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Divide Gold Rush Days Program 2016

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Upcoming Events September

Visions of the Gold Rush, 3rd Invitational Show will run from Sept. 2-25, with an artist and public reception on Sept. 10th from 2-5.

There will be a "Peoples Choice" award, and all attendees will be encouraged to vote for their favorite piece. The reception will also be in celebration of Divide Gold Rush Days. Plans are to have music and refreshments.

The Gallery will be open during September, Friday thru Sunday, from 10-5, with extra days open in celebration of the Gold Panning Championships, Sept. 12-15 from 11-4. We always like to list our address, 6295 Main Street (between the Fire Dept. and American River Inn).

AODC gallery has copies of the "Walking Tour of Georgetown" and will have these available for any out of town guests. The phone number is 333-2787 (ARTS).

Harvest Moon Celebration
Rome Valley Vineyards and Winery
Sept 17th, 4 pm to 10 pm
Irresistible delicacies of the fall harvest, come watch the full moon rise over the Sierra Nevada Mountains!
It’s time to kick up your heels and swing your partner.

”A Da-Vine and Magical Place”

The world will come to El Dorado County September 2016 for The 2016 World Gold Panning Championships and Georgetown will host Divide Gold Rush Days September 10 and 11.

This exciting family friendly event is the kick off to the week’s highlights! Most Main Street Georgetown events are FREE events. Georgetown, California was a key player in the Gold Rush. What an opportunity to step back in time as you find historic Main Street with its rich and historical past.

The Frog Pond will host book signings with local historian authors (Ken Deibert and Betty Sederquist). Art on the Divide Gallery is hosting their show Visions of the Gold Rush. Handouts will be available at Art on the Divide Gallery to take self-guided walking historical tours around Georgetown and the area. There will be a craft fair at Rotary Park, where you can see tasteful arts and crafts.

Rotary Park is also the home of Georgetown’s historical stamp mill. Two historical inns are located within walking distance. The Georgetown Hotel and the American River Inn. Take a drive up Main Street (that turns into Wentworth Springs Road) to the Georgetown Nature Area to find a magical setting of acres of forest, open areas, paths, a real mine, and an amphitheater where you are free to explore. All Nature Area/Amphitheater events are FREE events.

On Saturday listen to Guy Nixon, local historian, at the Maidu Village as he talks about history. Check out entertainment at the Amphitheater for storytelling by Cliff Habig, tones of music by Lisa Bond and Friends, Alan Fuller, Rough Rider, Keith Little and an extra appearance by Sourdough Slim on Saturday! Along the way you will be treated to Native American dancing and flute by Marion Cole. There will be food booths at both Rotary Park and the Nature Area.

Buffalo Hill Center will host an array of historic mining equipment and artifacts at the outdoor museum. The Divide Restaurant at Buffalo Hill Center is creating exciting décor to reflect Gold Rush Days, along with some period menu items, served in gold pans. Gold panning will be found at Buffalo Hill Center and for a nominal fee everyone will have an opportunity to try their hand at panning for gold. For more about DGRD go to or on Facebook.

September 10th: IOOF Hall will be the locale for a dinner and dancing to the Americana style music of the Random Strangers, along with a special guest appearance by Sourdough Slim. The dinner/show requires purchasing tickets in advance $35/person. Ticket info:

An extra event during Gold Week check out Saturday, September 17th, Rome Valley Vineyards will host a Harvest Moon Celebration, which will be a ticketed event.