Clubhouse and Mine Yard, music, food and more.
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May 16 - 19 Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee - Angels Camp
This fair and "super bowl" of frog jumping is like no other.
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May 21 - 26 Mule Days - Bishop
Annualy during the Memorial Day Weekend, more than 700 mules compete in 181 events at the Bishop Mule Days Celebration. Mule Days is part mule show, part test of skills, and part Wild West show. Highlights include the Thursday night concert, featuring Country Music stars, Steer roping and penning, and the Packer’s Scramble - the wildest, noisiest and funniest event of the weekend. There are also barbecues, country dances and an arts & crafts show. All taking place at the foot of the beautiful Eastern Sierra.
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May 30 - June 2 Diggins 1852 - Columbia
During the early days of the California Gold Rush, tent and shanty towns sprung up overnight. Stores, saloons, boarding houses, restaurants, and laundries offered the miner many goods, services and diversions. Step back in time to the year 1852 and discover what life was like in a gold diggings encampment! Over 150 volunteers help recreate this time in history by living the life of a miner, merchant and more.
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