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Yosemite Camping

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September Eventsw & Festivals:
Labor Day Weekend: Part 4

What's happening in Northern California for Labor Day Weekend?

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Scads of stuff! See Part 1 below for Labor Day in the Sacramento/Gold Country, Part 2 for Lake Tahoe, and Part 3 for the Bay Area. Now we have some 2016 Labor Day Weekend activities that are scattered throughout the rest of Northern California:

Antiques and Collectibles

It's three days of quality antiques and collectibles at the Graeagle Antique & Collectibles Faire, held at Graeagle Fire Hall, Sept. 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. Surrounded by mountains and forests and meadows, Graeagle is an Insider Secret respite from soul-sucking work cubicles!

What do Classic Cars and Blackberries have in common?

Labor Day Weekend in Mt. Shasta - it's the Cool Mountain Nights/Blackberry Music Festival event duo, Sept. 3rd and 4th. With the classic show 'n shine and downtown street fair of Cool Mountain Nights, and the music and family fun of the Blackberry Music Festival (Sunday), there's fun for everyone in the shadow of Mount Shasta!

Bigfoot is Ba-a-a-ack

Happy Camp River Park is hosting its annual Bigfoot Jamboree Sept. 3rd through the 5th, and it's a heck of a lot of tongue-in-cheek fun! See the Bigfoot parade, Bigfoot games, Bigfoot oyster feed and deep pit BBQ, Bigfoot logging contests, petting zoo, lawn mower race, and the Bigfoot ice cream social!

Frolic with the Gods

Join the fun at the Monterey Bay Greek Festival Sept. 1st through the 3rd at Custom House Plaza in Monterey and be Greek for the weekend! Greek food, Greek music, Greek dance... OPA!

That's it, folks - the Labor Day Weekend is upon us and it's time to go have some fun!

Whatever you decide to do, we're wishing you good times with friends and family and a safe and healthy Labor Day Weekend!

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To find more Events and Festivals: July through September, October through December, and Fun Food Festivals

Happy Labor Day Weekend, Everyone!

September Events & Festivals:
Labor Day Weekend: Part 3

What's happening in Northern California for Labor Day Weekend?

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Gobs of stuff! See Part 1 below for Labor Day in the Sacramento/Gold Country area, and Part 2 for Lake Tahoe. Now we're heading over to the Bay Area and some of the activities you can look forward to for Labor Day Weekend, 2016:

Art and Wine on Broadway

That's Broadway in Millbrae, and it's the 46th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival, Sept.3rd and Sept. 4th. Seven blocks of Broadway are filled with fine art and cool crafts, fabulously festive food, delectably delicious drink, and a music lineup that rocks!

Art on the Bay

One of the oldest, largest and most prestigious events of its kind takes place at the Marinship Park in Sausalito, adjacent to the Ferry landing. The 64th Annual Sausalito Art Festival is a happening event Sept 3rd through the 5th, with two stages for musical entertainment, a world-class collection of fine artists and crafters, more than 20,000 original works of art, and the best in festival food and beverages!

Weekend in the Wine Country

The Sonoma Wine Country Weekend is an epicurean event unlike any other with three days; 200 wineries and chefs; Sonoma Starlight Supper Club; winemaker lunches, dinner parties and barbecues; Taste of Sonoma; and the Sonoma Valley Harvest Wine Auction! Sept. 2nd through Sept. 4th.

Celebrating Wine Month in Livermore!

The 35th Annual Harvest Wine Celebration on Sunday, Sept. 4th and Monday, Sept. 5th showcases over 40 Livermore Valley Wine Country wineries, with events and activities, dinners and even bocce ball! Wente Vineyards is adding to the fun with its Front Porch Music Festival on Saturday!

Stay tuned - there's still more to come...

Whatever you decide to do, wishing you good times with friends and family and a safe and healthy Labor Day Weekend!

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September Events & Festivals:
Labor Day Weekend: Part 2

What's happening in Northern California for Labor Day Weekend?

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Lots of stuff! See Part 1 below for Labor Day in the Sacramento/Gold Country area. Next we're heading up to Lake Tahoe for more Labor Day Weekend 2016 festivities!

Autumn Food and Wine

Recognized as the premier gourmet food and wine festival in the Sierra Nevada, the Lake Tahoe Autumn Food and Wine Festival starts this weekend and runs all week throughout North Lake Tahoe. With events like Backyard Barbeque Family Cookout, BBQ & Brews Luncheon, Village Wine and Brew Walk, and the Grand Tasting & Culinary Competition, you're sure to have a good time!

And in Olympic Valley...

Beer one day, wine the next! On Saturday, attend the 27th Annual Foam Fest at the KT Base Bar for unlimited tastings, and awesome music; then stick around on Sunday for the 28th Annual Alpen Wine Fest, that includes a crystal souvenir wine glass and tastings from over 40 Vineyards. Peruse the Silent Auction items, get your raffle tickets ready, and help a good cause!

Stay tuned right here for even more to come...

Whatever you decide to do, wishing you good times with friends and family and a safe and healthy Labor Day Weekend!

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To find more Events and Festivals: July through September, October through December, and Fun Food Festivals

Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park is famous for its majestic views and primative nature. It's one of the most beautiful spots on earth and it's practically in my backyard! Let's explore!

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The Stephens Hull Shed

My father, William Charles Stephens Junior, grew up in Chico. He with his brothers and father built the hull shed and the cinder block house just outside

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