Mother Lode Memorial Day Weekend Events
Douglas Flat School
At Murphys, event organizers are promising a big community dig sale Saturday starting at 7 a.m. at the Douglas Flat Community Center. There will be a Color Guard flag raising, live music, life-size 49er diorama, raffles, silent auction, horseshoes, croquet, mast dancing and all. Miss Douglas’ first dish will be crowned for having the best costume of the 1800s. The event is also a fundraiser for the preservation of the site of the 1854 Douglas Flat School House and Community Center. A map of the event with more details can be found in the event listing here.
There are a number of garage sale events listed in our classifieds this weekend. Harvest Ministries holds their annual Springfest flea market at Tuolumne’s Westside Memorial Park. The three-day event is Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Also in the area there is a garage sale on Carter Street in Tuolumne with kitchen utensils, auto and garden tools and other stuff. There are public lien sales at Gold Mine Storage off Tuolumne Road on Eagle Ridge Drive. There are multi-family sales off Shaws Flat Road with furniture, tools, clothing and other stuff. In Angels Camp there is another multi-family sale with gardening, fishing, tools, vintage items and more. See all the details in our Garage, Estate and Yard Sale Classify section here.
If you’ve made your reservations, enjoy the Sonora Elks Lodge Steak and Shrimp Dinner this Friday, as featured in our calendar of events.
The Mother Lode Car Show & Swap Meet is from Saturday 7 a.m. to Sunday 5 p.m. at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds. The event is open to all cars 1978 and older, hot rods, rat rods, jalopies, customs, classics and pickup trucks. Attendees can browse and vote for their favorite cars, sample food at a variety of on-site vendors, and ride around to the sound of classic 50s, 60s and 70s music. The event is family friendly with 12 year olds. and less free and general admission for all other $ 10, buy tickets here.
Saturday is the Craft / Vendor Fair to benefit AMA Youth Sports at Native Sons Hall in Murphys. There will be over 20 vendors with a variety of merchandise and a 50/50 raffle, more details in their event listing here.
On Sunday at Carter Cemetery in Tuolumne, the original Remembrance Day, a ceremony will be conducted by the Tuolumne VFW Post 4748. The Summerville High School Choir will perform during the event and refreshments will be provided thereafter, as detailed here. A second Memorial Day ceremony at Twain Harte Arch will take place at 11:30 am Monday. The Summerville High School Choir will perform and Vietnam Veterans are contributing with distinction.