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Folsom is on the North side of Folsom Lake, an 18,000-acre, man-made lake. Folsom has miles of preserved wetlands and creeks. The whole area surrounding Folsom has wonderful hiking trails for the outdoor lover.

Folsom is wonderfully located in eastern Sacramento County between Sacramento and Placerville along Highway 50. El Dorado County, famous for its wineries, is nearby. Lake Tahoe is a mere 90 miles, known for its casinos as well as its winter and summer resorts. San Francisco lies to the west about 120 miles.

Folsom was originally a gold mining town, as were most of the California towns in the area. The Historic District, known as Old Town, is known for its fine homes and historic landmarks from the gold rush era. This area also has a wide collection of fine restaurants, shops, and museums.

There is also a Folsom, Louisiana.

Folsom is part of the Sacramento, California metro area.

The Lake Natoma Inn |
Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns Old Town Inn B&B | Negro Bar State Park |
History Wells Fargo Building |
Shopping Stamp Mania | Sutter Street Emporium |
Sports and Sporting Events Launch Wakeboarding School |

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California Exposition & State Fair Sacramento CA June12-28 The Cal Expo is the site of the California State Fair. All year Satellite Wagering, Waterworld USA, Paradise Island Fun Center and an RV Park are just a few of the features of the Cal Expo.The first State Fair was held in 1854 in San Francisco at the old Music Hall. The fair offered premiums (prizes) for its competitions and included such agricultural exhibits such as 2-inch-long peanuts, 72-pound beets and a 10-pound carrot that was longer than 3 feet. Horseracing was part of that first fair and has continued to be a part of the fair ever since.
Midsummer Mozart Festival San Francisco CA July18-28 Organized in 1974, the Festival is the only music festival in North America dedicated exclusively to Mozart.
The Rio Vista Bass Derby Festival Rio Vista CA October11-13 Rio Vista is proud to host the oldest fishing derby on the West Coast. The festival is a three-day derby for bass, catfish and sturgeon. The festival also boasts music, food and fun for fishermen and non-fishing children and adults as well. The events include a carnival, live music and dancing, classic car show, a pancake breakfast, parade and BBQ. A large fireworks display is also featured on Saturday night.