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    Pickingfruit, art

    September 2013

    Folsomgets live

    Brews inHangtown

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    FOLSOM LAKE ENTERTAINER SEPTEMBER 2013 3

    ALSO IN THE ISSUE:

    Entertainment 5

    Music 7

    Art 9

    Family Fun 10

    Dining 11

    Wine 13

    Daytripping 18

    Spotlight 21

    Agriculture 22Things to Do 24

    Social Glimpses 26

    ON THE COVER:The American River

    Music Festival features

    plenty of kid-friendly

    activities as well as music

    for all ages. See page 4.COVER PHOTO COURTESY

    Folsoms Sutter Street rocksBands take to the stages with Folsom Live.

    See page 7

    Copyright 2013. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission

    of the publisher. The publisher shall not be responsible for any liabilities arising from the publication of copy

    provided by any advertiser for the Folsom Lake Entertainer. Further, it shall not be liable for any act of omission

    on the part of the advertiser pertaining to their published advertisement in the Folsom Lake Entertainer.

    A publication of Gold Country Media.

    921 Sutter St., Folsom FolsomLakeEntertainer.com

    General Info: 916-985-2581

    General Manager: Jim Easterly, (530) 852-0224, jime@goldcountrymedia.com

    Publisher: Ryan Schuyler, 916-351-3750, ryans@goldcountrymedia.com

    Editor: Don Chaddock, 916-351-3753, donc@goldcountrymedia.comAssociate Editor: Laura Newell, 916-351-3742, lauran@goldcountrymedia.com

    Advertising staff: Jessica Bowman, Debbrah Campbell

    Production supervisor: Sue Morin

    SEPTEMBER 2013Volume 3 Number 9

    Oktoberfest returns to Placerville 5More than beer, this bash also boasts Dachsund races,hot-dog eating contest, bean-bag toss and more.

    Rounding up this months live shows 6Check out offerings by regional theatrical groups.

    Get a birds eye view of Folsom 11Top of Folsom features restaurants and art combined

    on the top floor of the Folsom parking garage.

    Sample these Signature Drinks 17This month we offer three cocktail recipes fromEl Dorado Hills, Cameron Park and Placerville.

    Taste the harvest in Loomis 22Nitta Ranch is just peachy this time of year, so we giveyou recipes for a peach tea as well as a cobbler.

    Find Things to Do all over the region 24From Carmichaels Founders Day celebration to findingfresh produce at Farmers Markets, we make it easy.

    Once again wevecompiled a variedassortment of activ-

    ities so you dont have tosweat it. From Placervilleto Folsom to Lotus and ElDorado Hills, not to men-tion Coloma, Roseville,Carmichael andOrangevale, there are

    plenty of opportunities tofind something to do. Youhave no excuses (youre

    welcome).I will just come out and

    admit I love fall. Summer,for me, is too hot, toocrowded and too crazy.

    Fall is when things getinteresting. The leavesturn, the evenings arecool and family friendlyevents start popping upall over the place. Thereare also many eventsgeared toward adults,such as Folsom Live (Sept.21, see page 7), Food forThought (Sept. 14, seepage 12) and Top of Fol-som (Sept. 14, see page11). Its also almost timefor one of my favorite

    days of the year, Hal-loween. Look for cover-age of upcoming eventsin next months FolsomLake Entertainer.

    But, to get yourselfprimed for the spookyseason, there are threeshows this month. Plac-ervilles Imagination The-ater presents DeathTrap, Folsoms Sutter

    Street Theatre brings usYoung Frankenstein andFree Fall Stage (also inFolsom) features Screw-tape, (see my column onpage 6). In October, youllfind Sutter Street Theatrereviving Evil Dead: TheMusical, one of theirmore popular shows. I

    believe this will be theirthird year.

    Internally, weve pro-moted staff writer LauraNewell to associate editorof this publication andfeatures editor of the Fol-som and El Dorado HillsTelegraph newspapers.Congratulations, Laura.Keep up the great work.

    If youd like to makesuggestions, feel free tocontact me by e-mail atdonc@goldcountry-media.com or call me at(916) 351-3753. Follow meon Twitter @anewsguy.

    Don Chaddock is the managing

    editor of Folsom Lake Entertain-

    er, The Folsom Telegraph and El

    Dorado Hills Telegraph.

    Fall is when things

    get interesting. The

    leaves turn, the

    evenings are cool

    and family friendly

    events start popping

    up all over the place.

    Don

    Chaddock

    Editor

    We round up the events so

    you can plan your month

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    4 SEPTEMBER 2013 FOLSOM LAKE ENTERTAINERONTHECOVER

    BY LAURA NEWELLFOLSOM LAKE ENTERTAINER

    Nestled on the South Fork ofthe American River in theSierra Nevada foothills, the

    Coloma Lotus valley offers aunique backdrop for 30 livemusic performances at the sev-enth annual American RiverMusic Festival.

