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Mother Lode Ragtime Society

Thanks to all the musicians, volunteers, sponsors and fans who made the Sutter Creek Ragtime Festival a success over its 20 years.

The Mother Lode Ragtime Society will no longer be hosting a festival in Sutter Creek. For a variety of reasons, we had planned to move the festival to Woodland, Calif., beginning in 2019. However, due to scheduling difficulties with the anchor venue, we have had to give up plans for a 2019 festival. We'll let you know how 2020 plans develop.

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About Sutter Creek

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Sutter Creek, population 2,800, is considered one of the most charming and possibly the most visited of California's gold-mining villages. It is located at 1,200 feet elevation in the heart of the Mother Lode on Historic Highway 49 in Amador County, California.

Driving time is two hours from San Jose, one hour from Sacramento, and about two-and-one-half hours from San Francisco.

Sutter Creek, as well as the nearby towns of Amador City and Jackson, have retained much of their Gold Rush Era charm while providing a wide variety of fascinating sites for history buffs and wonderful stores for shoppers. Antique, art, glassware, and clothing shops abound, and culinary treats range from fresh baked goods and coffee, pizza and burgers, to full gourmet dinners. Amador County also boasts of an ever-growing number of award-winning wineries, so if you're into feasting on wine and cheese, you will not be disappointed.

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