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Thursday, Nov 8, 2012 at 12:04 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

November in Placerville

November in Placerville

The Gold Country burg is famous for fall color and family-run wineries. Read »

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Friday, Oct 5, 2012 at 3:23 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Coarsegold Tarantula Festival

Coarsegold Tarantula Festival

A Gold Country celebration gives love to one misunderstood arachnid. Read »

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Monday, Feb 27, 2012 at 1:21 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Golf in Gold Country

Golf in Gold Country

Gold Country is known for wine tasting, jumping frogs, and some really excellent links. Read »

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Tuesday, Apr 19, 2011 at 9:57 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mariposas in Mariposa

Mariposas in Mariposa

The Gold Country village celebrates its wing-pretty namesake, festival-style. Read »

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Monday, Feb 7, 2011 at 12:45 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Madera Wine Trail's Wine & Chocolate Weekend

Madera Wine Trail's Wine & Chocolate Weekend

Gold Country, sweet eats, sparkly drinks, and your bestest kissing bud. Read »

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A good time is just a short drive away, and Worth the Drive points you in the right direction. It's a daily look at nearby getaways, festivals and sweet deals.