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Nestled in a deep wooded canyon in the Coast Range, Guerneville was a product of the logging industry. The town developed as a result of loggers and railway workers passing through, and many workers ended up staying in the area. The lumber industry created the need for the railroad, which was the next industry to boom in the area and much of the products and profits were sent to San Francisco. The railroad was abandoned in 1935, during the Great Depression.

The town was a favorite family resort. Guerneville was the heart of the Russian River resort area, one of many summer playgrounds for the San Francisco Bay area. The summer population grew to over fifty thousand as summer vacation cabins and campgrounds swelled with Bay Area families.

A California State Park Ranger Station is located in one of the old railway buildings as is a California State Park Store. There are eight restaurants, some gift stores, and a country store.

Guerneville is located in Sonoma County just northwest of Santa Rosa between Jenner and Santa Rosa along Highway 116 near the Pacific Ocean.

Guerneville is part of the Santa Rosa, California metro area.

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11/21 Coming to The area
Arden Fair Sacramento CA March30-April18 Open the doors to Arden Fair and step inside. Here you'll find contemporary fashions, jewelry, accessories and brand name merchandise at over 165 specialty stores, plus Nordstrom's, Macy's, Sears, and JC Penney. Arden Fair also has a number of terrific restaurants, everything from fast food to fine dining. And it's completely enclosed, so it's always a comfortable 70 degrees inside no matter what it's like outside.
Oakland Greek Festival Oakland CA May17-19 Wonderful aromas of Souklavia and Loukoumades waft through the air and the sounds of traditional Greek music and shouts of OPA! resonate in the hills of Oakland.
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.
Gilroy Garlic Festival Gilroy CA July26-28 The internationally acclaimed Great Garlic Cook-off, the signature event of the Gilroy Garlic Festival has increased the top prize in the July 27th competition to $5,000.