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Mariposa is located in Mariposa County, (of which it is the county seat), at the intersection of Highway 140 & Highway 49 southeast of Stockton between Merced and Mammoth Lakes. The town is near the Merced River and Lake McClure. Mariposa has a rich historical past, wonderful scenery, and unlimited recreational opportunities. It's location makes the town one of California's most popular year-round vacation destinations. Yosemite Village National Park, located in Mariposa County's boundaries, displays gold rush towns virtually untouched by time, lakes filled with fighting game fish, white water rafting, hiking, golf, mountain biking, tennis, gold panning, skiing, wineries and more!

Along with all the great outdoor experiences and Mariposa's historical backdrop, guests will find comfortable accommodations and wonderful dining.

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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.
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.
Bach Festival Carmel CA July13-27 Multiple performances of works by Bach.
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.
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.