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American River Folk Society Annual Cowboy Gathering

American River Folk Society’s 1st Annual

Cowboy Gathering

October 18-19th 10:00am - 6:30pm

Four Shows in town featuring Dave Stamey, Sourdough Slim, Larry Maurice, Michael Reno Harrell, Old West Trio, and Keith Little, Patrice Webb, Jeralyn Strong, Stardust Cowboys and more. Rev. Cool will open Sunday’s gathering with Cowboy Church. Lots of pickin’ and pluckin’, singin’ and dancin’. Western art and craft’s, demonstrations, also a “Mountain Man” living history area and a “Chili Cook Off”, Horseshoe Contest, Storytelling Class, and Western Swing Guitar Class. Bring your Uke and Guitar or not. There will be “good eats” everywhere.

An open mic area will be located in our Community Center and at the Beer and Wine Garden at the KFOK lawn in the main part of town for folks to go and share their talents in storytelling, poetry and song or just listen to our local folks play their tunes.


Welcome to El Dorado County.


Whitewater rafting, hiking, swimming, picnicking, gold panning, fishing and camping fill the spring and summer months in El Dorado County. The beautiful Sierra Nevada mountain range welcomes winter visitors with pure snowsporting pleasure. Stay in one of many comfortable hotels or bed and breakfast inns. Take home souvenirs from historic towns, choose from the area's over 70 wineries or take advantage of one of the unique dining experiences El Dorado County has to offer.

For more information, call 1-800-457-6279 and ask for our free visitor's guide.

Click here to download the 2012-2013 Farms Trails and Visitor's Guide

El Dorado County Visitors and Farm Trails Guide

This indispensable guide, produced by the El Dorado County Visitors Authority and Farm Trails, is brimming with information on outdoor recreation, shopping, history, events, accommodations, farms, ranches, wineries, directions, relocation, arts and culture and more. You can download the guide as a PDF , or have a free hard copy sent to you using our online order form.



The millions of vacationers who travel Highway 50 on their way to Lake Tahoe receive just a glimpse of the agricultural diversity of El Dorado County. But there is much more to El Dorado County than just the sights from this historic road. Hundreds of farmers and ranchers produce an amazing abundance and variety of agricultural products. In spring the many types of fruit trees begin to bloom and add their rainbow of pastels to the landscape. Early vegetables such as asparagus and an array of citrus crops are available at a number of ranches. With May and June the many cherry orchards offer their delicious fruit. Mountain air, warm country hospitality and the harvest atmosphere are a tonic for visiting city residents and their families. El Dorado County has something for every taste, all year round. Click here to visit the agricultural tourism page.