Events: Sutter Creek Foundation Annual Shrimp Feed2019-01-14T01:57:51+00:00

Sutter Creek Events

Sutter Creek Community Benefit Foundation
Annual Shrimp Feed
Saturday, May 11th, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

sutter creek annual shrimp feed

Please join us for the 5th Annual Shrimp Feed on May 11, brought to you by The Sutter Creek Community Benefit Foundation and the Native Sons of the Golden West Parlor #17.

This years event proceeds will go to the continued restoration of the Historic Sutter Creek Grammar School and the Sutter Creek Museum inside the Grammar School.

This delicious event will be held at the historic Native Sons Hall at 56 Main Street, Sutter Creek. The dinner will include all-you-can-eat shrimp and cocktail sauce, pasta, salad, french bread, and dessert.

There will be fabulous raffle items, amazing silent auction items and the famous Dessert Auction….Yum!!

Tickets are only $40 with a no-host bar.

Socializing starts at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. To purchase tickets please call Sharyn Brown at 209-267-5503.

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“Although John Sutter’s sawmill was about forty miles away, Sutter Creek is in the heart of the California Gold Country. Sutter made camp here, trying to avoid the gold rush crowds, but miners soon spilled in and made the town. Mining boomed and then faded…making way for today’s contagion: wine fever. In and around Sutter Creek you can mosey along sidewalks shaded by filigreed balconies.”  – New York Times 36 Hours

Yesterday & Today

The town derives it’s name Sutter Creek after John Sutter. Sutter as early as 1844, had in pursuit of timber, established whipsawing pits and an outdoor manufacturing business named Pine Woods. It was this area near the creek, which runs behind City Hall, that became the site of new and permanent settlement. It is told the settlement started because of a single tent raised there for miners to use on rainy Sundays when they could not get to Jackson or Drytown. Sutter Creek truly established itself permanently when Gold quartz was discovered in 1851 and the became a major supply center.

Among other notable historic landmarks like Knight Foundry and the nearby Kennedy Mine, visitors should take some time to enjoy the historic wine country surrounding Sutter Creek. Wine production in the area dates back one hundred fifty years, when pioneers seeking their fortunes in gold found the ideal climate for growing wine grapes. Today Amador County boasts over 25 wineries and is famous for its red Zinfandels.