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Meet the Upper Main Street Businesses March 9

The first program in our 2015 ‘Meet Our Businesses’ series will feature the Businesses of Upper Main Street from Hwy 4 North. Please join us on Monday, March 9, at Aspen Street Architects, 494 North Main Street. The mixer starts at 5:30 and the program at 6 pm. We hope you will participate. – either as a business in the area or as a business outside the area that wants to find out a little more about the Upper Main Street Businesses.

Each business will have just 3 minutes to tell us about its business or service. You’re sure to learn something new and may go home with coupons or gifts!

Free and open to the public. Join us for refreshments and wine tasting. Bring your colleagues and neighbors for a fun and informative evening. And remember to shop locally.

Make a Bough!

Please join us at Wayne’s Automotive at 5:30pm on Monday, November 24th to put the Christmas Boughs together for our town.Christmas-Swags-Traditional-Red-Velvet-800-01
We would appreciate any help you can give. If you can make it please bring metal snips, gloves, and loppers. If you would like to bring a snack to share, we will have hot cider and other spirits. It’s always a fun time and a great way to help your community dress up for the holidays.

Check our here for other Christmas activities!

Ready to Deck The Halls?

The Angels Camp Business Association will once again sponsor the Holiday Decorating Contest which awards prizes for the best decorated shop windows and store/building fronts along the 49 corridor from the Travel Lodge to the end of historic downtown Angels Camp. Chaired by Jaque Hash, judging will take place during the last week of November through the first week in December.

If you would like your business to be considered judging, please let me know (contact info below) and I will add it to the judge’s list.  This year the judges will not be going inside businesses unless specifically asked to judge the interior.

Once the judging is completed the winner will be informed personally and announced in the newspaper and via email. Certificates will be passed out to the winners.

If you have any questions, please give me a call or drop me an email!

And don’t forget about the Christmas Parade…this year the parade will be at 5, the floats etc. will be all lit up and it will be awesome! If you haven’t already done so, go to  and print out the parade entry form, fill it out and send it in.  You don’t want to miss this fun family evening!!

Karon Knuist

Angels Camp Business Association  *  209-736-1333  *

Looking for Demonstrators for Gold Rush Day October 18, 2014

We are doing a reenactment area at Gold Rush Day this year.
We are looking for people to demonstrate activities  – things that people would have done around the Gold Rush era. Need blacksmiths, spinners, weavers, quilters, candle makers that would demonstrate during the day. You may also have items for sale, but the area will be smaller than a booth.

We are also looking for help rigging up a gold panning area. Any ideas? Maybe a horse trough or something similar that we could use as a impromptu gold panning area?

I would appreciate any help.

Thank you!


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Meet the Candidates Night September 30, 5:30pm @ CAMPS

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
5:30 Mixer; 6:15 Program
CAMPS Restaurant, Greenhorn Creek, Angels Camp

5:30 – 6:15 Mingle & Meet Candidates for City and County Offices
Enjoy refreshments while you meet candidates for county offices of interest to Angels Camp voters

6:15 – 7:30 Q & A Session with Candidates for City Council
Candidates Scott Behiel, Amanda Folendorf and Scott Kelly have been invited to present their views and respond to questions in a moderated and timed session, followed by questions from the audience.

Free and Open to the Public

► Monday, November 10, 5:30 pm – Meet our Off-Main Street businesses, Foothill Village
► Monday, November 24, 6 pm – Pine Bough Making Party, Wayne & Son Automotive
► Saturday, November 29 —
● Christmas Open House & Wine Stroll, shop in our historic downtown and enjoy wine tasting — 4 – 8 pm
● Caroling & Tree Lighting, Visitors Center – 4:30 – 5 pm
● Twilight Christmas Parade, St Patrick’s to Angels Creek – 5 pm start
● Santa Claus at the Visitors Center – 6 – 7 pm
► Monday, December 1, 6 pm – ‘Jeans & Jewels’ Christmas Gala, CAMPS, tickets $50

For More Information, call 736 1333

Gearing Up for Gold Rush Day!

The Angels Camp Commemorative Committee of the Angels Camp Business Association is busy preparing for its third annual Gold Rush Day and Street Fair in historic downtown Angels Camp from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18. Admission to the festivities is free and a free shuttle service from Bret Harte High School and Frogtown will be offered for attendees.DSC_0432 A tribute to Angels Camp’s rich history, Gold Rush Day
will showcase three stages of live
music and entertainment, street
vendors of all descriptions, Old West reenactments, a miner’s encampment, a working replica of the Angels Brothers Trading Post tent, gold panning, children’s activities and a variety of foods and beverages. Special guests Henry Angel and Mark Twain (talented impersonators) are scheduled to appear, along with acclaimed musicians Grover Anderson and his band, Route 88 , The Fabulous Off Brothers, Sierra Mountain Band, and Maria Behm. “This event continues to draw thousands of visitors and residents to celebrate California’s Gold Rush,” said Donna Stevenson, ACCC chairwoman. “We’ve extended event
hours this year and plan to make it the best Gold Rush Day we’ve ever had.” Right now the ACCC is seeking vendors, volunteers and entertainers to assist with the event.

