Events: Sutter Creek – Plaid Friday2018-03-20T23:17:28+00:00

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Friday, November 23, 2018

Black Friday is out and Plaid Friday is in! The merchants of historic Sutter Creek invite you to spend Friday, November 23, 2018 with them. Toss on a plaid scarf, wear a plaid shirt, hat, or whatever you have that is plaid and you will receive discounts throughout town and have fun participating in this new and wonderful tradition.

Stroll beautiful Main Street and spend a relaxing day shopping in Sutter Creek’s wonderful boutiques with some of the most unique and one of-a-kind gifts for your Christmas list. Each store is a small business, with hand-picked items that you won’t find in the malls. You will be welcomed and given personalized customer service.

You can also treat yourself to some of Amador County’s finest wines in Sutter Creek’s many Wine Tasting Rooms and bring home some wine for gifts too! Make a weekend trip of it and stay at one Sutter Creek’s fine B&B’s or handsome hotels and experience another relaxing day in Sutter Creek. Make it your new Holiday traditions that you will enjoy and your family will remember for years to come.

Downfalls to Plaid Friday in Sutter Creek. You will miss out on waking up at 2 in the morning to travel in the cold and dark to go to the mall. You will not be part of a frenzied crowd, pushing and shoving to get to a deal that disappears just before you get to it. You won’t wait in long lines to find an overworked and tired sales clerk that would rather be home in bed (or working in Sutter Creek). Instead you will find friendly customer service, unusual items and experience how Christmas shopping should be fun.

Visit Sutter Creek for Plaid Friday, this November 23rd.

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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.