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Oroville's history runs deep with gold. Beginning in the Gold Rush of 1849, Oroville (then called Ophir City) was a Boom Town known throughout the West. With streets filled with miners, saloons and pioneers, Oroville soon became one of the largest cities in California.

Today, Oroville honors its history through several museums, historic homes and murals. And Oroville's Historic Downtown is filled with antique and collectibles shops, so you, too, can bring home a bit of the Gold Rush fever.

Oroville is located in Butte County, of which it is the county seat, north of Sacramento between Chico and Marysville along Highway 149 on the banks of the Feather River near Lake Oroville and the Plumas National Forest.

Oroville is part of the Chico-Paradise, California metro area.

First Baptist Church of Oroville |
History Ehmann Home | Forbestown Museum |
RV campgrounds and dealers Mount Vista RV & Mobile Park | Riffles RV Park and Campground |
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05/26 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.
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.
California Wool and Fiber Festival Boonville CA September13-15 From the source to the fiber, come follow the thread of fine wool craftsmanship.
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.