“We also want to invite any type of Gold Rush activities to join in the celebration, such as blacksmiths, weavers, spinners, quilters, candle or soap makers – anyone that would like to demonstrate in our mini gold rush town,” said Karon Knuist, event manager and administrator for the ACBA .

Vendor spaces (10-feet by 10-feet) are $100 each for craft and food booths, $50 for ACBA members and Angels Camp Farmers Market vendors or $30 for nonprofit
organizations. Contact Knuist at 209-736-1333 or to reserve a space. Main Street (Highway 49) will be closed to through traffic from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 18 from the intersection of Murphys Grade Road north to Vallecito Road. Volunteers are needed for traffic control, set-up and clean-up, parking, and other duties. Interested volunteers should contact Knuist.
“We’re asking people to pen it in on their calendars because this is an event they won’t want to miss,” Knuist enthused.

Farmers Market Every Friday through September

The Angels Camp Business Association is SO excited to kick off the 2014 Farmers Markets! Come down to Utica Park and join us for Fresh Produce, Great Food, Live Music, Wonderful Wine and Creative Crafts!!!

Click here to view the Music & Winery line-up for the full 2014 season!

Click here for more information about the Farmers Market

Click here for details on becoming a Vendor, Musician or Sponsor

We look forward to seeing you at the Farmers Market!


Meet Our Central Main Street Businesses – June 9th

Meet Our Central Main Street Businesses
Monday, June 9, 2014
5:30 Mixer; 6:00 Program
Rabobank, 501 South Main Street

We continue with our 2014 program to introduce businesses in various districts of town. Our very successful February meeting featured businesses of North Main Street and our even bigger April meeting featured those from Frog Jump Plaza to Murphys Grade Road.

On June 9th, you’ll have a chance to get to know more of our central Main Street businesses from Murphys Grade Road to 49er Motors. This section includes Mike’s Pizza, Chicken Barn, Mountain Pedalers, Angels Camp Museum, O’Reilly’s, Rodz Grill, AAA, H&R Block, Nash Chevron, Best Western, Gold Country Inn, many professional offices, Bret Harte High School, Frontier Auto Parts and City Hall.

Each business will have just 3 minutes to talk about their business or service. You are bound to learn something new and you may go home with some discount coupons or gifts! There will be wine tasting and refreshments.

Bring your colleagues and neighbors for a fun and informative evening. And remember to shop locally.

Taste of Calaveras Tantalizes Taste Buds!

tasteofcalv-logoOn April 27th CAMPS Restaurant at Greenhorn Creek played host to the Angels Camp Business Association’s Taste Of Calaveras. This was the eighth Annual “A Taste of Calaveras” and this event is a celebration of wine, food, art and culture of Calaveras County showcasing only Calaveras businesses and products. Featuring vintages from Calaveras wineries and foods from Calaveras restaurateurs. Calaveras artists attended with a special art show along with a premium raffle featuring Calaveras Experiences and Calaveras products.

There were also local entertainers food demonstrations from local Celebrity Chefs. This year the event really seemed hit it’s stride and was a great, fun event. CAMPS Restaurant was a great venue and with the gold course as the backdrop added to the event.

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New Pizza Place in Town: Rolling Dough Pizza

102_0685Rolling Dough Pizza, Angels Camp’s newest food outlet, held its Grand Opening this Spring at its restaurant at 244 S. Main Street in Angels Towne Plaza.

The Angels Camp shop is the second operation for Rolling Dough Pizza’s owners Margarita and Wes Greer. Their San Andreas restaurant has been in operation for 10 years and was owned and managed by Margarita’s parents before she took it over three years ago.

At lunchtime, Rolling Dough Pizza offers pizza by the slice, as well as salads and drinks. At dinner time, it offers ‘take ‘n bake pizzas.

All of its food is made fresh each day from homemade recipes, and with no preserved or frozen items. An owner is always on site, and everything is kept clean and simple with good prices.

Rolling Dough Pizza offers weekly and monthly specials. Proving popular with customers is the Pizza Lotto, where customers make their own pizza with various sauces and toppings. If it looks and tastes like a ‘winner’, Rolling Dough Pizza will put that pizza on the menu for two weeks so that others can try it.