Volcano California 95689
Each spring, from mid-March through mid-April, Daffodil Hill explodes with thousands of blooms, attracting visitors from around the world.
Among the most well-known of Amador's County's many attractions, Daffodil Hill is a 4 acre farm owned by the McLaughlin family since 1887.
The farm began as a 36-acre ranch and toll road for travelers and teamsters hauling timber. In the 1930s, the first visitors stopped to admire the family's garden. Responding to public interest, the family began expanding the flower garden.
More bulbs are added each year, with the help of private donations. Today the bulbs number more than 300,000 and include not only 300 varieties of daffodils, but also a large number of other varieties of bulbs and flowers, as well. Nature sets the schedule for public viewing. Daffodil Hill opens when 25% of the flowers are in bloom and closes when only 25% remain. The hill is open Monday through Sunday, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
(Camino) Apple Hill
(Mountain Ranch) California Caverns
(Sacramento) California Exposition & State Fair
(Sacramento) California State Capitol Grounds
(Tuolumne) Covers Apple Ranch
(Sacramento) Crest Theatre
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12/08 Coming to The Volcano 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.
Santa Cruz Baroque Festival Santa Cruz CA April13-May11 A festival of baroque music.
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.