    Visitors can dip their toes inthe river while grooving toworld-renowned vintage rock,

    blues, new and old bluegrass,sweet jam and the finest of folkmusicians. Gates open at 10 a.m.with music from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.,Sept. 13-15.

    The fest is a celebration ofmusic and moving water, saidMatt Semonsen, with the Amer-ican River Music Festival. TheSouth Fork of the American Riv-er has created an amazing placeto present a festival with livemusic on our 14-mile gorge riv-er trip, our guided river hikewith music at a remote beachand three beautiful riverfrontcampgrounds each with multi-ple shows and join-in-shops.

    While soaking in the sun, visi-tors can listen and dance to livemusic by a variety of performers.

    The festivals main stage per-formances will be alongside theriver with vendors filled with avariety of food and drink

    options, playful kids activities,art, music and dancing.Different festival tickets

    include a camping and all musicpackage, including Friday-Sun-day riverfront camping, natural-ist guided hike with Willie Amesat Magnolia Ranch, all musicperformances, join-in-shopsand shuttles to and from theMain Stage, for $119-$159.

    The festival also offers pre-sale single day tickets for $40 or

    two-day tickets for $59. There isalso a whitewater rafting optionfor the adventure seekers.To purchase tickets, a full list ofperformers, festival scheduleand information, visit american-rivermusic.org or call (530) 622-6044.

    AMERICAN RIVER MUSIC FESTIVAL SURVIVAL

    GUIDE

    PROVIDED BY MATT SEMONSENAt the main stage:

    1. Remember a comfortable chair with eitherhigh-back or low-back seating2. Bring a swim suit for swimming in the river3. Bring a hat and dark glasses for sun protec-

    tionFor Campers:

    1. Remember to pace yourself, the music startsas early as 9 a.m. and ends about 11 p.m.

    2. Bring your instrument for jam sessions andworkshops

    3. Come prepared with a pillow, earplugs,snacks and a comfy padLodging options:

    Overnighters can stay in one of the festivals

    three sponsoring campgrounds: American RiverResort, Camp Lotus and EarthTrekBuying a camping ticket includes all music, shut-

    tles and three days/two nights campingDirections:

    Highway 50 East to Ponderosa Road, over free-way, right on North Shingle (after 4 miles it turnsinto Lotus Road), follow for 8 miles to Main Stageat Henningsen Lotus Park.

    AMERICAN RIVER MUSIC

    FESTIVAL LINEUP

    Andra and Andrew Suchy,9 a.m., Sierra Rizing BakeryPeter Fox and Vince SemonsenJam, 9 a.m., Camp LotusEvie Ladin Band, 9 a.m.,EarthTrekTrevor Green, 11 a.m.,Main StageTweener, noon, Main StageDead Winter Carpenters,12:30 p.m., Main Stage

    Ray Wylie Hubbard, 1:30 p.m.,Main StageHot Buttered Rum, 3 p.m.,Main StagePaul Thorn, 4:45 p.m.,Main StagePoor Old Shine, 7:30 p.m.,Marcos Caf

    Joe Craven Trio performs at the Main Stage at last years American RiverMusic Festival. This years festival will from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sept. 13-15,on the South Fork of the American River in Lotus.

    COURTESY PHOTOS BETTY SEDERQUIST PHOTOGRAPHY

    Visitors often hold jam sessions while camping during the American River Music Festival.

    Nightly showcase

    performances at local

    hot spots and festivalcampgrounds also draw a

    mix of friendly locals and

    music lovers.Matt Semonsen

    Jam by the river at the American River Music Festival

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    FOLSOM LAKE ENTERTAINER SEPTEMBER 2013 5ENTERTAINMENT

    BY LAURA NEWELL

    FOLSOM LAKE ENTERTAINER

    Its time to grab yourbeer mug and cheersto the third annual

    Placerville Oktoberfest.The family-friendly

    event hosted by the Plac-erville Downtown Associ-ation is modeled after thelargest folk festival in the

    world in Germany, saidassociation officials.

    The event is from 3-8p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21,the same day the MunichOktoberfest begins in Ger-many. The event will takeplace on Historic MainStreet in Placerville andattendees are encouragedto participate in eventsand dress in costume.

    Jeff Winzeler, with TheWine Smith on MainStreet in Placerville, will

    be this years Burgermeis-ter and assist with numer-ous festival duties andcontests.

    While Oktoberfest willoffer a variety of authenticGerman beer, bratwurst,sauerkraut and pretzels, it

    will also continue its long-time tradition of the

    Wiener Dog Races. Lastyears event featured morethan 50 contestants, andthis year they are hopingto have up to 64 dogs inthe race.

    Attendees can entertheir wiener dogs in therace by downloading theentrance form, at plac-erville-downtown.org.