Carnival of the Dead Pirate

Carnival of the Dead

http://trashfilmorgy.com/

Admission: free

The Carnival of the Dead is an all around zombie fest featuring games, food trucks, performances, zombie contest and culminates in one of the longest running zombie walks in the country. The event is put on by the Trash Film Orgy who also put on a screening of Night of the Living Dead after the walk.

Carnival of the Dead sign
Always good to have appropriate signage, even in a zombie apocalypse.

Carnival of the Dead makeup prices
You can get your makeup done, if you didn’t do it beforehand.

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sutter creek main drag

Sutter Creek

http://www.suttercreek.org/index.html

Sutter Creek, one of the many cute little towns along Highway 49 (though now on the historic route since the bypass went in), is named after the locally famous fort builder, John Sutter. Sutter Creek was incorporated in 1854 and still retains many of it’s historical buildings and charm.

sutter creek wine tasting
Like most other historic towns in the Gold County it has many buisnesses offering wine tatsings. So many wine tastings.

sutter creek store
Very cute little grocery store/bar.

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Angels Camp Museum

http://angelscamp.gov/index.php/angels-camp-museum

Admission: $5

The Angels Camp Museum cover the history of Angels Camp as well as the surrounding areas. From first glance, it looks rather small, but only the first building is seen from the road and the entirety of the grounds covers 3 arces and several different buildings.

The museum has exhibts on Mark Twaine, the jumping frogs, medical history, mining, carriage and wagons and more.

Angels Camp Museum front building
At first glance, it looks cute, but rather small and is somewhat hard to see from the road.

Angels Camp Museum sign
Thankfully, there’s a very large sign.

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Time Traveler's Bazaar, clockwork

Time Traveler’s Bazaar

https://www.facebook.com/timetravelersbazaarsacramento

Admission: free

The Time Traveler’s Bazaar is a kind of sci-fi-fantasy market place for small and independent vendors, makers and groups. Pirates, vampires, mermaids, steam punk and a whole host of other geeky things and people are present. The bazaar happens once a year at Great Escape Games.

There was a handful of performances set, but due to my schedule, I was able to stick around to watch. Dances, readings and a costume competition were scheduled.

Time Traveler's Bazaar, art room
Small art room.

Time Traveler's Bazaar, main room
The main room was actually a bit bigger than I was expecting.

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Stockton Con

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Stockton Con http://stocktoncon.com/ Admission: $13 per day Stockton Con is the central valley’s main event for all things geeky. Comics, merchandise, panels, special guests and more all taking place at the Stockton Arena. My first stop was the main attraction, …

 

Festa Italiana

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Yolo Basin Bat Walk and Talk

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Yolo Basin Bat Walk and Talk http://yolobasin.org/bat-talk-and-walks-2015 Admission: $12 The Yolo Basin Foundation administers the Yolo Basin Wildlife Area and in the summer gives guided information tours regarding the approximately 250,000 bats that roost underneath the Yolo Causeway. The first …

 

Marysville Peach Festival

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Marysville Peach Festival http://marysvillepeachfest.com/ Admission: Free The Marysville Peach Festival, now in its 16th year, was originally started as a small street festival in 1999. In addition to its peach offerings, the festival has a small rides area, live entertainment …

 

Sac Republic

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Sacramento Republic FC http://www.sacrepublicfc.com/ Admission: $13 and up. Sacramento Republic FC is Sacramento’s USL (and hopefully soon MLS) team. Debuting in 2014, the team’s home stadium is located at Cal Expo, which is also the home of the California State …

 

SF Bay Osprey Days

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SF Bay Osprey Days http://www.mareislandpreserve.org/MareIslandPreserve/Homepage.html SF Bay Osprey Days, like other animal centric festivals in Northern California (Yolo Basin Duck Days, CA Swan Festival) offers presentations and tours focusing on a specific local animal, in this case, the Osprey. Local …