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Historic Murphys, California is located between Yosemite Village Park and Lake Tahoe, in the Sierra foothills. This is a historic Goldrush town with many buildings dating back to the gold mining era.

Visitors and residents of Murphys can enjoy tree-lined Main Street. The atmosphere takes visitors back to the mid 1800s with buildings bearing thick stoned walls, iron shutters, and gardens with white picket fences.

Murphys came to be in 1848 when John and Daniel Murphy established a trading post and gold mining operation in the area that is now their namesake.

Murphys is located in Calaveras County northeast of Modesto between Jackson and Sonora along Highway 4 near Lyons Lake and the Beardsley Reservoir.

Kautz Ironstone Vineyards |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Murphys Creek Brewing Company |
Shopping Moon Alley Candles |
Vacation Rentals Little Yellow Cottage |

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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.
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.